Sunday morning adult education begins at 10:00 am
Adult Sunday School
10:00 am Beginning January 6 in the Hall Life Center
Faculty: Various Lay Teachers
Adult Sunday School meets in the Hall Life Center with approximately 20 minutes of lay teaching followed by small group breakout discussion. Our spring 2019 study is The Gospel of Matthew. In the early second century Church, the most frequently quoted Gospel was Matthew. Perhaps it was because Matthew was placed first in almost every early list of scriptures of the New Testament because it was thought to have been the first Gospel written, even though few scholars take that position today. Or perhaps it was because the early Christians were quite conscious of their Jewish faith roots and Matthew’s Gospel more than the other three provided a perspective on this issue, helping to bridge between the New and Old Testaments.
In early church history the Church fathers refer to Matthew when quoting Scripture. When comparing Paul’s letters with the Gospels, it seems that he had access to Matthew’s Gospel. In second-century Christian writings, Matthew is quoted more frequently than Mark, Luke, and Paul. Matthew seems to have had a place of importance above all the New Testament writings.
Women of the Bible
10:00 am January 6 - April 14 in Room 210
Faculty: Carrie Caton
The first person to recognize Christ as Lord: Elizabeth. The first person to recognize the resurrected Jesus: Mary Magdalene. Paul's first convert in Europe: Lydia. Mother of God: Mary. Who are the other women of the Bible, what role did they play in Christendom and what can they teach us today? Using images from art history, we'll ask these questions together and find encouragement in the answers.
10:00 am February 3 - April 14 in Room201
Faculty: Andy Breckwoldt and Tony Mayer
Through this course, one will begin to have or to gain a Biblical perspective on leadership—with Jesus as the model. This course will take 7 aspects of the leadership characteristics that Jesus modeled and use them as a catalyst to mobilize attendees to take action and move toward a ministry opportunity in their workplace, within St. John the Divine, or the larger Houston community.
Blessed are the Peacemakers: A Ministry of Reconciliation
10:00 am February 3 - April 14 in Room 208
Faculty: The Rev. Charlie Holt
Conflict in life is inevitable. Viewed through the lens of the Gospel, conflict provides an opportunity to glorify God and grow in Christian maturity. How do we cultivate a culture of peace in our families, at work, in our church and beyond? Class attendees will gain deeper understanding on how to peacefully resolve conflict through personal and assisted peacemaking responses. Come learn how to apply the Gospel to interpersonal relationship challenges through godly negotiation and reconciliation.