Adult Sunday School

Shiloh UMC’s Adult Sunday School meets Sundays at 9:00am in the Education Wing.

Our curriculum is based on the Uniform Series by Cokesbury, which presents stimulating lessons that explore the biblical message and how to apply that to daily life. The curriculum helps the Christian move from a focus on the Word to reflection on personal, family, church, and community concerns. All lessons are biblically based and Christ-focused.

We believe the best way to learn is within an atmosphere of respect and sharing, illumined by a core of our Christian faith. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, did not formulate the succinct statement now commonly referred to as the Wesley Quadrilateral. Building on the Anglican theological tradition, Wesley added a fourth emphasis, experience. The resulting four components or “sides” of the quadrilateral are (1) Scripture, (2) tradition, (3) reason, and (4) experience.

For United Methodists:

  1. Scripture is considered the primary source and standard for Christian doctrine.
  2. Tradition is experience and the witness of development and growth of the faith through the past centuries and in many nations and cultures.
  3. Experience is the individual’s understanding and appropriating of the faith in the light of his or her own life.
  4. Through reason the individual Christian brings to bear on the Christian faith discerning and cogent thought.

These four elements taken together bring the individual Christian to a mature and fulfilling understanding of the Christian faith and the required response of worship and service.*

All are welcome to deepen their faith in a safe community.  Our facilitator is Wanda Clark. Please contact the office for more information.

 

*~adapted from A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press.