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Register by sending an email to Mary Anstice at ccinvaoffice@gmail.com, followed with a check made

out to CCINVA and mailed to CCINVA, 1290 Enterprise Drive, Lynchburg, VA  24502.

Spring Courses:  Cost $150.00

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Introducing New Professor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. Poindexter
(See Bio Below)

Course: “Theology in Context and Dialogue”


Starting: Thursday, February 10 at 7:00pm

This class will focus on the importance of understanding the context in which we do our theological work along with the necessity of being in dialogue with others. This class will explore the important roles that context and dialogue play in developing our theology. Each individual develops their own theological understanding, but they do so in relationship to others who bring their own understandings to the discussion.  The act of learning to listen to others is foundational to the work of theology and to loving our neighbor.

Part of our contextual work will be looking at the prominent place that unity and The Lord’s Supper have in the life of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 

  

Rev. Dr. Mark E. Poindexter has been a congregational pastor since 1989.  He is presently in his seventh year as the pastor of West Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Portsmouth, Virginia.  

His D.Min. from Christian Theological Seminary is in Practical Theology with his project emphasis being the theology of dying and death.  He has contributed to The Christian Century and Sojourners.  His sermon “Don’t Give Your Heart to the Church” was published by Guild Press in their anthology, Best Sermons in Indiana.  He recently worked with National Benevolent Association’s Mental Health Initiative and was the keynote speaker for the Georgia Region’s conference on Mental Health and the Church.

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Returning Professor: Rev. Dr. William Lee

Course: Disciples History and Polity- We Know Who We Are

Starting: Monday, February 14 at 7:00pm

I have ordered my life around three questions raised by Howard Thurman in his book, Disciplines of the Spirit. Thurman’s three questions are: Who am I? What do I want? How do I propose to get it? He further states that the reply to second and third questions wholly depends on the answer to the first question. I believe that every Disciple of Christ congregation and individual member would do well to order their lives around these three questions.

This class is designed to help us seek to answer what I call the foundational question - who are we. We will seek to answer this question by exposing Disciples to important historical documents, conversations with key leaders and robust class dialogue.

My hope is that we will conclude this class with a resounding – we know who are and will joyfully embrace our identity statement: “We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us”.