Academy - Adult Education Classes
September-December 2016


No registration needed for Sunday morning classes.


OCT 26-NOV 27 Six-Week DVD Series: Jesus the New Way by N.T. Wright
led by Westminster's Pastors in the Chapel

This series reveals how Jesus fulfilled the deepest hopes and prayers of Israel, but in a new way that they didn’t expect.  It also invites us, followers of Jesus, to see Him with new eyes.  By seeing Jesus in a new way, we are offered treasures of deeper understanding of and relationship with him.

OCT 23:      Getting the Kingdom Started
OCT 30:      Announcing the Kingdom
NOV 6:        Longing for a King
NOV 13:      Why Did Jesus Die?
NOV 20:      Who Was Jesus?
NOV 27:      The New Claim

DEC 4 Advent: Ancient Practice Made New
led by Rev. Suzanne Wenonah Duchesne, M.Phil. is a Ph.D. candidate in Liturgical Studies at Drew Theological School in the Chapel

Most churches in the United States observe a four week season of Advent. Gregory the Great first wrote about Advent in the sixth century but it had been observed by congregations much earlier and with more variety than you may have imagined. This class will provide an overview of the history of Advent, examine the theological significance of Advent for our understanding of Jesus the Christ and the Kingdom of God, and introduce you to the ancient practice of an Expanded Advent.

DEC 11 Following the Star to Bethlehem
led by Allen Johnson, Ph.D., retired professor of Geology and Astronomy, West Chester University in the Chapel

Professor Johnson will share a presentation about when Jesus was born and what science had to say about the star that appeared at his birth.  Allen is a member of Advent Lutheran Church where he served in their Stephen Ministry as a Stephen leader.