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 Adult Christian Education ministry has two components: Sunday classes before worship, and seasonal series on different topics.

  • SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY/PRAYER begins at 9:15am in the church library (BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018). These classes have a devotional element to them, so come ready to share questions, stories, and “aha!” moments as we read through text together. We close our time together in prayer for one another before entering service at 10:30am.
  • SPECIAL SERIES are usually focused around a particular series or theme that we are discerning as a community. For example: 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?); we once read together Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World. The possibilities are endless!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 all of our formats, we emphasize God’s still-speaking nature in sacred text, tradition, history, and personal experience.

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 […]