Adult Bible Study Class
This diverse class uses The Present Word. Through the exploration of biblical text, adult study groups are invited into a deepened relationship with God. The Present Word engages participants in an experiential style of learning—connecting faith and life. The Present Word nurtures individual growth of the participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit and Christian hope. Discussion and activities encourage participants to live out their faith in their individual and congregational activities.. The lessons are ordered so that all the books of the Bible will be covered by the lessons in five years. The class has a discussion format and everyone is invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in Room A.
This summer we will study how to live in Covenant with God. A covenant is a pact, an agreement, or a contract. From the faith perspective, the basic understanding of a covenant is that it is a relationship. We believe that God has chosen to come to us and enter into a relationship with us. We see this in the covenant that God makes with Abraham and Sarah and their descendants. We see the covenant reconfirmed as the people of Israel enter the Promised Land after God frees them from slavery in Egypt. We see the covenant expanded through Jesus Christ to include the church and, through the church, the world.
The name of this class is derived from the idea that we endeavor to strengthen our faith during our Sunday morning class in order to connect it to the remainder of the week. The class explores a wide range of topics which are biblical-based, incorporating a variety of books, DVDs, and tapes which are selected by the class. The format of this class is facilitated discussion, and members who wish, volunteer to lead the class for one or two consecutive Sundays. This interesting format allows for diverse teaching styles and introspection to the lesson. Class members bring a variety of experience from their own faith journey. Join us in the Parlor on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
This spring the class will be studying Christianity and World Religions:
Questions We Ask About Other Faiths by Adam Hamilton. Hamilton deals with questions so many of us have about four major world religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism – and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. In his trademark honest and open writing style, Hamilton helps answer questions such as: Why are there so many different religions? How should we view their beliefs? What is the fate of those who have these beliefs?
Meets Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in the library.
We hope you can join us at the new “Topics Class” taught by Jenny Trussell. Bring your favorite caffeinated beverage, and drop-in to join a lively discussion about a different faith-based topic each week. No advance reading required – and feel free to arrive late, leave early, or simply attend as you are able. Contact Jenny Trussell for additional details.