This course teaches students to identify Christian community and act in a way that builds and nurtures a positive network of relationships. Students learn by studying the book of Acts in the Christian bible and both reflecting on and sharing experiences in being part of a community (both good and bad, authentic and superficial experiences).
The study consists of 12 sessions that involve reading the entire book of Acts and selected passages. The course includes printable downloads with questions to spark conversation. It also consists of audio content in which I share my experiences in community.
This study is designed for a small group of people who are willing and able to wrestle with the topic of community and take actions in order to live differently.
Note: this course is in beta mode and may change from day to day.
I'm here to help you experience a new way of living, thinking, and doing as a Christian.
I've come to understand that experiencing the world and interacting with the people can be transformative. Doing things and discussing our experiences, honestly and kindly, can lead to deeper understanding of who we are, who our neighbor is, and who God is - and how he's calling us to act.
So much, that is, too much, of our lives are coldly transactional, even in church, and sometimes especially in church. Tasks are assigned and celebrated upon completion while relationships, genuine friendships, are dismissed as unimportant and irrelevant to our cause -- except, sometimes, within our already established circle of companions.
As far as my credentials, I have participated in and facilitated Bible studies, small groups, and church teams. I am NOT a theologian. I believe in grace, not works, and being reconciled with God through Jesus.