Faith formation is a lifelong journey, and opportunities to grow in faith never end! Redeemer offers a variety of forums for adult faith formation.
This Fall, Redeemer will engage in an all-congregation wide book study of Lauren Casper’s Loving Well in a Broken World. In a world that seems to continue to be more polarizing, members of the Redeemer community have made a commitment to seek out our neighbors; even neighbors who have different perspectives from our own. In listening sessions done over the summer, Redeemer members spoke of desiring to engage their faith by practicing, kindness, understanding, and building relationships.
The book study will begin the week of Sunday, September 13 and go until the week of Sunday, November 1. You can contact the church office to reserve a copy of the book for $10, or feel free to purchase your own copy from your favorite book seller. Information about how to get connected to a small group can be found below.
Adult Education Forum
Due to the pandemic, our main adult forum takes place online via Zoom on Thursday evenings. Presenters include pastors, professors, professionals and our own members. We have series that run for multiple weeks and some that are a single session.
This Fall, Pastor Sunitha Mortha, Director of Equipping And Resourcing for Northwest and West Conferences of the Metro Chicago Synod, will guide Redeemer through virtual “Empathy Workshops” at 7:00PM on Thursdays (September 24, October 8, and October 29) using the Zoom platform. All those interested in learning more about empathy in a time when it is needed most, please contact the church office to find out how to get connected.
Tuesday Morning’s with Pastor Katie
Pastor Katie leads a lectionary-based study on mornings at 10AM via Zoom. This group studies the texts for the upcoming Sunday. No preparation necessary – just log in and grab your favorite Bible. (We typically follow the Revised Common Lectionary. Texts for the week are available in several places online, such as this one.) If you would like to find out more about Pastor Katie’s Tuesday Bible Study, be sure to email the church office for the Zoom information.
Small groups are a great way to get to know people at Redeemer. Groups are usually comprised of five or more individuals or families. Each small group determines its own schedule. Some meet monthly, others more frequently. In the fall, and sometimes during Lent or other seasons, we offer special series through the entire small group network. New groups are always forming and old groups are often willing to receive new members. If you would like to join a group specifically for our upcoming Fall Focus, please click the link to the right to sign up for more information.