Education is a significant ministry in the life of the Community Church, for we affirm that one is never done growing in the faith. To that end, the Education committee in conjunction with the Pastor and other professionals offers a variety of programs for spiritual growth. In the past we have offered programs such as Islam 101, Handel's Messiah, Lost Christianities, The Parables, Music Appreciation, and The Reformation. We have a number of ongoing weekly programs such as three Bible study groups, a Monday lecture series, retreats, "small groups," and a monthly spiritual themes in literature group.
We offer a variety of different Bible Study and Small Discussion groups.
Pastor Cathy Northrup leads weekly Bible Study Wednesday mornings from 9-10 am in Founders Hall.
John Ortberg: Becoming the Me I Want to Be
November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13
Tim Keller: The Reason for God
December 20, 27, January 3, 10, 17, 24
Craig Barnes: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism
January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6
Max Lucado: In the Footsteps of the Savior
March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
Additional Studies to be named later:
April 24. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
If you have any questions or need more information please contact Pastor Cathy Northrup at 480-471-7239 or email@example.com. Everyone is welcome!
Ed Carpenter leads weekly Bible Study on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 am in Founders Hall. November 2, 9, 16 and 30. December 7; there will be a break until January 4 and then studies will continue through March 21. We will be studying the gospel of Matthew.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ed Carpenter at 480-734-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!
Rick Kuehn leads weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings from 9-10 am in Founders Hall. Studies will continue through the spring. We will be covering Bible Basics 2 starting with the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Cathy leads monthly gatherings on Wednesdays to talk about the book of the month, and its spiritual themes. Sessions are held in the library from 10:30-11:30 am - All are welcome!
September 13: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan; October 11: Red Notice by Bill Browder; November 8: The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony; December 13: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
January: The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
February: Last Summer Boys by Bill Rivers
March: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
April: Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer
May: Wish You Well by David Baldacci
June: When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson
July: A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
August: West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
September: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan
October: Red Notice by Bill Browder
November The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony
December: Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
January: Thinking in Pictures
February: The Winter Fortress
March: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
April: Lessons in chemistry
June: A Bed by the Window
July: The Warmth of Other Suns
August: Seventy Times Seven
September: Proving Grounds
October: Running on Broken Legs
We are dedicated to increasing our spiritual understanding and awareness through education and the arts. To that end each year we plan a comprehensive and unique series of lectures and artistic events to expose us to new ways of thinking and experiencing God.
Information regarding our upcoming events can be found under Calendar & Events.