Adult education takes a variety of forms here, and covers a surprisingly wide range of topics at 9:30-10:15 am. There are regular Bible Study series led by the pastors, usually Thursdays, and on Sunday there are forums led by pastors, local leaders, and congregation members. Social justice and advocacy are often components. Attendees have had the opportunity to learn about everything from foreign mission experiences to Habitat for Humanity, prison reform, and transgender experiences.
Sundays at 9:30 am
Centering Prayer is a contemporary name for the practice that Jesus refers to as “prayer in secret” in the Sermon on the Mount. It responds to the invitation in Psalm 46:10, which reads “Be still and know that I am God.” It is a practice of simply opening oneself to God, consenting to his presence and the transformation process. With no direct cause and effect, its sole purpose is to deepen one’s relationship with God. What happens is not in our control nor our motive for practicing Centering Prayer. If you have questions, Ron and Judy invite you to come to the class to ask them. Contact Lucy Gibson 608-221-3258. We meet at 9:30 am during the school year and 8:30 am during the summer in the original building, upstairs 6th grade room.
Building Bridges Book Study
6:30 PM at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church
Christ the Solid Rock and Lake Edge continue joint studies. We’re studying the minor prophets. Excellent focus and discussion.
Adult Education Sundays at 9:30 am
Dec. 2: “Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons,” a 23-minute documentary about “Homeboy Industries” in Los Angeles. Homeboy Industries helps people with serious conviction records find jobs and careers, using not only job training and counseling, but also therapy, respect, and love. This program points the way to end mass incarceration. Watch this inspiring film and tell your friends about it.
Dec. 9: “The Lutheran Church in Malaysia and Cambodia” Presented by Rod Nordby and Nancy Anderson. These are small vibrant ministries working in somewhat hostile conditions in both countries. The ministries focus on economic self-sufficiency for the poorest people of each country--chicken projects, vegetable-growing projects, children’s feeding programs. Hear the stories of great faith in small actions within our global Lutheran Church. Also, hear from Rod and Nancy about Lutheran immersion mission trips. Consider taking one yourself.