Why might we lack confidence when it comes to the Bible? How and why does God communicate with people? What is at heart of reading the Bible well? Can we trust how it was put together? What version should I use?
How does the story of the Bible describe the world? How does the story of the Bible describe God’s hope and purpose for human beings? How does the story of the Bible describe the problems we face in the world and ourselves? How do we read the Bible faithfully? What will help me discover the original intended meaning of a text?
How does the Bible describe the relationship God wants with us? How is worship at the centre of the Bible’s story, and our lives? What does the Temple show about God’s presence and His continuing plan for a recreated world? What does it mean that the Bible is human and divine?
How are freedom and justice connected in the Bible? How did the experience of being in exile shape the Bible story, and how does it shape us? How might I understand the dark and violent pictures of God in the Bible?
Why is Jesus the centre of God’s story? How does Jesus show what the Kingdom of God on earth looks like? Why and how does Jesus communicate the Kingdom in parables? How does Jesus establish God’s Kingdom through His death and resurrection? How can different perspectives help us understand the Bible? Why and how might I meditate on the Bible?
What does the New Testament emphasise about the relationship God wants with us? (Being with God) What does the New Testament emphasise about who we are as human beings? (Becoming like Christ) What does the New Testament emphasise about our calling as human beings? (Joining in with the Spirit) How do we apply the Bible well to the questions we wrestle with today?
What is God’s mission? Is mission about who we are or what we do? What does the Holy Spirit do? How does He relate to the Spirit of Christ or God? Why is He “holy”? Why is mission “joining in with the Spirit”? What will help me want to “join in with the Spirit”?
What is our mission? What was the original task God gave us? What is going to happen to the earth and our daily work? Are some things sacred and some things secular? Is work a blessing or a curse? What is my calling and how do I know it?
Why is discipling others and sharing faith challenging? What is evangelism? Is every disciple an evangelist? How do I help if someone wants to become a Christian? Why does baptism matter? How do I make disciples? How do we share faith naturally with people of other faiths?
What does it mean to be a blessing and how is it helpful in mission? How do we receive the Holy Spirit in our lived experience? How can our life together be a form of blessing? How might we go to others? How might we grow together in the practice of hospitality? How might we work with other church communities to be a blessing?
In what ways is it helpful to think of God’s mission as a “battle”? How involved can Christians be in the world? Does God always get what He wants? If not, why not? Can faith affect prayer? How do we seek peace and justice in a Christlike way? Why is caring for the environment a mark of mission and why is it a battle?
Why do disciples aim to “become like Christ”? Why is knowing Jesus central to knowing God better? How can a human being be God? How does this help us in becoming like Christ? How did Jesus demonstrate a spiritually healthy life?
Does thinking I need forgiveness lead to low self-esteem? What did Jesus do for us on the cross? Did Jesus protect us from an angry Father? How do I receive salvation in my lived experience? How does the habit of confession help and
How much does Christ deserve to be at the centre of my life and why? Is there an explanation for evil in the Bible? What does Jesus’ victory mean for us as disciples and how does this make Jesus Lord? Why does Jesus challenge people so much about money and material goods? What lifestyle will help me become more Christlike in a materialistic world?
What is Christian character? Can I really become the kind of Christlike person who can love others – including enemies and forgiving those who hurt me? How does character change? How much is God’s work, and how much is mine?