J. Richard Bass School of the Laity
"David, Kingship, and the Idea of the Messiah"- Online with Dr. Dan Pioske
Savannah Presbytery is excited to continue to provide ONLINE experiences of our School of the Laity program this October with Dr. Dan Pioske. We invite everyone to join us on this re-imagined opportunity to partake in this Old Testament Course. Gone for now is the "drive" to Epworth by the Sea! Gone for now is the cost of the hotel and meals!
Instead, stimulate your mind, fortify your soul, and build relationships with other Presbyterians- all from your own home!
There are no pre-requisites to taking this class-we welcome first-time learners, School of the Laity graduates seeking a refresher course, folks considering a pathway to becoming a Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE), and even pastors who may want to experience Dr. Pioske 's instruction.
WHAT: "David, Kingship, and the Idea of the Messiah"
David is the most referred to individual in the Bible. Join Dr. Dan Pioske, Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia Southern University, as we examine the biblical fascination with David, texts that describe his humble beginnings, and his eventual rise to the throne in Jerusalem. We will conclude with the concept of the Messiah that originates with David and how this idea is connected to Jesus by the New Testament writers.
WHEN: Our October Session will be offered over a two-week period that will optimize the course instruction and participant preparation with personal group interaction via the Zoom platform. Participants will need access to a laptop, tablet, or smart phone with video and audio capabilities. (Churches may seek to make these tools available to those who do not have access.)
We will kick-off our time together Friday from 7-8:30 PM with introductions, course expectations and Zoom guidelines. We will begin Saturday morning's session at 10:00 AM. Both Saturday sessions will be held 10:00 AM-Noon and 1 :00-2:30 PM with a break for lunch.
HOW: Registration forms are available now and the registration fee is $95. Participants should register ASAP so pre-course work can be communicated, and participants can complete the assignments prior to the first session.