Facilitated by Pastor James, Faith Development is a contemporary outgrowth to what has traditionally been referred to as Sunday School, Bible Study, or Religious Education. In Faith Development, we gather for group discussion of a wide range of spiritual topics. Faith Development is usually composed of reading a book, watching a video, or listening to a presentation, followed by open-ended questions and dialogue. The participants prayerfully learn from one another as each person shares unique experiences, insight, and enlightenment, especially as relevant to our current particular situations and daily lives. We typically meet Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the church facilities.
Faith Development for May
The next Faith Development (FD) will be using the paperback book “God’s Unconditional Love: Healing Our Shame,” by Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au. This FD will be three Wednesdays:
May 5, 12, and 19, on Zoom at the regular time of 6:30-8:00pm.
According the authors, “Our goal in writing this book is to help people free themselves from shame by embracing their true identities as God’s beloved. The healing and transformation of shame begin when we come to see ourselves through the lens of God’s unconditional love rather than through the lens of shame…. Using biblical stores, we show how God’s compassionate love flowed through the person of Jesus into the lives of people burdened with shame.”