- Share with your elders or adult education minister your disappointment with course offerings.
- Be prepared to make specific recommendations on what courses/subjects would be helpful for your (the congregation's) spiritual development.
- If your church does not have the resources to provide intellectually rigorous and meaningful classes, be proactive and utilize online resources. Take a Yale University online Old Testament course or go to Phil Harland's Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean site and listen to one of his podcast series.
- Check out the offerings of the Learning Company and see if one of their religion courses might prove helpful.
- Identify a substantial theological/biblical studies book and systematically work through the text over several weeks. See if others will do the reading along with you.
- Find a biblioblog that deals with subjects you are interested in and follow/dialog with the posts.
- Continue to visit revJohn.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Where's the Beef - Part 2
So what can you do if your church's adult education program is lacking in substance? Here's a few steps on how to get "the beef" you need.