Christian Formation Hour

2022-2023: The Gifts of Anglicanism

9AM in the Chapel

Grace has recently affiliated with the Churches for the Sake of Others Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America. We are excited to be part of this rich and deep tradition that has much to offer us. We believe that this affiliation has brought us into a spacious place where we can be deeply formed by the Lord as his disciples. In addition, this tradition is a wonderful fit for the work God is calling our congregation to do. This class will be loosely based on the book Simply Anglican: An Ancient Faith for Today’s World by Winfield Bevins.

Resources

Simply Anglican by Winfield Bevins

C4SO Podcast: Search for the "Gifts of Anglicanism" series

C4SO Values

Schedule

Listen to classes here

September 11: Christ, our Center: Unity Amid Diversity

September 18: Compelling Spiritual Formation

October 2: Loving the Word of God

October 9: Women & Ministry Leadership

October 16: Book of Common Prayer

November 6: Justice & The Anglican Way

November 13: Life in the Spirit

November 20: Bishops and Deacons and Priests, Oh My!

December 4: Saving Time: Anglican Liturgy and the Church Calendar

December 11: TBD

December 18: Question & Response

Previously:

Job

Job is a curious book. Labeled by some as poetry and labeled by others as horror, this book
demands our attention. Job will not let us off the hook with easy answers and he often seems
demanding of God that his questions get answered. In this year’s Christian Formation hour, we’ll dive into the text and learn to ask the hard questions with Job. Counselors will periodically aid us in some nuanced discussion around grief and trauma and we’ll learn how the Bible teaches us to lament and even get a chance to write some of our own. It will be a holistic class that engages spirit, body, and mind.

Race Whiteness and the Church

Following the killing of George Floyd, many of us have wrestled with the history and ongoing struggle of racism in America. As the body of Christ, we are called to be a healing presence in this world and to hold the practical love of our neighbors as a defining feature of our faith. And yet the American church has a tarnished record regarding race.

This series will spark honest conversations about racism and the church in order to help chart a way forward. We will bring together a variety of voices seeking to understand more of the history around racism, explore the meaning of institutional racism, acknowledge how the sin of racism impacts the health and unity of the church, and discover how Grace can become better equipped to be a healing and welcoming community.

Recordings are available in the audio recordings archive.

Some resources:

The History of White People

Stamped from the Beginning

How Do Christians Fit Into the Two-Party System? They Don’t

Why Our Sunday School Disciples Christians in Politics

Kamala Harris and Black Identity

Podcasts:

Scene on Radio Season 2: Seeing Whiteness

1619 Podcast

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