The Church

The final portion of the Confirmation for the Rest of Us series is centered around our response to God's grace which is manifested as life within the church. 

The first lesson is from Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson, pastoral associate for Young Adults and Mission at Wayne Presbyterian church.  Having served the church in Center City, Philadelphia and in India, she has experienced it beyond our own culture.  Here she reflects on what makes the church of any place and any time distinctive.


Worship and Sacraments

Worship

Rev. Shelli Latham is Pastor of Worship and Outreach at Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA.   She is a sought after speaker and worship leader for youth events.  She blogs regularly at twenty6candles.blogspot.com.

Baptism

The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple is Pastor for Pastoral Care and Evangelism at Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN.  In this lesson Rev. Apple explores what baptism means within community.

Communion

Andy Greenhow works at Broad Street Ministry, a missional community in Center City, Philadelphia that serves the arts community, young adults, and those experiencing homelessness.  The community is uniquely inspired by the ideals and practice of communion.  Here Andy shares insight into the practice buttressed by the thought of Henri Nouwen.

Prayer 

Rev. Sharyl Marshall Dixon, a pastor in the Philadelphia presbytery, explores the meaning of prayer using the example of the prayer Jesus taught his disciples.

Our response

Mission

Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle, Pastor for Mission at Wayne Presbyterian Church, explores the meaning of mission.


Stewardship

Elder Park Blatchford shares insights from a lifetime of thinking about stewardship.

Governance

Elder Eric Greenhow speaks about how our polity, the way we choose to govern ourselves as a church, became a pathway for him becoming a Presbyterian. 


A Final Word

Rev. Laurie Taylor Weicher, Pastor for Education at Wayne Presbyterian Church, wraps up our Confirmation for the Rest of Us series with a lesson on sin and grace.

If you are interested in the first two portions of the Confirmation for the Rest of Us class, click here for What We Say about God or here for What We Say about Scripture.