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Adult Education

The Christian life is an adventure, a journey, which means that we are continually exploring who we are and what God is calling us to be and do in the world. The early followers of Jesus were known as people of “the Way,” (Acts 9:2,11:26). As contemporary followers of Jesus, we are also on the way, as we discover the “breadth, length, height and depths of God’s love” (Ephesians 3:18).

We come together to learn, question, explore, and ponder our place in the world as children of God. Our faith demands that we wrestle with difficult questions and engage the challenges of the world. This is where we engage both our hearts and our minds.

What is Adult Education?

Adult education engages a range of topics and typically occurs twice a month on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Whether we’re uncovering our inner biases, exploring global missions, or listening closely to Scripture, we’ll find a way to adventure into the Christian life together.


May 5: Christian Nationalism

The focus of our discussion will be Tim Alberta’s article in The Atlantic, “My Father, My Faith, and Donald Trump” (November 28, 2023), adapted from Alberta’s important new book The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in the Age of Extremism (Harper, 2023).

May 10 marks the 90th anniversary of the Barmen Declaration. Designed to prevent the capitulation of the churches to hostile cultural forces in the Nazi period of Germany, it has been accorded authoritative status throughout the Protestant world, including the PC(USA), for its emphasis on the centrality and all-sufficiency of Christ. We will hold Alberta’s article and Barmen in critical tension.

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May 12: Belonging

Last fall, we kicked off our theme for the year: Connection and Belonging. This Sunday, we bring our adult ed program to a close with a look back and reflection upon our theme. We will focus on David French’s piece in the NYTimes from several weeks ago on friendship and learning to be present to those in need.

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