Short-term & Special Interest Classes

Braving the Wilderness

Brene Brown

Life is hard. Sometimes it is like we are walking in the wilderness just hoping that we might be going in the right direction. In these times, loneliness, fear, and doubt can take root and lead us to terrain that feels far from God, ourselves, and others. In her book Braving the Wilderness Brene´Brown explores our quest for true belonging and how having the courage to stand alone can lead to deeper connection and greater freedom. Join us as we explore scripture and Brown’s book and discover how wilderness stories from the Bible connect with and inform our lives today, leading us deeper in our faith and our relationships.

When: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m., July 11-Aug. 29 (excluding July 18)

Where: Welcome Center (Rm 254), Sanctuary building

Facilitator: Rev. Melissa Mobley

Cost of participant book: $16

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Listening to Scripture: Strategies for Interpreting the Bible

The Kerygma Program

This 8-week study introduces six skills or strategies that will enable learners to uncover enough about the text that they can begin to understand the meaning it might have had for its first readers and hearers. Learning what the text meant is the study’s first objective. From there, participants explore what the text means — the message it has for us as Christians today.

Strategies include: • Exploring the Historical Setting • Discovering the Literary Context and Audience • Identifying Oral and Literary Forms • Analyzing the Structure • Investigating Words and Phrases • Putting it All Together

When: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., July 16 – Aug. 27

Where: Room 258, Sanctuary Building

Facilitator: Sally Dowland

Cost of participant book: $20

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