Christian Education Classes for Adult
Salem offers two options for Christian Education Classes from October-May.
View previous classes HERE.
Don’t miss this chance to deepen your Sunday Morning experience.
Adult Sunday School
The Adult Sunday School is a 40-minute lecture with a 10-minute question and answer option following. One of our guiding verses is I Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
View the prerecorded class HERE.
The Mourning After: Grief, Humor and Purpose led by Dr. Melissa Mork
Sundays, November 29, December 6, 13, and 20
The unfortunate reality is that we will ALL grieve at some point in our lives, but we can navigate all kinds of difficulties with resilience and humor. In this set of presentations, we will discuss patterns, processes, and obstacles to grief, and look at the value of humor in the process. We will also explore factors of resilience, methods of coping, and a way to find purpose in our pain. Dr. Mork served as Director of the Humor Academy, a three-year college-level program through the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She is a Certified Humor Professional. She is also Professor & Chair of the Dept. of Psychology, Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul.
Deuteronomy’s Vision and the Christian Church led by Dr. Peter Vogt
Sundays, January 10-31, 2021
We live in a complex and ever-changing society. It can be challenging as followers of Jesus, to know how to live faithfully while still serving as witnesses to the world around us. Though often relegated to being a cure for insomnia, the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy offers insights for how to live in a faithful counter-cultural way that can have a profound impact on the world around us. This series will explore the overall message of Deuteronomy and consider how this ancient book is relevant for contemporary followers of Jesus.
Faith 20/20 is an interactive opportunity to learn—even from a distance. We continue with our twin goals of delivering thoughtful spiritual content (20 minutes) to be processed in intimate conversations (20 minutes). Each session is a bite-sized jump into deep topics with a side of getting to know some new people.
Register HERE to attend virtually via Zoom.
A Holistic Well-being: Conversing with Christian Liberation Theologies led by Dr. Victor Ezigbo
Sundays, November 1, 8, 15, and 22
Human sufferings impede human well-being. What does the Christian faith, Christian theology in particular, say about the well-being of human beings? And what does Christian theology offer as a solution to the problem of human sufferings, especially those that are human-induced such as racism, oppressive economic structures, and caste-relations? To answer these questions, we will explore and dialogue with some versions of liberation theologies that have been developed by Christian theologians from India, Peru, and the United States of America.
Grief and Loss led by Laura Mortenson
Sunday, November 29, December 6, and 13
This three-week study will explore grief and loss, including the non-death losses experienced during the pandemic, and healthy and compassionate ways to cope and to support each other.