Adult Classes

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Here at Foundry Church, we strive to be a people who ‘love God, love each other, and change the world’ through all that we do. This includes calling, equipping, and sending spiritual leaders for the church and world. Said a different way, we want to help form and equip faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? By discipleship we mean: the ongoing process initiated and guided by the Holy Spirit, in which we are living in God’s love for us and the world. Discipleship is lived out in the covenant relationships that help cultivate in us the things Jesus embodied—love of God, love of one another, and transformational witness and service in the world.

Discipleship begins in the covenant of baptism, our promise to live and grow as a follower of Jesus, and continues as we engage our faith critically and creatively. No matter where you are on your journey, we have opportunities for you to do that here at Foundry.

Here you’ll find an incomplete and ever increasing list of ways to:

  • wade out into the waters of your baptism, and find easy-to-engage opportunities for learning, growing, and building relationships.
  • dive into vows of baptism, opportunities to be more engaged, and commit to longer-term ways of growing and living as a disciple.
  • go deep as a disciple of Jesus Christ, engaging in long-term and ongoing ways to stay committed and critically engaged as disciples of all ages and stages.

Watch the video below to hear about current and upcoming opportunities.

To explore our small groups, fellowship groups, and servant leadership opportunities, please click here.


Spring 2018 Classes

A Disciple’s Heart*
Sunday, February 25 — April 15 (No class March 25 or April 1) - 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.
A Disciple's Heart coverDiscipleship in the Methodist tradition affirms that there is always more work for God to do in the human heart. A Disciple's Heart attempts to reclaim and, in a sense, reinterpret for today John Wesley’s understanding of this transformation of the heart, which he called “Christian perfection,” with the goal of equipping participants to continue to grow into the likeness of God’s love in Christ.
Lead by Rev. William Green

Retrieving the Classics:  Topics in the Thought of St. Augustine of Hippo

Sunday, March 11, 18, 25 & April 8, 15, 22 - 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.
You are invited to participate in a six-week course on salient themes in the thought of one of Christianity’s most renowned and influential thinkers: St. Augustine of Hippo.    Lead by Anthony Gaines-Cirelli     Register online
The Last Week cover
The Last Week*
Wednesday, February 25 - April 11 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
This course uses the book, The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Days
in Jerusalem
by biblical scholars Marcus Borg and JD Crossen. Using the gospel of Mark as their guide,

Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. Presenting the ministry of
Jesus as one that radically gives up power for the sake of the oppressed, this study invites thoughtful
engagement with Scripture combined with tools which invite reflection on the ways we engage and live
out our faith in the world. Lead by Tiffany Stanley Register online

God and the Gay Christian book coverGod and the Gay Christian*
Wednesday, April 4 — May 30, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for this nine-week exploration of Matthew Vine’s God and the Gay Christian. We’ll explore Vine’s
work related to the biblical reasoning and theological understanding for the full inclusion of LGBTQIA
persons in the life and ministry of the Church. Books may be purchased for $12. Register online.


Cana image of heart with rings and crossPost-Cana: A Check In and Check Up for Marriages at Every Stage
Sunday, April 8 - 29 - 10:10 a.m.

This four-week series of interactive couples'sessions is open to all couples in all stages of your marital life. 
Psychologist John Parkhurst will discussions on topics that includecommunication and getting one's needs met,
intimacy, the mechanics of running a household, and setting a Christian tone in our relationships.
Register online

Mother and daughter doing school workParenting Group
Beginning April 8 - June 3, 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.


Each session will include information and tips on a specific topic, plus at least 20 minutes of open discussion. Each week is selfcontained
and is a great, informal way to connect with other parents. We welcome all parents to join us!
April 15 - Neighbors, Uncles, Grandparents: the value of significant adults in your child’s life
April 22 - Is this serious, or just a mood? Recognizing signs of anxiety or depression.
April 29 - Praise and Rewards - how much, and when?
May 6 - Getting beyond “…it was fine.” Bridging home and school.
May 20 - Fearful or Fearless? Understanding your kid’s orientation to the world, and how to help.
June 3 - Clean it up! Age-appropriate expectations for helping around the house

Rock Creek Park Pilgrimage on Sacred Ground: Finding God in Nature
April 15
Christians throughout history have read the natural world as the second book of revelation. God reveals God's
self not only through the words of Scripture but also through experiences in Creation. Join the Foundry Small Groups
and the Center for Spirituality in Nature
as we hike approximately two to three miles in Rock Creek Park, stopping along the way to

look and listen for God’s presence. Register Online


For more information, email Will Green at wgreen@foundryumc.org.

*Curriculum purchase required and can be completed on Sunday mornings at the Welcome Desk or through the online class registration and curriculum purchase.


  


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Will and Whitney March 2018