You're invited to join us for one of several opportunities to dive deeper into Scripture with community on Sunday mornings. Each class starts at approximately 9:40a.m. - or following the conclusion of the 8:30a.m. service.
Feel free to swing by the Hospitality Center to grab a drink before joining a group for fellowship and discipleship.
Consider the Following...
Location: Room 213 (lower-level ACA classroom)
How much of what you believe really comes from the Bible? Where do you draw the line between Doctrine and Scripture? With this study we will be challenging our traditions with what the Bible really says. We will be leaving preconceptions at the door and looking at what the original authors meant to convey using research and contexts. We'll be looking at the traditions we have and where they originated, whether in the Bible or elsewhere. This is a study to make you reconsider what you believe and why you believe it. "If Bible study doesn't feel like work to
you, you aren't doing it right" -Michael Heisser
The Great Courses of the Bible: The History of Christianity II from the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch
Location: Room 204
The History of Christianity II From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch. Presented on DVD by Dr. Molly Worthem from U of NC at Chapel Hill.
Today, churches are shrinking in much of Europe and North America. The faith's center of gravity has shifted to the Global South. By 2050, about three-quarters of the world's Christians will live in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where both democratic reformers and authoritarian s
trongmen have claimed the power of Christ on their side, and believers call on the Holy Spirit to battle demons and witches who haunt everyday life.
In this course, we'll explore the complex journey of the Christian faith from the turn of the 16th century to our present day, following the radical transformations as well as the continuities.
Cultivating Relationships: "Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith" from Tom Berlin (beginning September 10)
Location: Room 201/203
As Christians, we do our best to live our lives as Jesus lived, following the examples of his many virtues—including honesty, faithfulness, and generosity. But one virtue that is often overlooked is courage. Throughout Jesus’ life, he was called upon to be brave: in the face of his enemies, when being tempted, and certainly at the time of his death. By examining the life of Christ, we can begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in our lives when we exhibit a brave faith. In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers, and in doing so, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us. .
Fellowship Bible Study Class: God's Exceptional Choice
Location: Parlor/Fellowship/Room 208
This class utilizes the "International Sunday School Lessons" curriculum. Student booklets are available for free at the class on Sunday mornings or anytime through the church office.
Women's Sunday School Class: "Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That's Beautiful Again" from Lysa TerKeurst
Location: Room 202
Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can't go on like this, but you don't know what to do next. Lysa TerKeurst has wrestled through this journey. But in surprising ways, she’s discovered how to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren’t willing to make things right.