Our congregation is entering a time of learning, prayer, and discernment with regards to whether or not women can and should be ordained to the priesthood. A key component of that process will be our Adult Christian Formation class—"Women in Ministry Leadership". The class will be focused on this important issue in the life of our church, but it is also designed to help us all read Scripture better and more faithfully.
Grace leadership and Staff have compiled a number of helpful resources on this topic. Check them out here.
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Audio is linked in the class title. A PDF of the powerpoint slides from the class is linked for each class under "Slides".
January 8: Can & Should Women Be Priests?
January 15: Genesis 1-2: Hermeneutics, Hierarchy & Creation. (Slides)
January 22: Genesis 2: Hermeneutics & Hierarchy. (Slides)
February 5: Reading with the Original Audience
February 12: Genesis 3:16 & Translation Issues. Slides.
February 19: Jesus & Women. Slides.
March 5: Reason & Experience. Slides.
March 12: Panel Discussion: Wendy Alsup, Theresa Froelich, Lezlie McCrory
March 19: Women's Retreat (No Class)
April 2: I Timothy 2
April 9: Easter (no class)
April 16: Women Preachers in a Complementarian Context
May 7: Men's Retreat (No Class)
May 14: Phoebe and Romans 16
May 21: 1 Corinthians 11
June 4: Ephesians 5
June 11: ACNA/PCA Position Comparison and Q&A
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.
Simply Anglican by Winfield Bevins
C4SO Podcast: Search for the "Gifts of Anglicanism" series
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.
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.
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
Scene on Radio Season 2: Seeing Whiteness