Life in the Spirit Seminar
“The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said.” Jn 14: 26
Starting 27th May
This seminar series runs from Pentecost for seven weeks on Thursday evenings.
It is online using Zoom;
each session is 1½ hrs.
For part of the meeting we will be in small groups of 8 people including two group leaders.
The groups will be the same week by week and geographically based when possible.
Please register to receive the link.
“I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete to be with you for ever, the Spirit of truth” Jn 14: 16
At Pentecost the disciples experienced the transforming strength of the Holy Spirit in them.
They received the gifts enabling them to proclaim Jesus as Lord.
The Church today needs to experience this power just as the first disciples did.
"I ask each and all of you that you organise seminars of Life in the Spirit in your parishes" - Pope Francis.
In response to Pope Francis’ appeal, we are running an online Life in the Spirit Seminar course including scripture, reflection, teaching, testimony and prayers so that all who open their heart to the Lord will experience the activation of graces and gifts received at Baptism.
Content of Life in the Spirit Seminar
27th May - God's Love - Maria Heath
God loves you; He wants to be in a personal relationship with you and to give you a better life.
3rd June - Salvation - Fr Paul Leonard
God sent his son Jesus to give you new life through his death and resurrection. Jesus is your Lord and Saviour.
10th June - New Life - Russ Fairman
Jesus came so that you could be given the source of new life, the Holy Spirit.
17th June - Receiving God's Gift - Allegra Mutanda
To receive new life you must turn away from those things which block our relationship with God and accept Jesus as your Lord.
24th June - Praying for baptism in the Holy Spirit - Geoff Poulter
Surrender to the Lord and expect to receive the new life in the Holy Spirit.
1st July - Growth - Alastair Emblem
Grow your Christian life in the Spirit through prayer, study, service and community.
8th July - Transformation in Christ - Sr Hyacinthe
The Holy Spirit is at work in you to change you and make you holier.
“Behold I make all things new” Revelation 21:5
The Life in the Spirit Seminars originated in the Catholic Church in the 1960s and by the end of the 20th century it was estimated that over 60 million Catholics throughout the world had participated in the seminars, or variations of them. Christians of many denominations have also benefited from the seminars; and the hugely popular Alpha Course, which echoes many elements of the Life in the Spirit Seminars, has reached over 27 million people in over 100 countries worldwide.
The Seminars are designed to proclaim the basic message of Christianity so that those who hear it can make a renewed commitment to the Lord, allowing them to experience a fuller life in the Holy Spirit. The Seminars are one answer to a need for renewal and evangelization, as the Church dwindles in size and in the level of participation.
Seminar participants are invited to open their lives to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and a growing dedication to our loving Father God.