ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Sunday Morning In-Depth Bible Study
The In-depth Bible Study Group is more like a self-led literature class than a weekly devotional. We call it "in-depth" Bible study because we look at the layers of tradition and meaning that underlie scripture. We set aside our personal religious beliefs to embrace different landscapes of intention, obligation, and expectation. We do not disqualify any of the theological frameworks in today's world. Still, neither do we assume a single, correct approach to Biblical passages or to religion itself. This group currently meets on Zoom every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Join using the link below.
Rev. Dr. Valerie Miller-Coleman leads this midweek look at the narrative lectionary of the Bible. It is open to all comers. Join in the discussion at any time. This group currently meets on Zoom every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Join using the link below.
Plymouth’s Intern Seminarian Phillip Kroh invites you to a space for intentionally seeking the Spirit and the Divine by exploring different spiritual disciplines. Phillip’s role is to be a resource and a sidekick to your personal relationship with the Divine as someone who offers tools, conversation, and someone to practice with in your own seeking. Phillip will host these Seeker Sessions Wednesdays in the chapel at Plymouth from 12 – 1 pm and at Ecumenical Campus Ministries (1204 Oread Ave, on the campus of the University of Kansas) on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
Plymouth Church and Ecumenical Campus Ministries partner to host a series of discussions where people can consider theological questions and share their thoughts with others. This event takes place at ECM (1204 Oread Ave, on the campus of the University of Kansas) each Thursday @ 7:30 pm. Come have a snack and a drink (alcohol or otherwise) and talk about what makes life meaningful. People of all faiths, religions, philosophies, and walks of life are completely welcome!
Plymouth Academy is offered each fall and spring for six consecutive Wednesday nights. See below for classes offered Fall 2021.
Led by Rev. Dr. Valerie Miller-Coleman, Faith Foundations is a ten-week experience for people seeking a deeper grounding in Christian faith and practice. We invite participants to encounter God in ways that challenge the mind, restore the soul and draw us closer together.
Covenant in the Hebrew Bible
What does God promise us? And what is our part of the bargain? During this five-session course led by Liz Smith, we will gather to study various covenants God has made with us, as described in the Hebrew Bible. Ancestral figures from the Bible contribute to our understanding of how humans can and should relate to God and what God offers to those who choose to live into this covenant.
Led by Plymouth member and KU Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies instructor Elise Higgins, this class explores the history and present of queer and trans identities. In addition, the class examines the complicated role the Christian church plays in LGBTQ+ lives, and the local struggles for queer and trans liberation, to better understand queer and trans justice as a part of connected racial, class, and disability struggles.
Check our News & Events page for info on upcoming Plymouth Academy dates and classes.
Covenant Groups provide an opportunity to gather in intentional small groups to grow in faith and connect on a deeper spiritual level. These groups of 8-10 people meet twice a month, currently via Zoom, to discuss faith-based materials and come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian in today’s world. These groups are currently closed, but we will be starting up new groups in a few months if you are interested in participating! Contact Welcome and Care Coordinator Liz Smith for more information by using the link below.