Dr. Laura Levens, Assistant Professor of Christian Mission at BSK, will be teaching a Sunday morning adult class at First Presbyterian Church during the month of October. The study will be four Sundays: October 3, 17, 24, 31, with a break taken on the Sunday of fall break for Fayette County Schools. Individuals can attend in person or on Zoom. The description for the class reads,
“This class explores the nature of God’s calling by investigating the life of early American missionary Ann Hasseltine Judson (1789-1826). In 1812, Ann Judson left with her husband Adoniram and other Congregationalist missionaries to fulfill what she believed to be God’s calling to mission in India. Many things changed in Ann’s life after her departure, most notably the Judsons’ decision to become Baptists and their eventual destination of Rangoon in the Empire of Burma. Over four weeks, the class will examine the common themes in Ann Judson’s life, including her practices of discernment and adjusting to her calling, her work in religious formation, pastoral care and civilian diplomacy, and her theology of God’s presence in mission. Lots of events in Ann’s life will give us the opportunity to consider issues such as power, politics, gender, Christian conversion, and community formation as we explore Ann’s missionary calling and talk about following Jesus.”
If you would like Zoom information, contact Abby Sizemore, BSK’s Director of Admissions, at email@example.com.