Through his work as a prison chaplain, Rev Clive Mckie is very aware of the suspicions that those outside the Church have of the institution. “Religion” is generally seen as unattractive despite an increasing recognition that we are spiritual beings.1
People often fear that Churches just want their money, their time and control of their beliefs. Even a friendly invitation to attend a Church service may feel like being pressurised.
Also, it is easy for a Church meeting or Bible Study to become dominated by those who know most. For those who know least, this can feel disempowering and unattractive.
There is no teaching and no Bible study in Taketime Together sessions because the aim is to provide a safe, compassionate, exploratory, non-directive, experiential space in which all are valued equally.
The focus is on enabling people to encounter Jesus directly through the meditations. The result has often been life-changing (see Testamonials page) and it is this relationship with God, through Jesus, that Taketime Together focuses on and not the Church.
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1See “The Spirituality Revolution” by David Tacey