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05 Nov

Online Lay Servant Ministries class - Children of Abraham

Contact Info:

Lisa Buffum

Time & Date

Event Dates:
November 05, 2018 - December 08, 2018
Time Zone

CT - Central Time



430 Park Street
430 Park Street
Winfield, KS 67156
United States

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Event Details

Audience: ClergyLay LeadersMenOlder AdultSingle AdultWomenYoung Adult

Christians, Jews, Muslims – all members of faiths that claim descent from Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, in whose family God promised “all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Five thousand years later their spiritual descendants are often trapped in mutual suspicion, misunderstanding and conflict. What can we do, as followers of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, to encourage safety and peace in our own locations? This class is a beginning, an opportunity to explore the mutual roots in story of the three “Abrahamic religions.” It will focus on what we have in common, how each faith’s wisdom can enrich our own, and how to begin having interfaith conversations. This 4 day/week relaxed Lenten spiritual journey into friendship finishes before Palm Sunday. And is very relevant to today’s world. Participants must obtain the book “The Faith Club” by Ranya Idilby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner, which is not included in the course fee. There will be readings and opportunity for discussion several times a week but not on Saturdays and Sundays, and there is no set time to be online. This is the story of the three New Yorkers’ interfaith journey after 9/11. This course is eligible for 2.0 CEU. Lay Servant Ministries Approved: This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries (formerly the General Board of Discipleship) as an advanced course with 10 contact hours in Lay Servant Ministries. Price: $55.

This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.

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