Welcome to a new season of Wine and the Word, a small group learning opportunity at St. Andrew University.
Overview: Faith was never meant to be an individual thing. The way that faith takes root is through our relationships, by being a part of a community that holds Christ at the center, sharing joys and burdens together. So this fall, get together with your friends for a glass of wine (or your beverage of choice) and the Word of God. The focus is on forming and caring for relationships and inviting God to be a part of it, so your time will be spent on conversation around some simple topics for the evening.
Format: Each month beginning in October 2017, a new 5-10 minute web-based video by a St. Andrew pastor and accompanying questions will be posted on this webpage with accompanying small group questions. This is not a lecture, nor a book study.
Join a Group: There are three different kinds of Wine and the Word groups you can join. Groups can move back and forth between tracks, for instance, following One Question for one session and then move to Faith Talk or Digging Deeper.
- One Question: simple conversation starter for information and friendly conversation.
- Faith Talk: short video by a pastor with conversation about living faith in daily life like ‘Work-Life Balance’ (October), ‘Civility: Careful Communication’ (November), and ‘Where is Christmas?’ (December)
- Digging Deeper: dig deep with challenging topics and thought provoking questions like ‘Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People’ (October) and ‘What Does the Bible Say about Race?’ (November).
Meeting places and times will vary: Gather in homes, at a local coffee shop, or where ever your group wants to meet. Location and times are determined by each group. All you will want is internet access.
Want to make a group registration?
If you would like to register a whole group of friends, or are a returning group from previous Wine and the Word sessions, please re-register you group for the new year by emailing Pastor Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Peter at email@example.com.
‘One Question’ Groups
Some Wine and the Word groups are ‘One Question’ groups. While you are welcome to view a video with your group at any time, groups can also dedicate themselves to a less complex way of getting to know other group members. One Question groups are just the group for you! Click here, choose a question for your group, and enjoy your fellowship together!
Wine and the Word Videos
Faith Talk | October 2017