Adult Education and Discipleship

All classes begin on June 7th and continue until August 30th. Even if you miss a class at any time, all class leaders encourage everyone to participate when they can: Even if you miss a class or two (or more), you will still learn! Please join us for this chance to grow in your faith.


Young Adults and Families (God: As He Longs for You to See Him)

Room A4 | Teacher: Rick Welty

So, how would you describe God?  How does your view of God impact your life?  This study, from Pastor Chip Ingram, will concentrate on looking into the seven attributes of God: His goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love and faithfulness.  As we see God for who He truly is, it will change the way we think, pray, and live.  We will view 20-30 minutes of video from Pastor Ingram, and then enter into discussion.


(Christian Evidences Class) The World after the Flood

Room A5 | Teachers: Kathy Kennelly, Steve Apsey, and Randy Hroziencik

In this quarter we will examine the biblical account of the Tower of Babel, the rise of the great civilizations and nations of the ancient world – all of which descended from the three sons of Noah – and then look at the life of Abraham, the “Father of the Faith.”  Be amazed at how science, archaeology, and ancient writings all converge to show us that Genesis is, despite what the skeptics may say, real history.



Room C8 | Teachers: Gary & Nancy Ebersole

This class is designed for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, or anyone who wants to know how to help someone going through the grief journey.  Each week you will view a 40-minute video featuring insights from Christian experts, personal stories of people grieving a death, and dramatic reenactments to help you through the grief process.  A workbook may be purchased at your request.  This class does not replace our Monday night Grief-Share support group.


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: What Happens When Women Say Yes to God

Library | Teacher: Laura Wintory

In What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, Lysa TerKeurst invites women to experience the remarkable joy of saying “yes” to God.  In the DVD sessions, Lysa inspires women to delight in the great path God has for them.  We will also have group discussion and prayer. Total obedience to Christ can transform an ordinary walk into a remarkable journey, and today is always a starting point.  Sharing personal experiences and biblical insights, TerKeurst shows how we partner with God in everything we do.  We will seek to learn to discern his voice, follow his direction, and discover a life of joy and purpose.  There will be an optional workbook available.

(Men’s Class) Job: A Study of a Faithful Man

Room A3 | Teachers:  Tim Carlson, Terry Stewart

Learn how God gave Satan permission to test Job, as no one has ever been tested before.  Job suffered material loss, the death of family members, physical pain, and public humiliation but even then he stood strong in his faith, and was doubly restored by God’s grace.

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


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