Adult Christian Formation Offerings
Spring 2013 – Sunday Mornings at 9:15
Living the Good News
Led by Avis Gunter and Bob Canter in the Archives Room
This class offers an in-depth look at the lectionary readings for each Sunday. After receiving some historical background on the readings, participants discuss how God was working in the lives of the characters involved and what that means for us. Exploring the scriptures prepares our hearts and minds to be more engaged in the hour of worship that follows.
Life After the Resurrection: The Story of the Twelve Apostles
Led by Daniel Cenci in Room 216
A lot is known about the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, but little is known about what happened to his twelve apostles after Jesus ascended into heaven. In this six week class we will look at the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, early Christian writings, and Christian tradition, as we attempt to determine what happened to the twelve apostles after they received the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19) We will furthermore analyze the communities to which each Apostle witnessed and examine the challenges that each faced, as they sought to bring the light of the Gospel to a dark and hostile world. We will also consider the way in which the apostles met their deaths, as we attempt to discover how it was that Christianity spread so rapidly in an environment that was committed to extinguishing the Christian movement.