The Grace Course is a straightforward, effective way for churches to help Christians understand God’s grace and be motivated by God’s love alone, so that they go on to bear “much fruit”. It provides powerful, practical ways to submit to God, identify faulty thinking and renew the mind. The course has six sessions plus a ministry component called The Steps To Experiencing God’s Grace.
Designed to complement Freedom in Christ’s Discipleship Course, it also works well as a 40-day church-wide campaign or a Lent Course. The course has been over three years in the making and has been extensively tested. It launches officially in the UK in mid-November but will be available through the Freedom In Christ web shop as soon as stock is available – DVDs are expected on 2 November.
There are subtitles in English for the hard of hearing and Torch Trust are producing large print and braille versions of the written material, and plans for versions in other languages.
The Grace Course was written by Steve Goss, Rich Miller and Jude Graham, who also present the accompanying DVDs. Steve co-authored the best-selling Freedom In Christ Discipleship Course with Neil Anderson and is now FIC’s International Executive Director. Rich is President of Freedom In Christ’s USA office and co-author of Walking in Freedom, Freedom From Fear, and many other books. Jude has co-ordinated Freedom In Christ Ministries’ team in Northern Ireland since 2007 and is a popular conference speaker. She provided the original inspiration for The Grace Course.
Participants at the filming made the following comments:
“For the first time in the decades that I’ve been a Christian, I’m suddenly ‘getting’ grace – it is amazing and it is shocking!”
“The Grace Course has introduced Christ back into my life.”
“It brings out truths that have been hidden to so much of the Church for so long.”
“It’s been so refreshing to enjoy, receive and delight in the truth of God’s Word!”
“I realized that it’s not about performance – He just wants my heart.”
“The burdens went. I feel so light now.”
The starter pack (£149) contains everything you need to run The Grace Course for 20 participants. The DVD set costs £49.99.
Source: Freedom in Christ Ministries, www.ficm.org.uk/news/2012-10-12