For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

SPIRITUAL FORMATION FOR OUR ADULTS

Discipleship is the act of following Jesus daily, and seeking to continue to grow more and more in relationship with him and with the world. Jesus chose 12 disciples to follow him closely while he was here on earth. Then he asked his disciples to "go and make disciples of all nations."

We believe that Christian formation is on-going in all of us. At Salem, opportunities are provided for adults to deepen in their faith, and grow in their knowledge and understanding of God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Sunday Adult Bible Study. This study meets each Sunday morning at 9:30 am in the Lydia room. The group is led by Amy Julia Becker, author of The Perfect Gift, and Small Talk. This year's curriculum is the Old Testament and the study runs parallel with the same passages the children are learning in Children's Church.

Book Club - The Book Club gathers on Mondays to discuss together a book that they have read. Some books that have been read and discussed in past months are: Searching for Sunday (Rachel Held Evans), What's so Amazing about Grace? (Philip Yancy), and What Did Jesus Ask (compilation of essays).

Women's Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm in the Lydia room. It is warm and engaging group that shares in their questions, share of their lives, and offer mutual support and friendship.

Men's Breakfast - Several times in the year, the men of the church gather for breakfast.

Prayer Calendar - Each Fall a prayer calendar is available to all. Every individual/family has a day of prayer devoted just for them, along with the schools, organizations and civic in the community.

"Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving." Colossians 4:2.

"Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving." Colossians 4:2.

Evening Prayer - Periodically in the year, times are set aside in the week for communal prayer for people, or situations and events.

More Bible studies and growth opportunities are always in the works!