Christian Education and Spiritual Formation
BIBLE AND BOOK STUDIES
Interested in being a part of a small group Bible/Book study in fall 2013?
Praying the Pearls: Contemplative Prayer in Community. Lead by Hans Becklin.
Date/Time: Starting Thursday, Sept 26, 7:30-8:30PM
Location: CFL 205 Melanchthon/Interfaith Room (upstairs)
Unlike most studies, we won't be reading a book or delving deeply into the Bible. Instead, we'll be using the Pearls of Life, which are modern prayer beads created by a Swedish Lutheran Bishop. Yet these pearls are only a tool: the focus of our study is allowing us to experience God's three persons in the silence of our hearts. The goal of the group is to support each other on our journey of contemplation. We will meet weekly to share in a time of prayer, fellowship, mutual support, and discussion about prayer. Each participant will be given a set of prayer beads and a small pamphlet explaining the pearls and detailing some additional contemplative practices.
The History of the Church. Lead by Maryanne McNutt.
Date/Time: Starting Saturday, Sept 28, 10AM
Location: Larsen Hall Lounge
This study will be on the early years of the Church and we will read about two page summaries of each time period. We will discuss what happened in the Church at that time and relate it to today and personal experiences. The goal is to grow in your relationship with God through the study of the Church of Christ throughout history. In addition, at the end of each meeting we will do a prayer reflection time for about 10 minutes.
Lord is it Warfare? Teach Me to Stand: a devotional Study on Spiritual Victory. Lead by Chase Racek and Paul Christiansen.
Date/Time: Starting Monday, Sept 30, 8:30-9:30PM
A study in Ephesians on the importance of the armor of the lord using the text found here.
Jesus Calling. Lead by Gifty Ama Dwa Arthur.
Date/Time: Starting Wednesday, Oct 2, 7:00-8:00PM
Focus mainly on key verses in the Bible and how to apply them to our daily lives, laying more emphasis on being doers of the word and not just listeners.
First-Year Women's Bible Study
If you want info on this bible study email Chase Racek and he will let you know if/when it starts.
Have questions, want to learn more?
Email Deacon of Spiritual Formation