At St Clements, we welcome questions, doubts, and deep discussions of faith. We offer a variety of courses, for wherever you are in your faith journey. Whether you’re interested in the basics of Christianity, learning how to follow Jesus, or marriage and parenting, we have a course for you.
Christianity 101 is an inviting, thoughtful, and energizing journey into the meaning and message of Jesus.
These evenings are designed for anyone who is spiritually searching, or simply wants to explore – for the first time or once again – who Jesus was and is. This course is relaxed and informal and there is always plenty of laughter. Doubts welcomed and questions encouraged.
Each gathering begins at 6 pm with a simple supper which we share with the Following Jesus class. Our evenings include live music, up front talks, and lively discussions, wrapping up by 9 pm.
Participants in a recent session were asked to use 3 words to describe the course to a friend. Here’s what some people said:
Next session: January 31 – February 28, 2017
These evenings are designed for anyone who wants some practical discussion on how to follow Jesus in the daily life of 21st century Toronto. This course is relaxed and informal and there are always plenty of discussions, questions, and laughter. Doubts welcomed and questions encouraged.
The first three weeks will look at “spiritual food”
Week One – Why and How should I read the Bible?
Week Two – Why and How should I pray?
Week Three – What has church got to do with faith?
The last two weeks look at “spiritual exercise”:
Each gathering begins at 6 pm with a simple supper where we connect with those in the Christianity 101 class. Our evenings include up front talks, and lively discussions, wrapping up by 9 pm
Next session: check back for details in spring 2017
For Couples, for your Future
How can we be happily married to the same person for a lifetime? A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better. The Marriage Course is for any couple who wants to invest in their relationship, whether you have been together 1 or 61 years and whether you have a strong relationship or are struggling.
Realistic, and Applicable
You will be served with coffee, tea and dessert, while listening to practical talks that are informative and fun, played on DVD. There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.
Next session: May 2 – 30, 2017 Registration open in January
No role we undertake is more important than parenting. Get help with your challenges. The Parenting Children Course is for any parents, step-parents, prospective parents or caregivers of children aged 0 – 10 years. Enjoy dessert and coffee and a first-class parenting video-and-discussion program, to help build our parenting skills. Drawing on their own experience of bringing up four children and having talked to thousands of parents over the years on their parenting courses, Nicky and Sila Lee bring fresh insights and time-tested values to the task of parenting.
- Children don’t arrive with an instruction manual
- No role we undertake is more important than parenting
Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn how to make even the happiest family better.
Each evening runs from 7-9pm, involves a video, some small group discussion around a workbook and begins with coffee and dessert.
Next Session: May 2 – 30, 2017