Adult Education Offerings
For young professionals and families, LL29, studying the Animate Series on the Bible, led by Richard Zahn.
Genesis Class: This 50 and up singles class meets downstairs in LL28.
Comprised of adults ages 40 and over, the Adventurers meet downstairs in room LL30.
Adult Bible Study
This “55-ish plus” group through scripture study and sharing seeks to discover the living Bible as it speaks to us today. The class meets in the Library (room205) on the second floor.
Sunday AM Class
Sept 16 - Oct 14
Jesus’ Most Popular Teachings
This fall you are invited to join Rev. Junkin in the Pastor’s class as we explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables and spend time looking at common misinterpretations. We will use material from scholar Amy-Jill Levine to guide us as we consider new ways to understand and reinterpret Jesus’ narratives. In her book, In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these "problems with parables," taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. Come and hear how these parables can challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.
Sunday PM Class
Sept 16 - Oct 14
Those Naughty Gnostics!
At the 4:00 PM Education time at the North Campus, Dr. Paul Kirbas will offer a class entitled "Those Naughty Gnostics!" The discovery of the Gnostic Gospels in the late 1800’s allowed these early Christians to speak for themselves. For all the centuries before that, we had to rely on the orthodox church to tell us who they were and what they taught. But now, the truth is out, and it looks like we have been under the spell of a conspiracy! Join Dr. Kirbas as we discover the truth about the Gnostics, and about the way history is always written in the eyes of the conquerors! It’s an ancient story, with modern lessons!