Adult Christian Education

BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Sundays 9:15am – Scout Room (Basement Level off of the Fellowship Hall)

Ron Eads teaches this Bible study class from the Presbyterian curriculum The Present Word. You can pick up a book in class and read the lesson in preparation for the class, or just show up and hear a good presentation by Ron. Men and women, all ages, are welcome in the Scout Room for this good Bible study.

One thing that can be said of Christians is that we acknowledge God in our lives. Our faith focuses on who God is and what God has done, especially in Jesus Christ. We acknowledge who we are; and in what we do, we seek to recognize and acknowledge the great and good God we worship and serve. This is the theme of this class for the next quarter.

Topics

April 1: NO BIBLE CLASS

April 8: The Risen Lord Appears (John 21.1-14)

April 15: Follow Me (John 21.15-25)

April 22: The Lord God the Almighty (Revelation 4.1-6, 8-11)

April 29: Blessings, Glory, Honor, Forever (Revelation 5.6-14)

 


LISTENING TO GOD CLASS
Sundays 9:30am – Field Room (1st Floor Education Building)

Every week this class meets to discuss one of Krista Tippet’s radio programs. Meets in the Field Room.

Topics

 

April 1: No Class

April 8: Rachel Yehuda: How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

April 15: Pauline Boss: The Myth of Closure

April 22: Michael Alexander: Who We Want to Become: Beyond the New Jim Crow

April 29: Thich Nhat Hanh, Cheri Maples, and Larry Ward: Being Peace in a World of Trauma


GREAT ROOM CLASS –LIFE’S ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
Sundays 9:30am – Great Room (Basement, just off of the nursery in the Children’s Area)

For all ages. One of the more influential theologians of the late 20th and early 21st century was Marcus Borg. His book, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, opened the door to a new way of understanding faith for many people. Douglas Ensminger, and oth-ers are leading the group through a conversation about another of Borg’s book, Convictions. For all ages. Meets in the Great Room with the comfortable couches, downstairs, just off the Church Nursery. Leader is Douglas Ensminger. Each class stands alone. Come any Sunday you are available.


KERYGMA – PASTOR’S CLASS 
Wednesday Mornings 10:30 to 11:45am in the Library  (1st Floor Education Building)
Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 Johnston Parlor (1st Floor off the Sanctuary)

Starting Wednesday April 18th, Matt will begin a class on the Old Testament book of Ruth. In order to understand ancient writings, we must determine, as
best we can, why the book was written, how the first readers would have understood it, their culture and customs, and other such things. This is especially true
in Ruth where we see customs at work. The answer to why was this book written and included in the Jewish Scriptures is especially slippery. Join us as we explore the many possible answers that present themselves in this little four-chapter story.