Be Reconciled is a 6 week Biblically-based small group resource to inspire and equip the local church in Northern Ireland in peacemaking.
The Be Reconciled initiative was created by Rev Catherine Simpson, curate of Seapatrick Parish Church, Banbridge. The course was developed in partnership with the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland. It also received support from local Church leaders from across the denominations. Catherine was inspired to create the course while writing her dissertation in training for the ministry.
“We have been offered this incredible gift of reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ. For those of us who accept this gift, we are charged and commissioned to live out new identities and reconciled relationships – not only with God, but with our neighbours and even our enemies.”
How does Be Reconciled work?
Through six weeks of small group study this resource aims to inspire and equip the local church in peacemaking. It helps us to consider reconciliation more centrally as part of our witness, mission, and discipleship. Be Reconciled can be run with a church leadership team or as a small group resource within your local church. Each week the course follows a similar pattern of reading scripture, prayer and discussion. Each week short videos from local trusted Church leaders from across the denominations will guide the group along. The course is written in a simple and accessible way. It is designed so that anyone can lead the discussion.
The accompanying booklet and videos are available to download FREE from the Be Reconciled website here.
What is it aiming to achieve?
“The heart of Be Reconciled is missional – Christians reclaiming their radical message and radical love for God, all people, and this place.” This is very much the heart and prayer behind the resource – that participants would be challenged to think and live differently in our divided society because of our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Would you like to find out more about the Be Reconciled peacemaking resource for churches and small groups? Fill in the contact form on the Be Reconciled website here and they will get back to you. You can also watch a short promotional video about the initiative here.