This Summer, in tandem with our ongoing Luke sermon series, we’ll be gathering during the week in small groups to share our spiritual journeys, discuss books and movies, and discern how we can faithfully step into God’s justice during this crisis moment. We believe that through the connecting power of the Spirit, sitting in front of Zoom screens can feel like sharing stories around a cozy campfire.

How do I sign up?

Check out our catalogue of offerings below and sign up through the online form.

Questions?

Not sure which group is right for you? Contact Pastor Gary VanderPol (gary@churchwithoutwallsberkeley.org) with any questions that you might have.

Summer Book Group Titles

(For Asian-Americans) led by Lynn Tang Lee

Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
&
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Thursdays, 7:30p – 9:00p

 

Led by Gary Vanderpol

Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery
by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah
Mondays, July 13 & 27 from 7:30p – 9:00p

 

Led by Gary Vanderpol

Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity
by David W. Swanson
Thursdays, July 16 & 30 from 7:00p – 9:30p

Led by Gary Vanderpol

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race
By Willie James Jennings (Yale University Press)
Thursdays, July 9 & 23 from 7:00p – 9:30p

 

Led by Sharon Henthorn Iwane

Leisure: The Basis of Culture
by Josef Pieper
Mondays, July 13, 27 & August 10 from 8:00p – 9:00p

 

Led by Gary Vanderpol

Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey
by Sarah Shin
Thu

 

Led by Gary Vanderpol

Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity
by Robert Chao Romero

 

Led by Gary Vanderpol

Healing Racial Trauma: the Road to Resilience
by Sheila Wise Rowe

 

Led by Gary Vanderpol

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores
by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Friday Night Movie Series

 

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming movie and discussion series!

 

Bite-sized Bible Studies

 

1 Corinthians
led by Ryan Grant
Tuesdays, from 7:15p – 8:45p

“Do you not realize that you (corporately) are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells among you?” How can we recover our delight in this astonishing grace? And how can we freshly experience the Spirit at work among us to build one another up in love?

 

Luke
led by Dana Lundblad and Gary VanderPol
Every other Monday, from 7:00p – 8:30p, starting July 6

15 minutes a week on Luke not enough? Want to go deeper than a Zoom sermon? Let’s learn from each other what God is saying to CWOW through the best Gospel 🙂

 

Psalm Meditation
led by Abby Jensen
Thursdays, from 7:00p – 8:00p

A 45-minute opportunity for us to center ourselves in the intense, inspiring world of the Psalms.

 

 

Spiritual Autobiography Groups

 

led by various Life Group leaders

It’s inspiring and encouraging to hear how God has been present in our life stories. And it’s a great way to get to know each other in this season of disconnection.

 

 

Spiritual Direction Groups

 

Led by Sharon  Henthorn-Iwane

God is speaking, but how do I hear him? Through group spiritual direction, we will form a little community that assists people in ongoing individual discernment.

 

 

Spiritual Gifts Groups

 

 Led by Sharon Henthorn-Iwane

Come discover your spiritual gift(s). In historic times like these, there is a desperate need to respond in the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit uniquely given to each of us. This group will be both exploratory and practical.

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