What factors contribute to the growth of faith in persons? How do we nurture faith and discipleship in children, teens and adults? How is our theology lived out in our practices of nurture, education and discipleship? In what ways does cultural context affect faith formation? We will reflect on our own practices as we explore these questions, drawing on the fields of practical theology, psychology, educational methodology and sociology.
Spring 2018 Courses
“Two of the great hungers in our world today are the hunger for spirituality and the hunger for social justice. The connection between the two is one the world is waiting for.” This class aims to address that very connection. Although a meaningful spiritual life and social justice are both significant topics for the church and society today, few explore the crucial link between the two. Yet this link is where lives can be transformed.
Paul’s Letter to the Romans is his most complete theological statement. He deals with the universality of sin, the necessity of salvation, the importance of faith, the role of the Holy Spirit, the relationship of Jew and Gentile and other practical issues.
We will study the letter in its cultural and socioeconomic context, and historical context. Our purpose will be to examine the text and consider how its message applies today.
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Seeking the next step in your educational journey? Looking for an affordable option? New Theological Seminary of the West has partnered with New York Theological Seminary to offer an accredited Doctor of Divinity Degree Program in Transformational Leadership, Culture and Ministry. Join us and learn about how we can support you in advancing your theological education! Date – May 31, 2018 Time – Beginning 1:30 pm Location Grace First Presbyterian Church 3955 Studebaker Rd Long Beach, CA 90808 To RSVP to this event, fill out this form below: