Adult Education Report Annual Meeting 2013
Prepared by Else Tennessen
In October 2011 an Adult Bible study of the book of Matthew began under Lee Kopulos and continued through spring 2012.
After a summer break, Adult Bible Study began again the fall 2012 and continued until the end of the year. They met on Wednesday nights in the St Luke Conference room and studied "Words of Fire," a commentary on Galatians and Thessalonians, led by Lee Kopulos.
In Feb 2012, the School of the 70 followed the Bible reading challenge presented by the church school during Lent.
The School of the 70-school year concluded June 1 2012, and one of our Colorado members, qualified for the School Prize this year. An icon was sent to her from the bookstore.
The new School of the 70 term began September 1. We have several enrollees, one from New Zealand, though none from St. Luke’s. This year I have started some new features: New Book Wednesdays and at least one activity per week for credit. These are posted on a tab at the top of the website at http://70school.blogspot.com
The School of the 70 continues to offer new books to read and activities to earn credits every week. Current enrollment is 12 persons--all out of state. It is hard to know how to motivate church members to participate in the School and in adult education in general. Lack of time, interest, and folks reading less and less in our culture are possible reasons. Else Tennessen will endeavor to make regular announcements about the School after Liturgy, perhaps once a month, to encourage interest. Offering prizes and recognition do not seem to be adequate motivators.