Beginning September 8, we will offer 2 different Adult Bible Time classes. Each class will run for approximately 10 weeks. Each class begins at 9:15 am. We will offer these classes again in the spring, so whichever one you choose for the fall, you can enjoy the other class this coming spring.
One-to-One will cover beginning and intermediate principles for sound, effective bible study. Pastor Brad Baugham and Jared Garcia will lead this interactive class.
Gospel Community will apply the Gospel to community, discipleship, and the often-difficult road to living in community. Each week, a different Shepherding Group leader will present and lead the discussion.
(See below for further class details.)
Books will be available for purchase beginning this week. Please pay Cindy Pyle $5 for your book (this is a subsidized price).
Please make your plans to join us in a few weeks for our fall Adult Bible Class!
Class 1: Reading the Bible: One-to-One
Know. Grow. Go.
Can you think of people in your life that you would like to see progress spiritually—perhaps a non-Christian colleague, or a Christian friend at church, or a family member? What holds them back? Is there a way to help them understand more of God in a way that is simple and personal, and that doesn't rely on getting them to a church program or event?
All this is possible through One-to-One Bible Reading.
But, what is One-to-One Bible Reading? To put it succinctly, it is a variation on that most central Christian activity—reading the Bible—but done in the context of reading with someone. It is something a Christian does with another person, on a regular basis, for a mutually agreed upon length of time, with the intention of reading through and discussing a book or part of a book of the Bible. It is effective for evangelism. It is useful for discipleship. It is even helpful for training. But mostly...It is strikingly simple.
Class 2: Gospel-Centered Community
Grow Authentic, Gospel-Shaped Community
“We don’t want to be alone. We want to love and be loved; and we know that genuine relationships make our lives rich. But somehow living in community always ends up being harder than we thought. This ten-lesson study helps participants learn how the Spirit shapes diverse people into a Christ-centered community that reflects Jesus to a watching world.”
— from the Gospel-Centered Community: Robert Thune and Will Walker