Wednesday Night Study - Fall 2020 Session Two

Wednesday Night Study
5 WEDNESDAYS 10/21, 28, AND 11/4, 11, 18
Dr. Durbin will use Matthew Skinner’s resource to explore five key themes that illustrate the ways in Acts which will ignite our imagination about the character of the Christian message, the work of God’s people, and the challenges of living faithfully in a complex and demanding world.
The sessions will address the following themes:
Session 1: WHAT GOD HAS DONE helps participants appreciate the Christian message and evaluate how the good news in Acts can inform their own.
Session 2: WHAT GOD DOES encourages participants to connect their own experiences of inclusion with the Spirit’s broad inclusion of strangers and outsiders, and to find ways, as the earliest Christians had to find ways to follow the Spirit’s lead.
Session 3: DISCERNMENT AND CHANGE prompts participants to consider the similarities and differences between decision-making and discernment, and to examine how the early church sought to clarify its understanding of God’s activity in the world.
Session 4: OPPOSITION invites participants to reconsider opposition to the church to grow in its understanding of its identity, witness, and work.
Session 5: SAINTS AROUND THE EDGES asks participants to examine how several of the book’s supporting characters offer relevant insights into serving God today, and to offer thanks for individuals in our own congregation who make unique contributions to the church’s witness.

Please join us in person or online. We would love to have you. We will be meeting in the Spirit Center and will begin at 6:30 p.m or watch the class by using zoom online. If you wish to participate online please look for the Zoom email link sent out by Pastor David on Wednesday afternoons.