Sunday Morning Classes
Ongoing Sunday morning classes are a great option for those looking for weekly engagement and faith study. All Sunday morning adult classes welcome your participation.
8 AM, Linder Lounge
Bible study and Christian fellowship. Supports outreach programs that represent Christian social concerns. Bible Study Class is comprised of adults dedicated to carrying out the fuller meaning of the word “koinonia” (Greek for Christian fellowship) toward each other and the congregation. The class welcomes all men and women searching for an opportunity to experience spiritual and social fulfillment. Members serve the church as volunteers and support outreach programs that represent Christian social concerns including youth activities and various mission programs, We gather for a monthly social under the guidance of the Social Chairman. The Koinonian, our monthly newsletter, keeps everyone advised of what is going on.
Heart of Christianity
11 AM, Linder Hall 4
Dr. Ben Christensen
Summer 2011 -Jerral Miles, email@example.com
The Heart of Christianity discussion group was organized around 2003 by Chaplain Tom Respess. A number of individuals in the church were interested in reading and discussing what scholars and theologians were writing about their searches for meaning in their lives. In the course of these years, the group has read a number of authors, including Marcus Borg, whose book The Heart of Christianity gave the group its name. Sometimes a discussion is generated by a piece of literature.
While the group sometimes spends several weeks going through a work on theology written for a popular audience, occasionally topics take only one to three weeks or so. Often a discussion is generated by the spiritual questions and meanings associated with secular works that someone in the group recommends, such as the idea of family in relation to Shakespeare's King Lear or grace in the short stories of Flannery O'Connor. Many classical and contemporary authors provide a rich field for discussion topics.
Much of our Sunday time together is spent discussing the differences of our understandings. In many cases, there are as many different opinions as there are people in the room! What's changed over time in the group is that those ideas and understandings are based on an increasingly richer knowledge base.
Each new thing we study is a separate unit based on new reading material, so new people start whatever we're studying anew with the rest of us.