Last summer, the teenagers got together every Tuesday to study the Bible for an hour, go to the church building to work, and then enjoy lunch together. We’ve already been talking about our plans for this summer, and we all agreed we want to resume our summer studies.
Because of that, I’ll teach my golden agers class until the end of May and take a break from it for two months to focus on the youth group like we did last year.
But, I want to invite you to join us for our study on Tuesday. We are going to be reading and discussing Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis together on Tuesdays at 10 at the Albertville Bakery.
Mere Christianity is one of Lewis’s most popular works, outside of the Chronicles of Narnia of course. The book argues for the truthfulness of the Jesus story, defends Christian theology, and answers some ethical questions.
Lewis, who left Christianity in his teens, returned to the faith after a series of conversations with his friend and author of the Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien. Mere Christianity, then, is a book written from the trenches of experience, not a fortress of comfortable faith.
I think this opportunity will be helpful to anyone looking to strengthen their faith in Christ, but it will also serve another important purpose: providing you with the opportunity to get to know our teens. As a faith community, it is important that we take the time to know each other beyond the handshakes, side hugs, and head nods we might exchange on Sunday morning. Engaging one another in stimulating conversation over coffee is an amazing way to do that!
If you’d like to join us for this opportunity, please rsvp with Daniel so that he can order you a copy of the book before the first class: June 6.