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 th
e lessons in five years. The class has a discussion format and everyone is invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room A.
This fall quarter focuses on God’s gift of faith and how we
respond to it both personally and communally. The lessons from the Old and New Testaments illuminate how God’s grace affects the lives of all believers, as demonstrated by their obedience, gratitude, and holy living.
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 9:45 a.m.
This fall the class is studying The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
by Professor Bart D. Ehrman, University of North Carolina. The New Testament is a foundation element of Christian Faith, however, many Christians do not know a lot about it, including such basic facts as what books it contains, when they were written, by whom, when, and for what purpose; how the books were copied and transmitted down through the ages; and when and why they came to be collected together into a canon of Scripture. This lecture series is designed to answer these basic questions. The 12 lectures include a 30-minute DVD Session and several discussion questions to be considered.
Meets Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in the library.
(We will meet in Room 2 until library renovations are complete.)
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. Current topic of discussion is “Science and Christianity: Past, Present, and Future.” Contact Jenny Trussell for additional details.