FALL ADULT BIBLE CLASSES
Whether you're new to the Bible or a long-time Christian who studies the Bible regularly, our adult Bible classes offer a welcoming environment to grow in knowledge, understanding and faith, through a variety of topics and formats.
Choose a class that interests you and jump in at any time.
All classes meet on Sundays at 10:00am, beginning August 18
HOW TO READ THE BIBLE: Because it’s good. But it’s hard. But it’s not as hard as you think.
This study will focus on developing practical skills in Bible reading. We'll cover some Bible basics like what it is and what it's about via The Bible Project videos and class discussion. We'll learn how to think like an Eastern reader (the primary audience of the Bible writers), through a study of Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien's book, Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes, and we'll spend a few weeks learning how to read the Bible the most important way--to know and love God (including a few in-class hands-on activities and practices).
Class Make-up: Young Families (generally anyone with a child in elementary school or younger, but anyone/everyone is welcome)
Location: Room 201 (ask for directions at the Welcome Center
Facilitators: Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt, Luke & Haley Cochran, Mark & Patty Merkord, Robert Sebesta, Jeff Tipps
SURVEY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
A look at the Old Testament by way of events and doctrines. This series will be based on a “Framework” approach integrating the unity of the Bible. The events were chosen based on their use by Peter, Stephen and Paul in their “major” speeches in Acts – as well as other apologetic speeches. Each event is a moment in space and time when God spoke and God acted in a very important way. This will be a 9 month class.
Class Make-up: All adults are welcome
Teachers: Ted Neil, Ryan Little
1: ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS / 2: KING JESUS
The Gospels are full of descriptions of how those who encountered Jesus were impacted in a profound way. The first part of this discussion-focused class will be an exploration of the Gospel accounts of what happens when people meet Jesus, based on the Tim Keller book Encounters with Jesus, to see how these encounters can impact our lives today.
The second part of the class will look at the life of Jesus through the book of Mark, using Keller’s book King Jesus to see how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God.
Class Makeup: All adults are welcome
Location: Portable A (ask for directions at the Welcome Center
Teachers: Tim Skupin, Chris Wiginton
1: EVERYBODY ALWAYS / 2: TIME OF YOUR LIFE
What would happen if we stopped worrying about a challenging world filled with difficult people, and instead decided to love everybody? In the five-session Everybody, Always Video Study, bestselling author Bob Goff shares through his personal stories, simple and practical steps to love everybody, always, the way Jesus did - including those who are difficult to love.
This begins by loving people right where you are through serving and helping the neighbors God has placed into your world. It means loving people when they mess up and helping them move past the place of shame to acceptance. It continues by being courageous and following where God leads one step at a time–even if you fell you are flying blind. Above all, it means not just agreeing with Jesus but actually stepping out and doing what Jesus said.
TIME OF YOUR LIFE:
What are we doing with our time? Many of us just look for ways to fill our days and miss the ways to fulfill our greater purpose. In this series, Andy Stanley challenges us to make the most of our time - right now. This video and discussion class will help us discover how best to invest, prioritize and number our days as we live a meaningful life for Christ.
Class Make-up: Young Adults
Location: Room 205
Facilitators: Ken Kohl, Benjamin Gunn, Joey Halbert, Matthew Woodrow
OASIS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL LADIES’ BIBLE CLASS
A place for sisters of all ages to share, encourage, and pray while poring over God's Word to better understand how He guides us through real-life challenges. We will seek to strengthen our faith, learn to see God's leading in our lives, find our own giftedness, and gain the courage to respond to the calling He gives us as His daughters.
Class Make-up: All women are welcome
Location: Portable B
Teachers: Cyndi Cannon, Wanda O’Connor