Adult Formation Opportunities

"We are poised to equip men, women, and children to be true and living expressions of the life, ministry, and continuing presence of Christ in the world." - Develop Disciples to Serve Our congregation is beginning a series of adult formational classes in different areas. To better plan our classes, we'd like to know who's interested. If you see something that interests you, please send an email to Mary Gill or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Below, you'll find more information about the first wave of classes that will be beginning soon.

Scriptural Literacy through Seasons of the Spirit with Larry Winters

What Will Be Explored, Studied, Learned

Using Seasons of the Spirit, a biblical literary curriculum, we explore meaning and mystery in the Bible through the lectionary. We learn from biblical scholarship and value the insights and experiences of people of diverse cultures and life situations and all ages and eras.

Why Is It Important 

Through the Bible, the Spirit leads us to know God, Jesus Christ, and God’s call to live lives of faith, love, and justice. The Bible contains meaning and mystery beyond the printed words. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to engage continually in biblical exploration in community.

Meeting Times

9:30 – 10:10 every Sunday morning during the school year.

Exploring Community of Christ Theology with Dustin Crowley

What Will Be Explored, Studied, Learned

This class will provide an introduction and overview of Community of Christ identity and theology. We will cover church history, approach to scripture, basic beliefs and enduring principles, sacraments, priesthood, and discipleship/mission. Our depth in covering each session will depend on who attends and their familiarity and/or desire to delve into specific topics. We will cover a few short texts from the World Church on these topics, but also rely on discussion about our own experience within the Community of Christ.

Why Is It Important

For new attendees, this is an opportunity to become familiar with aspects of Community of Christ belief, mission, and congregational life that often go assumed or unsaid. For long-time members, it provides a chance to reflect on our shared beliefs that are often taken for granted, to get a fresh or reinvigorated perspective on how these elements fit together into who we are as a community. It will also be a chance to share how your story fits with the corporate one.

Meeting Times

The course will have five sessions, 1-2 hours each. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Monday or Wednesday evenings beginning September 12, 2012.

Preparing for USA National Conference with Bruce Rider

What Will Be Explored, Studied, Learned

Journey together in faith to seek God’s will for issues to be considered at the USA National Conference.

Why Is It Important

It is important to prepare for the USA National Conference by having an opportunity to dialogue together about the issues.

Meeting Times

The 4th Sunday of the month during Sunday school beginning September 23, 2013.

Community of Christ Run/Walk Club with Jackie Gill

What Will Be Explored, Studied, Learned

Explore not only the physical benefits of exercise, but the spiritual benefits as you fellowship with other church and community members in a fun, relaxed setting. This group is for all ages and abilities including walkers, runners, and everyone in between!

Why Is It Important

We often focus on developing the mind and spirit, but forget the significant role the body plays in our discipleship. It is sometimes difficult to fit exercise into our day and this group offers a great source of motivation and accountability!

Meeting Times

We will meet every Thursday at 6:30 pm beginning September 6th through November 8th. Interested participants will complete the Pilgrim Pacer 5k in Lenexa, Kansas on November 10th.

Using Technology to Complement Worship with Shane Adams

What Will Be Explored, Studied, Learned

This course will explore ways to use technology tools to bridge the gap between technology and spirituality, enabling a modern worship experience while still allowing room for the spirit to breathe.

Why Is It Important

In our always-on world, sometimes it can be difficult to connect with people spiritually on Sunday, so we've defaulted to an "unplugged" approach to worship.

Meeting Times

One 2-hour session in January, 2013. The session may be repeated in February if there is interest.

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