“Jesus,” writes Anabaptist theologian Palmer Becker, “is the center of our faith.” But who is this Jesus? 2,000 years after the fact, what do we make of Jesus’ life, teachings, death, and resurrection? How do different Christian traditions come to differing ideas about what Jesus meant?
To launch Forest Hills’ vision process, our Winter Bible School will invite us to consider key questions about Jesus that Christians have faced throughout history:
Is Jesus Lord? | January 8
Allegiance During the Protestant Reformation
Is Jesus Coming Soon? | January 15
Apocalypticism and Violence in Early Anabaptism
Is Jesus a Fighter? | January 22
Armed Conflict and Discipleship
Is Jesus American? | January 29
Assimilation and Identity
Shared supper will be served from 6 to 6:30p.m. Suggested donation of $5 toward meal cost will be greatly appreciated. Each evening will also offer faith-based activities for kids (preschool through 8th grade) and a time of Biblical input and dialogue for adults and Sr. high students.
The input sessions and activities for children and youth will begin at 7 p.m.
Activities for children and adults will include:
KfC (Kids for Christ: Gr K-5) | Junior Youth (Gr 6-8) | Adult Bible Study
Note: MYF (Youth Group: Gr 9-12) meets on Sunday evenings