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.
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***
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 […]
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 […]