I am excited to announce the first church-wide study and worship series that I will be sharing with FUMC Elkin. We will be using the Prodigal God book and six-session small group study resources by pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller.
Dr. Keller uses one of Jesus’ best-loved and perhaps least understood parables –often known as The Prodigal Son – to illustrate the depth of God’s love and how his grace extends into some very unexpected places. We will go beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, and mine the deep insights that Jesus shares in the form of each character in this parable.
You can participate in this series in three ways:
1 - Attend in person or our streamed worship services from September 26 – October 31
2 - Supplement your worship experience by also reading the Prodigal God book (we will have those here at the church for $3.00 each beginning Sunday September 12) and/or
3 - Attend one of the small group sessions that will be offered during this series to learn and interact with others
The small group experience is designed to guide you in exploring questions for group discussion and to help you experience the truths of Jesus' parable in your own life. Whether you're a devout believer or a skeptic, The Prodigal God series will challenge you to see the Christian faith in a whole new way.
Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For 28 years he led a diverse congregation that attracted even skeptical young professionals and grew to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.
Christianity Today has said, “Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”
Dr. Keller’s books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over 2 million copies and been translated into 25 languages.