SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

SESSION IV

Our fourth Sunday School session for 2017 - 2018 will run for six weeks beginning February 25, 2018 from 9:30 to 10:30 am.  The following are the adult classes planned for the fourth term.


Check back soon to see which classes will be offered later in the year!

    Seeing the Promised Land while Living in the Wilderness

    A Biblical Understanding of Loss and Grief

    Facilitator:  Jeff Cucci


    Life begins at conception and thus begins the first of three phases of most every human. In this first phase, the unborn person is constantly nurtured and grows and is being prepared for phase two. At some point, usually at nine months, this person passes from life to life and we call it birth; the beginning of phase two which is living on earth. Every person who gets to enter phase two, regardless of the number of days, will face once again going from life to life, which we call death, and entering phase three; living for all eternity in heaven or hell.


    Experiencing the loss of a loved one is never easy. In this class, Jeff Cucci (Ben Cucci's dad) will provide a biblical and extremely personal tour of processing loss in light of God's Word. Jeff Cucci's wife Karen beat Jeff to glory. She passed from life to eternal life October 14, 2017. Jeff knows the pain. Jeff's heard the well-meaning counsel of friends. Jeff has had to learn to rely on God. Are you relying on God through your loss? 


    Join this fellowship of sojourners to learn Psalm 116:15, " Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."

    Evangelism

    Facilitator:  Ernie Kilman


    "It is simply a matter of everyone being open to life on life situations/circumstances. God provides opportunities to share the gospel every day. People think they need a curriculum or class to be equipped. We don't. We need to be available, submissive to the Holy Spirit's prompting as opportunities present themselves. We need to be prayerful and in our Bibles. We won't be perfect. We will be nervous. But we have the power of the Holy Spirit to be witnesses (Acts 1:8)."


    Homework: Pray

    Fee: None


    Old Testament Stories

    Facilitator:  Sue Chamberlin


    This class will start with Abraham, and look at some of the Old Testament stories that are part of the history of God's people. Along with reading the Bible, we will look at family trees, maps, and timelines to help us see how these stories fit together. 

    Students should bring a Bible to class.


    Homework -- Bible reading, possibly some "Digging Deeper" questions to explore.

    Fee: None


    Spiritual Disciplines

    Facilitator:  Pat Testerman


    "Discipline" is a word that understandably sometimes makes us nervous, unsure, or apprehensive. And the term "spiritual disciplines" seems intimidating, or perhaps something reserved for "super-Christians." 


    Even though God says through Scripture that he disciplines whom he loves (Prov 3:12, Heb 12:6), and that we are to practice discipline (Prov 13:24, Ephesians 6:4), he also says that it often seems painful rather than pleasant (Hebrews 12:11). But Scripture says we are even to love discipline (Proverbs 12:1). How can we do that?


    But, what if spiritual disciplines arent't just for monks and "elites?" What if they are intended, just as God says, for all the children he loves? 


    Join us for a short series where we investigate, discuss, and practice some of the historic spiritual disciplines, and in the process learn to trust Jesus' promise that he is gentle and lowly in spirit, and that his yoke is easy and his burden light (Matthew 11:30).


    Homework: Some - including practicing selected disciplines on our own.

    Fee: None

    The Disciple-Making Parent

    Facilitator:  Mike Beaule


    Parenting is a commission to do all we can to raise our children to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. 


    The Disciple-Making Parent teaches why this is so important and it teaches how to actually go about this daunting a task. Bettis writes as someone who has been where you are going. Therefore, The Disciple-Making Parent is written as a guidebook--helping you learn from the experience of others as you forge your own path.


    Homework: None

    Fee: Book to purchase