"Living Classroom" is a term coined to describe a course that equips people for applying what they are learning to life in the real world.
Every Wednesday evening during Lent 2023, the entire congregation is invited to participate in the All-Parish Living Classroom Series. For five weeks, all-ages will gather together for dinner in the Commons (6:00–7:00pm), followed by your choice of a class (7:00–8:00pm), with an option Compline service in the sanctuary to finish the evening (8:00–8:15pm). Options are also available for children and students, so bring the whole family!
We will ask for a $5 voluntary donation per person for the meals each week. Participants do not need to be able to attend all five weeks in order to participate in the series.
Families will eat dinner together with childcare and programming at 7:00–8:00pm for ages 0–grade 7 in the ResKids Wing. High school students are encouraged to attend an adult class (or they are welcome to volunteer in childcare if they are trained and certified).
The purpose of these evenings is to fellowship with one another and grow in our faith.
Facilitated by the Rev. Patrick Cunningham, this course is a high-level exploration of the history, structures, theology, and liturgy, that make up the foundations of Anglicanism. Additionally, we will recount Church of the Resurrection's journey from a home prayer group to the church it is today.
POETRY AND THE GOSPEL
We form many assumptions and expectations of God, and our encounters with God are often disappointing, baffling, or uncomfortably challenging. All of this could be said about our experience of poetry, too. Yet is there something about poetry that could be vital to even our experience of God? This class will consider poetry's value for us as human beings and as Christians, with a focus on Lenten themes, by learning together how to engage poems on their own terms; and in doing so, re-engaging both God and our lives in the world. Led by Josiah Cox, published poet and graduate student at Johns Hopkins University.
HOPE IN BALTIMORE
Facilitated by Kristin Drake and Liz Neilson, this class will welcome different guests each week to talk about ways in which the Gospel is transforming our city – especially through personal relationships – and to reflect on what God might be inviting each us into in response to His work. Come and be encouraged, challenged, and maybe even surprised, by what God is doing in Baltimore.
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
In the last decade, the definitions and understanding of gender, identity, sexuality, and marriage, have undergone massive cultural shifts. What does the Bible say about the nature of gender and sexuality? How can we learn to understand God's heart behind His creation and purpose for sexuality and marriage? How can Christians navigate the increasing pressure to conform to cultural misrepresentations that undermine human flourishing without judgment or accusation? As we discuss these tough questions, we will seek to formulate a biblical framework of identity, gender, and sexuality. Facilitated by the Rev. David Drake.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
Led by Catie and Steve Mickletz, this class uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you. Make today the day you decide to own your money—not the other way around! The class is being offered in a hybrid & condensed format. We will watch the first lesson together on March 1. In the remaining four weeks, participants will watch the video lessons on their own (2 lessons per week) prior to that week's meeting, and then gather on Wednesdays at Living Classrooms to discuss them as a group. Please note that there is an additional cost of $50 for the workbook and resources used for the class. Scholarships are available.
Led by Cindy and Steve Barr, Student Alpha is an opportunity for children and students to explore the basics of Christian faith (recommended for 4th–7th Graders). Childcare is available for ages 0–3rd Grade, with high schoolers invited to participate in an adult class.