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 6).
All classes meet on Sundays at 10:00am.
When the letter to the Hebrews was written, certain believers who were being persecuted because they had accepted Jesus as their savior were considering turning back to Judaism (the Jewish system of law) and away from the system of grace based on Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. In addition to exhorting these Christians to persevere in the face of hardship, Hebrews provides clear integration of Jesus into the context of Old Testament history and demonstrates the superiority of the gospel of Christ. Come join us as we continue to explore this book and its influence in our lives today!
Class Makeup: Any adults
Teachers: Robert Heil, Ted Neil
Multiply - Becoming a Disciple who Disciples
Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked up to a handful of men and said, “Follow me.” From the start, God’s design has been for every single disciple of Jesus to make disciples who make disciples. Yet, many of us who are followers of Jesus don’t feel sufficiently knowledgeable or otherwise equipped to fully answer this call. In the continuation of this discussion class, we will use the book Multiply by Francis Chan, to grow together as followers of Jesus who are motivated and prepared to more-actively share the Gospel with others. In the second part of this class, we will continue looking at what it truly means to follow Jesus, using a book by David Platt.
Class Makeup: Over-40 adults, although anyone/everyone is welcome
Location: Portable A
Teachers: Bob Mathews, Dan Woodfin, Perry Been
I Am N - by The Voice of the Martyrs &
Everybody Always - by Bob Goff
I Am N: The headlines from around the world are staggering as we read about Christians persecuted for their faith. What can we learn from those who risk their lives every day for their faith? How do we best respond spiritually and practically to news reports of persecuted Christians? They risk everything for their faith. True stories of Christians living in Muslim countries around the world, exploring six themes—forgiveness, sacrifice, faithfulness, joy, perseverance, and courage—inspiring us to make a difference right where we are.
Everybody Always: Bob Goff shares some of the stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loved them–without fear, insecurity, or restriction. 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 feel you are flying blind. Above all, it means not just agreeing with Jesus but actually stepping out and doing what Jesus said. Everybody, Always explores practical steps to help us take that journey.
Class Makeup: Young Families (generally anyone with a child in elementary school or younger, but anyone/everyone is welcome)
Location: Room 201
Teachers: Terry & Danielle Arnold, Luke & Haley Cochran, Brandon & Liz Hudson, Jeff & Mindi Tipps
Generosity: Responding to God’s Radical Grace in Community &
Simon Peter: Flawed But Faithful Disciple
Generosity: According to the Bible, generosity is so much more than just being generous with your money. The source of generosity that is truly radical is a gospel-transformed heart that has received the costly grace of God. Because of Christ’s generosity we can “Be Open-Handed.” In this seven-week session based upon Timothy Keller’s book and sermons series, we will explore seven passages from the book of Luke to answer questions such as: What does it look like to be a more hospitable community? Where can we find the resources to forgive those who have wronged us? How can we become better stewards of our money? And how do we live lives that are more open-handed?
Simon Peter: He was not rich or educated, but was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous, but possessed a passion that would change the world. He left everything to follow his teacher, yet struggled with doubt and fear. We will take an in-depth six-week dive into the life, faith, and character of Simon Peter guided by Adam Hamilton’s book Simon Peter: Flawed But Faithful Disciple. We will see that we are not so different from Simon Peter, each of us also working out our journey with Christ.
Class Makeup: Young Adults
Location: Room 205
Teachers: Matthew Woodrow, Brian Durgin, Ken Kohl
MarriedPeople Small Group Study*
*Due to the nature of this class, participation will be limited to 10 couples – please contact Mark Gunn.
Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. While we cannot allow lesser things to destroy our marriages, we also cannot allow marriage to distract us from great things. A jealous God asks us to pursue Him first and most. Then life makes sense and everything falls into its proper place. Love, laughter and intimacy were all created to be enjoyed. So there is a way to love family deeply without ignoring heaven. It all comes down to our focus. Join us as we explore the idea of marriage in light of eternity.
Class Makeup: Married couples
Location: Room 206
Teachers: Bob & Robin Marrs, Mark & Mary Kay Gunn