Special Lenten Course

 Lent 2017 

Know your Story Live it Boldly

Join us for study during the six weeks of Lent as a small group or as a whole congregation as we learn more about each other, our God, and ourselves in a six-session course taught by Bishop Scanlan.

This class is designed for individuals and/or parish-based groups.  Parish based groups who use the course as a Lenten Study can opt to gather in real-time for discussion in their congregation on a weekly basis as well as participate in the on-line discussion groups.

To register:  Click HERE 

*NOTE: The cost is per congregation, please check to see if your congregation has already registered.


Dates: March 5 – April 9, 2017

Cost: $35 per congregation

Instructor: The Right Rev. Audrey Scanlan, Bishop of the Diocese of Central PA


Each of us has a story – as unique and as interesting as our fingerprints.  Discuss with others in this small-group interactive course where our stories intersect and connect with God’s story of love and salvation.


 

Read
Read with a small group in your congregation important texts on discipleship and storytelling.
 
Write your story by practicing storytelling techniques with a coach who will assist in self-reflection and story preparation.
Tell
Tell your story to partners, small groups, and other participants and engage the stories of others.

For samples of storytelling  - check out Bishop Scanlan’s weekly blog at http://compasspointsmappingtheway.blogspot.com


Course work will include:

  • A weekly warm-up writing prompt inviting personal narrative (also good for parish group sharing) with the option for individual essays to be included in a diocesan literary magazine/blog to be published in late spring 2017
  • Videotaped lectures with accompanying power-point slides
  • Assigned reading (including some you-tube videos for viewing)
  • An on-line discussion thread (for participating parish groups these discussion topics could be used as material for a mid-week, face-to-face Lenten discussion program)
  • Writing assignments based on the lectures and readings (optional for parish group participants, mandatory for those taking the class for Stevenson School academic credit)

Weekly Topics:

  • MARCH 5      WEEK ONE: STORY
  • MARCH 12    WEEK TWO: THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE AND STORY
  • MARCH 19    WEEK THREE: THE CHRISTIAN META-NARRATIVE
  • MARCH 26    WEEK FOUR: UNDERSTANDING DISCIPLESHIP
  • APRIL 2         WEEK FIVE: THE MISSIONAL IMPERATIVE
  • APRIL 9         WEEK SIX: OUTLINING OUR NEXT CHAPTERS

For More Information:

  • Class Presentation Titles click here
  • How to use this course in a group click here
  • General resouces click here
  • Video preview coming soon
  • Download a printable pdf flier here
  • Download a printable bulletin insert here
  • Download the course syllabus overview here