Adult Bible Study

At the A/U Ranches’ Adult Bible Study program, we discover the Bible’s relevance for today’s society and how its teachings can guide individuals and churches alike. Our days are a mix of Bible study and lively discussion, along with times of rest and relaxation. Delicious meals and new friendships await all. We’d love to have you join us! Space fills up quickly, so reserve your place today.

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what to bring to make the most of your experience at the A/U Ranches.

2018 Topic:

God Giveth Us the Victory

“. . .thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Cor. 15:57), Paul writes to the church in Corinth. He also comments that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal” (II Cor. 10:4). Are we not prompted to ponder the nature of a war that does not require material weapons, nor does it demand that we wrestle against flesh and blood (see Eph. 6:12)? Join us next fall, November 2018, for a deeper study of this “divine method of warfare” (S&H 568:6), as outlined in the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings. Our discussion will cover several narratives in both the Old and New Testaments which develop our theme and reveal how, with God, we can expect complete victory over any challenge that might confront us.

A few of the questions we will explore:

  • What is our spiritual means of defense?
  • What is the significance of the “whole armour of God,” described in Ephesians?
  • Over what do we become victorious?
  • How does the Bible define the “enemy,” and how do we not make too much or too little of it?
  • How does Jesus answer the disciples’ question: “what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world” (Matt. 24:3)?

 

About the Instructor

Kristy L. Christian, M.A.R.

Kristy ChristianA class-taught Christian Scientist, Kristy graduated from Principia College with a B.A. in History/Secondary Education. After teaching high school, her professional interest turned to the field of Bible study and research. She received her M.A. in Religion from Oklahoma City University.

Since 1990, Kristy has hosted Bible talks and workshops in the United States, Canada, and England. In 1996, she and her sister traveled to India where they gave over 25 hours of Bible talks. Also, Kristy has taught Bible classes for Principia’s Lifelong Learning programs.

Because of her deep love for the Bible, Kristy has led many group tours to sites of biblical significance and shared talks on location that deepen one’s understanding and appreciation for the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings. Kristy has taken many groups to Israel since the early 1990s. In 1997 Kristy traveled as an assistant on a Harvard Alumni Association cruise through the Arabian and Red Seas, visiting Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.

Since 1992, she has led tour groups in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Italy, and Turkey. She has also guided tour groups to England to celebrate the history of the King James Bible.

Kristy currently serves as president of Biblos Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging Bible study through the lens of Christian Science. Many of her talks and videos are available on the Biblos Foundation website.

Adult Program Highlights

2018 Adult Programs

Service Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28 | Adults $40; Youth $30

Family Camp
June session: June 21–27
August session: August 11–17
Adult $ 975; Youth (8-13) $830; Child (1-7) $685; Infant (0-11 mo.) $300

Adult Mini Camp
Full session: August 20–26 | Full: $875 | Half: $550

Adult Bible Study
November 1-5 | $675

Christmas Camp
December 22–28* NEW DATES!
Adult $950; Youth (8-13) $750; Child (1-7) $625; Infant (0-11 mo.) $300
*Volunteer staff arrive on 12/18 and depart on 12/29

For discounts, deposit and special housing requests, click here.

The Adult Programs application is online. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly. Please be prepared with the following information:

  • Participant’s name, phone number and email address
  • An emergency contact, complete with phone number and email address
  • Payment information – either credit card or echeck

Adult Program Registration

Adults 18 yrs+; all our Adult Programs are open to Christian Scientists, their adult family members and friends of all faiths. Note: Adults are also invited to attend all our Family Programs.