Join other adults for an afternoon of exploring, questioning and learning about your faith. Faith Alive University takes place January 28 from 1–3:15pm, following the volunteer appreciation party. You will have the opportunity to attend two 1-hour classes.
Childcare will be available.
The Gospel According to Harry Potter
Led by Pastor Karyn Bodenschatz
The wizarding world of Harry Potter is fantastical and fun but what does it have to do with Jesus or following him? Come and find out! We will explore themes from the movies and books connecting those themes to our faith and walk with Jesus. This is a confirmation favorite. Don’t let the kids have all the fun!
Led by Pastor Anne Hokenstad
Get introduced, or reintroduced to the Bible. Learn about general themes that are woven through the Old and New Testaments. Overview of how the books of the Bible became to be what is called the “Canon.” Discover the ways you might personally interpret Scripture. Be introduced to news ways of reading scripture by looking at the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration story.
Led by Pastor Libby Howe
In this course you will hear about the main tenets of Judaism, Christianity (Eastern & Western), Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism. We will discuss what it means for us as Christians to live faithfully in a multi-faith world, covering questions related to salvation, extremism and social justice.
Faith & Doubt
Led by Pastor Jason Stanton
Creation, the virgin birth, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, miracles, heaven & hell... What do you have a hard time believing that you think you are ‘supposed’ to believe in order to be a ‘true Christian’? Can a Christian have faith while living with doubt? Can a Christian have faith that thrives outside ‘organized religion’? What is the role of the Church in an individual’s faith journey? Join Pastor Stanton for a conversation about the both/and’s, the now-but-not-yets, and other complexities of a human’s relationship with God.