Christian Education

5 let the wise also hear and gain in learning,

and the discerning acquire skill,

6 to understand a proverb and a figure,

the words of the wise and their riddles.

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:5-7

Our Christian Education ministry has two components — Bible Study, and our Sunday classes before worship.

  • Bible Study is every Thursday (unless otherwise noted) at 7pm in the Sanctuary. This is a devotional-style setting, so come ready to share questions, stories, and “aha!” moments as we read through text together.
  • Sunday Class begins at 9:30am in the church library. These classes have a devotional element to them, but are usually focused around a particular series or theme that we are discerning as a community. A retired Divinity School professor may lead a four-week class on Ezekiel; our Social Justice committee led a six-week class on “Accompaniment” (what does it mean to accompany others in justice work?) during Summer 2011; during Lent 2012, we read together Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World. These classes are NOT EVERY SUNDAY, but as the community sees fit to engage a particular topic. Follow the church calendar for more information on upcoming classes.

In both of these, we emphasize God’s still-speaking nature in both the sacred text and history.

The Bible Study is all ages, and the Sunday Class has a separate component for youth, who will meet upstairs.

 

 

If you are interested in leading bible study, or teaching a series for one or multiple Sundays, please contact Pastor Julian. This can be especially helpful for ministry students looking to test a theory, doctoral students prepping dissertation, and all those with a gift and passion for education. Come forth!!!

 

***Latest Christian Education News & Activities***

 

24Feb 2015

Join us for a five-week course on Liberation Theology. This dynamic series of courses will explore Liberation Theology from the perspectives of race, womanist and queer theology. Session 1 (March 1) – An Introduction to Liberation Theology – Minister Johnny Kline Session 2 (March 8) – Black Liberation Theology – Dr. Dwight Hopkins Session 3 […]

05Jan 2011

In his April 10 sermon, Pastor Julian distinguished between actions done for people (disempowering), to people (paternalistic), and with people (accompaniment). Starting on May 1, the Social Justice Committee began an 8-part series at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday in the University Church library to look at the wider church’s understanding of mission as accompaniment. Part […]