Nurture Programs

The Spiritual Nurture Committee was formed in 2008 and formulated this mission statement:

Mission Statement:  To nurture and empower the people of God on their spiritual journeys.

Since then SNC has facilitated several Quiet Prayer Days, at the beginning of Advent & Lent each year, book studies, classes, and retreat days.  We support and encourage a variety of activities taking place at Good Sam such as the Sunday Adult Forums, the Taize and Evening Compline services, and the Pilgrims and other groups.  There are no regular meeting dates, as we communicate via email and per event.  Please join us if you have an interest.

Contact person: Cammie Bella 541-753-0020.

The Intertestamental Period – A Weekly Open Seminar, starts October 28, 2015
Current information can be found at
The seminar meets weekly, every Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at:

Church of the Good Samaritan
333 NW 35th St.
Corvallis, OR 97330

Scholars in residence

I am very pleased to announce that the Vestry and I have appointed Sheldon and Denise Greaves Scholars in Residence at Good Sam! Sheldon and Denise have been members at Good Sam for over a year now and have generously offered their services to us. They will help to lead and advise with our adult formation programs. I am deeply grateful for their willingness to serve!

Dr. Sheldon Greaves holds a Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in the Hebrew Bible. He has taught courses in Old Testament, New Testament, the Book of Genesis, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Early Christianity at Stanford University. He is also the host of a podcast, “Discovering the Old Testament.” He is also the editor of a collection of essays on the Old Testament to be published in 2016.

Dr. Denise Greaves earned her Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University, where she also taught courses in ancient Greek, History of the Classical World, Mythology, and Greco-Roman Politics. She is an expert on ancient Greek Music, having written several articles on related topics for the Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Her expertise also includes geography and travel in the ancient world. She currently teaches courses in global politics and the history of intelligence and espionage in the ancient world for Henley-Putnam University.

The website for signing up and for more information as it becomes available is here: The Intertestamental Period Seminar

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