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A summer faith formation course to help you begin your faith journey or refresh

the basics of faith, the Bible, and what it means to be Presbyterian.

Over the summer, take some time to get “Back to the Basics.” I often hear from people that they feel like others know so much more about the Bible, faith, or being Presbyterian than they do. First, this probably isn’t true! Many of us are in the same boat, and are just starting or scratching the surface of our faith journey. And even if we have grown up in the church, it is always good to get back to the basics every now and then. So, wherever you are join us in exploring and strengthening our faith, now is as good of time as any! Over the summer there are three ways to connect: a book in each of July and August, and a video series from July 12 to August 9. These opportunities are designed to be completed at your own pace, with opportunities to connect with others throughout. Read more below to get engaged, and reach out with any questions or comments to adulteducation@myersparkpres.org.

Theocadamy Video Series

Each week, watch the assigned Theocadamy video at your own time and own pace, then join us for discussion each Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

What is Theology?

  • Watch
  • Discussion led by Joe Clifford: July 12, 10 a.m., Zoom 

Eschatology & Grace, God & Creation, Humanity 

  • Watch
  • Discussion led by John Magnuson, July 19, 10 a.m., Zoom 

Sin & Christology

  • Watch
  • Discussion led by Millie Snyder, July 26, 10 a.m., Zoom 

The Trinity

  • Watch
  • Discussion led by Ben Brannan, August 2, 10 a.m., Zoom 

Salvation & The Christian Life

  • Watch
  • Discussion led by John Magnuson, August 9, 10 a.m., Zoom

Book Study

Read at your own pace throughout the month, then connect with us for discussions on July 29 and August 31 at 7 p.m.

Presbyterian Beliefs: A Brief Introduction, by Donald McKim

  • Read: Month of July
  • Discussion: July 29, 7 p.m., Zoom

How the Bible Actually Works, by Peter Enns

  • Read: Month of August
  • Discussion: August 31, 7 p.m., Zoom

Guiding Questions for Reflection

When reading the books and watching these videos, consider the following questions as you explore theological concepts.

  1. What does this say about who God is?
  2. What does this say about who we are?
  3. What does this say about how we are to engage with the world?


  1. Mindy Jones

    Is this an online class we sign up for?

    • John Magnuson

      Hey Mindy, no need to sign up. The videos and books are an “at your own pace and on your own time” experience. Feel free to read along or watch the videos and then join in the Zoom sessions if you want to engage with others. Let us know if you need help navigating the offerings. Blessings!

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