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THE WAY

Learn About the Christian Faith and Life

Transfiguration’s annual class for those looking to learn more about the Christian faith and our Episcopal expression of it begins on Tuesday, September 18. The group will meet weekly with breaks for holidays until Ash Wednesday on March 6, 2019. Modeled after the centuries-old process of preparing adults for baptism called the catecheumenate, The Way is a one-on-one way of exploring your faith with other people, all of whom are at different places on their walks with Christ. This class will meet weekly in the Youth Center, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. All are invited to bring dinner and have social time at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to sign up or have questions, email Mother Rebecca Tankersley at rtankersley@transfiguration.net.

Weekly Format:

6:30 p.m. All are invited to bring dinner, beverages, and come early for social time

7:00 p.m. Begin with opening prayer and discuss a chapter from Mark (20 minutes)

7:20 p.m. Discuss section of reading assigned for the week (20 minutes)

7:40 p.m. Presentation! (35 minutes)

8:15 p.m. Small group discussion (25 minutes)

8:40 p.m. Come together as a group for Evening Prayer (20 minutes)

Schedule of Discussions:

SEEKING (6 weeks)

  • September 18 Introductions and expectations
  • September 25 Who is God? Who are we as humans?
  • October 2 Who is Jesus Christ? Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • October 9 What is faith?  Can Christians doubt?
  • October 16 What is sin? What is salvation?
  • October 23 What do we mean by “spiritual”? “Religious”? How are they alike/different?
  • October 30 Fall Break. The Way does not meet.

INQUIRY (5 weeks)

  • November 5 How do Episcopalians read the Bible?
  • November 13 How do Episcopalians worship and pray?
  • November 20 Thanksgiving Break. The Way does not meet.
  • November 28 How do Episcoplains share our faith?
  • December 4 What are Baptism & Confirmation? What is Reception? Reaffirmation? What’s right for me?
  • December 11 How do Episcopalians order their lives together (polity)? Who are Anglicans?

FORMATION: THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT (10 weeks)

  • December 18 The Apostles Creed (Believing)
  • December 25 – January 1: The Way does not meet.
  • January 8 Scripture
  • January 15 Apostolic Teaching (Tradition) and Fellowship
  • January 22 Breaking of the Bread (Sacraments)
  • January 29 Prayers
  • February 5 Sin & Repentance
  • February 12 Proclaiming by Word and Example
  • February 19 Seeking and Serving Christ in all persons
  • February 22 Annual Retreat | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the church
  • February 23 Annual Retreat | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the church
  • February 26 Striving for Justice and Peace
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