‘Staying in the Vine’ is a course based on John 15 for those wishing to deepen their relationship with God. It explores the classic spiritual disciplines applied to everyday life in a practical and engaging way, and offers an opportunity to draw aside and to explore ways of deepening our union with God. (Some of you may have experienced a taste of this at the Dwell services at St Michael’s…) When we meet together we aim to create a safe place to come and rest, share and learn from the scriptures, one another and from those who have gone before and left their testimonies for us to learn from and practice.

Each session includes a time of worship, meditations and scripture readings with practical sessions, lots of sharing and some fun assignments.

Jim and I are really looking forward to sharing the course with you and passing on some of the tools we have found life changing, so please do let us know if you are interested in taking part.

The course is running at the Rec House in Twerton on Thursday 7.30-10pm on the following dates: September 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, with the retreat day (at a special location!) on Saturday 27th of October. There will be a small cost to contribute towards materials and the retreat day, but if this is likely to be a constraint please do talk to myself or to Richard and we will sort something out.

Staying in the Vine does require commitment and there are assignments to do in between sessions so bare this in mind when planning your diary. It is really key that you commit to all the sessions, both for you individually and also for the dynamic of the group.

We look forward to journeying with you,