In today’s society we hear a lot about “social justice.” From every political group and network there are vigorous debates about the concept of “rights”, the role of the government and the responsibility of the citizen. Some groups—even across positions—use the Holy Bible as the source and authority of their viewpoints. There is no shortage of Christians declaring what the Bible says from their vantage point. But let’s pause for a second and read the Bible together as a church. Let us read together to figure out what does the Bible say about how we should govern ourselves, how we should treat each other and what should we do for one another? Let us take the concept of social justice and see if we can find lessons from the Bible. Let us see, together, what advice we can glean from the scriptures. I want to know what the Bible teaches us in terms of learning how to live in right relations with each other in our mysterious modern world.
If you are interested in joining this class please email Jamall directly to sign up. (Jacalloway@sandiego.edu) DO NOT WORRY IF YOU HAVE NEVER USED Zoom. It is very easy to use. IF you do not have a camera with a phone you can STILL join by calling into the class session. It is free! Once you sing up you will receive an email with an invitation to join the class. Jamall has prepared it based on his extensive knowledge of the Bible and his experience as a social justice leader.
***Temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.***
At Community Congregational Church we currently offer three Adult Bible study classes. These classes are open to everyone.
We believe that God has given us our minds with which to think and reason. We understand that scripture is inspired by God and written by men. We aim to understand it by listening to one another as we listen to God’s Spirit speak to our hearts and minds. Any adult is invited to participate in our weekly Bible studies. We see ourselves as fellow companions on a journey of learning and sharing together. We are not Bible experts but desire to grow in understanding and in spiritual growth and maturity. Our facilitators are Rev. Victoria, Pastor Liz and lay leader, Donna Purificacion (for study in Tagalog.)
They are offered at the following days and times:
Bible Study with Pastor Liz occurs on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. Currently, we are reading and discussing the book, Power Surge: Six Marks of Discipleship by Michael Foss. Please call the church office if you would like to join the class or learn more about it before joining.
On Thursday Mornings at 9:30 AM, the class meets in the Conference Room (located inside the church office). The class is led by our Associate for Senior Ministry, Rev. Victoria Freiheit. The class is currently using the Bible study Aid John’s Message: Good News for the New Millennium. This study aid helps adults gain deeper insights into the Book of John. This short-term gospel study will helps participants understand more about John’s world, how this gospel informs and connects with contemporary life, and how it challenges the future of the Christian life.
Bible study with Donna in Tagalog: TBA