Adult Education

One of our five priorities is Discipleship and Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study is the primary way we seek to accomplish that.  Our congregation is strongly encouraged to make this hour a priority in their life as we consider this a significant means to our sanctification.  It is never too late to join any of these classes, so we hope to see you this week.

As is our normal practice we try to have one class which goes through a book of the Bible or a corpus (ex. Hebrews, Joshua, The Pentateuch). Another class is designed to be more practical and thematic (ex. Raising Children, Finances, Marriage). And the third class, as needed, is generally more basic and foundational (ex. Basics of the Faith, Becoming a Member of the Church).

 

Current Classes:

  “Be in the World, Not of It”   with Ted Neeves     The church at Corinth struggled with unity in their church. But their struggles were not limited simply to unity. They couldn’t understand, maybe didn’t want to understand, the principle John speaks of in 1 John 2 - “Do not love the world, nor the things of the world.” Paul reminds the church at Corinth that they are called to unity in Christ, and not to continue living like they did prior to their conversion. And I Corinthians isn’t just for them then. It’s a call for us as well.   

“Be in the World, Not of It”

with Ted Neeves

 

The church at Corinth struggled with unity in their church. But their struggles were not limited simply to unity. They couldn’t understand, maybe didn’t want to understand, the principle John speaks of in 1 John 2 - “Do not love the world, nor the things of the world.” Paul reminds the church at Corinth that they are called to unity in Christ, and not to continue living like they did prior to their conversion. And I Corinthians isn’t just for them then. It’s a call for us as well.

 

  “Made for Relationships”    with Jordan and Ann  A class about relationships: an open, honest discussion about the good and the bad in our marriages, as well as other relationships   

“Made for Relationships”

with Jordan and Ann

A class about relationships: an open, honest discussion about the good and the bad in our marriages, as well as other relationships

 

  “On Being a Man”   with Pastor Jace  Wives are sometimes a pain in the butt. So are kids. And girlfriends. And jobs. And culture and TV certainly don’t help much when it comes to handling all these pressures like a man. Is it even possible to be a man that Jesus would be proud of in this current day.  A lot of us didn’t have good father figures and so we are making up this “what-it-means-to-be-a-man” thing as we go. Some of us who did have good father figures weren’t taught the Jesus way to be a man. No matter what our past, we could all probably use some help thinking through our role in life. Let’s talk about this.  Topics:  ·  Our relationship with ourselves: Why are men here? Why am I here? On searching for meaning and having a plan  ·  Our relationship to women: intimacy, sex, leading, needs Our relationship with friends: vulnerability, accountability, time away  ·  Our relationship with children: raising different aged kids, understanding our role in their life  ·  Our relationship with time: priorities, foolish vs wise decisions  ·  Our relationship with career: priorities, submission, leadership  · Our relationship with character: anger, pride, fear

“On Being a Man”

with Pastor Jace

Wives are sometimes a pain in the butt. So are kids. And girlfriends. And jobs. And culture and TV certainly don’t help much when it comes to handling all these pressures like a man. Is it even possible to be a man that Jesus would be proud of in this current day.

A lot of us didn’t have good father figures and so we are making up this “what-it-means-to-be-a-man” thing as we go. Some of us who did have good father figures weren’t taught the Jesus way to be a man. No matter what our past, we could all probably use some help thinking through our role in life. Let’s talk about this.

Topics:

·  Our relationship with ourselves: Why are men here? Why am I here? On searching for meaning and having a plan

·  Our relationship to women: intimacy, sex, leading, needs Our relationship with friends: vulnerability, accountability, time away

·  Our relationship with children: raising different aged kids, understanding our role in their life

·  Our relationship with time: priorities, foolish vs wise decisions

·  Our relationship with career: priorities, submission, leadership

· Our relationship with character: anger, pride, fear