Fall Classes

Enneagram Know Your Number Workshop
Friday, September 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and  Saturday, September 21, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mithun Hall

As we kick off our program year, don’t miss this amazing event to start your school year. Know Your Number is a foundational course and is the first step in working with the Enneagram. In this workshop, Master Enneagram Teacher Suzanne Stabile introduces the nine Enneagram Types. Each personality type is reviewed in detail, including an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the Types, and the likely interpersonal challenges that may be involved in an unhealthy expression of the Type. This workshop is intended for those who want to discover their Enneagram number or are still unsure about their Enneagram number.

Do you already Know Your Number? This workshop is also beneficial for individuals who know their enneagram number, and now want to learn about where they go in stress and security. The more we know about these, the more we can choose to go to the high side of these numbers. Workshop materials, snacks, and drinks provided. There will be a break on Saturday for lunch. Cost of the workshop is $99. Register at

CORE: Naming the Whirlwind
Co-teachers: Dr. Ronald Troxel & Rev. Rustin Comer
Fall, 9/18-10/16
Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. & 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Fee: $20 for course material
We can never describe God directly – only in metaphor. The words we use for God – King, the Eternal, Lord – are all metaphors of specific societies and times that many find inadequate for our day.  For most of us, our concepts of God are what we were handed as children. Even if we didn’t grow up in a particularly religious family, we pledged faith to “one nation under God” and heard prayer addressed to God at our Girl Scout or Boy Scout meetings or at sporting events we attended. Questions about God’s identity often evoked terms like “mystery.” If we concluded that the notion of God was old fashioned and should be put aside, the God we rejected was likely the one we inherited. Join Ron and Rustin for this class as they explore how we imagine God, and what new and traditional language is  helpful, appropriate, and/or useful for us to name the Whirlwind.

CORE: “What are Humans, That You Regard Them?”
Co-teachers: Dr. Ronald Troxel & Rev. Rustin Comer
Wednesdays, 10/30-11/20
10:00-11:15 a.m. & 6:30-8:00 p.m., Chapel

Fee: $20 for course material 
In the previous course, Ron and Rustin explored who is God. In this course, they will discern who are we as humans in relation to God.  “What are Humans, That You Regard Them?”  This question comes from Psalm 8:4 and 144:3. Within the biblical narrative, we see a multitude of answers to this question, many of which seem to compete with one another.

Genesis 1:26 says, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.” Did that experiment go awry, proving God too optimistic? If so, then what are humans “that you care for them?” Do evolution and our altered understandings of who we are, move us further away from God’s image or towards it? Join Rustin and Ron and explore the question “What are we as humans?”

Parenting Forward: How to Raise Children with Justice, Mercy, and Kindness
A progressive Christian parenting book study with a social-justice orientation by Cindy Wang Brandt
Facilitators: Annie and Zac Stokes
Wednesdays, 9/18-11/20
6:30-8:00 p.m., Colonnade
Fee: $20 for course material 
How do we build a better world? One key way, says Cindy Wang Brandt, is by learning to raise our children with justice, mercy, and kindness. In Parenting Forward author Brandt equips Christian parents to model a way of following Jesus that has an outward focus, putting priority on loving others, avoiding judgment, and helping those in need. She shows how parents must work on dismantling their own racial, cultural, gender, economic, and religious biases in order to avoid passing them on to their children. “By becoming aware of the complex ways we participate in systems of inequal­ity or hierarchy,” she says, “we begin to resist systemic injustice ourselves, empower our children, and change our communities.” Join us as we learn together how to parent forward together.

Interfaith Book Study: Holy Envy
By Barbara Brown Taylor 
Facilitator: Nan Peterson
Wednesdays, 9/18-10/16
6:30-8:00 p.m., Piper Library
Fee: $20 for course material  
In Holy Envy, Barbara Brown Taylor contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques. Troubled and inspired by what she learns, Taylor returns to her own tradition for guidance, finding new meaning in old teachings that have too often been used to exclude religious strangers instead of embracing the divine challenges they present. Re-imagining some central stories from the religion she knows best, she takes heart in how often God chooses outsiders to teach insiders how out-of-bounds God really is. Join us as we discuss and dive deep into this beautiful book.

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Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877

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Sunday Worship

8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Parables and 10:45 a.m.
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