Jakob, you mentioned you'd been part of the pilot runs of Life Explored in your church in Aarhus. How did those courses go?
Jakob: My church has run two pilots using the Danish Life Explored material.
The people who attended these two courses gave really positive feedback. It seemed like people really wanted to keep coming to the seven evenings.
The first time we piloted the course it was harder because we spent too much time on the films. But in the second course we decided to move quite quickly from the introduction film to the Bible studies.
I really felt the course was great to keep people in the text and talking about the Bible.
Group in Aarhus taking part in Life Explored
Quite a few people on the course were already coming along to church but hadn't made the life decision to follow Jesus yet. Lots of people said they were moved by the things they learnt and Life Explored seemed to help them on that journey. It helped people to really get to know God from the Bible and correct some of their wrong ideas about Him.
Ann-Sofie from Randers came along to the course with a friend. She isn't used to going to church but came because she thought it sounded exciting. She reflected: "I've gotten a lot out of the conversations about life, and I've come to notice things I haven't thought about."
One of the best evenings was when we looked at the story of Abraham, which shows us he first believed the promise before the introduction of the law. That really stuck with me.