At Starview UCC, we believe that Christian Education is a very important part of our spiritual lives and our relationship with Christ and one another. Therefore, we offer not only Sunday morning Christian Education classes, but also mid-week studies. Topics and the material used to study those topics are quite diverse. For example, on a recent Saturday morning, our children learned about the Christian model of sharing, using Bible study, crafts, cooking, and music. Click on the links below, to discern which Christian Education class (s) might best meet your current needs and/or interests.
Sunday Morning Christian Education
Sunday Morning Adult Christian Education
We all pray . . . some.
We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.
But wouldn’t we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?
Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered history with prayer? Uncertain words. Unmet expectations. Unanswered requests.
We aren’t the first to struggle with prayer. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance too. In fact, prayer is the only tutorial they ever requested.
And Jesus gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Couldn’t we use the same?
Mid-week Bible Study
Book and Movie Studies
Fall 2017 Adult Christian Ed 10 Week Study starting September 10
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World:Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life
Joanna Weaver shows individuals how to blend intimacy with Jesus and
service for Him. An invitation for everyone who feels that he or she isn't godly enough...isn't loving enough...isn't doing enough. Our lives today aren’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord's feet...but the daily demands of a busy world just won't leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him...yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy. Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life-and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose "the better part"-a joyful life of "living-room" intimacy with him that flows naturally into "kitchen service" for him. How can you make that choice? With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story and its creative, practical strategies, Joanna shows how all of us -Marys and Marthas alike- can draw closer to our Lord, deepening our devotion, strengthening our
service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.
This ten-week video Bible study gives individuals the tools they need to blend intimacy with Jesus and service for Him in the midst of our busy lives. Joanna shares fresh insights each week concerning lessons learned from the story of Mary and Martha. Come discover what Jesus meant by the "better part" as you strengthen your relationship with the God who invites you closer. In-depth Bible study: Includes ten 20-22 minute video sessions with bonus Session "Word Time" tools for a deeper walk with God