Exploring faith is to set off on a lifelong journey. Many people have found that the best way to journey through life is to follow Jesus.  Following Jesus means finding purpose and direction, healing and wholeness in every part of our lives. Following Jesus does not mean that someone is perfect or has all the answers. Christians are not ‘better’ than those who don’t share their faith. We set off as we are, learning with others and growing as we go.

But what does it mean to follow Jesus? Didn’t he live and die 2000 years ago? Where do we start? What has this got to do with going to Church?

 
 

 Jesus of Nazareth never wrote a book, never held political or religious office, never commanded armies, and yet many would agree that He has been the most influential figure ever to walk upon this planet. The accounts of his life in the Bible are peppered with people who are ‘amazed’ at him. The world is now full of people who find Him their inspiration and look to Him as their hope and their role model.

The heart of the Christian faith is Jesus; not church, or morals, or anything else. All of these other things may stem from an encounter with Jesus Christ, but He is the heart and source of it all.
The key question is therefore, what do you think of Jesus Christ?

(John Ortberg, ‘Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus’ (Zondervan, 2012))

 
 

To develop and deepen their relationship with Jesus, Christians pray, read and reflect on The Bible, worship, meet with other Christians, and then seek to lead their lives in the light of what they discover. This includes telling others about Jesus and serving those in need. Rather than doing these things to earn God’s love, Christians respond to God’s by sharing in these activities. Following Jesus happens 24/7 in our homes, workplaces and communities.

Jesus called his disciples (followers or apprentices) to follow him together, as part of a community. The best way to explore faith is to journey with other people. As one of Jesus’ disciples, Philip, said to a friend of his, Nathaniel, who was very sceptical, “Come and see”.  (John 1:46)

Church is a place that Christians meet with one another to journey in faith. We’d love to welcome you to Hull Minster to join us on our journey.

Will you come and see?

 

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Alpha is a series of interactive sessions which explores the basics of Christian faith.

 

What is Alpha?

Alpha takes place across eight sessions with the option of a day or weekend away in the middle. Each session includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts - honesty and openness is encouraged. If at any point you decide Alpha isn't for you, that's not a problem. There's no pressure, no follow up and no charge.

Why Alpha?

We find people come on Alpha for many different reasons: some want to investigate whether God exists and others want to explore what faith is about. Many have never been to church and others may have attended church but feel they have never had a personal understanding of the Christian faith. Questions ranging from 'Did Jesus even really exist' to 'Why is there pain and suffering in the world?' are all explored so many people simply come to ask questions they don't get to ask anywhere else and have a healthy discussion!



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Start Course

Start! introduces Christianity through six DVD based interactive, small-group sessions.  The Start! course makes no assumptions about participants’ background or experience or knowledge of Christianity or the church. It really does start from scratch. Each session lasts about 90 minutes and is based around short, lively DVD programmes - two per session.