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Term 2 2021

What’s the best news you’ve ever heard?

Was it surprising? Did it change the way you think?

Or was it something you wanted to be true but didn’t dare hope?


Christianity Explored meets over seven nights and will give you the time and space to think about the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ.


You won’t be asked to pray, sing or read aloud, and your can ask any questions you like. Or, if you prefer, you can just come along and listen.

For more information or to join in, email admin@shp.org.au. Check out the frequently asked questions below.  


For more information about the course, visit the Christianity Explored website here.

You can check out stories from people all over the world who have done the course here.

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Frequently asked questions

WHo is christianity explored for?

Christianity Explored is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with a group of other people. Whether you have previous experience of church, christians and the Bible, or none at all, this is for you. Everyone is welcome – from the most sympathetic believer to the convinced atheist. We will respect your background, culture and beliefs. Tell us as little or as much about yourself as you feel comfortable.

WHAT happens each week?

Christianity Explored is normally run in small groups of about 10 people for 1.5 hours.  After briefly discussing the material from the week before, there is a talk or DVD on the theme for that week. Then the group discuss any questions that have arisen. Of course, if you'd like, you're welcome to stick around a bit longer  to discuss any further issues you might have. And you can ask any question you want .

Do I need to give any money?

It's free!

Can I pull out if I want to?

Of course you can - if you've got concerns or issues on any point though, we'd love to talk it through with you.

Do I have to bring anything?

No, all materials are provided.

Am I going to get preached at?


Each week includes a video talk designed to explain an aspect of Christian belief and to stimulate discussion. Hopefully you'll find it challenging and helpful. The group leaders will facilitate discussion and try to answer questions.


do I have to speak in the group?

Not if you don't want to. You are welcome to come and just sit and listen.  However everyone comes with their own unique insights and life experience - it is amazing what helps each other out.

Why is Christianity Explored run?

Christians count it a real privilege to explain the truth and relevance of the Christian message.  Our church is made up of all sorts of people who’ve explored these questions and found the Bible’s answers to be compelling, exciting, and true.