This is a course for those exploring faith for the 1st or the 50th time; adults preparing for baptism, confirmation, reception into the Anglican Church, or reaffirmation of baptismal vows. In 11 sessions, we seek to move deeper by engaging in some of faith’s most basic questions: Who is Jesus? How should we read the Bible? Why is there suffering? Participants gather for prayer, watch a video presentation, and then join in small-group discussion. Through listening and sharing, all will wrestle with these foundational questions in each other's company. As we do so, we will learn more about ourselves, one another, and the Jesus we are seeking.
The content of the course represents a broad and moderate representation of Anglican faith, practice, and theology. Sessions draw on scripture, tradition, and reason and encourage open-ended discussion.
Do you want to offer Transforming Questions in your own parish, deanery, diocese? You are welcome to view and download the full guides.
The Facilitator's Guide includes:
The Participant's Guide includes:
The Video Sessions
Program Info: Transforming Questions is a curriculum developed by Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church, that has been adapted with permission for the Diocese of New Westminster. The original program is available from Forward Movement at www.forwardmovement.org and was developed with generous support by the Episcopal Church’s Constable Fund. The original program is © 2015 Forward Movement, while changes are the property of the Diocese of New Westminster.
Teachers and small group facilitators for the online program come from throughout the diocese. Participants receive a guide for each session with an outline, discussion questions, room for notes, and suggestions for further exploration. The content of the course represents a broad and moderate representation of Anglican faith, practice, and theology. Sessions draw on scripture, tradition, and reason and encourage open-ended discussion. The guides for the program can be downloaded here: The Facilitator's Guide and The Participant's Guide.
Questions? Contact The Reverend Jessica Schaap, Missioner for Christian Formation