ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL OPTIONS

G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together) Class

During this coming Lenten season, we will be learning about the last day of Jesus’ life using a series called :24 Hours That Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton. Beginning Thursday evening after sunset and lasting on through Friday, Jesus would eat the Last Supper with his disciples; pray in the Garden of Gethsemane; be betrayed and deserted by his friends; be convicted of blasphemy by the religious authorities; be tried, and sentenced for insurrection by Pontius Pilate; be tortured by Roman soldiers; and undergo crucifixion, death, and burial.

Have you ever imagined yourself in this story? Are you like Pilate? Maybe Peter? How about Judas? Or John?

March 26 – Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate. Teacher: Heather Davis

April 2 – Tortured and Humiliation of the King. Teacher: Whit Malone

April 9 – The Crucifixtion. Teacher: Paul Kercher

April 23 – Christ the Victor. Teacher: Dorrie Hasty

April 30 – Heidelberg Confession. Teacher: Whit Malone

May 7 – Barmen Confession. Teacher: Whit Malone

May 14 – Belhar Confession. Teacher: Whit Malone

Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 200B

CONNECTIONS CLASS

How Jesus Saves The World From Us

Christianity has always been about being saved. But today what Christians need saving from most is the toxic understanding of salvation we’ve received through bad theology. The loudest voices in Christianity today sound exactly like the religious authorities who crucified Jesus. This is a book for Christians who are troubled by what we’ve become and who want Jesus to save us from the toxic behaviors and attitudes we’ve embraced. Each of the 12 chapters proposes an antidote for the toxicity that has infiltrated Christian culture, such as “Worship not Performance,” “Temple not Program,” and “Solidarity not Sanctimony.” Each chapter includes thought-provoking discussion questions, perfect for individual or group study.

Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201A

LIVING THE QUESTIONS CLASS

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. Featuring over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, the seven-session program includes a participant reader written by evoluntion

Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 204A

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Kerygma:  The Bible and Theology (Book 2 includes Themes 3 and 4)

Ecclesiology: What is the Church?

Anthropology: Who is Humanity?

Over centuries the church has developed theological ideas in the form of doctrines, which have been embraced by all Christendom with little variation. The Bible and theology series explores eight major Christian doctrines. It examines the Old and New Testament texts that inform belief and explores how the church has formulated that belief as doctrine.

Mondays, Apr. 3 – May 8, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 204A

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Study material:  An eye-opening Great Courses study, ” Comparative Religion” defining and comparing 12 major similarities of elements of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism via DVR and discussion.  Included topics compare the sacred people, signs, stories, rituals, goals and other basic tenets of each of the religions.  Meets weekly, open to all ages.  Contact Jay Crane.

Tuesdays from 8-9 AM, Youth Center

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY  

Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.  

Join Lisa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

Morning class begins Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 at 10 AM (Church Parlor)

Evening class begins Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM (Church Parlor)

 

HERITAGE GROUP

Jr. High and Heritage Luncheon

The Heritage Group is a great way for our older adults to enjoy fellowship, stimulating programs, and great activities together. Monthly luncheons or outings are scheduled on the 3rd Tuesdays (September – May).

Leaders:  Margaret Ann Campbell and Harriet Bates

Third Tuesday of the Month (September through May)

YOUNG ADULTS

The Young adults are a fast-growing group in our congregation. Check out the monthly calendar, Like us on Facebook, or contact Katherine Mull for latest plans.