Every year we take our cars in for an MOT to check they are still roadworthy and to identify any issues that need attending to, and many of us will have a health check-up too, to see if we have any physical problems which need attention. But what about our spiritual health? How often do we stop and review how we are doing as a follower of Jesus?
This Lent we are offering everybody the chance of such a check-up through our ‘Discipleship MOT.’ The MOT is largely based on the 5 Rhythms of Grace that we as a church have been using as a helpful discipleship framework over the last 18 months. The MOT consists of a series of questions which you are encouraged to find some space and time to prayerfully work through on your own, with God over the coming weeks.
Once you have completed your MOT, you will have the chance to be connected up with a ‘reflector’ who will be available to meet once with you to help you reflect on your responses (you only need share what you would like to share with them and all that is shared is in complete confidence). Your reflector may help you identify useful resources, or further steps that you might take in order to grow and develop further as a Christian and live out these rhythms more effectively.
Whether you are a new Christian or have been a Christian for years, we hope that this will be a great opportunity for many of us to take stock and find support and help to ‘grow deeper’ with God, and ‘reach further’ on our frontlines. It is also an opportunity for us all as a church to learn together how we can continue to best equip each other and keep focussed on the things that really matter.
Over the next few weeks there will be several opportunities to come and find out more about the Discipleship MOT and how you can get started, so why don’t you come and join us on one of these occasions and find out more about it?
For information about the MOT and how to get started:
Sunday 2nd March – ‘How the discipleship MOT can work for you’ at Upside down church at the 10:45 service at Holy Trinity Meole Brace.
Wednesday 5th March – a short briefing session 8pm-9pm after the Ash Wednesday service in Holy Trinity Meole Brace.
Tuesday 11th March – a short briefing session 7:30pm-8:30pm at Café Connect.
Saturday 15th March Lent Quiet Day in the Trinity Centre – ‘Space to reflect: Completing your Discipleship MOT’ (10am -2pm) A chance to be introduced to the MOT, have some brief teaching input from Charles Ruxton, and have time and space to work through your MOT on your own, at your own pace. £4 to cover lunch. Please book in at the church office.
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