Adult Christian Education Classes

ALL ADULT SUNDAYS

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October 17: Jean Becker and Jim McGrath

December 12: All Adult Sunday with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

8+
8:55-9:25 a.m.
Chapel Reception Hall

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This 30-minute class is a clergy-led coffee and Bible study following the 8 a.m. service in Christ Chapel. Each class will focus on one of the lectionary readings for the day.

September 12: The Rev. Dr. Chad Martin

September 19: The Rev. Marty Bastian

September 26: The Rev. Jane Ferguson

October 3: The Rev. Lisa Neilson

October 10: The Rev. Wesley Arning

October 17: All Adult Sunday with Jean Becker

October 24: The Rev. Alex Graham III

October 31: The Rev. Dr. Chad Martin

November 7: St. Martin’s Day – no class

November 14:

November 21:

November 28: Thanksgiving holiday – no class

December 5:

December 12: All Adult Sunday with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

December 19:

Theology for Life
10:15-11 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

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“How Can I Change? Reflections on Christianity and the 12-Steps” with the Rev. Dr. Jim Jackson
Sept.12-Nov. 21*

The course will examine how behavioral practices expand from choice, to habit, to addiction. It will examine the transformational promises of the Gospel and offer insights into how and why the church has failed to deliver these promises to the world. It will also explain how the 12-Step community makes use of parts of the Gospel neglected by the church. Finally, it will offer a comprehensive transformation plan that captures the convictions of the New Testament and the 12-Steps.

*Theology for Life will not meet Oct. 17 so all may attend All Adult Sunday with Jean Becker, or Nov. 7 in order to participate in the All Parish Photo on St. Martin’s Day

Life in Christ
10:15-11 a.m.
Chapel Reception Hall

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This class will look at what it means to be a disciple of Christ in the present age, from who Christ is to the message He shared and how we might follow Him today.

“Growing in Christ”
Sept. 12-Dec. 19

September 12: “What is Discipleship?” with Dr. Dave Petersen

September 19: “Who is Jesus” with the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

September 26: “Grace as Gift” with Dr. Dave Petersen

October 3: “Grace that Converts” with the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

October 10: “The Converted Life” with the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

October 17: All Adult Sunday with Jean Becker

October 24: “The Reality of Evil” with Mr. David Lumpkins

October 31: “Jesus as Lord and Savior” with the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

November 7: St. Martin’s Day – no class

November 14: “Sanctification” with Mr. David Lumpkins

November 21: “The Holy Spirit” with Mr. David Lumpkins

November 28: Thanksgiving holiday – no class

December 5: “Let the Bible Speak! God’s Word” with the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

December 12: All Adult Sunday with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

December 19: “The Meaning of Incarnation” with Dr. Dave Petersen

Family Life Class
10:15-10:45 a.m.
Parish Life Center*

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This is a slightly shorter class for parents of young families and that meets after the Family Table service three times a month: twice for class and once for a breakfast social.

“Life Together”
Sept. 12-Dec. 19

September 12: “Created for Community” with the Rev. Alex Graham III

September 19: Breakfast Club (*at the Crosswalk)

September 26: “A Different Kind of Community” with the Rev. Alex Graham III

October 3: “A United Community” with the Rev. Wesley Arning (*in Children’s Life Center, CE-123)

October 10: “A Transformative Community” with the Rev. Wesley Arning (*in Children’s Life Center, CE-123)

October 17: All Adult Sunday with Jean Becker

October 24: Breakfast Club (*at the Crosswalk)

October 31: “A Worshiping Community” with the Rev. Dr. Chad Martin

November 7: St. Martin’s Day – no class

November 14: “An Episcopal/Anglican Community” with the Rev. Dr. Chad Martin

November 21: Breakfast Club (*at the Crosswalk)

November 28: Thanksgiving holiday – no class

December 5: “A Missional Community” with the Rev. Alex Graham III

December 12: All Adult Sunday with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

December 19: Breakfast Club (*at the Crosswalk)

Creative Spaces
10:15-11 a.m.
Activity Center

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This class looks at life, faith and prayer in different ways in three different electives, looking at contemplative spirituality, contemporary life and more.

“Contemplative Life: Life as Prayer” with the Rev. Sharron Cox
Sept. 12-Nov. 7

For many, a natural progression of our lives in Christ is engagement in the contemplative dimension of the Christian faith. Through this exploration of the inner life of faith, Christians grow in awareness of the movement and presence of God in their own lives, in the lives of others and in the world around them.

Spiritual practices aid us in cultivating a deeper appreciation of God’s presence and action in our lives. Some practices require time set aside from our busy schedules; others merely require us to pay attention and become more of God’s work within and through our busy lives. St. Paul urged the Thessalonians to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), so these spiritual practices or disciplines can guide us into creating a life of prayer, or living our lives as if they are prayer.

St. John Chrysostom wrote, “No matter where we happen to be, by prayer we can set up an altar to God in our heart.” This short course will assist those drawn to exploring a deeper walk with Christ in constructing that life of prayer and attentiveness to God. Support and encouragement will be given in this course to those drawn to explore this inner dimension of our faith through conversation, instruction and practice. In so doing, we grow to be more fully present to not just God, but also ourselves and others, body, mind and soul.

September 12: “Learning to Become More Aware”

September 19: “Learning to Mark Time”

September 26: “Learning to Pay Attention”

October 3: “Learning to Listen”

October 10: “Learning to Abide”

October 17: All Adult Sunday with Jean Becker

October 24: “Learning to Read”

October 31: “Support on the Inner Journey”

November 7: St. Martin’s Day – no class

Seekers
10:15-11 a.m.
Activity Center, Aerobics Room

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This class is for more senior parishioners for fellowship and lectionary-based Bible study.

September 12: The Revs. Dick Elwood and Robert Wareing

September 19: The Rev. Nick Dyke

September 26: The Rev. Dick Elwood

October 3: The Rev. Robert Wareing

October 10: The Rev. Nick Dyke

October 17: All Adult Sunday with Jean Becker

October 24: The Rev. Dick Elwood

October 31: The Rev. Robert Wareing

November 7: St. Martin’s Day – no class

November 14: The Rev. Nick Dyke

November 21: The Rev. Dick Elwood

November 28: Thanksgiving holiday – no class

December 5: The Rev. Robert Wareing

December 12: All Adult Sunday with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

December 19: The Rev. Nick Dyke