Adult Education

Our life of learning more of God and from each other continues on Sunday mornings during the Christian Education hour.

Classes end on December 16. No class on November 4, November 25.

2018 Fall Semester Classes 

A Hunger for Healing uses J. Keith Miller’s book, A Hunger for Healing:  The Twelve Steps as a Classic Model for Christian Spiritual Growth.  This book serves as an introduction to the Twelve Steps.  The Steps are presented as spiritual tools for living, growing, and healing that can be used by anyone.  The class goes through the Steps one at a time by reading the book (in class), viewing an accompanying series of video interviews, along with sharing and discussion.  Previous experience with the 12 Steps IS NOT required.  This class is organized by Steve Rolfe.

Radical Kinship
The Power of Radical Kinship book discussion led by Kate Hauk. Father Greg Boyle’s second book, Barking to the Choir, details stories of unconditional love in difficult times working with X cons and gang members in Los Angeles.  The stories demonstrate the role of faith, compassion, mutuality and the enduring power of kinship in transforming the lives and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.  Books will be available to purchase or read along in class. Led by Kate Hauk.

Inquirers Class BEGINS September 30
This seven-week class will explore the basics of Christian faith in an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective, as well as provide an overview of the story and life of Columbus Mennonite Church.  The class is open to anyone, with a special invitation to new attenders and those considering membership at CMC.  Led by Pastor Joel Miller.

Stamped from the Beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America 
Racism seems to have a new breath in recent years, but is this America? Ibram X. Kendi's National book award winner explores the history of racist ideas in America, showing that even as  we've made racial progress, racism has progressed in equal step. His engaging historic look at racist thought and policy in America posits that racist ideas are manufactured to justify racial policy. He  answers the question where have we come from and where can we go from here?  The class is led by Adam Glass.