The Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway: Learning and Discipleship       


General Ideas


Looking for a short summer course?

Why not try:


Soul Keeping.


This course was tried by one of the Learning & Discipleship Team at St John's, Greenock for Advent 2015.

The Publisher described this course:


The soul is NOT "a theological and abstract subject." The soul is the coolest, eeriest, most mysterious, evocative, crucial, sacred, eternal, life-directing, fragile, indestructible, controversial, expensive dimesion of your existence. Jesus said it's worth more than the world.



What We Did: A group of us from St John's meet each week to study Soul Keeping - Caring for the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg.


There is a supporting study guide and video. The book is dedicated to Dallas Willard who was the author's spiritual guide. It's in 3 sections-


A. What the Soul is

B. What the Soul needs

C. The Soul restored




The Study Guide is based on 6 sessions of around one and a half hours. Each session begins with watching a video with notes provided as you follow what's being said on the screen. There are a blank spaces for anything that you might want to add yourself in the accompanying booklet.





The main part of each session follows with a group discussion on the video presentation. There is additional material for members can complete on their own between sessions and discuss at the start of the next meeting.


Our Comments: We recommend it because there's a great deal of material, bur it's probably best to be selective of the questions discussed. Not everyone warmed to the author's video presentation.


More information.






Exploring the theme of the human traffiking

Why not try:

Arizona Market


This is a one-man play written and performed by Andy Patterson.

It is cleverly written in the context of the Bosnian crisis.

The play has a sting in the tail guaranteed to shock and then prompt reflection and discussion.



What We Did: The Renfrewshire Heartland Episcopal Churches followed the biblical motifs of suffering, rejaction, abuse and slavary during Lent 2017.


The five-week course ended with Arizona Market. It brought together the thinking and learning of the Lenten course.


It was a creative and engaging conclusion to a very demanding and insightful Lent course. The play last just under one hour.







Our Comments:

We recommend this one-man play for

its creativity and insight.

Andy brings all the props

and lighting and the play can be staged in any Church Hall.


We sold tickets. Andy, a professional actor worked on a donation basis.


To contact Andy and to make a booking call him on 07497 731 399.






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