ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL OPTIONS

CONNECTIONS CLASS

Who Is This Man? – John Ortberg

He is history’s most familiar figure. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. From the Dark Ages to post-modernity he is the man who won’t go away.

And yet…

He did not brashly defend his movement in the spirit of a rising political or military leader. He did not lay out a case that history would judge superior in all future books. He did not start by telling his disciples, “Here are proofs of my divinity; affirm them and I’ll accept you.”

In this five-session video-based study, Ortberg shows how Jesus’ influence has swept over history, bringing his inspiration to the fields of art, science, government, medicine. and education. And how his vision for us to lead lives of dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope continues to inspire and challenge humanity today.

Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in Room 201A

G.I.F.T. (GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER) CLASS

A great line-up of studies for the coming year – The Lives of Great Christians. Some will be folks that you may never heard of. However in listening to their stories, they all had the courage to face danger and death.

March 4     Thursday Night – Preparations for the Banquet

Jesus send His disciples out with specific instructions for the preparation of the Passover Seder. The meal in the upper room becomes a rather somber celebration as Jesus reveals His imminent betrayal. Following the meal, Jesus, accompanied by His disciples (except Judas), retires to Gethsemane to pray and to prepare for the ordeal which is about to happen.

March 11     Friday

Jesus is led away from Gethsemane to “hearings” or “trials”. Jesus is condemned to death by the Roman procurator, Pilate, who nevertheless believes Jesus to be innocent. Jesus is crucified and dies.

March 18     The Seven Sayings of Jesus from the cross     Teacher: Whit Malone

A person’s final articulated words said prior to death or as death approaches generally are taken to have particular significance. These seven sayings, being “last words”, may provide a way to understand what was ultimately important to this man who was dying on the cross. The sparsity of sayings recorded in the biblical accounts suggests that Jesus remained relatively silent for the hours he hung there.

We marvel at what our Savior endured in dying, and it’s even more remarkable knowing what He thought and said.

March 25     From Death to New Life     Teacher: John Bates

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the center of the gospel. It is the foundation of the Christian faith. More than that, the resurrection of Christ by the power of God speaks of the undoing of the powers of death and the undoing of the power of human sin. Humanity’s attempt to have the last word about Christ – death, is undone by God’s final word – LIFE.

Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in Room 200B

LIVING THE QUESTIONS

This semester this call will use the Animate: Faith Series. Discussion and topic presenters include: Brian McLaren, Lillian Daniel, Bruce Reyes-Chow, Nadia Boltz and more!

Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in Room 204A

ADULT BIBLE STUDY (KERYGMA)

Romans: A Letter for Today

This study will introduce Bible study participants to the role that Paul’s letter played in the life of seminal reformer Martin Luther and the events surrounding the Reformation. Discover why Romans is called “the most inspirational letter ever written.” Appreciate why these words to the Church in ancient Rome echo still with energy and power. Encounter theology in the making as Paul wrestles with enduring issues: justification and grace, sin and salvation, a vision of unity, and the faithfulness of God-the same issues that believers, old and new, have contemplated throughout the history of the church.

Begins Monday, January 15 from 6:30-8:00 PM

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Gideon: Your weakness. God’s STRENGTH.

When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or a fleece spread beneath the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that. This is a story about God and His people – His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness.

This 7-session study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.

Begins Monday morning Apr. 16 at 10:00 AM OR Tuesday evening Mar. 27 at 6:30 PM

HERITAGE GROUP

Jr. High and Heritage Luncheon

The Heritage Group is a great way for our older adults to enjoy fellowship, stimulating programs, and great activities together. Monthly luncheons or outings are scheduled on the 3rd Tuesdays (September – May).

Leaders: Margaret Ann Campbell and Harriet Bates

Third Tuesday of the Month (September through May)

YOUNG ADULTS

The Young adults are a fast-growing group in our congregation. Check out the monthly calendar, Like us on Facebook, or contact Katherine Mull for latest plans.