Adults

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.

*Click HERE for the full 2018-2019 Adult Education Calendar.

Adult Education Classes
Sunday Morning 9:15 AM

Winter Term (January 6 - March 3)

Pressure Points | Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith | Choir Room

Celebrating the connection of science and faith, “Painting the Stars” explores the promise of Christian spirituality. Featuring leading evolutionary theologians and progressive thinkers, the program includes weekly dvd segments and lively discussion questions. Bruce Sanquin, one of the speakers says, “the goal of this curriculum is to create some space for us to inhabit mystery more deeply, and explore the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion. Perhaps most importantly, the hope is that each participant will feel from the inside what it is like to be the presence of all this creativity showing up after 13.7 billion years as him or her. Without this felt sense of being one with the creative process that is ceaselessly animating life, the conversation will remain objective and academic.”

Facilitators: Denise Snodgrass and Tim Hamel

The Improv | Religious Wounds and Healing | Fellowship Hall

The class will discuss how religion or communities of faith can do harm and the ways we find healing and resilience after such experiences. We will be engaging panels of people from the Grace Covenant community willing to share their experiences, as well as a few outside voices who have found healing elsewhere. Please come, bring your questions and your experiences, as we think about how we as Christians are called to be agents of healing and care in a wounded world.

Facilitators: Richard Coble and guests

Digging In | Singing Faith: Exploring the Bible through Hymns | Sanctuary

The class will examine our biblical heritage of song as a way of understanding the historic development of hymns and the music of the church. We will seek to understand biblical foundations for singing while giving consideration to the theological, musical, literary, and cultural components of the faith we sing. Bring your questions and your voice. (Bibles and Hymnals provided.)

Facilitator: Jeff Jones

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