The Christian Education Committee seeks to nurture the spiritual life of the congregation. This is done through programs of adult Christian education and Christian fellowship, and by providing programs and opportunities for encouraging prayer and contemplation of what God is doing in the world and in each of our lives. The committee reports to Session on such topics, and may also serve as an advisory group to the pastor regarding the congregation’s spiritual vitality.
Beginning September 10, 2017 - Adult Forum Study
Reconceptualizing Our Faith
9:00 Sunday Mornings – Hancock Room
Rev. Bill Weisenbach
In his book, The Heart of Christianity, world-renowned Jesus scholar and author, Marcus Borg, argues that the essential ingredients of a Christian life—faith, being born again, the kingdom of God, the gospel of love—are as vitally important today as they have always been, even during this time of conflict and change in the church.
Borg wants to show us, as today's thinking Christians, how to discover a life of faith by reconceptualizing familiar beliefs. Being born again, for example, has nothing to do with fundamentalism, but is a call to radical personal transformation. Talking about the kingdom of God does not mean that you are fighting against secularism, but that you have committed your life to the divine values of justice and love. And living the true Christian way is essentially about opening one's heart—to God, and to others. Above all else, Borg believes with passion and conviction that living the Christian life still makes sense.
In this 11 week study we will work our way through Borg’s book (which you can get in paper or electronically from Amazon), with the goal of embracing a 21st Century understanding of a timeless faith.