Adult Christian Formation Opportunities

IMG_0374The life of faith is an all-encompassing life. Our call is to love God with our whole beings.  This means we don’t love God with just our heart or just our strength. We love God with ALL of ourselves… including our minds. Westminster Presbyterian Church strives to offer our congregation the opportunity to study, learn and share in a collaborative, nurturing environment through an array of Christian Formation opportunities.  One-hour classes are typically available Fall through Spring and are available to all. Special Sunday evening seminars and other classes are also offered periodically.  Read about our class offerings below!


Christian Formation Opportunities

 

Wednesdays with Westminster

 

In the next few weeks, many of us will participate in one of the hallmark privileges of our civic life – voting. We will gratefully and dutifully exercise our right as citizens of this nation. What, if anything, does this have to do with the Bible’s regular refrain regarding the vision for and our role as citizens in the kingdom of God?

Join us via Zoom at 7 p.m. as we learn from and engage with Dr. Asante Todd, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics (October 28) at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

 

 

We’ll dig in and consider these questions:

  • What does it mean to be a “citizen” in God’s kingdom?
  • How should we obey the command to “seek ye first the kingdom of God?”
  • When we pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,” what are we praying for?
  • What biblical and theological heroes in faith have used this language to inspire and instruct us?

Dr. Asante Todd (MDiv’06) joined the Austin Seminary faculty in 2013, and in 2016 he became assistant professor of Christian ethics.; he is a member of the Theological-Historical Department.

Todd earned an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and the Master of Divinity degree from Austin Seminary in 2006. He earned the PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2016. A native of Midland, Texas, Todd has also worked in the Texas State Legislature, for the Austin Area Urban League, and has served as youth minister.

Asante Todd’s general area of research is public theology, the ways in which theological and religious commitments impact public debate, policy, politics, and opinion. He also desires to think with religious communities about social consciousness and democratic responsibility.


 

Adult Bible Study—Sunday mornings

 

One of the ways that God speaks to us is through the scriptures. The Bible Study Class reads the sermon texts for that day’s worship service as a venue for hearing God’s message to us. By sharing our reflections, we gain a deeper understanding of our Lord and what we are called to be and do as God’s people. We currently meet each Sunday at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Look in the online newsletter and worship emails for Zoom information.