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.

Topics

February 4:  Faith Without Works is Dead  (James 2.14-26)

February 11:  A Disciplined Faith  (James 3.1-12)

February 18:  Faithful Disciples  (Acts 9.36-43)

February 25:  The Good Fight of Faith (1 Timothy 6.11-21)

 

March 4: The Lord will Provide (Genesis 22:1-3, 6-14)

March 11: There is No God Like You (2 Chronicles 6:12-21)

March 18: The People Give Thanks to God (2 Chronicles 7.1-9)

March 25: Keep My Statutes and Ordinances (2 Chronicles 7:12-22)

 

 


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

She sounds a lot like Krista Tippet! At least in this class. . . Every week this class meets to discuss one of Krista Tippet’s radio programs. Come join us for our class led discussions in the Field Room on Sunday mornings at 9:30.

Topics

February 4:  Michael Longley:  The Vitality of Ordinary Things

February 11:  Parker Palmer & Courtney Martin:  The Inner Life of Rebellion

February 18:  Greg Boyle:  The Calling of Delight:  Gangs, Service, and Kinship

February 25:  Ellen Langer:  Science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness

March 4: Ta-Nehisi Coates: Imagining a New America

March 11: Atul Gawande: What Matters in the End

March 18: Ruby Sales: Where Does It Hurt?

March 25: Adam Gopnik: Practicing Doubt, Redrawing Faith

 


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)

Many people describe themselves as being spiritual but not religious. The following is from a prayer by the Apostle Paul for the church in Ephesus. “…may God grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Talk of being strengthened in your inner being, the indwelling of Christ in our hearts, and being filled with the fullness of God that surpasses knowledge all sounds pretty “spiritual” to me. Over the season of Lent, we’re going to look at the history and meaning of Christian Spirituality and how it might inform our own personal sense of spirituality today.