The Monday Discussion Group is a small group of people who meet on a regular basis to discuss a range of topics that relate to their Christian faith. Our aim is to explore the Scriptures in a friendly discursive manner as a means of deepening our understanding of the world and society and how this intersects with our beliefs. No one individual has all the answers to the many questions we explore and so there is a mutual benefit to our conversations. If this sounds appealing to you, why not come along and try it?
Starting on Monday 5th February 2018 we will be thinking about Lent in the lead up to Easter. This year the theme is ‘Jesus: The Wounded Saviour’ and each week we will be thinking about a different aspect of human behaviour and emotion that links the idea that His ability to heal our wounds flows from the fact that He himself has experienced our wounds.
A typical evening starts with a cup of tea or coffee and the discussion is facilitated utilising a series of trigger questions which often leads us in different directions (sometimes in a way that takes us by surprise). Group members can contribute as little or as much as they wish, indeed some people learn more by sitting and listening to the conversation rather than worrying about what to say next.
Latterly we have been meeting in a home rather than the church hall and the location of each meeting is intimated on a Sunday morning. If you were thinking of joining us on the 5th February we will be meeting at 1 Camplen Court, 54B Ardbeg Road (Morag and Douglas) at 7:30pm; if you need directions or a lift or want to ask a question about the group please speak to Morag Allan or the Minister.
Would you like the opportunity to explore your faith in a friendly and supportive way?
We meet on a Monday evening to discuss aspects of our faith in a small friendly group. You don’t need to have an intimate knowledge of the Bible as the main purpose is to explore our faith from a practical point of view. We share our views and opinions in a supportive atmosphere and listen to what others are saying.
A typical evening comprises of reading a selected passage from the Bible and then reflecting on some questions to inform our discussions. There aren’t always right or wrong answers and we often end up with a variety of responses to a question which reflect our personal faith experience. Importantly, we respect other points of view even although we may not always agree! There have been times when people have commented about a useful insight to their understanding of the Bible which influences new understanding for them. Very importantly we always start with tea and coffee!
We meet at 7.30pm on Monday evenings.
Please feel free to come along and sample a discussion (without commitment) to see whether this would be something you might be interested in. Naturally we would be delighted if you chose to come back the following week but if you feel that the group is not for you then that is okay.
If you would like to talk to someone about the group, please feel free to contact the Minister or Morag and Douglas Allan.