Adult Education and Discipleship

 

Adult Sunday School is offered on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Below is a full list of Sunday School classes offered this quarter, starting in December:

 

Young Adults and Families

Room C4 | Teacher: Rick Welty

This class is specifically geared toward young adults and young families. Each week we will tackle an interesting, faith-building lesson that will inspire us to grow in our faith.

 

Genesis One: 

Creation, Evolution, and the Age Of The Earth

Room C8 | Teachers: Kathy Kennelly, Steve Apsey, and Randy Hroziencik

Does the Bible make it clear that the earth is only 6,000 years old?  Why do some Christians believe that the earth is billions of years old?  Is it likely that God used evolution as his means of creating?  Why do many Christians believe that evolution is a bad thing?  Did the Egyptian beliefs about creation affect Moses' wording in Genesis 1?  Did Adam and Eve really exist?  Can we use creation as a way to more effectively share our faith?

These and other questions will be addressed in our group-discussion on origins.  We will use the Bible, video, and lots of hand-outs in order to better equip us to engage fellow believers - and, more importantly, non-believers - in the doctrine of creation.  Even though the modern world is often skeptical of the truth regarding the very first chapter of the Bible - or even the very first verse of the Bible, for that matter - we can have confidence that creation is truth.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

 

 

The Gospels and the Writings of Paul

Room A6 | Teacher: Sue Hulett

A study of the religious, political, cultural, and literary background of the Gospels and Paul’s Epistles. In addition to reading the Gospels and Paul’s letters to the churches devotionally, we focus on finding the meaning of Scripture by listening to the Holy Spirit's leading and prompting. We first study the history of religion, culture, politics, and written and oral language at the time of Jesus and the early church. We will thus know more about the theological debates between Jesus and the Pharisees, the cultural influences stemming from Jewish and Greek philosophy and societal norms, and about the language and writing style of the Gospel writers -- and also Paul.

Just for examples: we might discover more about Jesus' unique use of parables and poetic forms, the theological distinctions between John's and Matthew's Gospels, and the role of Pharisees, Sadducees, women, and Gentiles in the first century. Bring your Bibles, your favorite Commentaries, and your reflections.


Andy Stanley DVD Series

Learning Center | Teacher: Rob Potter, Tim Reynolds

We will continue on in our DVD series featuring the very influential and inspiring Andy Stanley as he tackles faith-building topics each week. Come prepared to learn and grow in your faith!

 

Women's Class: Praying Together as One

Library | Teacher: Laura Wintory

This class is made up of women that enjoy studying God’s Word and praying together.  New women are always welcome!  You will be strengthened by the fellowship that is shared as we meet together.  We will be focusing on prayer this term.  We desire to grow in our own individual prayer lives, but also learn about praying together as sisters in Christ.  We will be learning: The importance and purpose of prayer; how to have intimacy with God; being mindful of God’s presence; recognizing His answers and work in our lives; and seeking God with other believers. We are seeking God to guides us in the adventure of worshipping Him, knowing Him, and serving Him together.  You can join us at any point during the term.

Life of Abraham

Room A3 | Teachers:  Tim Carlson, Terry Stewart

Men, join us as we study the faith journey of Abraham.

We can learn from this man of faith and from his relationship with God.

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:7

 

Newcomers Class 

Room A5 | Teachers: Kirk Kendall

In this group we will discuss the basics necessary for successful spiritual growth such as Bible reading, Bible study, prayer, fellowship, spiritual gifts, service, and sharing your faith story.  The group has lots of discussion and exercises devoted to spiritual growth.

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