BIG BEAR AND RAINCROSS CONFERENCES OF PACIFICA SYNOD PRESENT
DIALOGUES ON RACE
Guided conversations to help enrich our faith communities around issues of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
WEDNESDAYS ON ZOOM FROM SEPTEMBER 22 – NOVEMBER 10
FROM 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Antoine Cummins Dr. Melissa James
Please also RSVP by calling (760-345-2122) or sending me an email to the office (firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Bible Study – “Holy Envy”
The Ruth Circle of the Women’s Group is meeting the first Saturday of every month at 8 am via Zoom. We are beginning a new study of “Holy Envy” by Barbara Brown Taylor, recounting her experiences as a Christian pastor teaching World Religions at the college level.
Please email Pastor Jen at email@example.com for more information. All women we welcome!
Please see our Youth and Family page for more educational opportunities for Kids and Young Adults.
Contact Molly Farrin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Additional Spiritual Growth Resources
Adult Education Archive
“Renewing Our Minds” Bible Study
A 6-week series engaging Brian McLaren’s “Why Don’t They Get It: Overcoming Bias in Others (and Yourself).” Videos from all classes are available on our YouTube Channel here.
Notes from Class 1 are available here
Notes from Class 2 are available here
Notes from Class 3 & 4 are available here
Notes from Class 5 are available here
Notes from Class 6 are available here
Being a Christian – Advice from Paul in Romans 12
Watch Brief Daily Devotionals and Wednesday Worship Services Here
ELCA Social Statements
“Come, Holy Spirit”
“The Story of Jesus: from Birth to Death to Life”
The class notes for this chronological journey through the life of Jesus Christ are available here.
The class notes for this five-part series on the religions of the world are available here.
“Women and Justice”: ELCA Draft Social Statement for Study and Response
The St. John’s study of the ELCA Social Statement “Women and Justice,” is available as a free download at http://elca.org/womenandjustice.
“Holy Conversations”: Sharing Jesus Christ with the People in our Lives (Spring 2018)
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to share his good news in our words and actions, in our community, in how we live our lives; in other words, we are called to have ‘holy conversations’ with others. This study was based on the book “Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life” by Richard Peace. Class outline is available here.
Class on “The Bible and Homosexuality”
In winter 2017, Pastor Jen led a six-session Bible study on “The Bible and Homosexuality,” as we continue to have an open, gracious, respectful, Biblically-based, Christ-centered conversation on this subject. Please let Pastor Jen know if you have questions or would like additional information. She can be reached through the church office.
Notes are available here.
Reformation Study – Luther’s “The Freedom of a Christian”
Class outline available here Freedom Of A Christian Class 2017.