Adult Education

Making Sense of Martin Luther

Sundays at 9:45 AM (Beginning February 18)

This class will explore how Luther’s understanding of God’s life-changing gospel informs day-to-day faith and life in the world today. This will be a video and discussion class led by Pastors Beth and Jay. To get the most out of the class, you are encouraged to download the book on Kindle or order it in paperback, but this is not necessary. Attending by Zoom is also available if needed.

An Overview of the Old Testament

Sundays at 9:45AM beginning September 10 in Conference Room

Amy-Jill Levine is one of the most respected NT scholars of our time. In this course, however, we will be tapping into her extensive knowledge of the Hebrew bible (or Tanakh), which is our Old Testament. We cannot lose sight of the fact that, when Jesus referred to scripture (e.g., Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:21), he was referring to the Old Testament, which had been translated from Hebrew to Greek circa 250 BCE. This version is called the Septuagint.

This course, facilitated by John Turnquist, has twenty-four 30-minute lecture videos, and, after each lecture, there will be ample time for discussion. A list of the lecture titles will be handed out at the first session.

Amy-Jill Levine, a practicing Orthodox Jew, is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and a retired Professor from Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Men’s Bible Study

This Bible Study will meet on Monday nights at 7PM beginning.
We are using the book Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts and Outlaws by Adam Hamilton

NAOMI WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

First Tuesday of each month at 10AM

Are you wanting to meet other women in the church, or are you interested in informal Bible study with a caring group of Kinsmen women?

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM. During the year, Bible readings are combined with application to issues in our lives, community and world. Studies have some leader-led direction, but a lot of sharing.

Women’s Bible Study

Thursdays at 10AM

The weekly women’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays in the Community Room. All women are welcome to join us as we begin a new Bible Study led by Jen Wilkin entitled Abide, a Study of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John. The study book can be purchased through Lifeway.com or Amazon for $24.99. This includes video access which is a great addition if you are unable to attend a session.

If you have any questions or concerns please direct those inquiries to Susan Newhard or Marianne Timmerman.

Midmorning Wednesday Group

2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 10AM

This group is welcoming men and women to watch the series The Chosen before each group meeting and then we will discuss it together.

Weekly Lectionary Study

Wednesdays at 10AM beginning September 6 in Room 17

Ever wish you could study the bible readings before you get to worship? This a great new group for you! The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) is a three-year cycle of weekly readings (”lections”) used to varying degrees by the vast majority of mainline Protestant churches in Canada and the United States. There are usually four readings for each Sunday–one from the Old Testament, the Psalter, the Epistles, and the Gospels.

Every weekend at Kinsmen, two of the readings assigned for a particular Sunday are read aloud. The purpose of this study group is to focus first on those two readings for the upcoming worship service and, if time is available, the other readings as well. Our goal is to enhance and to deepen our worship experience. We will meet on Wednesdays at 10AM.