Becoming Reacquainted with Jesus

We update our computer programs regularly. Have we updated our view of Jesus recently? Could an update restart our spiritual lives and our response to God? The topic of the Adult Faith Formation Group starting in March will be “Becoming Reacquainted with Jesus”.

Do you struggle with explaining to people, or yourself, why Jesus is important to your life? I do.  I would like some clearer answers. I want to know Jesus better, rather than to know what a particular creed or catechism says about Jesus.

The book to be used as the basis for the discussion is Jesus for the Non-Religious: Recovering the Divine at the Heart of the Human by John Shelby Spong, a retired Bishop to the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Spong wants us to see the mythology that developed around Jesus and why these mythological elements seemed appropriate to the gospel writers and to those who de- veloped the Christian traditions. By removing the mythological elements, he thinks we can more clearly hear the testimonies of people whose lives were transformed by Jesus and thereby allow Jesus to have a transforming effect on our lives.

The book is available in paperback if participants want to read the book. It is not necessary to read the book to participate.

The discussion group meets in the Education Wing of the church at 10:45 AM on Sunday mornings.  Everyone is welcome!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe to BVCC Blogs!

Enter your email address:

Blog Archive

Powered by mod LCA

Looking for Mission?

We hold a wide range of volunteer and mission activities on an ongoing basis to serve the Greater Kansas City Area and beyond. Please join us in living out Christ in the real world through our monthly mission projects. Read More.....

Interested in Small Groups?

Small groups help us feel more comfortable in sharing our thoughts and feelings.  They are also important in building connections with each other that encourage us in our faith journeys.  We have several small groups available for your participation. Learn more.....

Want to Make Connections?

The connections we make in our life tell a story about who we are.  Do you feel connected to God?  Would you like to make connections to other encouraging Christians? Are you connected with your own spirituality?  Get Connected.....