Family Faith Night - Fall 2018

Tue, November 27, 20186:00 PM - 7:45 PM


FAMILY FAITH NIGHT provides a place for adults and youth to share their faith and grow in their knowledge of scripture. Join us each week for a light supper, which is served at 6:00 PM. Nursery is provided. Youth will gather in the Crosswalk Youth Center following the meal.

Below is a list of what's happening in the classes, with a class schedule for Fall 2018. 

(NOTE: The DISCIPLESHIP classes with Dr. Richard Burnham occurs at the same time as the classes taught by Rev. Barbara Robberson and Jim Pratt.)

For a printable schedule of this schedule, click HERE.

DISCIPLESHIP IN CHALLENGING TIMES - Richard Burnham, Leader

There is great value in hearing voices of the faithful who have endured challenging times. Certainly, the period leading to, and including, World War II is aptly characterized as challenging times. This fall we will use resources of two great voices from that period . . . Simon Wiesenthal and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Wiesenthal’s book, The Sunflower, On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness will launch this season of study together. This book captures your imagination with his life story of an incident while interned in a concentration camp in Poland. He is asked for forgiveness by a Nazi SS officer. He concludes the story with the question; What would you have done? This is a vital question for anyone living in challenging times, or, for that matter, in any time.

Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, scholar, theologian and a Hitler resister. His writings are always read with his execution at the hands of Nazi leadership as a background. We will study together portions of three of Bonhoeffer books; Life Together, The Cost of Discipleship, and Letter and Papers From Prison. Whether this is your first encounter with Bonhoeffer, or a continuation of a long interest in his works, this study will give voice to one who understood discipleship in challenging times.

While each weekly session will build on the overall experience, each week will also have a stand-alone quality to it. Anyone is welcome to pick and choose their points of participation.

Tuesday Dates

Spiritual Formation

Resource

Lesson Title

Leader

9/18/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Sunflower (Wiesenthal)

The Story and The Question

Richard Burnham

9/25/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Sunflower (Wiesenthal)

Forgive: Yes

Richard Burnham

10/2/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Life Together (Bonhoeffer)

Life Together

Richard Burnham

10/16/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer)

Costly Grace

Richard Burnham

10/23/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer)

Matthew 5

Richard Burnham

10/30/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer)

Matthew 6

Richard Burnham

11/6/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer)

Matthew 7

Richard Burnham

11/13/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer)

On Revenge, On Loving Enemies

Richard Burnham

11/20/2018

NO CLASSES

NO CLASSES

NO CLASSES

NO CLASSES

11/27/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Letters and Papers (Bonhoeffer)

Non-Religious Christianity

Richard Burnham

12/4/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Letters and Papers (Bonhoeffer)

Suffering with God

Richard Burnham

12/11/2018

Discipleship in Challenging Times

Letters and Papers (Bonhoeffer)

After Ten Years

Richard Burnham


THE JESUS CREED: Loving God, Loving Others - Rev. Barbara Robberson, Leader

Spiritual formation? What does Jesus say about spiritual formation? What, according to Jesus, does a spiritually formed person look like? Did Jesus ever express his view of spiritual formation? Yes, he does so by transforming a creed – the Shema of his Jewish tradition. We call it the Jesus Creed.  Everything about spiritual formation is shaped by his version of the Shema. For Jesus love of God and of others is the core. LOVE is the core! In the six weeks of digging deeper into The Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight we will explore how Jesus guided his disciples then and now into that deeper walk with God and with others. A young Jewish scholar once came to Jesus to ask him what was the most important thing for spiritual formation. This study is an invitation to explore Jesus’ answer and to be shaped and transformed by living the answer in our own lives daily. 

Tuesday Dates


Bible Study


Resource


Leader


9/18/2018


Loving God, Loving Others


Jesus Creed (Scot McNight)


Barbara Robberson


9/25/2018

Loving God, Loving Others

Jesus Creed (Scot McNight)

Barbara Robberson

10/2/2018

Loving God, Loving Others

Jesus Creed (Scot McNight)

Barbara Robberson

10/16/2018

Loving God, Loving Others

Jesus Creed (Scot McNight)

Barbara Robberson

10/23/2018

Loving God, Loving Others

Jesus Creed (Scot McNight)

Barbara Robberson



MOSES: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet - Jim Pratt, Leader

Beginning Tuesday, October 30, join Jim Pratt for an examination of the life of Moses based on Adam Hamilton’s book Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. The book uses historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text to guide us through the life of this reluctant prophet as he grew in his relationship with God. Come and see how Moses’ life and story speak to our lives and stories today.

Tuesday Dates


Class 2: Bible Study


Resource


Leader


10/30/2018


Moses


Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)


Jim Pratt


11/6/2018


Moses


Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)


Jim Pratt


11/13/2018


Moses


Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)


Jim Pratt


11/20/2018


NO CLASSES


NO CLASSES


NO CLASSES


11/27/2018


Moses


Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)


Jim Pratt


12/4/2018


Moses


Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)


Jim Pratt


12/11/2018


Moses


Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton)


Jim Pratt