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 into 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 in to 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 at all ages and stages.

Spring 2018 Classes

Lenten Learning

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A Disciple’s Heart*
Sundays, 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
Parenting Class
Sundays, January 21 — March 4 (excluding President’s weekend) - 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.
A drop-in friendly conversation about topics related to parenting that integrates one’s faith. No registration is required, each week is self-contained, so come as often (or as little) as you are able. Caregivers of children of ALL ages are welcome (and encouraged) to join to help bring a robust intergenerational mix to the discussion.
Lead by Lynn Smarte and others

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

The Cross and the Lynching Tree*
Sundays, February 25 - March 25 - 10:10 — 11:05 a.m.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree CoverThis five week-week study provides a provocative and relevant exploration of racism through the lens of the cross.  Not only is it a timely reflection on racism, but this theological work provides deep insights into what our primary Christian symbol really means and how the paradox of the cross informs our faith and contemporary experience.  
Lead by Ben Roberts, Cassandra Lawrence, and Jay Gilliam
The Last Week*
Wednesdays, February 25 - April 11 -7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Last Week coverThis 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

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