God's Story Wrap-Up from Rev. Dr. Eric Liles
Dear Saint Michael family,
Thank you for a wonderful program year engaging with God’s Story. From our 72-hour live read through the whole Bible, to our weekly Sunday morning classes for all ages, to our guest speakers, and midweek studies, this has been an amazing experience. My encouragement to each of you is to keep reading God’s love letter to you. We did a deep dive into the overarching narrative of salvation history, but there is so much more to learn, to be strengthened by, and to discover in the Bible.
In the fall, we will offer two tracks for our Adult Sunday morning formation. “Our Story” is a yearlong exploration of church history and theology. This will meet in the Saint Michael Chapel most Sundays at 10 a.m. from August 25, 2019 - May 10, 2020. The other track, same dates and time in the Theater, will be a class for parents with presentations, Bible Study, small group time, fellowship and outreach opportunities. Each month of the class for parents will have a different theme. Our children and youth formation offerings will continue during the same time with various options for the different grades. Stay tuned for more details.
Until then, I want to offer a few resources that I find helpful:
This remains a great online resource for the schedule we used and videos of our Sunday morning lessons.
God's Story Continued
Here are many audio recordings that fill in every section of scripture between our Sunday plans. I got hung up a few months short, so I plan to post several more over the summer
Many of the blog posts from Grow Christians are stellar and particularly apropos this time of year, and appropriate for all families. This one is a great place to start.
Daily Office - Mission of St. Clare
One of my spiritual practices is to pray and read the daily office. This website has everything put together for you, even hymns!
A new resource to me and recommend by a parishioner, author Craig Denison is the former Senior Pastor of Park Cities Baptist.
If I can be helpful in your Christian Formation, or if you have questions or thoughts to share, please let me know.
The Rev. Dr. Eric J. Liles
Associate for Formation