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Christian Life :: This I Believe: Creeds and Confessions

May 20 (new class)
Taught by Rev. Joey Lee, Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of San Jose
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Soulé Hall (Bldg 500)

Creeds and ConfessionsWhile the Confession of Belhar is new to the Presbyterian Church (USA) it is not new to South African Christians, having been adopted in 1986. The Uniting Reformed Church of Southern Africa (URCSA), the church that succeeded the Dutch Reformed Mission Church after apartheid, has offered the Confession of Belhar to the global Reformed family as a gift, believing that the themes of unity, reconciliation, and justice issue a call from God to the whole church toward holy action, transformation, and life.

October 29, November 12, November 19
Taught by Rev. Dr. Jim Bennett, and Bill Prior
Sundays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Soulé Hall (Bldg 500)

In the Book of Confessions of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) there are a dozen creeds or confessions of faith. The earliest, the Nicene Creed, dates to 325 CE; the most recent, the Belhar confession, was adopted in 2016. Some of them are short: the Apostle’s creed is often recited in churches. Some of them are many pages long. What are creeds and confessions? Why were they written in the first place? Why did the church adopt them? Why are there so many of them? What problems were they designed to solve? Do they define faith for the individual believer? For the church? In this series we will look at some of the historical creeds and confessions of our church and attempt to answer some of these questions.

The class series Christian Life will explore how our Christian faith is the basis and foundation of how we live out our lives. All Discipleship classes are designed to build upon one another; however, each class is structured so that you can come when you can.

Pre-registration for this class is requested but not necessary. Sign up here.

Free child care is available by reservation only no later than May 13 for this class. To reserve child care, send your RSVP to .