The EXPLORE A School consists of 10 weekends with one per calendar month. To see the dates the different modules are offered at, check the calendar. You can also attend any of the weekends as a guest, if you book for a weekend.
If you would like to sign up for the school but pay monthly, please contact us via our contact us page or call us on the number shown at the bottom of the page.
The Big Picture – exploring God’s foundations for life
All of us are born with questions about life and eternity etched deep in our hearts. We have a God-given need to find out why we are here on earth and what life is meant to be all about. In today’s fast-changing world, full of confusing voices, this need for solid truth to build our lives on is even more necessary than ever.
This course answers life’s foundational questions from a solid biblical perspective - perhaps in a way that you have never heard God’s story explained before. We will look at the sweep of history from the early days in Genesis until the Lord’s return in Revelation. You will understand better where we come from, how humankind got to be in this mess and perhaps most importantly, you will understand more of God’s amazing rescue plan for humankind. Not only has God saved you, He also wants to heal you and set you on the right course to fulfil His destiny purpose for our lives! The Big Picture will help you lay hold of God’s plan for your life and we trust it will be a catalyst for you to start being released with ‘strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow!’
Knowing God – exploring the character and nature of God
For many of us there can be a disconnect between knowing about God and truly knowing God in our hearts. We read the scriptures and see that God wants us to know Him but we are not sure how to enter into that deeper place of knowing and relationship.
This course is all about helping us come to know more of God and connect to Him in a deeper way. It is designed to provide an opportunity to look deeper at His character and nature and explore how we can have an intimate relationship with Him – how we can experience Him and know more of Him in our lives. It will also seek to deal with the blockages we have in knowing God the way He really is and to understand the reasons why some of those blockages exist. There will also be an opportunity to receive more of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
God’s Master Key – exploring the power of forgiveness
When Jesus spoke from the Cross, “Father forgive them”, He released to humankind an immensely powerful key for restoration from the bondage of pain from the past. For true freedom we need not only to receive God’s forgiveness for our own sinful actions but we need to extend forgiveness to all those who have hurt us, however difficult this may be.
Forgiveness is a Kingdom principle which is pivotal to the healing ministry of Jesus, so in this course we will explore the damage caused when there is unforgiveness and judgement of others, we will investigate the many challenges of applying this key, and there will be opportunity to receive God’s healing for areas of unresolved inner wounding. Without doubt, countless lives have been totally transformed by God as people have lived out the consequences of applying the key of forgiveness.
Lost and Found – exploring the remedy for rejection
If there is one thing that would really change our sense of well-being it is to know that we are unconditionally loved and accepted. The scriptures tell us that God loves all He has created and that when we accept Jesus as our Saviour we are fully part of God’s family again. So why do we find it so hard to personally accept this truth? Even when we are Christians, why do we sometimes feel as if we are still lost sheep who desperately desire and need to be found and embraced by the Good Shepherd?
This course will explore how the first rejection came into the world and how in a Fallen world we can become fixed in our false beliefs about our own acceptability. If we can grasp the truth of who God is and who we really are then our lives will undoubtedly be transformed.
God’s Enemy Exposed – exploring haling through deliverance
The Bible tell us not to be ignorant of the enemy’s devices. God’s word sheds light on who our enemy - God’s enemy- really is and how he seeks to work in this world and in our lives. In this very real spiritual battle we need to know how God wants to help us live in freedom and victory, something which is only possible because of Jesus’ work on the cross.
In this course we look in detail at what the Bible explains about Satan and the demonic. It brings a fundamental understanding of spiritual warfare and of possible enemy strongholds in a person’s life. Jesus came to set the captives free and this course helps with learning how to start stepping into the spiritual freedom through deliverance that Jesus wants to bring to all of us.
Inside Out – exploring inner damage and healing
God is our Creator and Designer. He knows each person individually and loves each one unconditionally. But despite His great love, living in a Fallen world has often led to circumstances which have damaged and distorted the working of our inner being. When we are affected in this way we will often reflect, in our lifestyle, the turmoil on the inside.
In this course we will investigate how God made each person and how the various parts of our being work together to develop the whole personhood. Together we will explore how the inner being is adversely affected by past experiences and consider some of the possible outworking of inner damage and the associated pain.
As our Maker, God has the perfect restoration plan for each precious one of His children. This course will explain both how to untangle some of the causes and effects of inner damage and how to apply God’s truth and His restorative love and power into the lives of those who need inner healing.
Knowing Me – exploring restoration of the human spirit
This course follows on from Inside Out and takes us deeper into understanding the functions of the human spirit. The starting point of this course is the understanding that the human spirit is our life source and the core of our identity, so if I want to truly know myself, as God knows me, then my human spirit is the key to this understanding.
Our human spirit is formed in us by God. However, life in a less than perfect world has starved our spirit of the nourishment it was created to receive and often this causes disorder between spirit and soul. Exploring the scriptures together we will discover how the functions of the human spirit can be distorted and limited by the circumstances of our past, and how the outworking of these inner conflicts can affect our life today.
Jesus is the human spirit Healer so understanding how to open ourselves to His healing touch is an essential element of God’s restorative plan for each of us. He has the healing power for our restoration but we need to grasp the truth of, and enter into, our part in that process.
Connected – exploring God’s design for relationship
Life consists of relationships! When God made us in His image, He made us relational human beings, created to live in dynamic relationship with both Himself as well as one another. Whilst relationships are intended for mutual blessings, we all know that they also have the potential to bring pain and hurt. Sometimes relationships can get so mixed up that we even lose sight of God’s original purpose for them. How can we find the way back?
Jesus modelled perfect relationship to us - both in terms of His relationship with the Father as well as with fellow human beings. But even more so, He provides us with healing for the pain resulting from wrong relationships as well as freedom from entanglement that wrong relationships can bring. The Lord wants to teach us how to find joy and freedom in healthy relationships and how to approach the restoration of shattered ones. This course will help you in finding God’s way forward for your relationships and in receiving healing from wounds inflicted through relationships in the past.
Sheltered – exploring the antidote to fear and anxiety
For many of us fear and anxiety are regular companions along our life journey. For some there is a specific fear or anxiety that grips our heart, often linked into a specific trauma or memory. For others anxiety lies at a deeper place of our being, having become entwined into our hearts at an early stage. We often have a misconception of how God views us in our struggles and instead of finding the Lord in our place of need, we find our own ways of coping and controlling our lives to avoid the discomfort and weakness of fear.
This course will share how the Lord longs to show us the freedom that is in Him when we can learn to fully trust Him and bring the worries of our heart to Him. Perhaps we have lacked security and safety in our lives and our Father God longs to show us the truth of who He is – our strong shelter, our safe tower, the anchor for our hearts.
Healing Workshop – exploring ministry practice
A practical workshop where those who attend have an opportunity to both give and receive ministry from fellow guests on EXPLORE alongside our Ministry Team.