The Bethel community has a commitment to excellence in Christian education. Over the years, the Adult Forum has also provided the venue for examining our congregational worship life, critiquing and supporting many of Bethel’s areas of mission—care for creation, non-violence, and inter-faith dialogue—and for growing together in spirit, community, and faith.
Adult Education takes place in the Fellowship Hall from 8:45 – 9:45am on Sundays.
We welcome you to attend any or all of the Adult Forum sessions. You can move in and out of the discussions, depending on your interests. Perhaps you would like to know more about a topic you have never explored, or maybe you are drawn to a conversation for which you have already formulated your own questions and thoughts. Please come to listen, learn, and converse. For information about upcoming Adult Forum sessions, please see below.
REFORMATION 2017: LOOKING BACK AND CALLED FORWARD
October 8 – “Music and Church Renewal: a Conversation with Dr. Stephen Mager” – You are invited to submit questions or discussion topics to Valerie Yancey in person or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
October 15 – “Renewing the Church: Facing the Crisis of Identity” – Dr. Michael Hoy and Pr. Yancey will propose that just as Luther struggled with doubt and fear, so we also contend with doubts and fears about meaning and identity. They will show that the message of the Gospel can inspire us and set us free in the midst of this crisis and will invite responses and discussion.
October 22 –“Reforming Questions, Radical Hearts” Pr. Rebecca Boardman, Lutheran Campus Ministry, will lead a discussion on how young adults create community, experience faith, and seek meaning beyond Church.
October 29 – “Other Reformations” – Dr. Adam Ployd, Eden Theological Seminary, will examine the wide range of reform movements in the Church and how they shaped our current Western Christian world.