Time to register for Come to the Waters: Horizons 2015-16 Bible Study Leader Training

May 1, 2015

DECATUR, GA.

The Center for Lifelong Learning will offer once again two sessions of this popular seminar. The weekday course will take place August 2-4, and the weekend course August 14-15. Come to the Waters promises leaders of Presbyterian Women Circles and church school study groups alike nine lessons exploring key references to water in our Scriptures.

The rich imagery of water throughout the Bible helps us understand and articulate our faith. Just as water nourishes our bodies, so the scriptures on water nourish our souls. Together, we will explore some of the Bible’s 800 references to water.

The study will consider the waters of chaos in Genesis, and the River of Life in the last chapter of Revelation, where chaos is no more. Water plays a central role in the stories of creation, the delivery of God’s people (through the parting of the Red Sea and the crossing of the Jordan River), judgment of a people weak in faith, and the adoption of the people of God through baptism. Sometimes there is too much water (think Noah) and sometimes there is too little water (think drought in the desert).

The weekday class, Aug. 2-4, will be led by 2015 study guide author, the Rev. Judy R. Fletcher. A retired teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Judy has served as a director of Christian education in North Carolina and as pastor in churches in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. In her last two parishes she served as co-pastor with her husband, J. David Fletcher, and then served for 14 years as the synod executive in the Synod of the Sun. She has served as keynote speaker, director, and preacher for conferences at every governing body level of the denomination, and written a variety of materials for the PC (USA), the ELCA and United Church of Christ.

The weekend class, Aug. 14-15, will be led by Linda Morningstar, former associate director of Lifelong Learning and popular workshop leader and speaker. Morningstar holds a master's degree in theological studies from Columbia Theological Seminary. She has led many weekend seminars to prepare leaders for Horizons Bible studies, and other Bible courses and women’s retreats, with such themes as “Reading” Biblical Art; Receiving the Gift of Order in Chaos; Being Called – Or Not; Yikes- I’ve Been Asked to Pray Aloud, and How to Choose A Bible.

Early registration discounts are available for both courses through May 31. After June 1, discounts for 2+ persons from the same group are offered.

For weekday event registration, click HERE.

For weekend event registration, click HERE.

For additional information, contact Sarah Erickson, Director of Lifelong Learning, at 404-687-4526 or ericksons@ctsnet.edu.

  1. The weekday course is August 3-5 (not August 2-4).

    by Kelly Weirich

    June 25, 2015