Education

Adult Formation

How do we grow in our relationship with God? How do we love one another better? The purpose of Adult Formation is to shape and equip people to lead lives in the image and likeness of God. Through weekly classes, bible studies, and retreats, Adult Formation seeks to help people follow Jesus and be effective witnesses in a complex world. We desire to know and understand Scripture and grow spiritually in ways that are relevant and applicable to our daily lives.

Sunday Mornings

11am-12pm
Fall semester starts August 18

Adult Sunday School – Credo Class
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit (August 18 – October 6)

Led by Aaron Cobb

One of the distinctive features of the Christian moral tradition is its focus on a set of seven dispositions that enable the Christian to respond appropriately to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. These “seven gifts of the Holy Spirit” are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and the fear of God (taking their names from Isaiah 11:2-3). This eight-week course seeks to develop an understanding of the gifts as a means of deepening our sensitivity to the work and direction of the Holy Spirit. Canterbury Hall

Damascus Road Class

Bible Study for Men

Named for the road upon which Paul encountered the Risen Lord, this class encourages men to encounter the Risen Lord through the study of Scripture, and equips them to share the Gospel with others. Good Samaritan Atrium

Adult Bible Study – Relevance Class

Inductive Bible Study

Join George Mardre and others for this study of Scripture and how it can be applied to our lives in ways that are practical and effective. Please contact George Mardre 279-6315 for more information. Choir Room

Monday Evenings

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Evening Bible Study for Women

Beginning September 16th, join Judy Derickson every Monday evening from 6:00-7:30pm for a Bible study specifically for women as they explore Psalm 23: Safe with the Shepherd by Jennifer Rothchild. Please contact Judy Derickson at 396-4268 for more information. Youth Café

Brews and the Bible

From Martin Luther to C.S. Lewis, beer and theology have been good friends. Join Dcn. Morgan every 4th Sunday at 7:00pm at The Gin in Eastchase for a monthly conversation about a biblical passage over a pint of beer. The first pint is on us!

Wednesday Evenings

6:00 – 7:00 pm

The Book of Hosea

August 14th – September 18   Emmaus Room
Led by Mark Wilkerson

Join Mark Wilkerson for this six-class series on the Book of Hosea. Hosea reveals God’s relentless pursuit of Israel and each of us through the living parable of Hosea’s relationship with Gomer, his wife.  Come and participate in a wide-ranging discussion of this provocative story.

Dietrich Bonheoffer’s Life Together 

August 14 – September 18   Canterbury Hall
Led by Fr. Andrew and Dcn. Morgan

In his classic book Life Together, Dietrich Bonheoffer describes the deep Christian community he experienced leading an underground seminary in Nazi Germany. Bonheoffer provides practical insight and advice for anyone seeking to live alongside other Christians. Join Fr. Andrew and Dcn. Morgan for this 6-week course about what it means to live in Christian community.

 

An Introduction to Christianity

September 25 – November 13   Canterbury Hall
Led by Fr. Andrew and Dcn. Morgan

What does it mean to be a “Creedal” Christian? Using Michael Bird’s book “What Christians Ought to Believe”, Fr. Andrew and Dcn. Morgan examine what it means to believe the foundational doctrines found within the Apostles’ Creed. This 7-week class will focus on the different elements of the Apostles’ Creed and how these beliefs affect our daily lives.

 

 

First and Second Thessalonians

September 25 – November 13   Emmaus Room
Led by Fr. Alan Reid

During his ministry, Paul wrote two letters to a suffering yet faithful Christian community in the Greek city of Thessalonica. Join Fr. Alan for this 7-week class that will explore the themes of these letters and their impact on us today.

 

 

 

Thursday Mornings

Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study

6:45 – 7:45am

Join Fr. Andrew and the men from our parish and other churches in our community every Thursday morning for breakfast and Bible study on the 11th floor of the Goode Building at Jackson Hospital

Resolve: A Bible Study for Women

9:45 – 11:30am

Taking a break for the summer! Beginning in the Fall, join Kim Dennis and others every Thursday for a study just for women. This Bible study will deepen your understanding of Christ, strengthen your relationship with Him, and connect you with other women who are seeking to live as effective witnesses in the world! For more information, contact Kim Dennis at 782-1288.