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In western societies our values and live goals often look like this:
"If it feels good and does not hurt anyone, it is OK to do it."
"You only live once! Therefore cram as many experiences as possible into this limited lifetime."
"Be independant and self-reliant. Ultimately, you can only count on yourself."
But is there more to life than that? More than just chasing the next good experience, the next promition, the next awesome holiday, the next great relationship? Is it possible to build deep, meaningful relationships with other people, if everyone is only looking out for number one?
If you are wresteling with these questions, join the explorer group and find out what Christianity has to say about these topics.
Do you have objections to the Christian faith? Tell us! Doubts about what Christians claim? Let us examine the claim and the your doubts together.
The course starts with an introduction session. The session is free, its open for everyone to participate. All potential participants for the next explorer group course eat together, then the course is introduced and those that are interested to join an explorer group can then sign up for an exlporer group.
Based on the number of participants, one or more groups are put together by deciding a weekday and location that suits the participants. Usually, there is at least one group meeting at the church facilities.
After the first two or three sessions, the groups will then be "closed", meaning that no new members are allowed to join until a new explorer group starts. This shall allow participants to get to know each other and start building trust within the group.
Each session starts with a home cooked meal that the participants have together. During this part of the course we encourage participants to get to know one another. If you enjoy cooking, you can of course also cook for the group yourself or help the host to prepare the meal.
After the meal the group will listen to a short talk about one of the basic claims of the Christian Faith. Topics are for example "Who is Jesus?", "What does Easter have to do with me?"
The third part of each session is then the discussion of the topic that was introduced. We encourage all participants to come to their own conclusion on the particular topic. Everyone can voice their opinion, ask questions and share doubts. A general rule of thumb is that the more honest you are with the group and with yourself, the more will you get out of this course.
For the discussion part we always say that "No question or comment is too simple, too difficult or too hostile".
The explorer group is a warm place for your questions about meaningful things in life, worldview and Christian faith.
Thinking back, I really appreciated that no one had any expectations about anyone's believes, but the goal of the group was to motivate everyone to deal with the meaning of life.
I got many questions answered but ended up with more questions. However, these helped me to develop myself in many ways. Ultimately, this course will be the first step to a long exciting journey, independant of what you choose to believe.