The Christian Education committee wants to respond to our ever-changing society and congregation. Over the past two years, we have seen some membership growth (Halleluja!), which is interested in looking at Bible Study in a completely new way. In order to meet these interests, we have looked at a few options which may address this interest.
The approach offered by Rob Bell and the NOOMA DVD series appears to offer looking at our faith in a fresh new way. NOOMA is ground-breaking project that is changing the way that people in our world experience spirituality by viewing a series of short films that are amazing tools for group discussion. Each NOOMA DVD is approximately 10-13 minutes long and is accompanied with a 32-page discussion guide to get you thinking.
Okay, so, now it is time to get ourselves together and to set up a meeting time at someone;s house. All that is required is a few comfortable chairs, a DVD player, a beverage, and a welcoming attitude. Pastor Susan will be arranging the first Home Spirit Group, and then let’s see how it develops from there.
And, to be really “out there”, we have also considered gathering around a DVD player at Panera Bread or some other coffee shop. This way, those who are not immediately involved in our church may see and hear and our discussion. So if that would be your preference, please let Pastor Susan know and get ready for our first Home Spirit Group coming up in November.