Adult Education classes


Adult Education classes

 Classes meet at 9:45am on Sunday mornings in the Seminar Room.

September 15

Report from the 2019 Slovakia Mission Team

In late June Grace members and staff again traveled to Martin, Slovakia, to teach VBS at the Center for Christian Education. Hear about their trip and the continuing mission of the CCE to bring Christianity to post-Cold War Slovakia. (Seminar Room)

There is no Adult Ed program on September 22.

September 29

“Giving to God”

Mark Allan Powell, Professor of New Testament, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio

Mark Allan Powell is the author of widely used textbooks on the New Testament for undergraduate and graduate students. He has also written about rock and pop music, contemporary Christian music, and spiritual formation. He comes to Grace on September 29 as the homilist for the afternoon Cantata Vespers and to present a program during the Education Hour on stewardship.

Powell’s book Giving to God: The Bible’s Good News about Living a Generous Life explores how to give back to God. Faithful use of our time, talents, and money starts with a deep, satisfying relationship with the God to whom we belong. We can then learn, says Powell, to give gladly and generously out of our heartfelt connection with God. (Seminar Room)


October 6

"The Epic of Creation"
Grace Wolf Chase 
Adler Planetarium star formation expert Grace Wolf Chase returns with an update on "The Epic of Creation: The Birth of Star, Planets, and Possibly Life Beyond Earth." Learn about the births of planets, the prospects for extraterrestrial life, how you can participate in exciting research without going back to school, and how people of faith might think about this amazing universe. Wolf Chase is an Affiliated Faculty member of the Lutheran Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Vice President of the Center for Advanced Studies in Religion and Science, and an advisor for Science for Seminaries, an initiative of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

October 20

"The Banality of Grace"
Pastor Bruce Modahl
Bruce Modahl presents from his new book, "The Banality of Grace" (Cascade, 2019),describing the courage of living day to day. From the book jacket: "It is in the daily, the mundane, pedestrian, prosaic, quotidian ...  that God shows us our place in God’s momentous story."  Come and consider the beauty in the ordinary with Grace's former pastor.


Kurt Hendel
Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor of Reformation History at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.


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