Adults

There are many educational opportunities for Adults at Christ Church.  Bible studies that focus on various books of the Bible; Groups that use current books or videos to guide the discussion; Classes that  help expand your mind and exercise your body.  There is a class or discussion group for you!   The Sunday and Weekday opportunities are listed below. 

For additional information about any of the classes, contact Vanitta Conrad, Director of Christian Education at Email or at 801-486-5473 ext 12.

Sunday Mornings:

Life and Times Class-  Join us as we continue our study of “The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience”. We are using a lecture series produced by the Great Courses with the lectures presented by Dr. Andrew Newberg. Each Sunday the class views a 30 minute video and then engages in stimulating discussion of the issues. The class will be concentrating on answering the question are we humans wired to worship? In addition, we will be studying the issue of connections between our brains and different types of religious experience. Dr. Newberg is an award-winning scholar and practicing neuroscientist and is Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. All interested persons are invited to attend.    Room 101 at 9:00 am.

Teacher and Discussion Leader:  Dr. David Hoeppner - Email or (801) 674-7962.  

 

Bible Exploration - Join us as we study "The Call - the Life and Message of the Apostle Paul".  From the road to Damascus to the sun-drenched lands of modern-day Greece and Turkey to a Roman prison, go with Adam Hamilton as he follows the journeys of Paul in this six-week DVD study about Christianity’s greatest teacher and missionary. You’ll see exactly where some of the most dramatic events in the spread of Christianity took place, and through Hamilton’s insightful and colorful teaching style, you’ll quite probably likely gain a better understanding of Paul’s missionary travels than if you had covered the many miles in person.  Room 207 at 9:00 am.

Facilitator: Paul Conrad (801) 278-0096

 

Wesleyan Class Join us as we continue a study/discussion on Dr. Rebecca Parker’s book “Saving Paradise – How Christianity Traded Love of this World for Crucifixion and Empire”.  Saving Paradise offers a fascinating new lens on the history of Christianity, from its first centuries to the present day, and asks how its early vision of beauty evolved into one of torture.  In tracing the changes in society and theology that marked the medieval emergence of images of Christ crucified, Saving Paradise exposes the imperial strategies embedded in theologies of redemptive violence and sheds new light on Christianity’s turn to holy war.  It reveals how the New World, established through Christian conquest and colonization, is haunted by the loss of a spiritual understanding of paradise here and now  All church members are invited to attend and participate.  

Parlor at 9 a.m. 

Teacher and Discussion Leader: Jay Vestal (801) 277-1156

 

Sunday Evenings:

Spirits & Spirituality –   A monthly gathering for men where we discuss current topics, have guest speakers or visit interesting places.  Watch here for information about each month's activity.  

Everyone is invited to our next event on Friday, February 19, 2016 we will be attending the Utah Grizzlies Hockey game at 7 pm.  It is their annual Pucks & Praise night.  Tickets are $11.  We may even have the chance to meet some of the players after the game and learn how their faith impacts their game.  Please RSVP to Paul Conrad at pconradgo@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 17th with the number of tickets you'd like.

Upcoming Dates for 2016 are: March 20; April 17; May 15
Special Events: June 11 - End NF Golf Tournament with Travis: June 25 - Service Project - Meal for Journey of Hope Bike Riders
Contact:  Paul Conrad 801-278-0096, or Email.

THE JESUS FATWAH: Love your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself - Join Pastor Jean for this Lenten study beginning Sunday, February 14 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.  In this DVD/Discussion format, we will explore the basics of Islam, misconceptions about Islam, and how Christians and Muslims can communicate constructively.  Christian and Muslim scholars speak informatively, and challenge us to grow beyond what we hear on the news and develop a new and better inter-religious understanding.  (Meeting for 5 weeks - Feb. 14 - Mar. 13).

 

Weekday Classes:

Bagel Boys – Enjoy great conversation about men’s faith journeys over bagels and coffee.  (Wednesday mornings in the Parlor @ 7:30 am.)

Wednesday Morning Study Group "Parables of Jesus" by J. Ellsworth Kalas, led by Evelyn Kasworm. One of today's most exciting biblical writers, J. Ellsworth Kalas, explains nine of the parables Jesus used to present eternal truths.  (Wednesday mornings in the Parlor @ 9:30 am)  All are welcome.  

Yoga – Refresh your body, mind and spirit. 

(Thursdays at 4:30 – Room 201)

Facilitator: Nancy Bockelie, email.