Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Churchwide Summer Study ☩ June 9 – July 14 ☩ Sundays, 9:15-10:15am
Light refreshments and coffee available at 9:00 am
“Do not be afraid” is the directive we read countless times in scripture. But the complex emotions of fear, anxiety, and worry have so permeated our contemporary reality, we can hardly imagine the shape of our work, our relationships, our public sphere, our lives without fear as a guiding force.
Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, encourages us to untangle the knots through this study of his new work, Unafraid, as we consider our fears of disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging. He helps readers and students to understand and counter fears related to such outsize perils as terrorism, death, and the apocalypse. For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid offers a host of spiritual practices and practical solutions to enable a fuller embrace of Jesus’s call: “do not be afraid.”
This six week discipleship study will give each one of us – members of existing Sunday Bible study classes and those of you who have not yet found a class – a chance to gather together for one larger teaching and discussion time during the Sunday School hour.
Copies of Unafraid are available in the Commons for your purchase at a reduced rate of $10! Let Brent Greene know if you need financial assistance to secure your copy of the book.
The 9:15 am Sunday Sessions Include:
June 9 – Understanding and Countering Fear – David and Joani Hughes
June 16 – Crime, Race, Terrorism, and Politics – Richard Groves
June 23 – Failure, Disappointment, Insignificance, and Loneliness – Brent Greene
June 30 – Apocalypse, Change, Missing Out, and Finances – Mary Foskett and Scott Hudgins
July 7 – Aging, Illness, Dying, and Fear of The Lord -Sheree Jones and Linda Lewis
July 14- Where Do We Go From Here – Emily Hull McGee and Brent Greene