Christian formation for adults is an important part of nurturing the faith and spiritual lives of all people. Church School for adults meets from 9:30-10:30 each Sunday morning.
Classes may cover a wide variety of themes and topics, from a class on Paul's writings to one on the theological import of caring for the Earth. Social justice and spiritual practices are often class topics, too. The Adult Formation Team seeks to listen deeply to the Spirit, as well as to the concerns of the Binkley congregation. In discerning classes, the team also strives to keep a balance of spiritual, theological, biblical and social justice themes. Binkley is blessed with many gifted teachers and scholars; challenging questions are welcomed!
Each September and January, you can find a current listing of classes on this page.
Wednesday Night Series
For six weeks each fall, and six weeks in the spring--you'll find a low-cost meal for all ages at 5:30 p.m. in the Lounge, followed by an engaging program geared toward adults, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Topics in the past have included spiritual practices, the future of the Church, and Binkley's inclusive vision.
Here are a couple of examples of our Wednesday night Series presentations.
Norman Wirzba, "Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity" - Wednesday, Sept 28 2016
Binkley Member Dana Trent, "Becoming Vegetarian" - Wednesday November 11, 2015.
At Binkley, you'll find an array of informal groups that meet regularly. You will also find short-term spiritual formation and listening groups offered at Advent and Lent, as well as at various times during the year. Topics have included prayer, spiritual autobiography, attentiveness, and creativity. If you are interested in participating in such a group, please contact Stephanie Ford, Minister of Christian Formation.
In these events, participants travel together to either the coast of North Carolina, the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, or sometimes stay local, but the gatherings focus on spiritual development and getting to know each other better.