SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES

Sunday morning classes meet weekly at 9:45am, beginning September  8th.

If you would like more information about any of these groups, contact Mia McClain at MMcClain@myersparkbaptist.org or 704.334.7232 x 123. 


SUNDAY MORNING YOGA 
Cornwell Center Group Exercise Room | Led by Katie Kucich

Sunday Morning Yoga is an opportunity for adults of all ages and stages to connect with body, mind and spirit in this community of faith. If you’re interested in trying yoga as a spiritual practice that engages your body, mind, and spirit, join us! During our practice, we engage in beginner level yoga that will help you prepare for worship in new ways (and won’t get you too sweaty). 


RUMBLING WITH THE WORD

Room 254 | Facilitated by Nancy Culp

“A rumble is a discussion, conversation, or meeting defined by a commitment to lean into vulnerability, to stay curious and generous, to stick with the messy middle of problem identification and solving, to take a break and circle back when necessary, to be fearless in owning our parts. More than anything else, when someone says, “Let’s rumble,” it cues me to show up with an open heart and mind so we can serve the work and each other, not our egos.” – Brene Brown, adapted from Dare to Lead.

Rumbling with The Word(s) brings us together to read the Bible, and other Wisdom Teachings. We will base our readings on the Revised Common Lectionary, which we use in our worship, while enfolding complementary poetry, faith scriptures, and other writings. This space welcomes all voices to the table. Come be with us as we rumble with curiosity, wonder, and intention for listening and learning about the Word(s) of our faith. Yes, we’ll actually read the Bible! Bring your Bible or electronic scroll or use one of the many versions we will have available. No homework required. 


FAITH DEVELOPMENT

Room 250 | Facilitated by Jon and Teddi Benson

This class is for those who want the opportunity to examine their personal faith system in community with others. The five-month discussion class explores the following main areas:

  • Developing a Personal Theology: Do you believe in God? What is the nature of a human’s relationship to God? Who was Jesus? What is God’s sense of power and control in the world? Why is there evil? Why the crucifixion? What is grace? 
  • How Can the Bible be a Faith Resource: An introduction to the Old and New Testaments?  
  • The Spiritual Life: What is the value of silence and meditation? Why is corporate worship important? What can I expect to happen when I pray? How do I develop a faith journal? 
  • Missions: How do I identify my spiritual gifts? What is mission? How do I apply my gifts? 


LIFE CLASS

Coffee House – Lower Level of Education Building | Facilitated by Eleanor Brawley and Ed Hinson

The Life Class is a longstanding multigenerational class that works to create an atmosphere of free discussion and sharing while studying a wide range of topics, selected by the planning team for the class. Topics include biblical texts and themes, the teachings of important theologians, religious themes found in literature and plays, discussions of local, national, and international issues, and Christian responses and actions. The class always welcomes new participants. “We believe we are on a faith journey and that we can learn from one another and from outside leaders.”


EXPLORERS
 
Room 255  | Facilitated by Jenny Martella

The Explorers class was originally formed more than 10 years ago by a group of new members looking to form closer relationships with other MPBC members. We are proud of the diverse age group representation in our class and we learn from each other. The class hosts conversations led by group members who have committed to leading one month at a time. Recent topics have included a discussion of author Richard Rohr, meditation, and the intersection of faith and daily life. Another popular source for conversations is the Wired Word, a weekly iteration of current events and how they relate to faith. We host a potluck dinner at member homes up to twice a year.


SOULFUL SUNDAYS

Library | Facilitated by Courtenay Monfore and Leigh D’Amico

Join us to enjoy a time for empowerment, purpose, happiness and gratitude. This self-improvement class is open to all ages to create a place of encouragement and spiritual growth. This will not be biblically lead, instead, showing up together to share real conversations, ordinary moments and exploring our own history through connecting our stories to our faith. We strive to create space where people feel heard and understood,  furthering our awareness and connection of the other and self where we touch on topics such as self-care, parenting, relationships and life changes.


CENTERQUEST

Room 256 | Facilitated by Nancy Berry

Centerquest is a group with mixed family status, ages, and interests who discuss a variety of subjects. Class leadership is shared among members. The class occasionally gathers for social activities and encourages involvement in outreach. Recent classes have covered material from Joseph Campbell, Karen Armstrong, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Serene Jones. At times we have experiential learning, exploring nature and creativity. Where it fits, we use the Centerquest model, based on the work of Carl Jung. All are welcome to join or visit at any time. 


A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Room 260 | Facilitated by Jim Hanley

A psychological approach to spirituality, based on the principles of “ACIM” as they relate to all-inclusive forgiveness. The focus is on coping with life’s challenges and discovering paths to inner peace. 

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