- Faith In Action
- Faith Formation
PSUMC offers a variety of educational opportunities to discover ways of becoming more faithful disciples. We believe discipleship happens when one gives proper attention to the Inward Journey of contemplation, prayer and study and to the Outward Journey of service to the world.
Classes focus on both these inward and outward journeys. All Christians need opportunities to reflect more deeply on their faith. They also need a community that will support them in living as Christ’s counter-cultural light to the world. We believe that committed Christians whose hearts and minds are fully engaged will be able to transform our churches, cities, and world.
This statement of the Servant Leadership School in Washington DC best articulates our vision:
We believe that disciples are those who are—
- Seeking to authentically follow Jesus’ path in our world today
- Grounded in Scripture
- Supported in committed community
- Building mutually liberating relationships between all God’s people, especially people on the margins of society;
- Committed to transforming the world through courageous and sacrificial living.
Classes are designed to enable personal reflection and group sharing. We seek to create a community in which participants critically reflect on the topic at hand, but also pray, share, make self-discovery, and struggle towards integrating their learning into building prayerful lives of service, mercy, and advocacy. Class size is limited to 15 students (or fewer), and the teaching/learning method encourages mutual accountability and support. Weekly class assignments include reading and reflection papers.