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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 10. The group will meet weekly with breaks for holidays until Ash Wednesday on February 26, 2020. 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 10 Introductions and expectations
  • September 17 Who is God? Who are we as humans?
  • September 14 Who is Jesus Christ? Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • October 1 What is faith?  Can Christians doubt?
  • October 8 What is sin? What is salvation?
  • October 15 What do we mean by “spiritual”? “Religious”? How are they alike/different?
  • October 22 Instructed Eucharist, followed by Q&A on Seeking Sessions
  • October 29 Fall Break. The Way does not meet.

INQUIRY (5 weeks)

  • November 5 How do Episcopalians read the Bible?
  • November 12 How do Episcopalians worship and pray?
  • November 19 How do Episcoplains share our faith?
  • November 26 Thanksgiving Break. The Way does not meet.
  • December 3 What are Baptism & Confirmation? What is Reception? Reaffirmation? What’s right for me?
  • December 10 How do Episcopalians order their lives together (polity)? Who are Anglicans?
  • December 17 The Daily Office, followed by Q&A on Inquiry Sessions
  • December 254 – December 31: The Way does not meet.

FORMATION: THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT (10 weeks)

  • January 7 The Apostles Creed (Believing)
  • January 14 Scripture & Apostolic Teaching (Tradition)
  • January 21 Fellowship, Breaking of the Bread, and Prayers
  • January 28 Sin & Repentance
  • February 4 Proclaiming by Word and Example
  • February 11 Seeking and Serving Christ in all persons
  • February 18 Striving for Justice and Peace
  • February 25 The Annual Shrove Tuesday Parish-wide Pancake Supper
  • February 21 Annual Retreat | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the church
  • February 22 Annual Retreat | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the church
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