Finding Peace in an Anxious World, the 2020 Spiritual Growth Study by staff of the Urban Village Church, uses the book of Proverbs and “The Serenity Prayer” as a guide to help Christians find their way through anxiety, worry, and fear and move towards God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.
Using “The Serenity Prayer” as a scaffold, we explore ways to discover peace through scripture and spiritual disciplines so that we can be rooted in God and energized to live fully as disciples of Christ.
Our hope is that through this month long, in-depth Mission Study, our church can address the tumultuous events of this spring/summer and present a framework for how to approach a God who desires peace for the hearts of God’s people in times of anxiety.
The four chapters each focus on a different aspect of the prayer—serenity, acceptance, courage, and wisdom—and each concludes with a spiritual practice to help further develop the biblical ideal of peace in our lives, our families and our church.
Session Dates and Times:
Wednesdays June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24. Times: 6:30 pm (Note: 6:15 pm pre-class chat, Q & A time.) Ending at 8:00 pm. Sessions will be recorded, if you must miss a session, the recording will be made available to you, so you do not miss a session or fall behind.) Due to confidentiality requirements, recordings and handouts will ONLY be made available to Class participants.
Advance Registration required: Please register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This is a Zoom video conference-based study, with handouts, take home exercises, weekly assigned reading, and online participation. Registration is required, email will be used to distribute class materials. To use Zoom Video Conferencing: you will need a smart-phone with camera, tablet with camera/mic or computer with camera/mic.
Required Class Text: "Finding Peace in an Anxious World" edited by Erin James-Brown can be purchased at www.umwmissionresources.org for $10 plus shipping.
It is now available on Amazon.com as KINDLE edition for $5.95.
Facilitated by Mission u Study Leader, Kim Wendt.