Our 2017 Winter Quarter classes will begin December 3rd and we would love to see you attend a Bible class. Here is a list of what we have to offer.
2017 Winter Quarter Classes
- Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines - Taught by Walter Lane and Craig Hayes - Upstairs in the Ages 18 to Twenty-something Class Room
Are you searching for biblical and time-tested ways to take your walk with God to deeper levels? Do you long for deeper and fuller living? Are you looking for a path to spiritual growth? If so, join us for an introductory class about the Spiritual Disciplines. Together we will explore the practices of meditation, prayer, fasting, study, simplicity, solitude, submission and service.
- The Gospel of John Part II - Taught by Jack Riehl - in the Auditorium
John’s Gospel is written in an extraordinary way which reflects an intimate knowledge of Jesus. This Gospel is the preferred scripture for evangelism throughout the world by preachers, teachers and missionaries. John’s work is a difficult gospel because it presents many contrasting portraits of Jesus as both divine and human, yet highly personalized. The goal of the gospel is to shape people’s belief in Jesus as the Son of God and Savior (John 6:29; 20:30-31). The origin and nature of the Holy Spirit is well highlighted throughout the text. There are no parables in this gospel. Instead, the major themes emphasized are “the 7 miracles of Jesus” and his “I Am” self-revelation assertions. John’s writing has been referred to as “the Maverick Gospel” by many church leaders because it is different and presents Jesus in a more personal way than the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The gospel has also been labeled as a gospel of passion and a gospel of truth. John’s gospel was also framed by Origen as the first fruits of the gospels, while Augustine called John the “gospel of the Spirit.” This class will be an in-depth study of Jesus and the events surrounding his ministry as the Son of God. Come explore this gospel. Several pass outs will be handed out during most lessons.
- II Corinthians - Taught by Britton Pruitt - West Fellowship Hall
The Corinthian church faced a lot of problems in their infancy. Paul’s purpose in writing the letter was to explain the ministry he had, based on the new covenant that Jesus established. Paul feels that he must defend his apostleship from those that would take advantage of their situation, therefore, Paul appeals to their hearts and minds based on the relationship that he has already established with them.Also, Paul defends the gospel against legalism and manipulative facades from those who are trying to infiltrate the church. We will discuss the meaning behind Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and discover not only the reason behind their troubles but the meaning and mystery behind the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Help and Hope for Family Caregivers - Taught by Curtis and Cindy Burnett - East Fellowship Hall
The role of the unpaid, family caregiver can be isolating and confusing. Help and Hope for Family Caregivers is a 6-part video series that offers practical advice from subject matter experts and real-life family caregivers to help you meet the emotional, physical and logistical demands of caregiving.Following the video presentations, participants will have the opportunity to share their personal experiences of caregiving and discuss how to put their learning into action. A free Workbook will be provided. This class will be helpful for those who provide care for spouses, parents, special needs children and those with disabilities. Even if you are not a caregiver now but it could be a possibility for the future, this class will help prepare you.
- Proverbs - Various Discussion Leaders - Young Married Class in the Family Life Room - upstairs
The proverbs focus on concrete human experiences rather than divine revelation. Although they are religious, they hold a timeless moral quality. Although a certain level of wisdom is obtained through aging and experience, the reader is told to “get or buy” wisdom, much like acquiring a skill. It is something to be actively pursued and to constantly hone. Through this study, we will actively pursue the skill of wisdom.
- Base Camp: The Basics of the Faith - Middle and High School Classes - upstairs
Starting Sunday January 28th, we will begin a new six week Bible class series. This exciting new series is a topical study using scripture to help students develop a strong foundation in faith that is persevering and lasting. Topics will include the following:
Connecting with Jesus
Following Jesus Faithfully
Living as God’s Child
Maintaining a Balanced Faith
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