Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding is a series of biblically based mini-courses that provides adults with a foundational understanding of the Reformed faith. Each six-session study—written by well-known and respected scholars—features Scripture, a prayer, in-depth commentary, and questions for reflection. Each study addresses its subject from a Reformed theological perspective.
Lessons are enhanced through the Leader’s Guide, which offers helpful suggestions and direction for group study. The main structure for these guides is the rubric Head, Heart, and Hands.
- What are we learning and what questions arise?
- What does the lesson mean for our spiritual lives?
- What implications for action emerge from the lesson to set us in a new direction for living?
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Spiritual Practices and Questions for Reflection for Illuminating Advent
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution, Part 1 of 2: Heidelberg Catechism
New to the Being Reformed family is a series of studies focused on the strategic mission directional goals of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA). These directional goals will further the agency's mission, approved by the 221th General Assembly, to inspire, equip, and connect the PC(USA) and its many expressions to serve Christ in the world through new and existing worshiping communities of faith, hope, love, and witness. This timely series invites congregations to join in working together as a faithful, inclusive community as we seek to accomplish our common goals.
The first study in the series focuses on the directional goal to inspire, equip, and connect the church to: cultivate, nurture, and sustain diverse, transformational leaders for Christ's mission. Each session is written by respected voices of the PC(USA) whose ministry has a focus on nurturing and supporting transformational leaders for the 21st century. Contributors include: Ken McFayden, Bruce Reyes-Chow, Carol Howard Merritt, Mark Hinds, Mindy Douglas, and Steve Eason.
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“[The Being Reformed study] Temptation in the Desert is the best curriculum I have ever taught. It’s also very well received by young adult participants. Through word of mouth, attendance is increasing each Sunday.”
—Susan Burch, adult Sunday school teacher, First Presbyterian Church, Greer, South Carolina
“Being Reformed explores what makes us uniquely Reformed, distinctively centered in rich theology of learning and living in Christ. Our participants have found this curriculum to be informative and insightful as they travel their journey of what it means to be Reformed.”
—Rev. Mary Jo Hotley, First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, North Dakota
Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding
Want to learn more about Being Reformed, the new adult curriculum of the PC(USA)? Check out this video featuring our editor, Donald K. McKim. Also included, “What does it mean to be Reformed?” (Length: 6:48)