SPRING 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 (starting January 7).
All classes meet on Sundays at 10:00am.
Paul's Prison Epistles
The prison epistles—Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon—are so named because they were written by the apostle Paul during his incarceration in Rome. Three of the prison letters were bound for three of the churches he founded on his second missionary journey (Acts 20:1-3). Always concerned for the souls of those he continually prayed for in these churches, his letters reflect his pastor’s heart and his love and concern for those he thought of as his spiritual children.
Class Makeup: Any adults
Teachers: Danny Champion, Ted Neil, Tim Beckett
The Reason for God
We are often in contact with those that think differently about faith and religion or profess to have no faith at all. As we engage with them, we need to be confident about our own faith and even about our doubts. In this class, we will use Tim Keller’s book, The Reason for God, as the basis for discussing how to use reason in real-life conversations to show skeptics how the belief in a Christian God is a sound and rational one. Come join this class to learn and share ideas on how to stand against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism and strengthen your own faith in the reason for God.
Class Makeup: Over-40 adults, although anyone/everyone is welcome
Location: Portable A
Teachers: Chris Wiginton and John Kay
(What the book of Acts teaches us about what Christians do.)
Practically speaking, what did it look like when people first started following Jesus together? How did their day-to-day lives change? What did they do differently? And what does that mean for us? In this class, we’ll explore these questions and more:
- Does following Jesus require us to make certain trades? If so, what are they?
- What does it look like to live in community with other disciples?
- What's on your average week's to-do list if you're living on mission as a follower of Jesus?
- When people oppose our faith, how should we respond?
- What happens when the church changes?
- What does it look like to disagree well?
- How should the sacrifice of those who've gone before us shape our approach to faith?
Class Makeup: Young Families (generally anyone with a child in elementary school or younger, but anyone/everyone is welcome)
Location: Room 201
Teachers: Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt, Ray & Georgine East, Joey & Samantha Halbert, Dan & Leann Burgess
"My Dear Wormwood"
(A Bible Study on the C.S. Lewis book The Screwtape Letters)
Why do we sometimes succeed spiritually, and at other times we fail? Are there a host of spiritual forces battling to influence the choices we make, or are we left to our own devices? The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis provides unique insight into the battles that are being waged in the spiritual world.
Using a guide created by Alan Vermilye, we will expand on C.S. Lewis’ thoughts found in each letter written by the fictional Uncle Screwtape, and draw parallels with various Scripture passages to help us relate to the main theme of each letter.
Class Makeup: Young Adults
Location: Room 205
Teachers: Ken Kohl, et al
MarriedPeople Small Group Study*
*Due to the nature of this class, participation will be limited to 10 couples – contact Mark Gunn.
Whether your marriage needs to be rescued from desperate trouble or simply could improve from good to great, change is possible. 5 Days to a New Marriage shares how almost every marital conflict comes from the same place: a pattern of emotional pain buried deep within every husband and wife. When couples recognize this cycle, then learn to replace it with more marriage-affirming patterns, the results are breathtaking. Tired, predictable arguments transform into life-giving interactions. Relationships are changed forever. 5 Days to a New Marriage draws from broad counseling experiences, current mindfulness studies, and recent advances in brain research-along with case examples, practical exercises, and scriptural lessons-to refresh and heal even the most problematic marriages. Although it says 5 Days, we will take 5 months to explore, in depth the eight sessions of the 5 Days to a New Marriage curriculum.
Class Makeup: Married couples
Location: Room across from 201
Teachers: Bob and Robin Marrs, Mark and Mary Kay Gunn