We follow the Revised Common Lectionary in our worship services at Peace. Scripture and messages share the story of God’s love in worship.
adult faith formation opportunitIES
For Such a Time as This: Sound Biblical Leadership Practices for Today's Communities
March 20-21st at Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond
Presented by the Virgina ELCA Synod
Today's world is sound-saturated. We are inundated every day with words from social media, newsfeeds, co-workers, politicians, and others. Other sounds accompany these: cries of lament in violence weary communities, bomb blasts in war-torn geographies, shouts of protest and calls for justice.
How do leaders embody the music of Gospel spheres as they preach, pray, and teach in the midst of this cacophony? When it seems that Wisdom is silent or unrecognizable, how do we discern God's voice and invite others to join us in seeking to share God's love and mercy in the face of broken hearts and bodies, cities and churches?
This study explores "sound" biblical leadership practices for such a time as this. Topics and subtopics for the study include:
"For Such a Time as This": Esther as Courageous Leader
"Home by Another Way": The Magi as Wise Leaders
"At Water's Edge": Miriam as Dancing Leader
"Held and Holding On": Jacob as Transformed Leader
"Cliffhangers and Bridge Builders": Jesus as Fearless Leader
Together we will explore these ancient stories, leaning in to hear in them sound theologies and practices for leadership today.
Participants will have opportunities to consider practical strategies for personal spiritual and leadership formation and brainstorm in dialogue with each other about healthy leadership practices for their contexts and communities.
The cost is:
$150 for a single room and meals
$125 for a shared room and meals
$67 for meals only (commuters who do not wish to stay overnight at Roslyn)
FAITH FORMATION CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Sunday School for God's children of all ages
(Preschool through Adult) is ongoing during our program year. There are opportunities for everyone of every age
to learn and grow in faith!
For our youngest, nursery care is available during worship every Sunday.
A special children’s time during both worship services: Preschool and early elementary students start in worship, then depart for age-appropriate discussion and activities while the adults hear the sermon. The children will return for communion and the remainder of the service.
Have a heart for children? Be a part of the Children's Time Ministry and sign up for a Sunday or two.
Don't be hesitant to try this. There is a lot of support and the perqs include beautiful children with big hearts for Jesus. Questions? Ask Pastor Kim.
Fun and Learning Groups for our Fourth and Fifth Graders, Middle Schoolers, Confirmation students, and High School Youth: Each group meets during the week for service activities, meals, games, learning and fellowship during the program year. Many youth also participate in summer mission trips and Virginia ELCA Synod sponsored weekends designed just for them. Contact Jennie Carter, Director of Youth Ministry for more information, or visit our Youth Ministry Page.
Opportunities for adult/family fellowship after worship: Throughout Sunday morning there will be opportunities for small group gatherings (brunch, anyone?) to discuss the day's scripture or to simply gather for fellowship. Discussion questions will be provided or you can let the discussion take you where it will. Weekday and evening Bible and book studies are held at various times during the week and all are welcome to join.
BUILDING PEACE, a monthly activity-based Christian education program for all ages. BUILDING PEACE generally meets on the second Sunday afternoon of each month and wraps up with a shared meal. Learn more here.
Adult Faith Formation Bible studies
TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
9 am - 11 am most Tuesdays
SUNDAY EVENGING BIBLE STUDY
6 pm - 8 pm am most Sundays
See you there!
Looking for something you don't see here? Let us know and we can help you start a new group. Contact the church office.
Confirmation is not the beginning or the end of the faith journey. Confirmation is about preparing one's heart and making disciples.
Peace Lutheran's confirmation class will be held twice a month (as part of the youth group) on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm using the Colaborate Lutheran Confirmation curriculum from Spark House. Colaborate allows the youth to wrestle with the tension of Biblical truths and where/how to apply to their daily living. It gives each youth the space to start thinking about what they believe and why they believe it, providing the tools and language they need to do so. Each class starts with framing the problem, video, infographics and utilizes physical activity, while building lasting and caring relationships at church. Our goal is to take the knowledge of the faith from the head to the heart where Christ can dwell, sustaining the students through the highs and lows of life. This will be done in a large/small group rhythm, and is designed to be relevant to the lives of today’s teens.
Our large group time includes skits, games, and Bible time, along with the Pastor’s/Leader's teaching. (And a few creative interruptions to keep the kids guessing!) Large group time closes with a quiet wrap-up of the theme and a prayer/imagination journey.
Following large group time, small groups (a handful of kids each with an adult mentor) spread out in the church. They share their highs and lows of the previous week, and talk about what they heard in large group via discussion questions. These questions allow students to grapple with how the theme applies in their daily lives. For more information about our Confirmation program, contact Jennie Carter.