Adult Education

Fall 2018 Classes and Discussion Groups

 

FaithLink Discussion Group

Sundays 9:45-10:20 a.m.

This lively discussion addresses topics of social concern and current events. The topic for each week is listed in the bulletin.

Messy Spirituality: God’s Annoying Love for Imperfect People

Sundays 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. (Pick up book on September 9, class beings September 16)

This 5-6 week discussion is based on the book by Michael Yaconelli, which highlights how God uses us all, no matter where we are our faith walk. The author encourages us to engage in God’s work, even when we do not feel qualified or disciplined enough, and our personal lives are totally too hectic. The book offers timeless wisdom and antidotes for the spiritual perfectionism in us all.

BBQ (Basic Beliefs and Questions): Talking Back to the Bible

Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (Begins September 9)

The book Talking Back to the Bible by Edward G. Simmons, discusses the humanity of Jesus, discipleship, and relationship with God. It takes a candid look at the impact of science and historical study on traditional beliefs, and looks at insights from science and historical study as they relate to Old Testament themes.

 

DVD Bible Study: Faith Lessons on the Life and Ministry of the Messiah 

Sundays, 11:30 a.m.  – 12:20 p.m. (Begins September 9)

What would it be like to haul in a miraculous draft of fish at the command of the Master . . . or hear the ram’s horn sound from Herod’s temple at the very moment when Jesus is breathing his last breath? What would you think? How would you think? This Ray Vander Laan series is filled with engaging information Bible lessons, historical context, and more. Filmed in Israel, these DVDs offer sound and visuals that help groups understand Jesus from the mindset of a citizen of those times.

Monday Evening Book Discussion Group

4th Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

A different book is discussed each month. Book titles are available in the church bulletin or by contacting the church office. This group offers a casual, friendly setting to discuss great books.

Women’s Bible Study   Strong Was Her Faith, Women of the New Testament by J. Ellsworth Kalas

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Begins September 11)

This study focuses on several women of great faith who were crucial, in ways both obvious and understated, to the story of the New Testament. We will examine the Scriptures to see what we can learn about these women and from them. We will study Elizabeth, Anna, Martha, Dorcas, Mary, and Mary Magdalene, Lydia, and more.

Wednesday Morning Covenant Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9:30—11:30 a.m. (Begins October 24)

Explore the different aspects of the meaning of covenant life and developing a closer relationship with God and community. Video lessons and a workbook are used in this engaging class. This is the first in a series of three 8-week classes on Creating, Living, & Trusting.

Bible Study    Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story, by Angie Smith

Wednesdays, 6:10 – 7:30 p.m. (Begins October 10)

In seven sessions, this book and class cover the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants will gain an understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word. Each week of study features key information that ties all of scripture together into the seamless message of the gospel and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies. The study is a great overview of God’s message for a wide range of seekers; those who have not studied the Bible in great depth and also for the long time Bible study person. The study does require a commitment to daily study for about ½ hour per day.

Men’s Bible Study

Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. (Begins September 20)

This discussion group will be discussing contemporary issues and challenges in today’s society – for men of all ages.  Each of the 6 sessions will include a short video on the weekly topic by award winning preacher, pastor and author, Andy Stanley. Please sign up on the signup sheet on the Adult Ministries bulletin board near the church office, or just come to the class.

Creativity, the Arts and God 

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Begins September 13)

“We are made in God’s image and God created us, so I believe we are all creative in some way,” the class facilitator explains. Anyone is welcome to join us, no talent required. Using a variety of art techniques and supplies, we explore different ways to discover and encourage our creative side. You don’t need to sign up or bring anything—just come to class.