Just curious

Do you sense there must be more to life?
Can we really know?

We are not only convinced that there is a God, but that he is personal, good and in control, and can be truly known in the person of Jesus Christ.

He is calling people to be his, living together, with him and for him, receiving his forgiveness where they've done wrong, his strength to do what's right, and a place beyond death in a perfected world. Christians are those who have responded to this call.

Grace Church welcomes those who are 'just curious' - who just want to explore what this is all about without pressure.

At certain times, we put on special events that we hope will help you consider things further. But throughout the year, we run enquirers' courses specifically for those who would tentatively like to consider Christianity or just brush up on the basics again.

All our enquirers courses are relaxed, warm, and provide a forum where any question whatsoever can be asked. They do not include things like praying or singing, and can be done with someone one to one, or with others. All we suggest is that you come to one session and see what you think.

If you are interested in booking in, hearing more, or just meeting for a chat with Jon - our minister, do contact us through the form on this website or call/text him on 07508394499.

For now, here's some resources if you want to think further:

To read, listen or watch online
(1) 'Christianity Explored' - explaining the Christian message, giving answers to key questions and more.

(2) Five talks from our minister addressing how Jesus speaks to our felt needs and intellectual objections.

(3) The first eight chapters of CS Lewis' famous book, 'Mere Christianity' - explaining how we can know there is a God and that he came to us in the person of Jesus. Lewis was an Oxford professor and author with a piercing mind. If you are a thinker and not sure if there is a God at all, these chapters are for you. They can be read through in just an hour and a half or so.

(4) A well known short essay by Norman Anderson, a Cambridge educated professor of Law, outlining the evidence for the resurrection of Christ.

(5) 'Bethinking' - articles, MP3 and video exploring the deeper questions and objections people may have.

Books worth reading 
(1) 'Things God wants us to know' by Roger Carswell - a short and straightforward explanation of the basic Christian message. 

(2) 'The Reason for God' by Tim Keller - the New York Times bestseller answering many of the questions and objections people have about Christianity.

(3) 'What kind of God' by Michael Ots - a slightly simpler book on the same subject as 'the Reason for God.'

(4) 'The case for Christ' by Lee Strobel - a Harvard educated journalist interviews scholars about the historical evidence for Jesus being the Son of God

(5) 'Real Lives' by DL Carswell - real stories of people who have been transformed by coming to faith in Jesus.

(6) 'Uncover Luke's gospel' - the fullest eyewitness account of Jesus' life and teaching taken from the Bible, with notes to help understand it.

(7) 'Uncover John's gospel' - the deeper eyewitness account of Jesus' life and teaching taken from the Bible, with notes to help understand it.