Our adult formation ministry is formed around three main components: The Way (3 focuses of the Christian life – faith, Bible and spiritual practices); ChristCare groups (a wide diversity of affinity groups); and SoulSprings (a variety of classes and special events). These are usually offered in 3 sessions throughout the year, fall, winter and spring. If you have questions, please contact Rev. Clarissa Fuentes, Associate Pastor.
In this Transform foundation course, participants discuss the centrality of Jesus in Christian spirituality. Using the texts, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg and A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren, discussion will follow on "Who is Jesus?" and "What does it mean to make a Christian faith commitment in our modern context?" The class serves as an effective reintroduction to Christian faith for longtime church members and a helpful next step for newcomers. Facilitator: Rev. Sandy Brown.
Utilizing the text Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson, this core class is broken into two groups of sessions. Ideally participants of sessions register for both classes, but if a shorter commitment is easier to make you can take them in separate seasons. Participants will respond to the invitation to the Christian spiritual life through study and practice of key spiritual disciplines that have been a part of Christianity for centuries; spiritual reading, prayer, sabbath, fasting, self-examination, confession, and hospitality. The course is a survey of many practices that can be deepened in further level two coursework. Facilitators: Page Campbell and Breanne Lomazow.l