FALL 2019 ADULT CLASSES: September-NOVEMBER
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY – The Essentials of Christianity is a class designed to help people establish a firm base of understanding regarding the fundamentals of Christian belief. It is designed particularly for new Christians, in order to assist them in building a solid foundation of belief. It is also for those who are not yet Christians, but who are interested in learning more in order to lead them to the decision to follow Christ. Additionally, it can be helpful for folks who have been Christians for a while, and who desire to develop a richer understanding. Taught by Ricky Gray.
WHAT IF? – What if we did things in ways we’ve never done them before, with an intensity that we’ve never had before? Taught by Dave Wilson, this will be a discussion-heavy guided study. We will look into achievable ways to have a deeper, more meaningful walk with Jesus, as well as a stronger and more meaningful impact on the community around us. Each class will look at various “What If?” topics.
LADIES CLASS – This study will utilize Jen Wilkin’s book “1 Peter: A Living Hope In Christ,” and will challenge us to move beyond loving God with just our hearts in order to also love Him with our minds. Chaney Billips, Christi Richardson, and Kim Thompson will facilitate this class.
CHAOS – This class is designed for young married couples with children. Facilitated by Lance Holland, we will continue through the study of the book of Acts. Acts forms a bridge between the four Gospels and the rest of the New Testament, showing how the apostles carried on Christ’s work. Acts also provides a historical background for Romans through Revelation.
COLLEGE AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – This class will be taught by Rick Hagerty and will continue to explore the wisdom of Solomon through the study of the book of Proverbs, the book that tells us that the beginning and essence of wisdom is the fear of the LORD.
CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES – “Test all things; hold fast what is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). The Bible explicitly prohibits having a “blind” faith (i.e., coming to believe something without adequate evidence). So, what are “Christian evidences?” Simply put, the discipline of Christian evidences is the study of evidences for Christianity—namely the evidences that substantiate the three “pillars” of Christian faith: the existence of God, the inspiration of the Bible, and the deity of Christ. This class will be taught by one of our shepherds, Jack Vanderpool.
MATTHEW – The Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus as Israel’s Messiah. The account alternates between Jesus’ activities of healing and casting out demons, and major blocks of his teaching, including the Sermon on the Mount, the Parables of the Kingdom, and the Olivet Discourse. This class will be co-taught by Darryl Harper and Keith Lyda.
LADIES’ CLASS – Wednesday nights will begin September 18. Kim Davenport will lead a study on the book Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart – How to relate to those who are suffering. The class will also incorporate various service projects throughout the quarter. Please join us in the first classroom on the right this Wednesday. A ladies’ class on Wednesday nights will begin September 18. Kim Davenport will lead a study on the book Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart – How to relate to those who are suffering. The class will also incorporate various service projects throughout the quarter. Please join us in the first classroom on the right this Wednesday.
CREEKSIDE PINES – This is an off-campus Bible Study conducted at the Creekside Pines Senior Living facility in Dallas, GA. Studies will include various books of the Bible and will be taught by Keith Lawson, Stephen Troup, Paul Ellison, and Keith Lyda.