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. From September through May, Sunday morning adult education classes start at 9:30 a.m. and generally meet in the South end of Fellowship Hall.
Winter 2018 Kerygma Bible Study
The Adult Education Ministry welcomes one all to its Winter 2018 Kerygma Bible study. It’s cold outside, but the spirit of the Word will keep us warm. Our study centers on the wisdom text of Ecclesiastes, along with other wisdom sources. It’s a change of pace, and will call on our mature and candid examination of this unusual book, but we’re up to the task.
We all know Ecclesiastes, right? “Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” 1:2 And we can recite (or, some of us, even sing) 3:2, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” continuing with the words offered as comfort at most memorial services. And the Byrds, turning, turning, turning.
But there’s a lot more to Ecclesiastes than those citations.
This may very well be the most interesting and challenging book we have studied. Please join us in South Hall at 9:30 every Sunday.
In the summer, when our worship service moves to 10:00am, a Summer Bible Study group is offered at 9:00am and meets through the end of July.
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.
As part of Forest Hill’s commitment to developing spiritual lay leaders, we offer an intense, 28-week, small group program called Faith Leader designed to cultivate lay leaders by helping them develop a deeper connection with God, themselves, and others. The group gathers weekly to discern their spiritual gifts and types, develop spiritual disciplines, and explore and commit to personal plans for ministry.
The group is limited to 7-10 participants and is co-led by a team of 2 lay leaders and a staff member. The year begins and ends with weekend retreats and runs from September to May, with a break for Advent/Christmas. For info about the program, or to express interest in participating, contact the office or one of the pastors.
Occasional Offerings: 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.