Adult Sunday School Classes Kick-Off Aug., 26th!
Rally Day, August 26th: we’ll be back to our regular Sunday school schedule, meeting at 9:45am. If you haven’t found a class yet, please come try one out! We have eleven adult classes (class descriptions are below and in the brochures around the church) and they study a variety of topics. Starting out this fall:
Friendship Bible Class (Rm. 240), Evans-Feezor (Sacristy) and Tri-M (Rm. 239) all study The Present Word curriculum. Through the exploration of Biblical text, groups are invited into a deepening relationship with God. Participants engage in an experiential style of learning – connecting faith and life. This quarterly resource follows the Cooperative Uniform Lesson Series. The fall study, A Living Faith, draws from selected texts of Hebrews and Acts, moving participants to a definition of faith through the lens of the early church.
Homebuilders (Rm. 241) will begin with a six-week study on John Ortberg’s book If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat. A description of the study: “During this 6 week session, participants will discover through short video clips, Bible study and discussion how to discern God’s call, transcend fear, risk faith, manage failure and trust God.”
Stillpoint (Rm. 212) is studying the book A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough, by Wayne Muller. This book is full of small chapters that each focus on some factor of life as the title references. “A rich, thought provoking guide to the interior life.”
Venture (Rm. 236) will begin with the Odyssey Network’s online column “On Scripture.” This column features some of the nation’s top religious voices interpreting Biblical passages in light of current events, using text and video. Each week, a columnist begins with the next Sunday’s lectionary text and considers what’s happening in the world in light of this Word. The effort stands in the tradition of theologians like Karl Barth, who famously exhorted pastors to preach “with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.”
Walking in the Word (Library) is gradually reading through the Bible, currently working on Second Chronicles.
Emanon (Rm. 214) will be using a lectionary based syllabus.
Connette-Covenant (the Gallery) and Genesis (Rm. 210) use a variety of sources.
Steve’s Class (Rm. 224) is a new class led by Rev. Steve Hein teaching on the Sermon on the Mount. Steve chooses this section of Matthew’s Gospel “because it is a handbook on how we should be living as followers of Jesus.”