Adult Ministry

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At Central, we believe that Christian education is a lifelong journey. In addition to gathering for worship, adults are encouraged to participate in classes on Sunday mornings.

Classes are offered every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with a variety of topics from Bible study, to current issues, to theological questions. Ongoing adult classes with rotating leadership provide learning and fellowship opportunities. Special studies are also offered throughout the year.  Each January Central’s adult classes meet together for Winter Studies and during the summer months for Summer Series to focus on a specific topic.


Beginning April 2017


Waking Up White

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | April 23 – May 21

Class Convener | Beth Johnson

Location | Parlour

Debby Irving’s Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, is a memoir that explores white privilege, systemic racism in the United States, and invites readers to work on anti-racism in their own lives. We will take five weeks to read the book and reflect on our own white privilege, the racist society in which we live, and what we can do to become anti-racist.


How My Mind had Change | A Sojourners Class

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | April 23 – May 21

Class Convener | Ed Carwile

Location | Brotherhood Room

Many people like to hear stories from their friends, which are true 99 percent of the time. Sometimes they are stories you have never heard before.  
 
During our last five Sundays series after Easter, we’ve invited some Centralites to speak to our class.  The topic is, Over the years, how I’ve changed my mind about…    
 
After you’ve heard their story, usually 20-25 minutes,  there will be time to ask questions and make comments.  Maybe you can identify with the story told. This series is unique.

Beginning February 2017


Modernity and Its Discontents | An Issues in Theology Class

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | February 12 – May 21

Class Convener | Michael Lloyd

Location | OAC Art Room, Ground Floor, Oglesby Building

Studying the book, Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow, by Steven B. Smith

Embedded with many theological issues and arguments, Smith’s powerfully lucid intellectual history of modernity offers a new take on the dialogue between ancients and moderns, showing how a diverse group of modern philosophers and writers became more aware of their own ideas and identity by engaging with perennial issues. As an account of who we in the West have become, Modernity and its Discontents should inform discussions of what we might mean by progress in the future.


Sacred Journeys | A Keystone Class

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | February 12 – May 21

Class Convener | Mary Amos

Location | Taylor Conference Room

In Sacred Journeys, we will recall our own sacred journeys using the writings of Richard Rohr, Immortal Diamond, Brene Brown, Daring Greatly, and our own genograms. This class will be led by Rev. Mary G. Amos,  pastoral counselor and marriage and family therapist. You are invited to come along on the journey and be willing to share your own sacred story, daring greatly to be vulnerable and risking having your life transformed.


Covenant Bible Study | A Sojourners Class

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | February 12 – April 2

Class Convener | Ed Carwile

Location | Brotherhood Room

We continue using our Covenant Bible Study curriculum. During our eight weeks together we will focus on Living the Covenant.

In random order, we will study 12 books from the New Testament and also the Old Testament. To prepare for Sunday’s lesson you will be asked to read specific passages each week. Additionally, each class will include a short video featuring Bible scholars sharing their own incites on the books of the Bible they specialize in.

Join us and increase your biblical knowledge, it’s a lifelong challenge. Your first lesson is to read the short books of Ruth, Esther, and Song of Solomon in the Old Testament before Feb 12.


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