From Marisa Gronholz, Director of Adult Formation & Outreach Ministries:

I am excited for this study, because not only is it a book study (and I love reading with you all!) but overall, it is a Bible study, and studying God’s word with you, and learning with and from you is one of my greatest joys. In this book, Dominique Gilliard highlights several people in the Bible who understood God’s kingdom call to understand privilege and use it to “bear witness to God’s love in innovative, surprising, and sacrificial ways.”

Last year we partnered with some other churches in our study, and I’m hoping to do that again in the future. For a variety of different reasons it did not work out this year, but pay attention to the E-News for other ways to partner with our sister congregations during this season. We will be showing the video series on Sunday evenings, but if your small group would like to purchase the series on your own, you can do that here.

*Purchase books by the end of the first week of October. For the best experience, have the chapter read by the date listed in the reading schedule. The video will provide a refresher and lead us into our discussion time.

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SUBVERSIVE WITNESS: READING and DISCUSSION GROUP SCHEDULE
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  • Sunday, October 10th: INTRO and CHAPTER ONE—“Understanding Privilege and Its Power”
    5-6:15pm: Video and Discussion Groups – Click Here to Join Via Zoom
  • Sunday, October 17th: CHAPTER TWO—“Pharaoh’s Daughter: Leveraging Privilege to Resist Systemic Sin”
    5-6:15pm: Video and Discussion Groups – Click Here to Join Via Zoom
  • Sunday, October 24th: CHAPTER THREE—“Esther: Leveraging Privilege to Stand in Solidarity”
    5-6:15pm: Video and Discussion Groups – Click Here to Join Via Zoom
  • Sunday, October 31st: CHAPTER FOUR—“Moses: Leveraging Privilege to Birth Liberation”
    5-6:15pm: Video and Discussion Groups – Click Here to Join Via Zoom
  • Sunday, November 7th: CHAPTER FIVE—“Paul and Silas: Leveraging Privilege to Create Systemic Change”
    NO VIDEO OR DISCUSSION GROUPS THIS WEEK DUE TO A SESSION/STAFF TRAINING
  • Sunday, November 14th: CHAPTER SIX—“Jesus: Abandoning and Leveraging Privilege to Proclaim the Good News
    5-6:15pm: Video and Discussion Groups – Click Here to Join Via Zoom
  • Sunday, November 21st: CHAPTER SEVEN—“Zacchaeus: Leveraging Privilege to Foster Social Transformation”
    5-6:15pm: Video and Discussion Groups – Click Here to Join Via Zoom
  • Sunday, November 28th: CHAPTER EIGHT AND NINE—“Scripture’s Call to Repentance” and “Producing Fruit in Keeping with Repentance”
    5-6:15pm: Video and Discussion Groups – Click Here to Join Via Zoom
  • Sunday, December 5th: CLOSING SESSION—Author Talk with Dominique Gilliard (also preaching during Sunday AM Worship)
    5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall and online – Click Here to Join Via Zoom
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