Release the Word, our mid-week Bible training programme, is the heart of our fellowship for Students and Young Workers. If you want to plug into church, and build real friendships with other Christians, then RtW is a great place to start. We meet every Thursday evening at 6:45pm during term time, in our halls.
Our aims are:
- to learn for ourselves how to dig deep into God's word
- to encourage each other to become better followers of Jesus
- to eat, pray and enjoy fellowship together, like a church within a bigger church
Every week, we meet for a meal (cooked by lovely people for just £3). Later we’ll sing one or two hymns, and listen to a short talk on the subject we’re studying that term. Then we split into small groups to study the Bible and pray. A few times a term, RtW groups will meet up for fellowship and banter, or to help out with something else going in the church. Once a year we go away somewhere pretty for a weekend to enjoy each others company, and listen to great teaching from a Wise Old Owl. For most of us, our RtW group becomes our closest source of fellowship and accountability - and when you need to talk, your group leaders are always there.
The Release the Word course runs for 3 years, so most students can do the whole thing while they’re at uni. You can start any time, and it’s easy to fit in. Once we’ve been through all three years, then we normally move into a house group, or help to lead a table at RtW.
The basic bits of the RtW course include: