Adults

We encourage all adults to get plugged in to a ministry at Incarnation. Through our Sunday and weekday classes and Bible studies, Community Life Groups, and Growth Groups, every person is provided an opportunity to build key relationships that can last a lifetime. Community is an important part of life at Incarnation. Together, you become renewed in your faith.

We also encourage you to get involved by serving each other during worship and serving the poor in our community. We hope you will connect with us so we can help get you plugged in where it best meets your needs.

Fall Classes 2018

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School starts at 10:20 am sandwiched by our 9 am and 11:15 am services. We have a brief time of fellowship followed by Sunday school for all ages. We encourage you to join us for a cup of coffee, drop your kids off at a class for their age, and then sit in on any adult class.

Mission Improbable: An Exposition of Acts
Memorial Chapel
Kevin Dodge

Acts of the Apostles is a veritable adventure classic, with shipwrecks and snakebites, riots and resurrections as well as prison breaks and precarious journeys. Through weekly lectures, we will explore how the “Good News” proclaimed in Acts is really a re-reading of several key OT texts in light of Jesus’ resurrection and ascension.

 

Marriage: The Ideal, The Real & All That’s In Between—Like Kids!
Education Building, Room 205
Pam and Keith Quarterman
And Meg and Michael Fahrenbrook

A class and discussion on God’s ways in which we reconcile, rationalize, and regenerate that vision in our secular world. This class is open to all stages of marriage.

 

Mission Now
Education Building, Room 205
The Rev. Dr. Samira Izadi Page

When we read Acts, we should find the apostles’ and first disciples’ faith and mission contagious! Come and get inspired to join in God’s mission.
Join us for this interactive series that uses Scripture, prayer, social sciences, and real stories of transformation to explore together how you are a part of God’s Kingdom-bringing mission. Bring your questions, struggles, and concerns and be a part of this transformative and engaging series.

 

Your Money May Be Killing You
Education Building, Room 115-116
Dr. David E. Krause

In the Book of Acts, Ananias and Sapphira were literally overcome by their idolatry of money; they dropped dead (Acts 5: 1-11). This is not a “stewardship Sunday” terrorist tactic. This is fact. Our idolatry of our money and possessions can kill us. Our American culture would like “to bracket out” money and possessions (politics and economics) from ultimate questions. The Bible insists instead that issues of ultimacy are questions about money and possessions. Join us as we study theologian’s Walter Brueggeman’s “Money and Possessions” for this class.

 

On The Canterbury Trail
Education Building, Room 207
Fr. Chris Yoder

This class is a semester-long introduction to the Christian faith and the Anglican tradition. It is a requirement for adults seeking Baptism or Confirmation. Everyone at Incarnation is encouraged to take the class, both of you are new to the Episcopalian Church or a Cradle Episcopalian/Anglican. Topics include: basic Christian theology and ethics, Anglican history, Sacraments, and the life of prayer.

 

A Study on the Gospel of Matthew
Garrett Hall, Room 18
George and Ellen Palmer

We will be studying the Book of Matthew this semester. The class will be a word by word study of this lover letter from God. The focus will be on a presentation of the clear evidence that Jesus is the Messiah.

Financial Peace University meets outside of regular Sunday School hours. It meets Sundays 4:45-6:30 pm.

Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University
9-Week Financial Course
Sundays, 4:45 – 6:30 pm
Education Building Room 205

Facilitators:
Lauren and Michael Sturdy, Peter Overland

We all need a plan for our money. Learn to budget towards your life goals. This class begins with 45-60 minute video teaching by Dave Ramsey–trusted financial advisor, national best-selling author and radio host. The lesson is followed by small group discussion. Information includes budgeting, eliminating debt, generating income, savings, investing, insurance, building wealth, and giving. Kits and workbooks can be purchased at the Incarnation Bookstore.

WEEKDAY CLASSES

Weekday Classes Start the Week of September 10!

 Tuesdays

 

Exploring the Apostolic Preaching in Acts
Tuesdays 12-1 pm
Education Building, Room 119

Carl Anderson

A study that explores the apostles’s sermons in Acts to see how it challenges us today to love God, engage with Scripture, and join him on his mission through the power of his Holy Spirit.

 

Greek Reading Group: Beginners
Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm
Education Building, Room 207

Lisa Batzle | 469-758-8576

This group is for people who have little or no experience with New Testament Greek. Focus will be on acquiring the rudiments of Greek grammar and vocabulary, and using these tools to engage more deeply with God’s Word. This semester we will be studying selected passages from Acts.

 

 Wednesdays

 

Lectionary Bible Study
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 am
Great Hall Dining Room

Dr. Tim Ralston

Christian worship is built around God’s Word, selections from Old and New Testaments arranged in a regular cycle to guide our understanding and significance of God’s work. When we understand what the Scriptures say, our worship is enriched. In this class, we look ahead to Sunday’s readings to discover how they develop our worship’s focus towards greater Christian maturity.

 

Women’s Bible Study Starting Wednesday, September 6
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am
Education Building, Room 205

Chris Adams | Contact: Meg Houk

All Incarnation women and friends are invited to join. Our group includes women of all ages. Our study will be part of the parish-wide focus on Acts and includes a weekly study guide and small group discussion. Lecturers include Audra Yoder, Ryan Waller, Dusty Matthews, Joel Steed, Dorothy Budd, John Sundara, and Cynthia Krause. Nursery provided.

 

 Thursdays

 

Greek Reading Group: Intermediate
Thursdays 1:30-3 pm
Education Building, Room 207

Lisa Batzle | 469-758-8576

This group is for people who have at least 2 semesters on serious Greek study. Focus during this semester will be on reading long passages in Acts.

 

INClings
Thursdays, 2-4 pm
Education Building, Room 115-116

Susan Skelton

We will study Charles Williams’ dramatic spiritual “thriller” “Descent into Hell”, where the characters say “yes” or “no” to God, with both temporal and eternal consequences.

 

Men’s Discipleship Course
Thursdays, 7:30-9 pm
Education Building, Room 119

Matt Segrest and Matt Lockard

This 10 week course focuses on how to grow as a disciple of Christ by learning how to incorporate the basics of the faith (Bible reading, prayer and fellowship). The primary target will be young single or married men. The intent of the course is to teach men how to “go deep” in their faith and build a solid spiritual foundation to become a more Christ-like husband, father, colleague, and friend.

Growth Groups

Get together with others for food, fellowship, prayer, and spiritually focused study that is designed to help you grow more mature in your faith and relationship with God.

Community Life Groups

Find and meet with like-minded parishoners for friendship, fellowship and community.

Young Adults

Young Adults at Incarnation are composed of Millennials and younger members of Generation X who meet regularly for worship, teaching, and fellowship. We may be single or married, in school or working, and arrive from all different backgrounds.

Beginning in March, our Wednesday night meeting — called The Narthex — embarks on a weekly conversation about social issues in and around Dallas and how Scripture teaches us to respond in faith and action.

Our weekly Sunday School class meets at 10:20 am in Room 209 of the Education Building. We also hold bi-monthly events for our young adult community to get to know each other.

For more information, please join our group on The City, find us on Facebook and Instagram, or contact Young Adults Minister David Hanson.