Adult education at Bethel features a one-hour Sunday morning Adult Forum, a welcoming, inclusive gathering of people who want to learn about and discuss a wide range of topics. Among our interests are Christian life and faith, including personal life and faith journeys and spiritual growth; contemporary social and ethical issues; Christian history and tradition; understanding the Bible; and non-Christian religions. Session leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and include members of Bethel and visiting scholars and experts. Those attending and leading the Adult Forum at Bethel engage with one another through open, respectful, questioning conversation.
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.
Adult Forum December 2017
December 10 Sunday Adult Education Special Event at 11:30 in the Youth Room
|Instead of a Sunday morning Adult Forum, we will gather for a light lunch after church and for a presentation by Dr. Ed Weisbart, Chair of the Missouri Chapter of Physicians for Health Care Reform. There will also be a video about the pharmaceutical industry.
||On December 17 at the regular time of 8:45am, Matt Bear, Chairman of Bethel’s Board of Doctrine and Worship, will facilitate a conversation on being a welcoming congregation by taking a look at Sunday bulletins, the guest register, outdoor sign messages, internal building signs, ushers, greeters, etc.
There will be no Adult Forum on December 24 and December 31.
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