BUILDING FOUNDATIONS

Our faith is always changing and growing, and we are called to go ever deeper. They are a number of key areas in the journey of faith that are helpful to explore. A series of “modules” is being developed that will cover such key concerns as: Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture; New Testament; Theology; History; Ethics; Spiritual Practices; What does it mean to be a follower of  Jesus?

These topics will be offered as six-week study sessions, and can be taken in any sequence. Usually a different foundational course will be offered in each season of church life. They are being designed to help each of us explore more deeply what it means to be a follower of Jesus, a disciple, to know more about what our faith means, and what it calls us to be and do.

This fall, 2016, we will begin this program with an exploration of the Old Testament. Professor Pat Dutcher-Walls, who teaches Old Testament studies at Vancouver School of Theology, will be offering a four-week overview of the Old Testament, join Thursday evenings, 7 to 9 pm, starting on Oct. 13th, and continuing to Nov. 3rd. This will then be followed by two evenings with a Rabbi, who will offer a Jewish understanding of the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures. (Dates to be determined)

In late January- February, Gary Paterson will be offering a six-week exploration of one of the Gospels, so that we develop a better understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus.