What is the Purpose of Adult Education?
We are all ministers of our faith. Christ has entrusted us with the responsibility (stewardship) to practice Christianity now, here and everywhere. We can’t do this without a deep understanding of His teachings as they apply in our world, 2000 years later. As such, Christianity is an active, proactive, and growing faith.
There are three principles that guide our Adult Education programs that could help you become a better steward of the faith and grow in your own faith.
- The core foundation of our beliefs begins with “smartly” reading the Bible. To read smartly and learn from the Bible, we have to read it in the context of the day 2000 years ago, and then interpret and apply what we read to our modern day.
- Each of us needs to keep refreshing and growing in our faith. The alternative is slippage, complacency, and rigidity as we age and get more involved and distracted by our daily activities and responsibilities. While refreshment begins at each Sunday morning’s worship, we ask you to consider the extra motivation, stimulation, fellowship, and community that come from participating in one or more of our Adult Ed programs.
- We can’t do this alone. We need our pastors and we need each other. Christian knowledge and growth requires a community that learns together. The strength of this community comes from listening to, talking with, and learning from others who are in different places in their faith journeys.
2017 – 2018 Regularly Held Adult Education Programs
Pastor –led programs
- Theology on Tap moderated by Pastor Joe. Held Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at Chessie’s.
- Weekly Bible Study moderated by Pastor Joe. Held Thursdays at 1:30 pm at the Garlands.
- Men’s Breakfast Book Study moderated by Pastor Joe. Held Fridays at 6:30 am, at Egg Harbor.
- GTIF (Growing Together in Faith) moderated by Jill Minner. Held the third Tuesday of the Month at 7 pm, in alternating home locations and moderators, except August and December. The current topic will be posted in Sept. 2017. Contact Jill for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Perspectives moderated by Bob Kosobud. Held the first Monday of the month, 11:00 am at Chessie’s. Our next meeting is Monday, September 11. Read more about our new study. email@example.com
- Wednesday Morning Bible Study moderated by Susan Raaths. Held the second Wednesday of month (September – May), at 9:15 am at the Church. The study guide for this year is titled “Cloud of Witnesses, the Community of Christ in Hebrews”; Melissa Bane Sevier is the author of the study. Contact Susan for more information. Gillsrocksue1@aol.com
- Faithseekers 2, organized by Dan Paxton. Monthly meetings discussing spiritual issues most important to participants, held in member’s houses. Contact Dan for more information . firstname.lastname@example.org