When you have questions, where do you go? We strive to be a church community that welcomes questions.
Introducing Faith Forum—
a safe place to have
in-depth and open conversation
on relevant topics.
Faith Forum: How to Question Your Faith Without Losing It
A Conversation on Construction, Deconstruction, & Reconstruction
Date: February 26, 2023
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Mark Hicks
WHAT IT IS
When you have questions, where do you go? We strive to be a church community that welcomes questions. Introducing Faith Forum—a safe place to have in-depth and open conversation on relevant topics.
As a follower of Christ, you desire a relevant faith in today’s culture, and you want to be faithful to God in all you do. But you’re faced with polarizing topics and may feel pressure to pick a side. More than that, you may question what a faithful, Christ-like response should be. We understand the uncertainty you are faced with, and we see the need to address these important topics.
We are providing Faith Forum to look at relevant topics, equip you with deeper knowledge, and to generate open dialogue in our church community. Our first Faith Forum is February 26, and we’re excited to have Dr. John Mark Hicks as our guest speaker. We invite you to attend and participate in Faith Forum. We hope to help you grow in depth of knowledge and open the door for further conversation. May God use this event to move us from where we are today to being better equipped to converse with one another and consider difficult topics through the context of our faith community.
A DEEPER LOOK
We want to promote an open posture and faithful approach to topics we experience in our culture. Faith Forum is intended to be a time of extended learning and immersion in each topic paired with open conversation. As a church, we will follow the initial Sunday experience with more opportunities to process and dialogue about what we’re learning. We strive to be a church community that welcomes questions. Faith Forum is a safe place to discuss relevant topics and have in-depth conversation. Let’s ask our questions together.
John Mark Hicks has taught full time in higher education among Churches of Christ since 1982 and is currently Professor of Theology at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has taught in over 40 states and 20 countries around the world. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or contributed to over 40 books as well as contributing to both academic and popular journals. He is married to Jennifer and shares five living children and six grandchildren with her.
Our first Faith Forum will be “How to Question Your Faith Without Losing It: A Conversation on Construction, Deconstruction, and Reconstruction,” facilitated by Dr. John Mark Hicks. The event will be on Sunday, February 26th featuring 2 sessions from 8:30 – 11:30am.
What do you need to do? Just show up! We’ll kick things off at 8:30am. For teens and adults attending, we’ll have a light breakfast and coffee during the first session which will be in Sneed Hall. We will move to the Worship Center for a time of worship and the second session.
Childcare (including breakfast) is provided starting at 8:30am through the end of the event to give parents the opportunity to participate in Faith Forum.
Light Breakfast & Coffee Provided (Sneed Hall)
Session 1 (Sneed Hall)
Session 2 & Sunday Worship (Worship Center)
Continuing the conversation
We strive to be a church community that welcomes questions.
And we know that one Sunday is not long enough to dive into these topics.
Please be watching for details on these upcoming follow-up conversations.
03.05.23 - Combined Class: Panel & Table Discussion (Sneed Hall)
03.08.23 - Teacher Training for Follow-Up (Commons)
03.12.23 - Follow-Up Dialogue in Classes
03.19.23 - Follow-Up Dialogue in Classes
03.22.23 - Adult Wednesday Night Class (Commons)
03.29.23 - Adult Wednesday Night Class (Commons)