Our pastor is also a scholar and teacher. (He works full time at our church and is a Visiting Associate Professor at Salem State University.) He has a deep interest in theology and literary studies. He leads two Bible Studies in the spring and two in the fall – each one runs for about five weeks. Sometimes we tackle a particular book in The Bible. Last spring, for example, we read The Gospel of Mark. This fall (2013), we will read Daniel and Revelation in two separate sessions. Sometimes, we address a specific theological doctrine, such as Christology (the person and work of Jesus Christ) or Ecclesiology (the doctrine of the nature and mission of the Church).
The classes, which are open to members and non-members alike, are informal. We gather at 6:00 pm and share dinner together (bring your own meal) and begin our one-hour discussion at 6:30 pm.
Dr. Tamilio provides a lecture on the topic addressed, but he also encourages open discussions among participants. Our goal is to seek a sound, historical understanding of the topic being studied and to relate these learning’s to our lives.
If you would like further information on our Bible Studies, please contact our pastor, Dr. John Tamilio III, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at the church: (781) 828-2131.