Summer Study Groups
This summer Rhythm is facilitating three study groups on different themes and topics. Each group will focus on a significant discipleship topic and we’d love for you to participate! Each person will need to register for each group by contacting the respective contact person.
Sabbath and Rest
Wednesday’s, 6:45–8:30 pm (June 13 – August 2)
Do you have the STBs? Are you Stressed? Tired? Busy? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these, you may have the STBs. There’s good news, God has provided a treatment, a rhythm of rest, called the Sabbath the practice of resting. Discussions about the Sabbath often center around moral laws and arguments over whether a person should be able to play cards or buy beer on Sundays. This study will challenge traditional conceptions of the Sabbath, providing you with a robust theology and practical tools. God doesn’t just want us to live fragmented lives, but rather he wants us to become a whole person and a whole society. With this perspective, Sabbath can be the starting point for a life that breaks the restless cycle of a demanding culture and allows you to focus on what is truly important: God, people, and His creation.
The Book of Colossians
Thursday’s, 7:30–9:30 pm (June 14 – August 3)
In the book of Colossians, Paul addresses problems the Church faces and encourages believers to remain devoted to the exalted Jesus. Because of Jesus’ position as the firstborn and head of the body and because of His resurrection, they are reconciled to God, free from the law and able to live transformed lives. They are joined to Jesus as new creations and are part of His new multi-ethnic family. As members of the new humanity, no part of their human existence remains untouched by the loving and liberating rule of Jesus. Their suffering, temptation to compromise, moral character and the power dynamic in their home must all be re-examined and can be transformed.
This group will meet at Whole Foods in South Miami (6701 Red Rd). Contact John for more information.
Restorative Justice & Jubilee
Tuesday’s, 7-9 pm (July 3 – July 31)
This class will develop an understanding of biblical ethics that centers on God’s plan to preserve the spiritual, social, and economic welfare of his people. The focus of study will be anchored in the Old Testament concept of Jubilee and the elements of Old Testament law that are intended to intersect the community spiritual, social, and economic life of God’s people. Biblical textual and contextual study will be a core discipline of the course.
*** Rhythm is hosting this as a satellite course at the Center for Social Change (2103 Coral Way). The live presentation will occur in Tampa, FL and Rhythm will participate via satellite feed. Contact Lauren for more information and to sign-up.