The monthly Friday-night Courage Discipleship groups have now finished, as the ministry closed in September 2012. The information below this panel is therefore out-of-date, as is much of this site, but is retained for information about how Courage worked.
See the Two:23 Network website (www.two23.net) for information about forthcoming events. These are currently being held quarterly on Saturday afternoons in central London (as from November 2012).
Having said that there are no more Courage meetings, Jeremy is in fact still running a mid-month Bible Study group in Clapham, South London on Sunday afternoons. If you are interested in joining or just finding out more, please contact Jeremy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courage Discipleship Groups are for ...
Gay and lesbian Christians who are seeking a safe place of friendship in which to reconcile their faith and sexuality and grow towards Christian maturity
their partners and friends, parents and other family members
Our focus is ...
our relationship with God
Our objectives are:
to work out our Christian discipleship together, in a way that is consistent with the teaching of Scripture, especially for those who are gay or lesbian
to dialogue with our brothers and sisters in Churches who find homosexuality difficult to understand or accept
and to communicate the Good News to all who do not know Jesus Christ.
Where and when?
Our Discipleship Group meets once a month, usually on the first Friday of the month, with occasional additional special events – keep an eye on the What’s On page for further information.
These meetings are open to all Discipleship Group members, their wives/husbands/partners. Also open to supporting friends and church leaders by invitation.
Members are welcome to arrive from 6.30 pm onwards, for supper at 7.00 pm. We aim to finish the meetings by 10.00 pm.
The main elements of a Discipleship Group Meeting are:
Fellowship over a meal
Worship, teaching and discussion (often with a guest speaker)
Sharing and praying for one another in small groups (time permitting).
There is a small charge to cover the cost of the meal (currently £8). A freewill offering (according to what members can afford) is taken during the meeting to help towards the cost of hiring the venue and other expenses.
The Discipleship Group gives access to a forum where people are able to share something of their own journey and personal issues, if they choose. Also to pray for one another and share God’s grace with each other.
To ensure a genuinely supportive and safe environment, every member gives a prior signed undertaking that they agree to support the aims of the group and understand that no personal details shared in the group may be passed on to an outsider (which includes information about the venue).
All enquiries to:
Jeremy Marks, COURAGE, PO Box 748, GUILDFORD, GU1 2ZY, U.K.
Tel: +44 1483 301411