Do you want to grow in your understanding of the foundational and significant elements of your faith? Do you want to challenge yourself and your faith with new questions and new thinking?
Our Academy of Christian Discipleship offers short-term courses with quality offerings taught by a rotating selection of excellent faculty. Come with us as we explore biblical study, spiritual formation, current events, and health and wholeness.
Led by Rev. Doug DeCelle, the class will be discussion-intense and will explore ways the Bible sheds light and hope on what for many people, especially children, is a terrifying subject. Smart phones and Bibles are welcome and will be useful. A full class description and resource list can be found here.
Good serious fiction serves as both a mirror and a window upon human experience. In this course, you will read one short story each week from such authors as Poe, Hawthorne, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Baldwin, along with some of the great Europeans, such as Tolstoy, Camus, Balzac, and some recent writers published in journals such as The New Yorker. Our goal is to participate in the ongoing dialogue on our common humanity. Taught by Dr. John Parks.
This class is for individuals who want to have a life with meaning and a purpose. The class will explore new ways to take better care of yourself as we get older; physically, emotionally and spiritually. We will explore practices that lead to personal vitality and a life that thrives, not just survives. We will consider the findings from new studies that show how spirituality influences our physical, emotional, social and intellectual wellbeing. This class is for you if you want to gain new insight into having a healthier physical, emotional and spiritual life. Taught by Dr. Rod Rhoades.
Ongoing opportunities for Adults:
Group meets for Bible study and reflection on Wednesdays at 12 noon. All are welcome.
Jean Luker leads a Bible Study using the 2019-2020 PW/Horizons Bible Study - Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments (or Words) are God's loving instructions to God's people for living an abundant and healthy life - as individuals, in community, and as a part of God's creation. "The Ten Words are an invitation into a passionate life with God and with each other.... They provide boundaries within which we can live in freedom and peace" (Love Carved in Stone, Introduction). Women of all ages are welcome.