Christians are life-long learners. Our adult education classes are a place to ask, to seek, to connect, to discuss, and to wonder about things that matter. Contact Richard Coble with questions or for more information.

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Adult Education Classes

Winter Term | January 5 - February 23
Sundays | 9:15 AM

Pressure Points | The Theology and Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Choir Room

A German theologian who called out ‘cheap grace’ and dreamed of a ‘religionless Christianity,’ Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a vital part of the Confessing Church who stood against Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich at a time when most German Christian churches acquiesced to Nazism. He was executed in 1945 by the state for his part in a plot to overthrow the fascist regime. In our class together, we will learn from his theology and discuss why his legacy is currently being fought over by Christians with divergent viewpoints today.

Facilitators: Marcia Mount Shoop & Richard Coble

The Improv | Justice, Money and God: Exploring God’s call for right relationship (justice) by considering our relationship to money | Fellowship Hall

A lot of the Bible talks about money. In fact, money was Jesus’ most talked about topic. Money influences and has power in many of our relationships: our faith, our culture, our church. We will explore God’s call for justice and righteousness and wrestle together with where money fits into it all. In this class we’ll be deepening relationships with each other, and hopefully seeing possibilities for new ways of relating to God, to ourselves, to each other, and to money.

Facilitators: Keaton Hill, Bonnie Parker and Kate Shem

Digging In | Sexuality and the New Testament | Jerusalem Room

“If the Gospel is where we find healing from the harm done to us by the messages of the church, then it must also be where we find freedom.”– Nadia Bolz-Weber

Sexuality and the New Testament is a 7-week, discussion-based series covering a variety of topics focused on sexual ethics in the light of New Testament principles. Our goal is to create a space for learning and honest discussions about sexuality in our contemporary culture that help us wrestle with the shame and confusion many of us harbor. Join us for discussions on purity culture, sexual identity, gender identity, and more.

Facilitators: Amber White & Leah Madamba