Christian Education Electives February 2020
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About the Event
You can choose from three classes for this round of electives (click "read more" for full descriptions):
The Parable of "The Prodigal Son"
Led by John Pauley - teacher of communication studies for over 20 years, recently retired Dean and Vice Provost for Academic Operations at Eastern University; married to Cheryl for 44 years
“…There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate...’”
So begins a very familiar parable of Jesus. This story is most often referred to as the “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” We often assume that the central character of this parable is the younger, or “prodigal” son. In this four-week study, we’ll go over this well-known parable and become acquainted with the whole family as we try to get to the point Jesus hoped to teach.
After the Sermon … Now What?
Led by Rick and Kristen Constable - graduates of Bucknell University, communicators extraordinaire; married for 33 years
Many of us receive God’s Word on Sunday, but then fail to apply it on Monday. Keith’s current sermon series on the Book of James challenges us to consider “The Way We Could Be.” This elective will attempt to provide some practical means to grow in this pursuit. The goal is to deepen relationships between church members, as well as to provide opportunities for spreading the Gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members.
Led by Paul Reader - graduate of Clemson University and Westminster Seminary (M.Div. 2008), married to Sonja (Smoker) Reader! Paul enjoys family, teaching the Bible, repairing Macs, and growing succulents
The short book of Jonah invites us to engage with our God and His conflicted prophet. Jonah draws us into the tension of God’s mercy and justice, asking how He will move to set brokenness right. In this class we will seek to dialogue with heavy theological issues, laugh at the ironies inherent in the narrative, and discuss our own engagement of God when things don’t feel or seem right. Come join us as we together follow a prophet on the run!