Wednesday Adult Classes:
(meet during the academic school year )
Sample classes from Fall 2018
The 5 O’Clock class: Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice, ELCA
September 5, 12 and 19, 5:00 p.m.
All congregations of the ELCA are asked to read and comment on the “Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice” which will be voted on next year at the churchwide assembly. Pastor Liebster will lead the reading and discussion of the document which is available in pdf format at our website ctkelc.org.
Six weeks with Mark
September 5-October 10, 6:30 p.m.
No birth narrative, no resurrection appearances—what sort of “good news” is that? The Gospel of Mark, the earliest and shortest of the New Testament gospels, is appointed for the current lectionary year. Mark deserves to be read as a complete narrative, a paradoxical text, and meant to be read aloud. Kristine Wallace will lead a six-week class (September 5-October 10) to study Mark’s “good news.” Bring your Bible to class if you can; different translations welcome.
- Raising Children to Thrive as Adults
Each generation of parents raises their children in the cultural climate of their time. The current climate combines the highest expectations for a successful life with the highest fears for safety and wellbeing. To help navigate this stressful journey Christ the King parents with children and youth of all ages are bonding together. A new reading group will study Julie Lythcott Haims’ book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success. The author explores how current parenting is not necessarily producing fully functioning, independent young adults. She offers analysis and ideas for building self-sufficiency in our kids. The book is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as twenty-somethings. The conversations will be led by Lucky Sahualla with an eye to practical application for each week between the meetings.
Starting October 17-November 28, 6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in “becoming” a Lutheran for the first time? Do you desire to “re=become” a Lutheran? Do you just want to re-charge your Lutheran batteries…or even learn something new about the Lutheran Christian disposition? Then this class is for YOU! Starting October 17, 6:30 p.m., we’ll meet for five Wednesdays
with these five corresponding topics: 1) The Cross, Lutheranism’s Theological Center; 2) Lutheran Worship, Singing and Doing the Drama of Christ; 3) The Living Word, Lutheranism and the Bible; 4) Treasures for Teaching, Lutheranism’s Doctrinal Guardrails; 5) Vocation and Neighbor; Lutheranism’s Liberation to Love.
Our non-required “textbook” will be the long-lived outstanding outline by Daniel Erlander (but let us know if you want a copy). The class will meet in the basement music suite.
Friday Morning Bible Study meets from 10:00-11:45 a.m. in the narthex. Participants gather for breakfast snacks and fellowship before turning to prayer and study of the readings for the upcoming Sunday assembly. Bible Study begins in the fall and continues through May.
Other Educational Opportunities:
In addition, visiting theologians occasionally offer seminars or lectures which are specially announced.