ADULT EDUCATION

Adults of all ages meet on Sunday mornings between services to discuss scriptures and life applications to encourage spiritual growth in our everyday lives. We hope you will join us in Witherspoon Hall this Sunday or any Sunday. You will always be welcome!

Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Witherspoon Hall, Rooms 12/13

Current and upcoming studies are also announced in our weekly Worship Service Bulletins and monthly Dove Newsletter.

FALL 2019 CURRICULUM

Dialogues On: The Refugee Crisis

DIFFICULT TOPICS
AUTHENTIC CONVERSATIONS
How to turn conflict into community.

Starting Sunday, September 8th
9:45 a.m. (between services)
Witherspoon Hall, Rooms 12/13

Facilitators:  John Tittle, Will Price and Cheryl Wood

The “Dialogues On” series encourages honest talk about difficult topics. In a time when so many conversations end in conflict, our class will equip participants to share their ideas, listen well, learn from other viewpoints, and seek to bring hope and healing from the church to the world.

Come to any or all of the classes in this series. Lesson books will be available for $10.00. With or without a lesson book, you are welcome to join us as we learn and grow together on one of the most challenging topics today—the refugee crisis.

Our hope for this class is to express and listen to thoughts and ideas about today’s issues. So whether we’re traditional or progressive or somewhere in between, we’re all believers and we have a responsibility to understand how our faith informs our perspectives and lives.

Refugees in America is a tough topic, both at a local community level and from a national policy perspective.

Dialogues On: The Refugee Crisis offers these unique perspectives from experienced authors from renowned organizations such as World Relief and Church World Service that provide insight into refugee stories and experiences. Chapters include:

  • The story we live in by Brianne Casey
  • A people without a place by Dr. Beth Oppenheim-Chan
  • A global perspective by Jenny Yang
  • A network of care by Sarah Krause, MS
  • Facing our history by Halima Z. Adams
  • Looking for home by Aubrey Leigh Grant
  • Where do we go from here? by Matthew Soerens
Adult Education class gathering, Pastor John Tittle Class Facilitator
Pastor John Tittle, Adult Education Class Facilitator
Will Price, Adult Education Class Facilitator
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 1
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 1
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 2
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 2
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 3
Adult Education Class, Group Discussion Team 3

HOW CONFLICT ARISES
5 Layers of Conflict:

MISUNDERSTANDINGS

Misunderstandings occur when people have genuine misconceptions about what is said or implied.

DIFFERENCES IN VALUES AND BELIEFS

Values and beliefs can cause disagreement over how the world should be run.

DIFFERENCES IN INTEREST

Differences in interest lead to competition over scarce goods and resources.

INTERPERSONAL DIFFERENCES

Personality, temperament and style can cause a personality clash.

FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS

Strong aroused emotion often leads to another situation.

CREATING RESOLUTION THE HEALTHY WAY
7 Ways to Face Conflict in a Healthy Way:

      • Think It Over
      • Consult Others
      • Practice What to Say
      • Document Your Concerns
      • Use Grace
      • Follow Up
      • Don’t Put It Off