Adult Education

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

StrengthFinder Class: This class uses the Clifton Strengths Finder assessment and follow-up discussion and exercises to determine how we might use our most natural areas of strengths for personal growth. Members will take an online assessment; contact Kerry for a code. Taught by Kerry Strayer. Meets Sept 11, 18, 25 and Oct 9 in rm 21. Zoom link is available in the online bulletin.

A Hunger for Healing: For the past several years, this class/group has provided an introduction and/or guide to the spiritual exercises known as the 12 Steps. We read from J. Keith Miller’s book A Hunger for Healing; The Twelve Steps as a classic model for Christian spiritual growth, as well as work our way through an accompanying series of DVDs. What we read and watch provides a starting point for sharing, for discussion, and for (hopefully) growth and healing. No previous experience with the 12 Steps is required. Regular attendance is not required. Anyone is welcome. The class will be facilitated by Steve Rolfe. Meets in rm 22. Zoom link is available in the online bulletin.

Transitions and Ritual:  This class is at capacity. We will reflect on the many transitions we undergo throughout adulthood, select a particular personal transition past or present to give attention to, and ritually mark that transition together.  This is a closed group, with a new group forming every fall.  Led by Pastor Joel Miller and Jacqui Hoke.  Meets Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 9, 16 in Room 24.

Inquirers' Class: (Begins Oct 23) We 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.  Meets Oct 23, 30, Nov 13, 20, Dec 11, 18.

Exploring Reproductive Justice: (Begins Oct 23) Details to be shared at a later time. Led by Samantha Allen. Meets Oct 23, 20, Nov 13, 20.