Compelling study, discussion, and commentary that allows individuals to examine more of who we are in Christ. Readings and study follow the Revised Common Lectionary.
LCPC Formation Groups
Seeking new and deeper knowledge of God’s presence and sharing the experience is the power of a book group. An informal book group met throughout the year on Wednesday evenings enjoying a variety of titles. Content and discussion gave way to impact worship, church vision and our very identity, such is the power of a book.
The Confession of 1967 and The Confession of Belhar
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism – Drew G.I Hart
Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community Antiracism Study Guide from the Presbyterian Mission Agency
Putting faith into action, letting the reality of a living God shape the course of our daily tasks, can be reasons why we call ourselves Christian. Faithful living sometimes asks hard questions, the spirit nudging, moving, provoking. More than political rhetoric or media hype, wrestling with racism and the truth of white privilege has deep implications for us all. These are big topics that must be approached earnestly; with honest and vulnerable discussion. Our book discussions have been just that.
Recent Book Discussions:
Toxic Charity, How Churches and Charities Hurt Those Try Help – Robert Lupton
Chasing Francis, a pilgrim’s tale – Ian Morgan Cron
Laudato Si, On Care For Our Common Home – Pope Francis Encyclical Letter
Faith Leader is a small group process that will raise up new leaders in your congregation. Based on biblical models of leadership and reclaiming spiritual practices from the Christian tradition, Faith Leader trains participants in discernment, both of their own call to ministry and the spiritual life of their congregation. The full program encompasses 26 weekly sessions, along with two weekend long retreats. Now in its second season, a new group will be invited to form in the summer of 2017 to begin work in the fall.