Adult Spiritual Formation & Small Groups
Expand your spiritual life through intellectual, social and creative opportunities that help you grow in faith and deepen your relationship with God, yourself and others. September through May, Sunday morning adult education classes start at 9:30am and generally meet in the South end of Fellowship Hall.
Fall 2018 Adult Bible Study
Kerygma: The Gospel of Matthew: God With Us
According to Matthew, the Christian community is an earthly manifestation of the rule of God, composed of followers of Jesus who have been called to live righteously in the world and to serve in the manner of Jesus, with humility and forgiveness. In Jesus, there is a new community at work for the blessing of the world.
What binds us together? Jesus. God With Us.
The Gospel of Matthew: God With Us bible study will meet for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning Sept. 9 at 9:30am. Three groups, led by co-facilitators Kathryn Eloff and Tom Zych, Pat Jenkins and Laury Larson, and Ron Register and Ahren Stock, are planned. Registration begins Aug. 12 in South Hall after worship. A resource book, recommended for each participant, is available for $24.
A long-standing resource for Forest Hill Church’s adult education ministry, the Kerygma program of Bible study utilizes scholarly but approachable study resources that actively engage participants in learning about the Bible in lively and interactive group sessions. Study group facilitators are not teachers so much as learners among learners.
We look forward to a new and exciting fall semester for Adult Ed with new classes and new facilitators. We will use the Gospel to examine how we think of God, of the life and mission of Jesus, and how people of faith respond to God’s presence in our lives.
Did you know? The word “kerygma” comes from the Greek word for “preaching.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as
“the apostolic proclamation of salvation through Jesus Christ.”
Bible and Bagels
Every Wednesday morning @ 7:30am, members and friends meet in the Jin Room for coffee and bagels and a lively discussion of the upcoming lectionary passage. Drop-ins are welcome, and there’s nothing to read ahead of time.
Faith Leader and Small Plates
These popular programs are designed to help participants discern God’s calling for their lives. Learn more here.
Watch the weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters for upcoming classes. NEW GROUPS form regularly and meet together for as long as desired. If you are interested in starting a new group, we are happy to assist in any way possible.
OTHER SPIRITUAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Pilgrimages, both domestic and international, are an exciting way to grow in faith. Learn more about our pilgrimages here.