This will be a condensed summer version of a spiritual formation group loosely based upon a practical dvd study used inter-denominationally. It is used to bring together, equip, and re-educate thinking Christians. People know that at its core, Christianity has something good to offer the human race. At the same time, many have a sense that they are alone or the minority in being "thinking" Christians and often think that "salvaging" Christianity is a hopeless task. What is needed is a safe environment where people have permission to ask the questions they've always wanted to ask but have been afraid to voice for fear of being thought a heretic. This small discussion group will explore beyond the traditions and rote theologies in which so many people and local churches seem to be stuck. Ideal for Christian invitation, initiation and spiritual formation, Living the Questions will help seekers and "church alumni/ae" alike in discovering or re-discovering the significance of Christianity in the 21st Century and what a meaningful faith can look like in today's world. This is perfect to invite your “un-churched’ but seeking friends to. It is an introduction to progressive Christianity.
Venue 1: Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:15am (no RSVP needed)
Venue 2: Wednesdays in Joy Alford's living room (limited space; call Joy or the church office)
From Joy: "I am excited to be facilitating another Living the Questions (LTQ) group in my living room. Due to the size of my living room, please call me or the church office asap if you are interested in becoming a participant. Host living rooms may rotate if the group agrees (North Raleigh/Rolesville/Wake Forest). My home is approximately only 5 miles north of Raleigh-off 540 in Rolesville (on Hwy 401N).
- submitted for Joy Alford