Transforming Questions

Transforming Questions is a ten-session course designed to help participants engage basic questions of the Christian faith through teaching and conversation. Participants gather to share a meal, which sets the foundation for growing and learning together. Scripture tells us again and again that people grow closer to God and one another through table fellowship, and that Christ becomes known to us in the breaking of bread. After the meal, a leader gives a presentation about a central question of the Christian faith. Then, in small groups, participants are invited into deeper reflection on and engagement with the question. Prayer begins and ends each session to to ground all teaching and learning in prayer.

Transforming Questions is an introduction to the Christian faith for newcomers. It is also a good refresher on the Christian faith for longtime church members who are wondering about basics of the faith. Transforming Questions helps to build community among those who are seekers and those who are longtime members, those who are old and those who are young, those who are questioning for the first time and those who are questioning for the thousandth time. Together they will find that wherever they come from, they share the same questions; together they will discover that while there may not be easy answers, they can listen together for the still, small voice of God, speaking in their very midst.

Supported by a generous grant from The Episcopal Church’s Constable Fund, Transforming Questions is available as a free download. Samples of the various resources can be seen here.  To download, visit the Transforming Questions page at Forward Movement.   The Transforming Questions: Participant’s Guide Booklet is also available for purchase, as well as Faithful Questions: Exploring the Way with Jesus, a companion book for individual study and deeper reflection.