“We’re thinking of getting our baby christened, but we don’t know much about Christianity. Is that important?”
Have you ever heard that type of question and not been sure how to respond?
‘Five Steps to Faith’ gives a complete programme to offer enquirers, one that is parish-tested and works. It is designed to be used in the homes of enquirers, using film, Bible, open discussion and prayer. And people do come to faith.
The Five Steps are:
- Who or what is God?
- Who was Jesus?
- The Cross – a tragic mistake?
- Resurrection – can you believe it?
- Holy Spirit – presence and power?
There are follow-ons for those wanting to go further: Bible Ethics, Baptism, Confirmation, Communion.
Above all, rather than input from experts, ’Five Steps’ uses questions and open discussion as guided exploration because that is how we learn.
Rev Andy Roland has degrees in History and Theology. For 21 years he was vicar of a small South London church, All Saints Hackbridge. His passion is to communicate with people on the fringe. ‘Bible in Brief’ gives a comprehensive overview of the Bible in six months, with accompanying website. ‘Discovering Psalms as Prayer’ tackles many of the problems people feel when they try to start praying. He writes a weekly blog on the Bible at bibleinbrief.org