Eighth Day School of Christian Living
November 11, 2012
The 8th Day Banyan Tree Mission Group continues its School of Christian Living class entitled Spiritual Formation & Growth until Dec 16. (There will be no class on Nov 25, Thanksgiving Sunday.) The class begins at 8:45 AM on Sundays in the back room of the Potter's House.
Homework for Class 5, December 2
1) Read and wrestle with Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11; Matthew 12:9-14.
How are these three accounts the same or different? What stands out for you? What’s its meaning or relevance to you personally and to us as a community?
We will do a guided bible study on this story.
2) Why is community important to our spiritual formation and growth?
3) Continue with your daily disciplines/practices. Try to spend some time each day with the scripture above.
This is one of the classes required for membership at 8th Day, but all are encouraged and welcome to participate!
Beyond the Sidewalk: Spiritual Formation and Growth
All are welcome!
Detailed Class Schedule
Reflect on the following questions and be prepared to share your response briefly in the first class. When did your wrestling with faith begin? What awakened your wrestling?
Class 1: Sunday, October 30
What is spiritual formation and growth, personal and communal? How doI/we grow spiritually? What resources do I/we have?
Class 2: Sunday, November 4
Remembering, Reflecting On and Living into My/Our Story
Class 3: Sunday, November 11
The Inward Journey on the Sidewalk: Drawing Closer to God Through the Traditional Inward Disciplines/practices
Class 4: Sunday, November 18
The Outward Journey on the Sidewalk: God’s Work in the World
Class 5: Sunday, December 2
Moving Off the Sidewalk: Journeying with the Other and with Others
Class 6: Sunday, December 9
Off the Sidewalk: Holding Actions to Save Lives
Class 7: Sunday, December 16
On and Off the Sidewalk: Our Map for Spiritual Growth
Mini-Retreat and Sharing
Date and time to be determined
Basic Information on the School of Christian Living
Our adult education classes come through our School of Christian Living, which are are generally held on Sunday mornings before the worship service (exact time varies). Classes are not available continuously, but there are enough that you might check us out.
These classes are usually in the core curriculum of the church: Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament); New Testament; Christian Community: Life Together; Spiritual Growth; and History of the Christian Church. But topics can range from Bible studies to studies of other books, to other classes on a variety of topics.
The five core curriculum courses are required for covenant membership; two of them are required for intern membership. See the section on Core Courses on the membership process page.