A Six-Week Class on the Church and Sacraments

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Download PDF: Church and Sacraments: Overview of a Six-Week Class.

Instead of weekly Sunday school, our church has begun offering classes in the Spring and Fall. This Fall we offered a six-week class on the “Church and Sacraments,” an introduction to ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church), with a focus on the church’s relationship to the kingdom (Matthew 16, 18).

The entire class is summarized in one handout (see the PDF download above). Note that there is not much on the handout for the first class, since we eased our way into the class by beginning to think about how the church is neglected today.

The classes are being recorded and published on the Holy Joys Podcast:

  1. Introduction to the Church and Sacraments: A Neglected Doctrine
  2. Coming soon
  3. Matthew 16, the Church and the Keys of the Kingdom
  4. Matthew 18, Church Membership and Excommunication
  5. Baptism: Sacrament of Entrance into the Church
  6. The Lord’s Supper: Sacrament of Unity in the Church (coming soon)
Johnathan Arnold
Johnathan Arnold is a husband, father, and aspiring pastor-theologian, as well as the founder and president of holyjoys.org. You can connect with him on Twitter @jsarnold7.