Trinity offers Sunday Morning Christian Education for all ages. In addition to Sunday School for youth, Trinity offers an Adult Education Class at 9:15 am in Trinity’s Chapel. Led by Pastor Mark, this class studies various topics, often in continuing block segments over a series of weeks. Studies may include timely topics of Christianity, historical deep-dives into the “why” behind our faith and worship, or exploring our spiritual practice and relationship with Christ. Additional materials may be available for purchase with specified classes.
Sundays, Sept 3 – Nov 19
9:30 am in the Chapel
Do you ever wonder why we have so many Christian denominations and if there is really much difference between them? The answers to these questions lie in the dramatic and turbulent times of the Reformation. This series brings to life the stories and struggles of history and the interesting people who were instrumental in it that still impact us today.
Featured presenters in this series include: Martin Marty, Hans Wiersma, Victoria Christman, Darrell Jodock, Laruel Carrington, and Kirsi Stjerna.
The weekly sessions’ topics include:
Sept 3 From Night to Dawn: The Stage is set for the Reformation
Sept 10 From bondage to Freedom: Luther Rediscovers Grace
Sept 17 From Scholar to Provocateur: Luther Takes on the Church
Sept 24 From Priest to Outlaw
Oct 1 From Heretic to Hero
From Scholar to Father: The Domestic Luther
Oct 8 From Simple to Complex: The New Church Finds Common Ground
Oct 22 Swiss Reformation: A Rationalist’s Revolt
Nov 5 Radical Reformation: Revolution and Withdrawal
Nov 12 English Reformation: The Political Reformation
Nov 19 The Catholic Reformation: Reaction and Renewal
Join us for the sessions you are able; you don’t need to be present at earlier sessions to follow the subsequent week’s topic.
Adult Education opportunities are also available during the week:
WEDNESDAY MID-WEEK ADULT EDUCATION Led by Pastor Mark, this is an opportunity to grow deeper in our Christian faith which ultimately informs how we live in community. Studies include delving deeper into a particular Book of the Bible, tracing a theme through Scriptures, using aspects of our faith (10 Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, Creed) as spiritual practice, reading and discussing works of current faith leaders.
MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDY Meeting every Thursday at 7 a.m., men take turns cooking breakfast for the group. Pastor Mark leads a study of the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday morning worship. It’s good breakfast, good fellowship, and good discussion.
FAITH AND ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP Meeting every Thursday morning from 9:15-11:15 a.m. at Frasier Meadows in the Mountain Vista Room. The Faith and Issues Discussion Group discusses a wide range of current topics from a faith perspective, including many current events.
AFTERNOON CIRCLE Women of Trinity meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room for bible study.