Adult Spiritual Growth Opportunities


Less Than Perfect: Broken Men of the Bible
Led by Karen AllisonAnn Spangler takes us beyond cardboard cutouts of biblical characters to reveal people with many of the same dreams, temptations, and weaknesses we have. We begin with the Story of Cain and end with Pontius Pilate.Register Now
Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Begins Jan. 10 (5 weeks)

Fellowship Hall
Galatians: Living in Freedom and Love
Led by Rev. Helen SchindlerYou’ve put your faith in Christ and are saved by his gracious work on the cross? Wonderful. Now what? How do you go about living as a Christian? The Apostle Paul writes to correct common misconceptions concerning saved by grace.Register Now
Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Begins Jan. 15 (6 weeks)


What is the Bible?
Led by Rev. Judy Boroto
A broad overview of the Bible, including selection, organization, background, context, and archaeology.Register Now
Sunday, 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Begins Jan. 19 (6 weeks)

Spring Retreat
How To Build A Better Life Story
Led by Dr. Gretchen Breyller Hegeman, a psychotherapist and consultant in the field of integrative healthcare.As you experience life, it’s natural to find ways to express yourself creatively and to explore meaningful “work” which contributes positively to society. The cost of not doing so can lead to stagnation, despair, and eventually depression. It takes courage and intention to break through the unconscious resistance you have (we all have) to fully embrace a life of meaning and purpose. In this time together, you might find the clarity you’ve been looking for—hidden potentials, stuck beliefs, a solution to an issue, your next step, “what kind of difference do you want to make?”Register Now

January 25, 2020

9:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $40

Note: Registration is limited to 37 participants


Renewal Center
Sacred Rhythms
Led by Rev. Judy Boroto
The author explores the practices that spiritual seekers and growing disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God. It provides guidance in a way that links the disciplines of the Christian faith to the most compelling desires of the human soul.Each session offers specific practices that allow you to experience each discipline and incorporate it into your life.Register Now
Mondays, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Begins January 20 (6 weeks)

Living the Questions
Led by Art Ragland and Rev. Roger PierceClass materials: $8
Back by popular demand! This is a DVD-based curriculum designed to help people wrestle with the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century. Presenters include pastors, theologians, and biblical scholars.
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Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Begins January 20 (7 weeks)

Part 1 of a 3-part study

The Mastery of Love-A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
Led by Margaret Synhorst
Don Miguel Ruiz, book discussion and follow up to The Four Agreements. This holistic book it integrates mind, soul, body and emotions through the thread of love. This book gives you insight on human relationships, how we conduct them, and what we want from them.Register Now
Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Begins January 23 (6 weeks)

Introduction to Judaism
Led by Alberta Farnsworth, Linda Sterling, & Judy Boroto
What could be simpler than a single people worshiping a single God for more than 3,000 years? But Judaism is far from simple, and as a religion, culture, and civilization, it has evolved in surprising ways during its lengthy and remarkable history. This DVD-based curriculum focuses on: Torah and the Hebrew Bible; Judaic view of study, prayer, kindness; messianism; various holidays; Judaic sects and more. Presented by Professor Shai Cherry from Vanderbilt University.Register Now
Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Begins January 30 (10 weeks)

Part 1 of a 2-part study

(Class is closed, registration is full.) 

The Life and Land of John Wesley
Led by Rev. Sharon Ragland & Mark Hrabe
The story of the beginning of Methodism and the man who led the movement. Hear how John Wesley moved from uncertainty to assurance of God’s grace. Look at those places that were important in that movement and its roots. It is designed for those going on the tour to England in April, but the class is open to all.Register Now
Mondays 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Begins February 3 (4 weeks)