In September 2015 the Bible Study Group, which meets on a Monday evening to follow 7-8 week programmes, piloted the ‘Transformed Life’ programme based on Ephesians chapters 1 to 3.
On completion of the pilot, where it was very well received, it was recommended to the Church Council in October for adoption as a programme that can be followed by the whole church. After a presentation, including a video of Dave Smith, the creator of the programme, the Council readily agreed that it was ideal for us at Trinity and that we should cover the 8 week programme in the summer months starting May 2016!
We would commend the ‘Transformed Life’ to any congregation – it engages everyone no matter at what point we are at in our Christian journey. It has been refreshing to engage together, to learn together and to have the opportunity to follow focused daily private devotionals. The following verse of the hymn by Charles Wesley based on his own transformation, sums up the ‘transformed life‘ – the first two lines show his position before meeting with Jesus and the rest picks up momentum as he comes to see that he is ‘Alive in Christ’
‘Long my imprisoned spirit lay fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray - I woke, the dungeon flamed with light!
My chains fell off! My heart was free, I rose, went forth and followed thee’
If anyone is interested in looking at this dynamic programme for refreshing our faith please do not hesitate to make contact with Don Rolls either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (01423 507820 or 07703327406)