“Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. “ - Proverbs 25:15
Education in the church has gone by many names. For many years we knew it simply as "Sunday School." Others speak of "discipleship," many churches now use the word "formation." Part of the reason for this shift in language is practical as some of our formation happens throughout the week and not just on Sunday mornings. More than that, the word formation is also more accurate in that what is being offered is more than knowledge.
Ascension offers a variety of formation activities throughout the year. Retreats and trainings are part of our formation, as well as small group studies throughout the week and a variety of offerings each Sunday for all ages. Perhaps you have been a regular already at 9am on Sundays, but I want to offer a word of encouragement to come this year.
On Sunday, September 8th at 9am we will all gather in the Parish Hall to hear about the various Sunday morning offerings. This is the chance to hear what each group will be doing and studying. If you haven't been a part of Sunday formation in the past, you can choose something that appeals to you. Each of these formation offerings help to build our relationship with God and with one another. Join us.