CURRENT ADULT STUDIES

Adult Lenten Guide:
Living The Gospel Life

Easy, quick, individual and accessible daily devotional
We are Christians on a mission, even in the season of Lent! The daily devotions in this booklet highlight the concepts of being sent, demonstrating faith in action, and being mission-minded each day of Lent. Suggested activities are associated with preparing our hearts, souls and minds to reflect on the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ and his mission for us. Short daily devotion, scripture reading(s), a brief prayer for the Christian who seeks to observe Lent but with limited time.

 

Adult Lent Study:
John: The Gospel of Light and Life

In depth, group study, book & DVD, for those wanting to go deeper…
Sunday at 11am; Wednesday evening at 7pm
The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.” Experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal in the six-week series. You’ll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel and understand the context of this gospel in new ways. Book: $13 & E-Book: $13

 

Small Groups:
Life Together: A Discussion of Christian Fellowship

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After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. In “Life Together,” Bonhoeffer writes from within the unique fellowship of an underground seminary during the Nazi years. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups through personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship. Book: $11

 

Sunday Morning 9:30am Study Group:
Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian

Paul F. Knitter explains the unique path that he took to overcome his doubts, becoming a stronger Christian in the process. In the words of Mr. Knitter, “Being a Christian isn’t easy. Sustaining belief without any doubts for one’s entire life is a very rare accomplishment. Indeed, many would say that examining one’s faith at least once is a central part of the Christian condition.”

“Honest and unflinching, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates each spiritual dilemma that Knitter has struggled with and explains how a Buddhist worldview has allowed him to resolve each one. From the ‘petitioning’ nature of Christian prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can help inspire a more person-centred conception of Christianity, where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. “
— Amazon synopsis