Alongside Sundays, the primary way to be part of St James in the City is to join a Purpose Group. We encourage everyone in the Church to be part of a Purpose Group.
Purpose: To provide a supportive student community; to engage with the community around us Purpose: Purpose: To use creative arts as a means of exploring faith and blessing people outside the Church
Peace & Justice
Usual meeting time: Friday mornings
Usual meeting time: One evening a month plus events
Location: Varies – members' homes.
St James' Arts (Jam Tarts)
Usual meeting time: Fortnightly, typically on Thursday evenings
Location: Varies – members' homes.
Purpose: To provide a supportive student community; to engage with the community around us
Purpose: To use creative arts as a means of exploring faith and blessing people outside the Church
In a recent survey over ¾ of the population said that they believed in God, and over half said they prayed. The fact is that many people today have a spiritual dimension to their life but can’t find the volume control to turn it up. A young lady said to Neil recently, “I believe in God, and I pray to him quite often, but I don’t know who I am praying to. I don’t really know what he is like.”
At St James we are keen to offer an open and relaxed environment where, without pressure, people can think through the claims of Jesus. On a regular basis we run a six week enquirers course which last for just over an hour. Its not boring with long faces but great fun, soul enlarging and can be life changing. Over the duration of the course it’s like receiving the six pieces of a jigsaw. At the end of the course you can fit them together to get a clear picture of Jesus, and then it’s up to you how you respond.
We also run regular Alpha courses. These are held on a monday evening.
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.
Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Alpha really is for anyone who's curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal enviroment.
More information on Alpha www.alpha.org
School of Theology
For full details of the Liverpool Cathedral School of Theology please look at the Liverpool Cathedral website
The aim of the Liverpool Cathedral School of Theology is to provide high quality theological training once a month. We aim to provide teaching that is accessible and stimulating.
The aim is not to give head knowledge, but to equip people for mission and evangelism. The sessions are more than basic discipleship, and aim to provoke thought and push people to further love God with all of their minds.
If you have any further questions, do please get in touch with:
0151 702 7278;
Community is about interacting, looking out for each other and supporting each other. As a community of people we want to see our members integrated, active and inspired.
At St James, we are structured around a network of purpose groups which are small groups of people with a shared focus. We run courses to support people through different stages of life and faith and provide resources to stimulate our brains and hearts.
Purpose Groups are small groups of people who have a shared focus or Passion.
Alpha is an 8 week course exploring life's big questions. Runs on a Monday evening in St James House. The evening includes food, a short talk and disscusion. There is no follow up, presure or charge.
Basics is a six week course which allows people to ask the big questions and find out about the basics of the Christian Faith. This is run on campus for international students.
Values are 5 sessions looking at each of our values: love, live, grow, serve and build. This course will help you decide if St James is the right home for you.
We are passionate about kids! Our aim is to teach our children that God loves them and have fun doing it.
During the Sunday afternoon service we have 3 groups that provide a safe, caring and fun environment for our children.
Creche: 0-3 years
The STJ creche provides a stimulating environment for our 0-3s. We use a variety of toys, activities, free play and of course a snack time. Lots for your little ones to enjoy.
3 -6 years
We have a fun-packed Sunday with a bible story, crafts, and games.
We worship Jesus together, explore the bible, have lots of fun playing games and being creative.