Following on from Alpha, the Foundations Course is a group study, which introduces what it means to live as a Christian. This is an ideal course for anyone who has completed an Alpha Course or is a new Christian. Courses are run at various times throughout the year.

Foundations uses a book written by John Groves as a basis to help those who are new to the Christian faith develop and continue in their life as a Christian.

Over seven units this course looks at the following subjects:

Repentance, faith and baptism
Living in the kingdom of God’s grace
Spiritual warfare
What the church really is
How to be an active member of a local church
Sharing your faith in the world

Foundations by John Groves


Every Christian needs good foundations in their life to be a fully effective member of a local church. Foundations highlights seven key areas for growth that can be studied individually or in small groups. Its straightforward presentation of biblical truth is backed up by practical examples and was developed within the context of a local church. It has also been 'road-tested' in various countries and languages. This book concentrates on the following aspects: Repentance, faith and baptism; Living in the kingdom of God's grace; Spiritual warfare; What the church really is; How to be an active member of a local church; Sharing your faith in the world.

About the author

The author John Groves has been in church leadership for over thirty years. He has been the senior elder of both Kings Church Hastings and Winchester Family Church. John's ministry now involves a wider circle of churches in the UK and abroad.

John has recently launched a new blog which he talks about in one of his early posts:

I’m excited to have a new way of communicating with a wider circle of friends. I have the privilege of mentoring some of our younger leaders in the Commission family of churches. For a long time I have wanted to serve the next generation through short articles to pass on valuable insights and some of the material I have developed over 40 years in church leadership.

It will be great to also have a way I can inform people of my current activities in serving the churches at home and abroad. You can find out where I will be over the next three months on my calendar."

You can read his blog at:
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Reviews of Foundations

As a church planter in Tacoma, WA I have found this book to be an excellent way of laying good foundations in our new church. The material in this book has really helped us to get our core team and all the new people on the same page. It will definitely help us move forward together.

This is a simple short course which can be understood by just about anyone, whilst being biblically loaded to provide food for anyone in your church. Its systematic, bible-based approach allows for independent study & challenging questions to provoke great discussions! Wholeheartedly recommended as a vital, thoroughly Biblical resource!

This is an excellent book for new Christians or those wanting to go back over the basics of the Christian faith. It’s full of truth and helpfully applies scripture to everyday life. I can’t recommend it enough both for use as an individual or as the basis for a group study!

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More Information

For more information about Foundations please contact the church office.

01332 322655

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