Adult Faith Formation

Current Opportunities

Kairos Adult Forum: Fall Webinar Series

Historically, Kairos Adult Form has been a time each Sunday of enrichment for mind and spirit. A mix of timely topics, Bible Study, and theological exploration are presented by scholars, theologians and other professionals. In this season of Covid, Kairos is sponsoring a series of webinars via Zoom that will allow people to safely engage with presenters and other participants around important topics.

If you would like to participate in any of the live events or watch the webinar later, you will need to register to receive the Zoom link and other instructions for participating.

Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How Lutherans Are Perfectly Suited to Strengthen Democracy: Being Church in a Time Like This
Dr. Lois Malcolm, Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary
Learn more.     Register via Zoom to receive access information and reminders.

The Enneagram: A Tool for Your Spiritual Journey

What is the Enneagram? Is it relevant to me? Can I use it for spiritual growth? Join us to answer these questions! Spoiler alert… Yes, the Enneagram offers deep wisdom and insight and can be a powerful tool for self-awareness and compassion and service. Learn more about the Enneagram through our two two-part online webinars led by Debbi Horton.

Part One: Introduction to the Enneagram
Mondays, November 9 & 16 from 7 – 8:45 p.m. via Zoom

Learn the basics of the Enneagram and the 9 Enneagram styles. Debbi will describe each Enneagram style and show how it is grounded in a beautiful aspect of the divine.

Part Two: Next Steps with the Enneagram
Mondays, November 23 & 30 from 7 – 8:45 p.m. via Zoom

Let’s get practical. Now that I know my Enneagram type (or I’m pretty sure I do), how can I use this tool in my spiritual journey? Debbi will share helpful questions, guided imagery prayers, and blessings for each type. During our time together we will do some of these practices together. You will leave with practices you can continue to use in your journey of growth.

Register here to participate live on Zoom or to watch the recording later.

Debbi Horton is a certified Enneagram teacher and an IEA (International Enneagram Association) Accredited Professional. She is also a Spiritual Director, companioning others on their spiritual journey. She loves teaching the Enneagram and teaches at many churches and at Shakopee Women’s Prison, as an Enneagram Prison Project Guide. She is on the board of the Minnesota chapter of the International Enneagram Association (MN-IEA) and served as its President for four years. Debbi co-presents Moving the Race Conversation Forward with the Enneagram, with Tyler Sit. Find out more about Debbi at www.debhorton.com.

Ongoing Opportunities

Women Read

Women Read meets monthly September through May (except December) on the third Wednesday of the month via Zoom. It is an opportunity for women to share devotions and discuss a variety of types of books. All are welcome. No need to register. Check out the book list below for dates and book titles. For more information, contact Pastor Jeanne Hartfield.

Reading Lists
Women Read: 2020-2021 book list
Women Read: Cumulative book list from 2013-2020

Esther Circle for Women

1st Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room; September – May

A women’s fellowship and Bible Study group that is open to all women. Members also make quilts and midwife kits for Global Health Ministry. In this season of Covid, Esther Circle meets via Zoom.

Faith Explorers Book Group for Men

2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in Adult Room D.

This book group is for men interested in exploring, over coffee, aspects of faith through reading and lively discussion of current faith-based books. Attendance is open to all men interested in doing some serious reading and evaluation of their spiritual lives. Contact Paul Tillquist or Dave Eckmann (651-483-8829).

Current Book: Desire of the Everlasting Hills by Thomas Cahill

History Book Group for Men

1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in Bethany Lounge.

Come for a discussion of a different history book each month selected  by the participants. Anyone with an interest in a particular subject is welcome to sit in on the discussion even if you have not read the book. Contact Fred Knox.

September: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard

November: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

Men’s Fellowship

Mondays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Perkins Restaurant on County Road E in Vadnais Heights

Come when you can for an hour including Bible study, breakfast and fellowship. Since 1976 we have read most of the books in the Bible several times, but each time is a new experience because of changing life experiences. Contact: Jim Fruehling.

Men’s Coffee Talk

Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 a.m. in Bethany Lounge

Enjoy coffee, laughs and lively discussions which can include current events, theology, sports, church life or any other issue of concern or interest. Contact: Jim Fruehling.

Check out opportunities for parents through Children, Youth, and Family Ministry.

Questions about Adult Learning and Spiritual Formation? Contact Pastor Jeanne Hartfield.

 

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