Formation and Discipleship

Formation and discipleship integrates the head, heart, and hands through study, prayerful reflection, and action as we aspire to form and live out our faith as Disciples of Christ’s teaching and example.  The Formation and Discipleship Committee is responsible for envisioning, implementing, and assessing programs and events designed to nurture intergenerational spiritual growth and development of the Moreland Presbyterian Church community.  The committee meets on a quarterly basis to coordinate classes, study groups, book club discussions, presentations, and retreats.

Upcoming Events
All events are held Sunday mornings from 11 am – 12 pm in the Columbia Room (unless otherwise noted)

September 15 –  Spiritual Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago
Join Julie and Marshall Welch share their experience on the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain and discuss the spiritual, physical, and emotional aspects of everyday pilgrimages.

September 22 – Aqua Nicaragua Project
Learn more about Moreland’s water purification mission and explore your possible role in supporting this project with Scott Walsh and project team members.

October 13 – The Psalms As Tools for Prayer
As an introduction to this fall’s sermon series, watch a video of U2 singer, Bono and theologian Eugene Peterson in a novel and intimate conversation about the Psalms followed by an interactive discussion and activity.  

October 20 – Operation Night Watch
Learn about one of Moreland’s longtime partnerships and mission that provides not only a safe place where those on the streets can find food, socks, clothing, blankets, and medical care, but also caring staff and volunteers who listen to their stories and welcome them as friends.

October 27 – Housing Task Force Update
Hear the Moreland Task Force discuss their work and efforts to address local housing and homelessness issues as part of our church’s outreach and mission.

November 3 & 10 – Book Discussion – Assimilate Or Go Home: Note From a Failed Missionary On Rediscovering Faith
Join the discussion of D.L. Mayfield’s collection of essays that invite readers to reconsider their concepts of justice, love, and reimagine being a citizen of this world and the upside-down kingdom of God. – Meeting in Library on 2nd Floor.

November 17 – Book Reading & Discussion with Author D.L. Mayfield
Meet and hear local author D.L. Mayfield discuss her book, Assimilate Or Go Home – Fellowship Hall

December 1 – Transitions Project – Willamette Center
Emily Coleman of the Transitions Projects joins us to tell us more about their outreach to serve the Portland homeless population.

To learn more about our Formation and Discipleship ministry please contact Marshall Welch.