October 2020—March 2021
Following on from the Discipleship Zooms and the Weeks Online earlier this year we are excited to tell you about our plans for the next six months.
We’re going to run the Bible Society’s The Bible Course (see below) this Autumn/Winter and then the regular Discipleship Zooms from January to March 2021.Towards the end of that period we’ll evaluate the situation and let you know the updated plans for Spring and Summer 2021.
The Bible Course – Autumn and Winter 2020
We really want to help young people engage with the Bible so we’ve decided to run The Bible Course this autumn. Each of the eight course sessions includes discussion, personal reflection, daily readings and videos.
The course will run weekly, in groups of four or five, with Andrew and an Upcott helper who the young people know. If a helper is unavailable then Andrew will record the session in accordance with Upcott’s safeguarding policy. Where possible we will group people with their friends. The minimum age for participating in the course is 13.
In addition to the course content, which has been purchased by Upcott, there is a course book which it would be very helpful for each young person to have. These can be purchased from the Bible Society online shop for £4.99.
Zoom Discipleship – w/b 11th January 2021 – w/b 1st March 2021
Our discipleship course is based on material developed by Mike Breen and 3DM and the aim is to give the young people a tool that they can continue to use outside of the sessions. It will run weekly in groups of four or five with Andrew and an Upcott helper who the young people know. If a helper is unavailable then Andrew will record the session in accordance with Upcott’s safeguarding policy. Where possible we will group people with their friends. The minimum age for participation is 13.
We would like to get these groups up and running by mid-January so it would be much appreciated if people could book before Christmas so that we can sort out the groups and helpers.