The School of the Spirit

flameWhat is it?
This is an 8 week course, designed to ignite in you a love for the Spirit of God and a thirst for more of His presence. It is an opportunity to study the Holy Spirit in an in-depth and systematic way.

One of the great benefits of this course is that the 8 week process allows you more time and focus on the person of the Holy Spirit than is normally possible in a standard sermon series.

The course is designed as an interactive learning experience in which opportunity is given to ask questions and make comments in light of the teaching sessions. It provides a gentle, informal and gradual introduction to experiencing the love and movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Each session begins with an extended period of worship.

Who is it for?
The course is suitable for Christians from all churchmanships, backgrounds and experience. If you have an in-depth knowledge and experience of the Holy Spirit, your participation in the course can be very important as you may wish to share that experience and insight within the ‘question and answer’ sessions and discussions.

What have other people said about this course?
Those who attended the previous courses said how much it had helped them to gain greater experience and knowledge of this vital aspect of the Christian life. Here are some comments passed onto me on response forms from those who have completed the course;

It helped me to understand the work and purpose of the Holy Spirit in my life. So exciting and so reassuring

Thought-provoking and inspired me to step out into a more spiritual life

I liked the course as it was a gradual and gentle process

I just felt so much more relaxed and confident about the Holy Spirit and the spiritual gifts

Course outline
8 weeks; classes are as follows:

  1. Who is the Holy Spirit? We begin by clarifying and correcting any misperceptions we may have of the Holy Spirit.
  2. What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit? An opportunity to both learn and experience the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  3. How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit? An opportunity to learn and experience the ongoing filling of the Holy Spirit.
  4. An introduction to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. An opportunity to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  5. What is speaking in tongues? An opportunity to learn about and receive the gift of tongues.
  6. Gifts of prophecy and revelation. An opportunity to both learn and receive the gift of prophecy, word of knowledge and word of wisdom.
  7. The fruit of the Holy Spirit. An opportunity to learn about the fruit of the Spirit and how He can develop and nurture these gifts in us.
  8. Guidance and purpose in the Holy Spirit This session will look at your gifting calling and service in the Spirit.

We believe this teaching series will be truly life changing for many who embark and commit to it.