Courses

Alpha

When do we meet? Sunday the 4th July at 17:30 till Sunday 29th August with the Holy Spirit weekend from Friday the 3rd September — Sunday the 5th September
Where do we meet? Wesley Hall
What time commitment is needed? Other than the time of the course from 17:30 to about 20:00 (this includes a light meal at 17:30) there is no specific time required.

Objective/Aim/Goal: It is generally the desire of all Christians to get to know Jesus better and to walk a journey that draws us closer to God. This is exactly the aim of the Alpha Course.

Recommended gifts: Teaching

What we do: We start the evening with a meal (no charge to the participants) and then watch a DVD presented by Nicky Gumble. We then break into groups and discuss the content of the DVD and ask relevant questions.

Who should attend: All Christians should consider attending the Alpha Course. For the new Christian this is an ideal opportunity to get to know Jesus and to discover who Jesus is. For the mature Christian this is the ideal opportunity to remember and rediscover the roots of our Christian Faith in an environment that is nonthreatening and a place where many questions can be asked and answered.

Leader: Willie Meyer (Elder/Executive Member: Richard Gage)
Location: Heidelberg Methodist Church Wesley Hall


Confirmation

When and where do we meet? 16:30 – 17:30 on Sundays in Wesley Hall

What time commitment is needed? Approximately an hour every Sunday whilst the Confirmation classes are running.

Objective/Aim/Goal: This is a year long journey culminating in the Confirmation Service where the Confirmees make a public statement that Jesus is their Saviour and Redeemer.

Recommended gifts: Teaching

What we do: This journey looks at many basic principles of Christianity and also attempts to integrate the Confirmees into doing at least one society project during the year.

Leader: Israel Dibate (Elder/Executive Member: Richard Gage)
Location: Heidelberg Methodist Church Wesley Hall


Course Administration

When and where do we meet? No set time or place

What time commitment is needed? Varies

Objective/Aim/Goal: To collect Data for each and every course, training workshops etc. Done through HMC.

Recommended gifts: Administration

What we do: Keep an up to date list of all the courses, training workshops etc. that have been held and who attended, and in which year they attended.

Leader: Cherry Ross (Elder/Executive Member: Pieter Nienaber)
Location: Varies


Divorce Care

When and where do we meet? As per the church calendar, meet in Wesley Hall

What time commitment is needed? Two and a half hours per week for 13 weeks.

Objective/Aim/Goal: To provide ongoing support and encouragement necessary for healing from divorce.

Recommended gifts: Compassion and understanding for others, as well as patience.

What we do: Divorce Care is a programme designed to provide an ongoing ministry for divorced or separated people.  It takes a Biblical approach to divorce, separation and related issues such as reconciliation, remarriage, forgiveness, and the effect of divorce on children and families.

Leader: Ray Goddess (Elder/Executive Member: Kirsten McIntyre)
Location: Heidelberg Methodist Church Wesley Hall


Grief Share

When and where do we meet? Saturday mornings at 09h00 for 13 consecutive weeks a year in Wesley Hall

What time commitment is needed? 2 hours per week while the course is running.

Objective/Aim/Goal: To help others to get over the loss of a loved one.

Recommended gifts: Compassion and understanding for others who are grieving, as well as patience.

What we do: Grief Share is a video seminar that features some of the foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussions of the materials presented during the video.

Leader: Annatjie Schutte (Elder/Executive Member: Bernard Kelfkens)
Location: Heidelberg Methodist Church Wesley Hall