"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom..." Colossians 3:16a, NRSV
The adult education committee helps facilitate offerings of Sunday School classes and Christian Education to help people explore, deepen and develop faith and understanding of the teachings of Christ. The purpose of our offerings is to encourage and support one another in sharing, questioning, and helping bring about opportunities for communion in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
Lectionary Bible Study
From September - May, the Sunday Lectionary Scriptures are the focus of this class that welcomes all who desire to dig deeper into the Bible, whether you are turning the pages for the first time or read it often. Bibles are provided, or bring your own as we seek to hear the Word of God together – speaking through its historical context, and for us today. Class meets in the Session Room on the 2nd floor of the Christian Education wing at 9:30 am.
Adult Education Groups meet September - May at 9:30 a.m.
Adult Education on February 24: What is the “good life?” Jaco Hamman will continue to lead us in exploring this question. He will share insights from his new book, The Millennial Narrative: Sharing a Good Life with the Next Generation (Abingdon Press, February 2019), a book written for persons who are spiritual, but not necessarily religious. Hamman argues that the Christian tradition historically communicated the Good News (specifically one’s sinfulness and the good news of Jesus), but neglected the Good Life. Especially young adults and teenagers, but many adults in the USA too, are interested in the Good Life, which speaks to having personal meaning and a prophetic purpose in the life amidst crisis, trauma and injustices.
Feb. 24: Accountability, political restoration, and the Good Life (with musical guest, Christopher Williams)
Adult Education on March 3, 10: David Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy, Vanderbilt University on his book Life on Mars. Mars suddenly is within reach. By the end of the next decade, we may have put the first human footprints on Mars. We also might have found evidence for native life on Mars. contend that both the race to Mars and the race to discover evidence of Martian life raise profound moral and ethical questions. Come learn how close we are to sending astronauts to Mars and let me give you an introduction to what we know about the possibility of life on Mars. Then join me to discuss the big-picture questions associated with colonizing Mars.
Adult Education on March 17: Dr. Ann Coble, Lecturer in Religion at Belmont, will talk about the legends and history of St. Patrick as well as her course on Celtic Spirituality, which she teaches in Ireland. She will address a number of questions about this topic, including: What makes Celtic Spirituality unique? What impact did pre-Christian beliefs have on Christianity in Ireland? What do we know about the real St. Patrick? What might you want to read as a follow-up to this class? Where might you want to visit in Ireland to learn more about Celtic Spirituality?
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