Christianity Explored is an informal course prepared by Rico Tice and Barry Cooper for people who’d like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics. It explores who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow him.
You can run it for 5 people or 500. It can also be used alongside preparation courses for marriage or confirmation, as follow up after missions, on a one-to-one basis or even as a ‘refresher’ course for church members. Christianity Explored groups can be set up for businesses, parent/toddler groups, in sports/leisure clubs, prisons, universities and colleges, as well as in churches and homes. And if you use the videos, the course can also be used ‘one-to-one’.
Styles of Learning
Presentation, group discussion, Bible Study
Number of sessions
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Jesus – Who Was He?
Week 3: Jesus – Why Did He Come?
Week 4: Jesus – His Death
Week 5: What is Grace?
Week 6: Jesus – His Resurrection
Exploring Christian Life weekend or day away: The Church, The Holy Spirit, Prayer, The Bible
Week 7: What is a Christian?
Week 8: Continuing as a Christian
Week 9: Choices – King Herod
Week 10: Choices – James, John and Bartimaeus
Length of sessions
Like Christianity Explained, Christianity Explored is based on Mark’s gospel. It focuses on the problem of sin, and gives people time to consider following Jesus before making a decision to follow.
Where to purchase
Handbook with CD Rom $46
Video (3 in set) $105
Audio Cassettes $45
How to run the course $21
Specific leadership requirements
Country of origin
Available in languages other than English
Being developed in 2005
Transcripts of the talks
Answers to the weekly Bible studies.
14 talks on video.
Running a Course section of website contains free downloads
Study Guide for each participant,
Study Guide – Leader’s Edition for each leader
How to Run the Course book.
Christianity Explored Starter Pack – How to Run the Course, Video Series, 9 copies of Study Guide, 3 copies of Study Guide – Leader’s Edition.
Posters and invitations.
Video player/TV or Projector if using videos
Churches using Christianity Explored in Australia