Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author


The Christian life is a voyage of DISCOVERY.

It starts when a person makes Jesus the Lord of their life. He becomes their King, and you could not wish for a better one. That’s why we sometimes say we are now living ‘in God’s kingdom’. It’s just another way of describing the new life we have started.

Once you have entered God’s kingdom, you start to discover just how amazing it is. Jesus put it this way: He said that his kingdom is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field’ (Matthew 13:44 NLT).

He then made the same point another way, saying his kingdom ‘is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!’ (Matthew 13:45-46 NLT)


To help people like you on their personal voyage of DISCOVERY into Christianity, I once wrote an introductory course to Christianity called DISCOVERY. It consisted of 12 short lessons, written for self-study or use in a small group. At the time, it fully complemented the core values of the Church I was pastoring which explained the format it was presented in.

Recently, I revisited these timeless truths, updated the text and decided to make them available as a free download to anyone who wants them.

So, if you are exploring Christianity as a new or newish Christian, they will help you. Or, if you are helping someone like that, they will be a useful resource for you. There is also a ‘Teacher’s Guide’ with helpful pointers for those using the material in a small group setting.



DISCOVERY course teacher’s guide


I pray that you will enjoy the DISCOVERY course and the exploration of Christianity it takes you on… And if it helps, please do let me know.




Stephen Matthew is a gifted Bible teacher, author and committed church-builder with over 35 years of experience in Christian ministry.