Adult Education classes


Adult Education classes


  • Classes meet at 9:45am on Sunday mornings in the Seminar Room.
  • When two classes are scheduled, the class in the Faithful Learning track meets in the Seminar Room. The class in the Faithful Living track meets in the 7th grade/German classroom.  

January 2019

January 13

Christian Living With St. Ignatius
Harry Parker, former pastor at First Baptist Church, Oak Park

The practices of Ignatian spirituality, based on the experiences and insights of the16th-century Catholic theologian Ignatius of Loyola, are designed to foster self-awareness and help Christians better discern God’s will for their lives. Pastor Parker will talk about how he discovered these practices and how he, as a Baptist minister, has found them important in his own spiritual life.

January 20

Teaching Nonviolence on Chicago’s West Side
Leaders of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago

"Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.” That was the vision of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. On the 90th anniversary of King’s birth, leaders of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago will discuss how they apply King’s principles and practices of nonviolence as they seek to reduce violence and homicides on Chicago’s West Side and build a more safe, peaceful, just community—what Dr. King called “the Beloved Community.”

January 27 and February 3

Life Together
Pastor Dave Lyle

What does it mean to live together in Christ? Surely it is more than simply occupying the same space. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s reflections in his book “Life Together” point us in the right direction. For Bonhoeffer, life together for Christians is always lived under the Word, fed and fulfilled by the sacraments.

Would you like to read “Life Together” before attending the class? Copies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Life Together” are available at the reception desk for anyone who would like to read the book in preparation for Pastor Lyle’s Adult Ed sessions. You are welcome to take one — they’re free — however, the number of books available  is limited. If you discover that you do not have time to read the book or will be unable to attend the class, please return your copy to the front desk so that someone else may read it.





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