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.
Adult Education: “When the Body Divides: Conflict in a Faith Community”
May 14, 21, 28
Tom Zych and Kathryn Eloff present a 3-week series on “When the Body Divides: Dealing with Conflict in a Faith Community.” The class will consider how divisions can occur within a faith community and how the problem is almost endemic. Biblical stories will be used to demonstrate how theological and doctrinal questions can drive a wedge in a church, as well as the issues of personalities and personnel involved in the conflict.
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.
Past Faith Leader participants can continue their spiritual journeys in this bi-monthly small group. If you did not participate in Faith Leader but are interested in the Sycamore group, please 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.