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Author(s): Stephen Cottrell, Robert Warren, Steven Croft, Felicity Lawson, Steven J. L. Croft, John Finney
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Emmaus: The Way of Faith is a course designed to welcome people into the Christian faith and the life of the Church. It aims to involve the whole Church in evangelism, the nurture of new believers and ongoing Christian discipleship. Knowing God is one section of this material. Designed to deepen new Christians' understanding of the basics of Christian doctrine it addresses questions like: How does God affect the whole of my life? What significance does the story of Jesus Christ have for my life? What part should the Holy Spirit play in my life? It examines these issues through four short courses: 1. Living the Gospel (4 sessions) 2. Knowing the Father (4 sessions) 3. Knowing Jesus (4 sessions) 4. Come, Holy Spirit (4 sessions) Knowing God is ideal as a follow on from: an enquirers' group; a Nurture or Alpha Group; a new Christians' group; a confirmation class; a refresher course for established Christians. Each session has detailed leaders' notes and fully downloadable (or photocopiable) handouts on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Canon Felicity Lawson is Vicar of St Peter’s, Gildersome in Leeds. She is co-author of Saints Alive! and co-creator of the Emmaus course.
Robert Warren was Team Rector of one of the largest and fastest growing churches in England, St. Thomas Crookes. In 1993 he succeeded John Finney as the Church of England's National Officer for Evangelism. In 1998, he joined Springboard, the Initiative for Evangelism of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. He is the author of a number of books including Building Missionary Congregations and co-author of the Emmaus course.
Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, and a prolific and much-loved author. Before serving as Bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010, Stephen was the Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral. He has worked as an Associate Missioner with Springboard, and has also been a Diocesan Missioner for Wakefield. Stephen is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and a co-author of the Pilgrim course.
Steven Croft is the Bishop of Sheffield. A former Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. Steven is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and co-author of the Pilgrim course.