An exploration topics for those wanting to develop a deeper spiritual relationship with Christ. The class studies books from modern authors including Swindoll, Lucado, McClaren, Strobel, and Hybels. The direction of the class is determined by it’s participants, who choose from among a number of books and decide what they want to learn and where they want to focus.
Current Study:”The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books” This is an in-depth study of the Old Testament Wisdom Literature of the Bible, with the goal of understanding it in the way that Jesus himself taught the disciples to read and understand the Old Testament: with him at the center. As we see not only the wise principles for living in these biblical books, but also the wise person they point to, it will help us to understand the person and work of Christ more clearly which will prepare us to worship him more fully. The course uses scripture from Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Eccelisates, and The Song of Solomon. Nancy Guthrie leads us as we explore how these wisdom books provide pictures of the need for Christ to come to set all things right through Job’s struggle with suffering, the Psalmist’s laments and longings, the incomplete wisdom of Solomon, and the unsatisfied desires of the Song of Solomon. Room 107
A contemporary topics that are top-of-mind for many in our daily lives. Subjects may include relationships, the position of the church on social issues, and family dynamics, but the potential list is as long as the interests of the group. The class may use books and/or videos and uses the bible to place topics in a spiritual context.
Current Study:”Crazy Love” by Frances Chan: God is love, crazy, relentless, all powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? We go to church, sing songs, and try to be good. Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not, we all know something’s wrong. Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself .The answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts - it’s falling in love with God. Once you encounter His love, as Francis described it, you will never be the same.
A progressive study of the books of the bible. The format is to read several verses aloud then discuss in an informal, participative and inquisitive environment. The class uses various translations, bible notes, and thoughtful discussion in the pursuit of spiritual growth and greater understanding of how to live “Christ-like” lives. The class highly values fellowship and friendship and warmly welcomes new folks to the class. Room 109
Current Study: “The Book of “Isaiah” Chronological study of the Bible. Bring your favorite translation of the Bible or we will provide with a Bible. Current book Isaiah.
The class focuses on how to apply Christian education to successful modern day living. The class thrives on an eclectic mix of people and viewpoints and rotates topics and leaders on a regular basis.
Current Study:Starting May 26 “Leaning from the Hymns” Many of our hymns of today were written by many men and women of God, after having experienced trials and tragedies in their lives. Through these sad times, their hymns helped them to be able to praise God from the depths of their aching hearts. This form class will begin a six week study about the origin, value, and how God’s character is revealed, through six classic hymns.
Current Study: Starting July 7, 2013 “Dual Citizenship: A Christian Perspective on Government” The 10-session study will examine controversial and hotly debated issues that are of specific interest to Christians. The class will discuss our role as Christians in our community. The study will consider such issues as : What does it mean to be a Christian in our society? How can we best impact our culture? What should our role be in politics? Should Christians have power?
Faith and Works Class
Class is lead by guest facilitators and the pastors. This class seeks to help people find ways to put their faith into action in order to make it come alive. The focus is on experiencing God in one’s everyday life. Various books are used to explore the idea that we must seek God out in all that we do and experience. Room C – Family Life Center
Our youth classes use bible study, open discussion, and a variety of materials in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.
6th-8th Grade Current Meet The Bible - Room 111 A & B
9th-12th Grade - Twenty Messages For Youth – Room 100 Youth Room West
Sunday School merges study with fun as the kids learn, praise, and make friends.
Current study: Rock Solid Building A Heart of Faith
Toddler / Pre-Kindergarten - Room 119
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade - Family Life Center – Room B
3rd – 5th Grades - Family Life Center – Room C