Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
 
 
Adult Christian Education

About our Adult Christian Education Program


At Good Shepherd we believe people connect to God in different ways. We have many opportunities and formats for people to learn about God. Join us for something that fits your relationship with God. Please contact Heather Dumais at hdumais@goodshepherdkingwood.org for more information about our Adult Christian Education Program.

 

Adult Christian Education

Christian Education  

Children’s Christian Education
Children’s Sunday School will not have class TODAY due to school observance of MLK Day. We will have classes on January 22 & 29.

Adult Christian Education Sundays

 “The Story”, by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee, is a book study about the story of the Bible.  It is a progression of Bible characters from Genesis to Revelation.  The Story allows stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to be written like a novel. If interested in attending, you can purchase the book and participant guide from Christianbook.com, amazon.com, or lifeway.com. This class meets at 9:00 a.m. in Rm 208. For more information, contact Jeannie Whitney at 713-702-9456 or  gjwhitney03@yahoo.com.

Peace of Heart and Mind in Chaotic and Confusing Times.
We will explore insights and practices that assist us in maintaining an inner peace and calmness in spite of the stresses and challenges of life. New understandings of emotional balance, healthy boundaries and emotional sobriety will be considered. Multimedia resources, lecture and group discussion will center around two texts.

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön

We will meet January 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19 and 26. Sundays 9:05 – 10:00 am. Rm 206
Call or e-mail Bill Richter for more information.

Weekday Adult Offerings
 
Spirituality and Mysticism Class (aka The Christian Café)
The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality, By Carl McColman, Monday 6 – 7:15 p.m., Rm 208. Call or email Bill Richter for more information.

Adult Tuesday Bible Study: This is an ongoing Bible study led by Bill Richter. This study is on the book of Jeremiah*. Come join us for a time of learning, fellowship and lively discussion. There are no materials to purchase. Please bring your Bible to class. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Rm 208. For more information contact Bill Richter in the church office at 281-358-3154. * The Books of the Bible will vary.

World Religions Series
Wednesdays 7:15- - 8:30 p.m. in the Great Hall
January 18 and 25. Midrash and Folklore – a traditional foundation for Jewish creative learning. presented by Rabbi Dan Gordon, Temple Beth Torah. Long before most people could read, religious learning was shared orally, including the Bible and related teachings. The oral tradition in Judaism helped provide a foundation for understanding. An ancient legend teaches that the Torah (Five Books of Moses) was written with black fire on white fire. The black lettering is the written text of what we are taught happened; the white spaces that look empty are what might have happened…what we learn when we read between the lines. The rabbis called it midrash; similar but different from parables. Some of these stories developed into folklore, and created a rich tradition of inspirational entertainment.

Rabbi Dan Gordon has been spiritual leader of Temple Beth Torah in Humble since 1998. He has also toured the U.S., Israel and Australia as a storyteller, inspiring audiences of all ages. He has become a leader in interfaith work, notably in his position as National Rabbinic Advisor to March of Remembrance, being keynote speaker last spring at a retreat of Christian clergy and participating in three interfaith overseas seminars (two to Israel and one to Turkey). In addition to his work on the pulpit and storytelling, Rabbi Gordon is a volunteer prison chaplain and has been published in three anthologies of Jewish stories.

Lectio Divina, this is an open, ongoing group that gathers to pray and meditate with scripture. We meet Thursday mornings in Rm. 207 at  9:00 a.m. Please contact Janet Mansfield, facilitator, if you would like more information 281-360-5143.

The World  Community for Christian Meditation -Our ongoing group meets each Saturday at 9:00a.m. in Rm 206. Each session is about 50 minutes long and open to everyone 18 years old and over.

Luke 4:20 Group: Filled with Wisdom -Forming this group was inspired by Fr. Richard Rohr’s book; Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two-Halves of Life. Experience and time shape our physical, mental and spiritual lives. Our spirituality changes as we journey through life. Join us as we explore spirituality in the second half of our lives. It is suggested that members be 42+ years of age. This class will meet on Thursday January 26 from 11:30 till 1:00 p.m. in Rm 208. For more information check the bulletin or contact Bill Richter in the Church office 281-358-3154 or wtr@goodshepherdkingwood.org.