Thursdays @ 5:45 - 8:00 pm
starting September 16, 2021
CtK’s Gathering Area & Zoom (meeting ID: 846-5550-5943)
Get your faith out of the shallow-end and take a DEEP DIVE into a challenging new program where we will explore a variety of thought-provoking topics. Together, we'll wrestle with our faith, ask tough questions, respond to God's Word through prayer and song, express our faith with creative activities, and, of course, have fun.
During each session of Deep Dive, we’ll spend time in fellowship, faith formation, devotions, and song.
5:45 pm - Fellowship (soft start)
6:00 pm - Faith Formation
6:45 pm - Devotions
7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal
You will want to stay for the whole evening, but you have the option to attend just the faith formation/devotion portion of the evening, or just choir rehearsal.
Periodically, we'll have a special session that will include a casual dinner in place of faith formation. Bring your burning theological and "stump the pastor" questions. We'll take turns providing dinner for the group.
Invite a friend to join you!
Contact us for more information.
Through the end of October, the faith formation portion of Deep Dive will view and discuss short videos from the series "The Ridiculous Journey". These videos feature a variety of contemporary theologians commenting on different aspects of experiencing Jesus.
September 16 - THE RIDICULOUS JOURNEY
The Jesus Strategy with Greg Boyle
Father Greg Boyle, known for his work with inner city youth, talks about an Ignatian spiritual practice called The Two Standards which envisions “see[ing] Jesus standing in the lowly place … not saying anything …”
September 23 - THE REVOLUTIONARY
Personal Relationship with Jesus with Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pastor and author Nadia Bolz-Weber questions the wisdom of seeking a “personal relationship” with Jesus, saying it would be much safer, for God and for us, to keep our distance.
September 30 - THE RECONCILER
A Glimpse at Communion with Emmanuel Katongole
Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Katongole, author and Associate Professor of Theology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame says, “One of the thing I do believe and I do know for sure is that God is neither Democrat nor Republican, that is God is neither African nor American, that God is neither an Iraqi or a Palestinian or an Israeli, but God’s vision of creation is much broader than each of these loyalties and how these loyalties claim us for themselves and they tell us ‘You are mine, therefore you cannot belong to anything else or anybody else.’”
October 7 - Casual Dinner
October 14 - THE LOVER
Love Made Flesh with Brene Brown
Renowned professor and speaker Dr. Brene Brown says, “I believe God is love. It’s that simple and it’s that complicated.” She says that it is only in the flesh can we see what true love looks like because our imaginations would make it too polished and shiny otherwise.
October 21 - THE SAGE
The Way. The Truth. The Life. with Rowan Williams
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says, “In [Jesus’] life, from start to finish, there’s as much God as humanity can hold.” This is a profound statement about who Jesus is. He is what a human being looks like when they are filled from head to toe with God.”
October 28 - THE PRESENCE
The Human One with Richard Rohr
Father Richard Rohr wisely observes that “Chosen crosses are hardly ever crosses. The cross, as it did for Jesus, has to come uninvited, usually unexpected, undesired.”
November 4 - Casual Dinner