Christian Education: Sunday Morning Classes

Learn more about Sunday morning opportunities for adults below. 

Christian Education classes will not meet on Easter Day, April 1.

Sunday Forum

On April 8 we will begin a three week book discussion of Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler. Kate Bower is an associate professor at Duke Divinity School and a 35 year old wife and mother living with stage IV cancer. Her first book, Blessed, explored the history of the American "Prosperity Gospel" movement. This memoir, reflects on her illness and faith, and tells the story of her struggle to understand the personal and intellectual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character. Join us for three sessions as we discuss the questions Bowler raises about how we think about suffering, about God, and how we be with each other in difficult times.

The Forum meets Sunday mornings from 9:30—10:30 AM in the Parish Hall.

The Seekers

The Seekers is an adult Sunday school class in which the members of the class choose a topic, usually a video-based resource, to study for the semester or year. This fall, we have selected Living the Questions. Living the Questions creates an environment in which we can learn about the best of today's theological thought and explore what is next for Christianity. Each Sunday, we will watch a 20 minute video which includes conversations with leading voices of faith, sermons, lecture clips, and digital stories illustrating aspects of an evolving faith and concrete spiritual practices, followed by a discussion facilitated by Chaudron Gille. Our goal is not to find the answers, but to explore the questions together. The structure of the class is such that it is not essential to be present for all the sessions; you can come when you are able, and all are welcome!

Topics include:
An Invitation to Journey, Taking the Bible Seriously, Thinking Theologically, Stories of Creation, Lives of Jesus, A Passion for Christ: Paul, Out into the World, Restoring Relationships, The Prophetic Jesus, Evil, Suffering & the God of Love, The Myth of Redemptive Violence, and Practicing Resurrection

The Seekers will meet Sunday mornings from 9:30—10:30 AM in the Conference Room of the Grace Center. 

Bible Study

The Sunday morning Bible study will meet in room 210 of the preschool/children's wing during the colder months. Join us to read the New Testament in chronological order and explore how the church grew in it's faith. Learn how the world around it helped or hindered it's growth and how it changed based on the times.

Besides reading the New Testament scriptures, our other primary text is Evolution of the Word by Marcus Borg. We are also utilizing thebibleproject.com and occasionally, The New Testament video series from The Great Courses.

The Bible Study meets Sunday mornings in room 210 of the preschool wing from 9:30—10:30 AM.

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