For the Life of the World:

The essentials of Christianity

Next Session Date/Time TBD

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

For the Life of the World: The Essentials of Christianity is a course we offer for several different types of people. First, it's for those who are not Christians but would like to explore Christianity. It is also for Christians who would like to grow in their Christian faith and knowledge. But it's not only about knowledge and exploration; it's also about community. Finally, Essentials is for those who are ready to take the next step to enter more deeply into the life of the Church of the Incarnation or even become a member. 


WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE COURSE?

Wine and cheese, teaching, and discussion. One night each week for 5 weeks from 6:30-8:30pm. If child care is needed, let us know! Get to know others, learn more about Christianity and our church. 


WHAT IS THE CONTENT OF THE COURSE?

Each week covers a different topic: gospel, worship, discipleship, community, and mission. 


WHY DO WE OFFER ESSENTIALS?

At Incarnation we strive for unity around a basic expression of "mere Christianity". Therefore, this course covers ground that is useful for anyone who follows Jesus in any context. Through Essentials, people with diverse experiences and expectations can more clearly understand the core beliefs and practices of our life together. 


DOES THIS COURSE HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CHURCH MEMBERSHIP?

Yes and no. Yes, in that this course is part of the process of becoming a member of Incarnation. No, in that the material and format of the course is beneficial to all and applies widely to all who follow Jesus. If, for any reason, being a member of Incarnation is the furthest thing from your mind, this course is still for you. 


WHAT IF I CAN'T TAKE THE COURSE THIS TIME?

We normally offer Essentials three times a year: fall, winter (typically February), and in the late spring or summer (in May or June). 


WHAT ARE THE DATES?

Essentials is a 5-week course. The next session date/time is TBD.


HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Sign up by emailing Beth Nealon at parishadmin@theincarnation.org. Please indicate if you have children and we will contact you to work out a childcare plan.