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Adult Study: Saving Jesus from the Church


“Countless thoughtful people are now so disgusted with the marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church that a new Reformation is required in which the purpose of religion itself is reimagined.

Meyers takes the best of biblical scholarship and recasts these core Christian concepts to exhort the church to pursue an alternative vision of the Christian life:

  • Jesus as Teacher, not Savior

  • Christianity as Compassion, not Condemnation

  • Prosperity as Dangerous, not Divine

  • Discipleship as Obedience, not Control

  • Religion as Relationship, not Righteousness

This is not a call to the church to move to the far left or to try something brand new. Rather, it is the recovery of something very old. Saving Jesus from the Church shows us what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' teachings today.”

Mark you calendars for a new adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings at 6:30-7:30 p.m., beginning September 13. (You are welcome to bring your dinner if you need to.)  Led by Beth Utley, we will use Robin Meyer’s book Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshipping Christ and Start Following Jesus. You may order the book ($1.99 on Kindle, starts at $3.00 in used books) or you may use the study guide that will be provided with excerpts from the book. Or, if you have no time to read anything, just come. You can still participate just fine with the discussion in the class. Truly, anything works here. (If you are not a computer person and want the office to order you a book, just let us know.)

Earlier Event: September 5
Bible Study
Later Event: September 24
Congregational Meeting