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Despite what the cute adage says, we didn’t actually learn everything we need to know in Kindergarten. God is a mystery we plumb for a lifetime, and a healthy Christian continues pursuing new knowledge, ideas, and practices no matter how old they grow. At Transfiguration, we are enthusiastic about helping Christians of all ages, including adults at various stages of life, delve deeper into the Christians faith and life, and we encourage everyone who calls our church home to find a regular method of learning and growing.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Sunday Mornings | 10:15 a.m.

On Sunday mornings from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., we offer Christian Formation classes for all ages. Adults can choose from a variety of course offerings in multi-week increments on a range of topics. Past classes have included an in-depth journey through the Hebrew Bible, Reconciliation in the Family, and Understanding the Prayer Book.

Current Classes

Epiphanytide (7 weeks: January 8 – February 19)

with Father Michael Merriman

What is God like? Toxic images abound. God the punishing judge, the deadbeat dad, the genie in the bottle—false gods that need to be challenged. But what if God truly is completely Christlike? What if His love is more generous, his Cross more powerful, and his gospel more beautiful than we’ve dared to imagine? What if our clearest image of God is the self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering Love revealed on the Cross? What if we had a more Christlike God? Join Michael Merriman as we study A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel by Bradley Jersak with discussion on the content during the class as a way to prepare for reflection during Lent on the meaning of Christ. 

shobe-casey_webwith Fr. Casey Shobe – PARENTING TRACK

Join Father Casey in a discussion-based class about gender, sexual identity, and how we can become more comfortable and confident in the ways we talk about these issues within our families. Classes will feature conversation about what the Bible says (and doesn’t say), how to begin speaking with young kids about these ideas, how to speak with adolescents who are wrestling with questions about their own identity, and how to talk to our neighbors who may disagree with our tradition of radical inclusion. All are welcome as we explore these important questions and ideas.

roy-hellerwith Dr. Roy Heller

Join Dr. Roy Heller, Associate Professor of Old Testament at SMU, as he continues to journey through the Hebrew Bible.  This is an opportunity to read the stories of the Old Testament with each other, focusing on their literary beauty, their rich meanings, and the ways in which they are relevant for our own lives. This spring we are continuing our exploration of Exodus, and will also begin to look at Leviticus.

Recent Classes

Teachings on Advent (4 weeks: November 27, December 4, 11, 18)

warde-erin-jean_webwith Mother Erin Jean Warde 

The figure of Mary in the gospels, as well as how her life has been interpreted over time, is extremely complex. She is a figure of obedience, strength, parenting, grief, and much more. In Advent, we walk with Mary throughout her pregnancy, and we wonder with Mary about what will await her when Christ enters the world, born from her womb. Join Mother Erin Jean Warde for an exploration of the many different beliefs about Mary, and how Mary’s life can inspire us in our own faithful journey.

shobe-casey_webwith Fr. Casey Shobe – PARENTING TRACK

Several years ago, a group of pastors launched a movement to reclaim the holiness and significance of Christmas. Today, Advent Conspiracy focuses on resisting the culture of consumption that dominates our society beginning around Halloween, and inspiring practices that draw us closer to the one whose birth we celebrate. In this four-week series, Fr. Casey will lead a conversation about how families with children can spend less, give more, worship fully, and love deeply.

roy-hellerwith Dr. Roy Heller

Join Dr. Roy Heller, Associate Professor of Old Testament at SMU, as he continues to journey through the Hebrew Bible.  This is an opportunity to read the stories of the Old Testament with each other, focusing on their literary beauty, their rich meanings, and the ways in which they are relevant for our own lives. This fall we are exploring the stories of Exodus.

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