Life-changing Living the Questions Class This Fall

The first module of the popular DVD course “Living the Questions 2.0” will be offered at The Fountains beginning Wednesday morning, Oct. 30th at 10am and will continue for seven (7) weeks. The theme of the first seven sessions is “Invitation to Journey” and includes topics like Taking the Bible Seriously, Stories of Creation, and the Lives of Jesus. Facilitated by one of the creators of the series, Rev. David Felten, Living the Questions was developed as an alternative to the pat answers offered by more evangelical churches. Questions explored include how taking the Bible seriously excludes a belief in the inerrancy (or infallibility) of scripture, how Creationism is not compatible with the Bible, and how embracing the conflicting Gospel portrayals of Jesus actually enriches our understanding of who Jesus was and his relevance for today.

While some local churches object to this material being made available to the public (Pastor Tony Pierce has declared Rev. Felten the “primary proponent of [an] apostate religious movement.”), Living the Questions is now in use by over 6,000 churches around the world and was a #1 bestselling book on Amazon (HarperOne, 2012). Rev. John White of Massachusetts says, Living the Questions is the most extraordinary adult education material I have ever used. Life-changing – personally and collectively!”

Living the Questions has been praised for introducing people to ways of thinking about the Bible that is taught in seminaries but often doesn’t make it into the sermons or curriculum of local churches. Felten says, “If you’ve ever suspected that you’re not getting the whole story in a more dogmatically traditional setting, then a Living the Questions class is for you.”

Suggested tuition for this seven (7) week module is $20. Call the office at 480.837.7627 to register and receive a participant guide via email or mail in order to prepare for the first session. Note that the second and third modules (Sessions 8 – 14 and 15 — 21) will be offered at a later date.

  • Oct. 30: 1. An Invitation to Journey
  • Nov 6: 2. Taking the Bible Seriously
  • Nov 13: 3. Thinking Theologically
  • Nov 20: 4. Stories of Creation
  • Nov 27: BREAK for Thanksgiving
  • Dec 4: 5. Lives of Jesus
  • Dec 11: 6. A Passion for Christ: Paul
  • Dec 18: 7. Out into the World: Challenges Facing Progressive Christians

Join us for stimulating input, great conversation, and a liberating view of Christianity. Childcare is available upon request – call the office (480.837.7627).

CLICK HERE or on the video below to view a trailer of Living the Questions 2.0

WATCH HERE FOR THE FOUNTAINS UMC RESPONSE TO COVID-19Information changes frequently, so be sure to check back often

The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All in-person meetings and group gatherings on campus are supended through the end of April.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
Sunday Morning Celebrations

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