Fri, Sep 02|
Great Valley Presbyterian Church
Christian Education Electives for September/October 2022
Starting Sunday, September 11 we will again offer two classes during the 9am Adult Christian Education Hour (CEH).
Time & Location
Sep 02, 2022, 9:00 AM – Sep 03, 2022, 9:00 AM
Great Valley Presbyterian Church, 2025 Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
About the Event
You can choose from two classes for this round of electives (click "read more" for full descriptions). Your registration is helpful to us in determining the locations for our classes.
Spiritual Disciplines – Discovering Different Ways to Actively Grow Closer to God
Led by Lauren Palmer
On our sanctuary wall, the words of Jesus are written: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Mathew 11:28).” When we open our Bibles and read a bit further, we are given further instruction and the promise of something wonderful. “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Mathew 11:29-30).” The promise from Jesus is simple: if we go to Him and learn from Him, we will find rest for our souls.
How, though, do we go to Him and learn from Him? In our Discipleship Track class led by Lauren Palmer, we will use Adele Ahlberg Calhoun’s Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us as a guide. In an interactive environment, we will learn about a wide array of spiritual disciplines, both the tried and true as well as some of the lesser known disciplines, and discuss the practical applications of them. The end goal is to equip us with more ways to seek and grow closer to God who continues to faithfully seek us with the reminder to “Come near to God and He will come near to you (James 4:8).”
Led by Paul Reader
Our Bible Track class will be lead by Paul Reader focusing on the ancient book of Judges. This class will spend eight weeks digging into a historic text describing key high and low moments (and leaders!) in Israel’s history. Understanding this book of scripture leads us to worship the God who is with us in the midst of a culture where “everyone did what was right in their own eyes (Judges 21:25).”