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Adult Sunday School classes lead to a fuller, richer faith journey and more active involvement in the ministry of the church.

Sunday School

Sundays at 9:15 Am

Location: Classroom Bldg. C202

The Bible in Depth (BinD) Class is perfect for people who are curious about the Bible and eager to read it carefully and discuss it freely.

To prepare for class, most participants read the selected book in order to actively participate in class. Class members may participate as actively as they wish.

The class is taught by:
David Covington

Leaders take turns facilitating the discussion.

 

Location: Classroom Bldg. C211

Starting November 20th, 2022

Click here to see information about “Deliver Us” by Dr. Walter Brueggemann

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This class is perfect for people who are inquisitive about how thoughtful people are wrestling with issues of faith and modern life.

To prepare for class, most (but certainly not all) participants read the book selected by the class. The books are generally written by pastors and scholars for interested lay people.

The class is taught by a team of knowledgeable teachers. Class participation is vital to each lesson but no one is obligated to speak out. A variety of points of view are encouraged.

 

 

Location: Classroom Bldg. C204

Faith Fellowship Sunday School is all about variety. Studies include a wide range of spiritual-based subjects such as these recent topics:

  • Making Sense of the Bible
  • What Your Body Knows About God
  • Ephesians
  • Jesus in Art
  • What to Think About Instead of Worrying
  • Looking for God in Popular Culture
  • Christianity Amongst World Religions

While we firmly ground our lessons in Scripture, we are also not shy about extending our explorations into science, history, philosophy, music, psychology, and more.

Our class values lively discussion, differences of opinion, humor, and occasionally, Duck Donuts. Oh, and we also love visitors! Many of our regulars volunteer in youth Sunday School classes which means classes are intentionally designed so that you can drop in on any Sunday without feeling lost.

We also plan regular social events outside of class to build relationships with one another.

Come and give us a try!

For more information or to be added to our class Yahoo announcement group, contact:

Ginger Espino
gingerce82@gmail.com

Location: Classroom Bldg. C200

This multi-age class is perfect for people who want to study the Bible in an informal study setting.

To prepare for class, some participants read the Bible passage and accompanying guide, but others just show up.

The class is taught by volunteers from the class.

 

Location: Classroom Bldg. C203

This class is perfect for people who enjoy challenging their faith, taking absolutely nothing for granted. A variety of opinions are welcomed – from any and all perspectives!

Topical studies in theology, spirituality, and social justice
Discussion-oriented; divergent viewpoints encouraged
Preparation not required but beneficial
The Seekers are a lively, free-form, wide-ranging, discussion class whose studies include topics in theology, spirituality, and social justice. There is no set curriculum or teacher. Leadership of the discussion is shared among the class members and is voluntary.

Advance preparation (reading of the materials) is not required, but is highly beneficial to the discussion. The group encourages divergent viewpoints and opinions and frequently questions the dominant paradigm.

The class engages in occasional fellowship activities such as potlucks or attending a concert/ballet.

Class outreach activities include refugee resettlement support and cooking for the Carying Place.

 

Location: Classroom Bldg. C207

This class is currently full to maintain a small group format. Contact Susan at the email address below to be put on the waitlist for the Thursday evening class offered via zoom).

Inner Freedom is the shedding of any unhealthy or obsessive attachments that entangle and prevent us from living our created purpose. It is another of the character traits that the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises develop and is marked by joyful embrace of God’s purposes. To learn more about inner freedom, contact Susan Mazzara at mazzara.susan@gmail.com.

Short term classes are offered occasionally on topics including:

  • Intro to the Bible
  • Earthcare
  • Leadership training

Watch the Kirk Krier or call the church office for information about signing up for one of these courses.

View a List of Short-Term Study Materials

 

Weekday Adult Studies

Weekday Adult Christian Education opportunities to continue Bible study for deeper insight and their spiritual development.

7 Sisters

What: A book study / discussion group

When: 9:30 -11:00 am, 4th Thursdays

Where: C204/206

Contact:
Rena Hatcher
renadhatcher@gmail.com
630-254-9215

Wednesday Night Classes

A variety of Wednesday evening classes are offered occasionally throughout the year, often with an optional meal. Some classes require making reservations.

When: 6:30 pm, Wednesdays.

Most classes are drop-in events, where participants are invited to come for one meeting or come for all, as personal schedules permit.

Examples of classes for adults include:

  • Advent and Lent Studies Exploring the New Testament, an 8-week overview of the New Testament
  • Understanding Baptism, a 3-week
    class on this important sacrament

Classes are announced in worship service as well as in all our communications.

Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study

When: 9:30 am, 1st and 3rd Thursdays
September – May

Where: Fellowship Hall

There are often videos, a lot of interesting discussion, and preparation is encouraged.

Contact:
Dot Rascoe
dotvan22@aol.com
919-362-8068

 

K-Groups

When: K-groups meet at a mutually agreed upon time, often twice a month for about two hours, but in other cases once a month.

What: Small groups focus on fellowship, Bible study and spiritual growth in small groups. At the Kirk, you may hear these groups called K groups, the “K” being short for Koinonia, a Greek word referring to an intimate partnership with Jesus Christ and others.

  • A time of fellowship with refreshments, or perhaps a meal, as well as sharing events in each others’ lives is part of the meeting.
  • Study of the Bible, from materials supplied by the Kirk and intended for groups like these, seeks to relate Scripture to how we live our lives day to day.
  • A brief closing time of prayer provides an opportunity for friends to support each other spiritually.

More About Koinonia Groups

Koinonia groups were developed to help Christians in large churches connect with fellow members spiritually and personally on a level the congregation’s size makes difficult. The groups’ meetings and the relationships they foster create more of a small church atmosphere, in which people come to know each other well.

The model for the groups comes from the New Testament which describes how the early Christians met in small groups for fellowship over a simple meal, study, and prayer.

How to Find or Start a Group:

  • An existing group may want to add new members.
  • People wanting to take part can be put together in a new group by the Kirk. If you have a group of friends in the Kirk who want to form a new group, the Kirk will tell you how.

To find out more about how to join a Koinonia Group or start a new group, contact: Stephanie Workman, saworkman@kirkofkildaire.org, 919-467-4944

Small Group Resource List