Adult Education

Life-long Learning

Education doesn’t end when you walk out of school for the last time. COR offers regular and special opportunities throughout the year to learn about our faith traditions; grow in faith and discipleship; and engage with current issues through a faith lens. Laypersons are empowered to lead Bible studies or small groups to educate about issues that call to them or in which they have expertise.

Open Table Adult Bible Study
Sundays at 9:00 AM

COR hosts a lay-led, informal adult Bible study Sunday mornings at 9:00. Engage in facilitated discussion on the Scripture reading that anchors the week’s sermon, and head to worship ready to let the message go deeper. Congregants and visitors of diverse backgrounds meet in a welcoming atmosphere to grow together in knowledge and understanding. No preparation, except perhaps a review of the week’s verses, is necessary.

Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Beginning September 4

For those who want to dive deeper into Scripture in a structured educational environment, COR offers a midweek Bible study led by Pastor Shannon. Studies range from 4-6 weeks; recent studies include What is the Bible?; Introduction to the Old Testament; and Introduction to the New Testament. Engage as an informal learner, following the text and joining in discussion, or go the extra mile and take on reading and writing assignments for more intense, focused study.

Coming in October: Exploring Justice: Priorities
a study by the Massachusetts Bible Study
Dates TBD

Priorities is the first in a planned five-volume Bible study from Massachusetts Bible Society:

Exploring Justice: The Ten Commandments is a multi-volume Bible study series for small groups that will examine the justice issues of our day through the lens of the Ten Commandments. Each volume is six weeks with 90-minute group sessions.

Priorities will cover Commandments 1-3 and address issues including:

  • Protest
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
  • Nationalism
  • Free Speech
  • Freedom of Religion
  • American Exceptionalism
  • Guns
  • Partisan Politics
  • Separation of Church and State
  • Taking a Knee
  • Removal of Confederate Monuments
  • the US Flag Code
  • America First

Registration will begin in September!

 

 

You may also be interested in Active Redeemer Men.