We never "graduate" from learning about or exploring our relationship with God. Engaging the Bible, learning the teachings of the Church, delving deeper into our spiritual practices and learning how to meet the challenges of life through faith are constant needs. We offer a variety of opportunities to learn and grow in faith for adults. We invite you to take advantage of these so that you can become the person God calls you to be in even new ways.
Surprised by Hope Lessons:
Click here for Session One
Wednesday Evening Adult Learning Opportunities
For 2020-21, opportunities to learn will be varied and offered in more than one way. The changes we have all had to embrace to address Covid-19 have taught us new lessons about gathering and using formats like Zoom, video, and resources for home. Pastor Tim Olson will be the coordinator and lead teacher for adult learning, but look for others to be part of the “faculty.” Plans for the coming months include:
- Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church – This video-based series features biblical scholar N.T. Wright and will be offered via Zoom, starting Sept. 23.
- Through the Looking Glass: The Story of God’s Love - Using the stained-glass windows of the sanctuary, the lessons will explore how we learn to love God, love neighbor, and love the creation. This will be part of our congregational School of Love. It will be offered both in Zoom sessions and as videos available for group study or personal use.
- God of Tempest, Whirlwind, and Pandemic: Finding God in the Year 2020 – A look at the disasters, derechos, diseases, and destruction around us with a quest to discern what God is doing. This course will be offered via Zoom and available for personal and group use.
Virtual Faith Formation
“Grace Notes” blog, "Beggar's Take" videos, and "Reflections from the Loft" videos are a way for the pastors, staff, and leaders of this congregation to communicate about the grace we witness and share with one another and with the world. We hope that these will be another way for us to communicate with each other as the body of Christ in this place and time. If you’d like us to talk about something in particular, drop us a note through this site. We’ll do our best!
Devotions & Books
There are many books and resources to grow in faith. Click here for recommended books about spiritual transformation, anti-racism, and other topics.
Other Opportunities to Learn
Pause Groups and other Bible Study Groups are available for you to learn, share and grow in your faith.