Adult Christian Education 2019-2020

Barbara ReedNews & Events

**Sign-up sheets are located in Hallowed Grounds**

  Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts

God gives every Christian certain spiritual gifts. Imagine what could happen if each member of our church knew their gifts and used them for the glory of God and the good of our church. In this 7 week study we will examine 32 spiritual gifts and help each participant discover their gifts.

Cost is $12 for workbook and testing for your spiritual gifts.
An additional $12 if you wish to purchase the accompanying book.

Tuesday beginning September 3 through October 15 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday beginning September 5 through October 17 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

  Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times

We know Jesus tells us, “Do not be afraid,” but with everything going on in the world, how is it possible not to be anxious? In this five-week study based on his book Unafraid, Adam Hamilton explores the worries and fears most of us experience. We will learn to identify fears and discover practical steps for overcoming them…all in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we can live with courage and hope. This is a 5 week study.

Cost of materials will vary between $18 – $24 depending upon cost when materials are ordered.

Tuesday beginning November 5 through December 10 (break Thanksgiving week) – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday beginning November 7 through December 12 (break Thanksgiving week) – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

What the Bible Says About Homosexuality and More

Together we will watch a variety of tapes over 4 weeks exploring the bible and life of the church seeking greater understanding as we prepare to genuinely welcome and include LGBTQ+ persons into our community of faith. Come prepared for open, honest and non-judgmental dialogue and we listen to one another seeking understanding of ourselves and those who have felt excluded from life in the church. This is a 3 week study.

 

There is no charge for this study.

 

Tuesday beginning January 7 through January 28 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday beginning January 9 through January 30 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

  Spiritual Disciplines: Practices That Transform Us

We will explore how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we’re longing for–the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, you will experience practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice over seventy-five disciplines. Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students–we’re all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself. This is a 10 week study.

 

Cost is $24.

 

Tuesday beginning February 11 through April 28 (includes 2 breaks) – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday beginning February 13 through April 30 (includes 2 breaks) – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

  The Connecting Church

The development of meaningful relationships in which every member carries a significant sense of belonging is central to what it means to be the church. Yet church is too often a place of loneliness rather than connection. We will explore how church can be so much…better. More intimate. More alive. First-century Christians knew what it meant to live in vital community with one another, relating with a depth and commitment that made “the body of Christ” a perfect metaphor for the church. What would it take to reclaim that kind of love, joy, support, and dynamic spiritual growth? We will explore 30 key beliefs, practices, and virtues that help define love God and love neighbor. You will complete “The Christian Life Profile” to help you answer the questions “how am I doing?” and “where do I need to grow?” You will also find suggestions and plans to help you realize that growth as we seek to live together in community. This is a 4 week study.


Cost is $23 or $10 for the Christian Life Profile only.


Tuesday beginning May 12 through June 2 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday beginning May 14 through June 4 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am