Diocesan Lenten Pilgrim Course

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We are delighted that every parish in the dioceses will be completing a Lenten Study course. It is special to know that we are all sharing in a course during Lent.

 

What is Pilgrim?

Pilgrim is a major teaching and discipleship resource developed by The Church of England. It has been successfully used by parishes in the Church of Ireland.

It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.

Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programmes. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers.

Pilgrim is comprised of two stages: the Follow stage for those very new to faith, and the Grow stage for those who want to go further. Each stage contains four short six-session courses which focus on a major theme of Christian life.

 

Booklets for the course cost €3 each – available at each event.

To find out more about the course visit www.pilgrimcourse.org

 

Pilgrim’s Approach

– It starts at the very beginning

– Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.

– It focuses on Jesus Christ

– Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.

– It flows from the Scriptures

– The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.

– It draws deeply from the Christian tradition

– In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.

– It honours the Anglican way and its many streams

– Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Church.

 

We will shortly have details of every Pilgrim course taking place across the diocese.