Adult Faith Formation are groups for adults that meets for thoughtful discussion on Sunday mornings and during the week. This adult education opportunity includes various Biblically-based and theologically thoughtful discussions.
Sunday Morning Adult Study for January and February 2020:
Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation (using Bill Placher’s 2006 book published by Eerdmans), January 5 – February 23, 8 weeks In this class, we’ll explore the smorgasbord of Christian “callings” that have arisen over the past 2,000 years. From the early church to the Middle Ages, from the Reformation to the modern era, we’ll delve into women and men’s stories as they sought to follow Jesus in the midst of their particular context. Our guide will be Bill Placher’s book on vocation, published in 2006, as we sample historical figures, drawing wisdom for our faith today. The class meets for an hour at church on Sundays (8:45-9:45am in the Upper Room) and runs for eight weeks (January 5 – February 23).
1/5 – Introduction
1/12 – Callings to a Christian Life: Vocations in the Early Church, 100-500 AD
1/19 – Ignatius of Antioch, Perpeua, Tertullian, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine
1/26 – Called to Religious Life: Vocations in the Middle Ages, 500-1500 AD
2/2 – Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Joan of Arc, Thomas a Kempis
2/9 – Every Work a Calling: Vocations after the Reformation, 1500-1800 AD
2/16 – Luther, Calvin, Ignatius of Loyala, Wesley, de la Cruz
2/23 – Christian Callings in a Post-Christian World, 1800-Present
Bible Study meets every Thursday morning at 10 am in the Upper Room of the church. This group digs deeper into the books of the Bible for insights about scripture and our faith journeys. All are welcome. For more information about which Book of the Bible the group is currently studying, please contact Bonnie Wehrenberg.