Outreach & Discipleship Courses

This page looks to bring together a list of resources that might be useful for parishes wishing to run outreach or discipleship courses.  

The list below is a fairly large offering of courses, but we hope to provide a brief characterisation to help you work out what might be most appropriate for your particular context.

This page is only partially complete... there are blanks to be filled in and more info. to come.  Watch this space!

 Name Level  Purpose Tradition     Format  Length Comments and Reviews
Alpha Course Introductory Evangelism / Outreach and Discipleship Anglican - open Evangelical (charismatic)
Video or text based (there are a variety of different formats.  There are also Youth, Catholic and Prison Alpha courses. 15 sessions Easily the most well-known evangelism course in the world.
Animate Introductory / Intermediate Discipleship Lutheran (suitable for use in middle of the road of Anglo-Catholic Anglican context).   Video (a variety of different courses with attractive illustrated work books / diaries) 7 sessions Involves drawing and animation so useful for visual learners, but not so useful for those who are partially sighted.
Christian Basics Introductory   Evangelical (not Anglican, but useful for Evangelical Anglicans) Text    
Christianity Explored Introductory / intermediate Evangelism / Outreach Anglican - conservative Evangelical Videos based on Mark's gospel with hand outs 10 sessions  
CREDO - A course for the Curious
Discipleship / Catechesis Anglican - Anglo Catholic Video with accompanying work book.
(Produced 1997)
7 sessions (20 minutes each). Now almost impossible to locate the course video.

Please email us if you have a copy. 
Emmaus   Discipleship
Essence Course     Written by a Methodist - designed to be experiential rather than cerebral   6 sessions  
Glad You Asked     Evangelical    8 sessions (20 minutes each)  
Good News Down the Street
(not the official site)
      Text - Grove booklet    
Life in Christ Intermediate / Advanced Discipleship / Catechesis Roman Catholic (from Southwark RC Diocese) Videos with  PDF handouts. (Produced 2013) 45 videos  
Moving On   Discipleship     7 sessions  
Pilgrim Introductory Discipleship / Catechesis Anglican - open (Produced 2013/2014) 6 modules each comprising 6 three / four minute video clips  
Star Intermediate / Advanced Catechesis Anglican - focus is academic with a scientific bent (Produced 1996 - 2002)   This course now feels a little dated and some website links are broken. There may be useful ideas for some
Start! Introductory Evangelism / Outreach Anglican - focus is particularly suitable for those in inner cities and starts with a very basic intro Video clips with accompanying CDs 6 sessions (two clips for each session)  
Word on Fire     Roman Catholic Video (a variety of different courses)    
York Courses     Anglican - open (there are always a variety of speakers from different traditions) Audio (an expanding variety of different courses)
(Founded 1997 with new courses produced every year)

More courses to add from here:
The Work of the People (mostly US speakers, but videos are short and good clips)