Wednesdays: 12 January, 19 January, 2 February, 16 February, 2 March, 16 March, and 23 March
19h30-21h via Zoom.
Whether you're new to Christianity or wanting to refresh your faith, our Wednesday Evening Adult Learning program is offering you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what we believe as a Christian community.
Each week we meet, you'll be helped in gaining a better understanding of the storyline of the Bible, some of our core doctrinal beliefs, and how we seek to apply them to our lives today.
Please register for this series and note the dates (The weekly rythmn is varied). You don't have to attend all of the sessions. Feel free to join when you are able. This study will meet on Zoom, and will not conflict with the Wednesday evening book study on Being the Bridge.
January 12 The Nature of Scripture: What's it all about?
An overview of the Old and New Testaments: timelines/geography/authors, major themes, understanding the nature of Biblical inspiration.
January 19 Creation and Fall: The start of it all!
God's intentions for humanity, the human response to God's intentions, and the story of God making things right again.
February 2 Passover and Exodus then and now: A God who refuses to give up on us!
A special focus on the central story of God's love for the world; understanding the theological language of atonement, redemption, salvation; communion and baptism - sacramental practices that celebrate God's redeeming work.
February 16 The Gospels and the Kingdom of God: Who is this Jesus?
The life and ministry of Jesus as revealed in the four Gospels: understanding the differences between the Gospels, and the vision for living Jesus instilled in the hearts and minds of all who followed him.
March 2 A Special Ash Wednesday Worship Service at ACP
March 16 The Birth/Calling of the Church: Never an easy experience!
The importance of Christ's Ascension, the day of Pentecost and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit; the struggle of the early church to live as faithful witnesses to Jesus; and how we can learn from the first generation of believers.
March 23 Practicing our Theology: Being a follower of Christ today!
A focus on what it means for us to live out our faith in the here and now; recognizing our giftedness, our strengths and weaknesses as followers of Jesus; exploring spiritual disciplines that can help us grow in our faith; discerning our next best steps.