Life Together in Christ – Experiencing Transformation in Community
April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019
The New Testament account of two forlorn disciples finding their way home from Jerusalem to Emmaus after the most traumatic weekend of their lives (when Jesus was crucified and reported resurrected) paints a compelling picture of how we can experience transformation with others in the most unexpected places. Life Together in Christ unpacks this story from Luke 24, bit by bit, showing us group practices that enable us to open to Christ together. We’ll do more than think about the possibilities in these dynamic practices; we’ll experience them and be transformed by Christ! Come and bring a friend, a small group, a stranger, or a story.
Class will be six Tuesdays starting April 23rd through May 28th. There will be a $5 light supper at 5:45 pm and class from 6:30 pm – 8 pm in The CORE Gathering Room at King of Kings Church Campus. Cost of the class is $15 and includes the book. Pastor Leroy and Mildred Gerner will lead this class.
Here’s a little more about this class…’Have you joined a church or small group in hopes of experiencing real life change, only to be disappointed? Have you sat through inspiring sermons about what is possible when Christians gather together in mutually edifying relationships, only to recognize how cynical you have become after many failed attempts? Community may be one of the most over-promised, under-delivered aspects of the Christian life today. Individuals remain selfish and stuck in their ways. Communities become spiritually lifeless or even fall apart because we don’t know how to experience transformation together. Transforming community does not come primarily from listening to inspiring preaching or adding another church program. It emerges as we embrace a shared commitment to the attitudes, practices and behaviors that open us to Christ in our midst. And that’s where Life Together in Christ comes in. Reflecting on the story of the two disciples who meet Christ on the Emmaus Road, Ruth Haley Barton offers this interactive guide for small groups of spiritual companions who are ready to encounter Christ in transforming ways—right where they are on the road of real life.’