Adults

Traditionally known as the most effective form of Christian education, Sunday School classes are also the backbone of our congregation’s strength.  In these small group settings, lifelong friendships and genuine Christian fellowship develop and mature.  It is common for class members to gather for food and fellowship prior to class.

Adult Sunday School Classes

Stepping Stones:

This class for singles and couples in their 20’s-40’s meets in room 315 on the third floor of the North Campus and has a focus on discipleship and practical applications of faith.

Serendipity:

This class for singles and couples meets in room 311 on the third floor of the North Campus. The lessons follow contemporary themes, often addressing outreach and service.

JOY Class: Jesus, Others, Yourself

This class meets in the Fellowship Hall on the North Campus and is for mature adults. Lessons are taught by class members on a wide range of topics.

DBS Class: Doing, Believing, Serving

This class for mature adults meets in the upper level of the Scout Hut on the North Campus. They often use video series and book studies on contemporary topics.


Winter 2014 Bible Studies

Monday Morning Women’s Study

10 am to 12 noon
Room 315, North Campus

Register

Beginning January 12
“Gripped By the Greatness of God”

This study, by James McDonald, runs for 8 weeks. During the eight weeks, you will “study Isaiah’s encounters with God and rediscover the wonder of God’s holiness, awesomeness, sovereignty, and other attributes that draw forth worship and result in changed lives gripped by God’s greatness.”  When was the last time you were truly gripped by G0d’s greatness?  Most Christians recall heartfelt resolutions around a campfire as children, on a youth retreat, and perhaps a revival meeting or two.  But what causes the fervor of those experiences to translate into a consistent life pattern?  The better we understand God, the better we understand ourselves, and the less likely we are to favor our own will over God’s will.

Beginning March 9

“One Thousand Gifts”

This study, by Anne Voskamp will run for 5 weeks.  “How do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties?  When your days are filled with the mundane, disappointment, or even darkness, how can you break the fear that has control of your life and instead embrace the everyday blessings that will immerse you in Christ’s fullness?  How can you live your life with a heart overflowing with delight?  It’s only in the expression of gratitude for the life we already have, that we discover the life we’ve always wanted…a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others.  And only then can we come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones:  we are wildly loved by God.

Tuesday Morning Women’s Study

10am to 12noon
Conference Room, North Campus

Beginning January 20th
“The Jesus I Never Knew”

This study was written by Phillip Yancey.  What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels?  How dos the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the “new, rediscovered” Jesus–or even the Jesus we think we know so well?  Phillip Yancey offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work–his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection–and ultimately, who he was and why he came.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Study

7:30am-8:30am

Conference Room, North Campus

This informal study of the Bible meets continuously throughout the year.  No registration is necessary.  Men of all ages are welcome.  A great way to start off your week, the coffee is ready and the fellowship is great!

Tuesday Evening Study

6:30pm to 8pm
Conference Room, North Campus

Continues January 6th
Covenant: The Biblical concept of Covenant speaks to an enduring commitment between God and God’s fruitful people. It’s a promise—to live in a loving relationship with and for each other. So the purpose of Covenant Bible study is to engage participants in conversations about this unique and special relationship—as well as our relationships with each other and the world around us—as we study the Bible together. Covenant is based on the understanding that it is through community—through shared reflection and engagement—that we can best discover the Bible’s transformative power. Covenant differs from other Bible studies as it emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern throughout the Bible. It covers both Old and New Testaments—discussing books from each in a way that shows the interconnectedness of Scripture as a whole.