Adult Christian Education at Holy Spirit is trying some new things this summer that I want to share with you.
First, during the summer we are going down to one Sunday School class, a study of the Gospel according to John. We meet in the Library and start at 9:10 am, so catch some coffee and come on down!
Second, we’re trying out a new curriculum: N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides. Wright is a retired bishop in the Church of England with a passion for translating his extensive learning about the New Testament into easily accessible but theologically rich teaching. We’ll have a trial run on Sunday mornings for the John study. We ask participants to chip in money as they are able to buy their own Bible study guide so they can write their thoughts down, study in preparation for class sessions, and otherwise make their booklet their own. After all, Christian education isn’t just something we do on Sunday morning; our encounter with the Word of God goes with us throughout the week as we read, meditate, and pray on it. We hope that this new curriculum will aid us as we grow each day in the Lord, meditate on His Word both day and night, and work through the basics of our Christian faith together.
Third, there was talk of taking a break from Wednesday night Bible study for the summer, but many people involved urged me to continue it. So, by popular demand, we will be continuing Bible studies on Wednesday nights for the summer! The study will start at 7 pm, following a Eucharistic service beginning at 6 pm. We will be using an N.T. Wright Study Guide for that as well, covering the book of Philippians for an 8-week study through June and July.
I wish you all a blessed and eventful summer!
– Brendan Payne