Adult Forum (Westbrook Building): The Vocation of the Saints: Set Free in Christ to Serve our Neighbors
Prior to the Reformation, the Roman Catholic church taught that only those who undertook monastic orders possessed vocations and served God through their work in the church. This idea reinforced a rigid hierarchy between celibate priests and a married shoemaker, for example, wherein the "holy" priest was closer to God in light of his call. But Martin Luther and the Reformers broke open this repressive system by teaching that all Christians have a sacred calling; be they single or married, professors or plumbers, retired seniors or parents at home caring for their children, Christ's followers serve God and their neighbors in diverse and unexpected ways. Join us as we dig into a deeper understanding of vocation and discern how Jesus calls us to embody his radical love for others through our everyday lives and work.
With a variety of guest speakers, the Adult Forum offers presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics. The thought-provoking topics include Biblical studies, current social issues, and the work of mission agencies. All presentations are open to the public.