On behalf of the Adult Formation Committee, it is my joy and privilege to welcome you back to the block for Adult Formation this fall. We have an extraordinary collection of classes coming your way, and we can’t wait to learn with you, as we invite the Holy Spirit’s transformation in our lives, deepening our Christian faith for the sake of the world.
Our classes will follow the structure of the Becoming Beloved Community curriculum: telling the truth, repairing the breach, proclaiming the dream, and practicing the way of love. It’s good to note that the content will be home-grown, even as we follow this outline from The Episcopal Church. I love the way portions of the baptismal covenant accompany each session.
Session 1: Telling the Truth
We will persevere in resisting evil, and whenever we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord
September 12 and 19
Session 2: Repairing the Breach
We will proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
October 10 and 17
Session 3: Proclaiming the Dream
We will seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves.
October 31 and November 14
Session 4: Practicing the Way of Love
We will strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.
December 5, 12, and 19
Programming curated for young adults by Sarah has been designed so all the saints are welcome, regardless of age. Join a stand alone Sunday morning session or attend all six in this timely series that explores how faith is both an internal stabilizer and an external force for change. For those seeking a more personal dive into Scripture, monthly Bible studies over Sunday brunch are offered alongside bi-weekly Bible studies, starting Monday nights in September.
We continue our partnership with the Candler Foundry, which offers Courses in the Community to make theological learning accessible and engaging for the broader public. This partnership is generously supported by a grant from the Lilly Foundation, and offers a fascinating look at the origins of the Bible.
Simon and Natosha have assembled Atlanta area leaders for their series: Faith in the City. Join them for conversation that pairs faith and works, exploring contextual theology with movers and shakers in our city:
August 29 | Education: For All God’s Children
September 26 | Arts: The Language of the Soul
October 24 | Justice: The Shalom of the City
November 21 | Putting our Faith in the City: Racial Equity and Healing Initiative Launch
However you choose to join us for Adult Formation this fall, please know that we have been preparing for you, and we’re excited to welcome you home.
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