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.
Upcoming Faith Development
A new Faith Development series will be conducted every Wednesday from July 21 to August 25 (six sessions). We will meet in-person in the Fellowship Hall, 6:30-8:00 pm. For each of the six sessions on Wednesdays, we will watch a 10-minute video followed by group discussion. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
We will explore the First Letter to the Corinthians in the Bible using the videos and book from Jaime Clark-Soles. In her book “1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God,” Jaime explores how Paul in this letter addresses issues and problems confronting the Christian community in Corinth. Topics include church history, the logic of the cross, spiritual gifts, death, afterlife and the resurrection, human sexuality, and the joys and challenges of living in community. Participants will learn to look at 1 Corinthians from a variety of viewpoints and apply its lessons to their own individual faith and to our own congregation at Fairfield Glade Community Church.
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