Ministry of Adult Spiritual Growth

November 24, 2021

What is the Ministry of Adult Spiritual Growth?

This Ministry is a group of people, including both elected Elders who serve on Session and other volunteers, who oversee adult Christian education and spiritual formation for Forest Hill Church. We design and promote opportunities for adults to learn about Christianity and how to live their Christian faith.

Learning to live your Christian faith may involve more than you would initially imagine — learning the Christian story, both ancient and present, from the Bible and from Christian thinkers throughout the centuries; developing the skills you need to live out your faith as a member of a covenant community, through learning about the practices of Christianity; and reflecting on the Christian story and your own story, in groups and in introspection, in order to live in truth as a self-aware person.

In May of 2021, we adopted a new Statement of our Mission, Vision, Values, and Responsibilities. It was approved by the Session of Forest Hill Church on May 26, 2021.

Here is a brief summary:

The Ministry of Spiritual Growth is responsible for planning, promoting, providing, and evaluating opportunities for adults to learn and mature as Christians. These opportunities can be traditional study and discussion groups, experiential workshops, or other creative types of groups or classes. They can be facilitated or taught by the Pastors, members of the congregation, or people from outside our church whom we invite.

We regularly offer classes and groups focused on Bible study, spiritual formation, Christian discipleship, leadership development, and public and social witness, We also offer classes and groups on other topics according to the interest of members of the congregation.

Because we believe that ALL adult Christians need lifelong Christian education and spiritual formation, we support lifelong growth for people in many life circumstances, using diverse learning styles and methods.

We welcome suggestions and proposals for classes and workshops from members of the congregation. We also welcome people who would like to teach a class or facilitate a discussion group. If you have an idea about a class, workshop, or book discussion that you would like to see, or if you would like to offer a class or facilitate a group, please contact Ann Williams.

Here is a link to a full copy of our Mission, Vision, Values, and Responsibilities, as approved by Session in 2021.SaveSaveSave

Current Classes

Sunday Morning

Forgive: A study for Lent (2/19-4/2/2023)

Using the Follow Me curriculum during the Education Hour on Sunday mornings (9:15-10:15 AM), we welcome you to join us by Zoom. The following is a brief description: We forgive because God first forgives us. When we forgive one another, we participate in God’s way of being in the world. At its root, the word forgiveness draws on a Greek […]

The Ministry of Adult Spiritual Growth: Classes and Groups for Winter 2023

For the Winter of 2023, the Ministry of Adult Spiritual Growth is pleased to announce the following classes. We have tried to balance our offerings of classes in a variety of areas of Spiritual Growth: We hope these classes will help people connect with each other, building our community of faith. About Sunday Morning Class […]

Racial Equity Book Club

Facilitator: Quentin SmithDates and Times: Many (not all) Saturday mornings from October through June, 10:30 AM to 12:00 NoonClass Description: Join this book club to discuss amazing texts by Black women with fellow FHC and community members. We’ll read the books in advance and come together by Zoom, with discussion prompts and opportunities to reflect, […]

The Return of the Black History Education Committee

The Black History Education Committee announces a return of programming for the full month of February. Watch for more information in the New Year! And Save the Date for the Black History Concert on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

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