The following is a list of all classes currently available, and includes the classroom location. See classroom maps below for assistance.
Short-Term Sunday School Classes
Casket Empty | Meets in Chapel | Feb 17-April 7
Contact: Tim Norton
All are welcome to join a new short-term Sunday school class on the New Testament. Tim will be using the CASKET EMPTY Bible series. The series is designed to help people learn and teach the Bible, using the acronym CASKET EMPTY, which reminds us that the Bible is one redemptive story with the death and resurrection of Jesus at the center. Tim will lead the class through EMPTY this spring. EMPTY stands for Expectations, Messiah, Pentecost, Teaching, Yet-to-Come. To learn more about CASKET EMPTY, click here.
Race and the Gospel | January Term Class
Contact: Amy Carlan
The Race and the Gospel short-term class has concluded but please click on the button below for more information; including handouts and audio & video links. See the Justice in Jesus class for more on Race and the Gospel.
Sunday School Classes
Justice in Jesus | Meets in A-217
Contact: David and Callie Brown, Jon and Julie Lanford
Justice in Jesus Conversations is a casual group of adults who discuss the intersection of faith and action. Guided by book study, we have thoughtful discussions regarding justice issues in our community and across the world. Our current conversations have been about race and justice. We welcome visitors, casual attenders and regular attenders of all ages and stages of life!
The Justice in Jesus class is extending an invitation to everyone, to dive deeper into the issues of race and the Gospel after the Jan-term Race and the Gospel Sunday School class ends:
Race and the Gospel Drop-in Sunday School classes | Meets in A217
Feb 3 – Debriefing the Race and the Gospel Sunday school class,
Feb 17 – White Privilege and the difference between shame and guilt
Feb 24 and March 3 – Practicing lament for continued racial injustice
Students of the Word | Meets in A-208
Contact: Billy Rice, Scott Herman, Scott Wray, Jeanette Wilhelmi
Younger, older, single, married, with kids, without kids…you’ll find all those demographics and more in Students of the Word. Our commonality is that we enjoy in-depth teaching so that we may love and follow our Savior more dearly. A prepared facilitator guides discussion about Scripture and how we apply God’s truth and grace to our lives. We hope you’ll join us!
Foundations | Meets in A-212
Contact: Rebecca Dixson
Foundations make all the difference between a building that can weather storms and the one that will crumble. The “Foundations” class is designed to help us build our lives on the ultimate foundation, Jesus Christ, by studying Scripture and encouraging one another. Our current format is interactive teaching and discussion. Mostly we are parents with small children, but all people are welcome!
The Crisper Drawer | Meets in A-207 (Chapel Lounge)
Contact: Carla Winter
The crisper drawer in a refrigerator is designed to keep things fresh. The “Crisper Drawer” class is designed to do the same thing – to keep our walks with God and our family lives fresh and flavorful through study and mutual encouragement. Our format is a short video followed by facilitated discussion. Mostly we are parents with children in Elementary School, but all people are welcomed!
Eagle’s Wings | Meets in the Fellowship Hall
Contact: Mary and Jim Johnson; Joe Moore
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31). The goal of our class is to encourage one another to hope in the Lord! We encourage each other through worship, prayer, and in-depth teaching. We alternate between Old and New Testament books. Our class is one of our more multi-generational classes. People of all ages and all stages of the spiritual journey are welcomed.
Discipleship Class | Meets in A-219
Contact: Karen Rudolph
We are a class of singles and couples of all ages who enjoy sharing, studying, and teaching of God’s Word, on the Patriarchs, and on historical events in an open dialog while growing in Christ and our love for each other through fellowship.
Covenant Class | Meets in the Gallery Lounge
Contact: Tyler Morgan
Contact: Bill Mandakis (for questions on course study)
Sixty year ago, our class was the “young adult class.” These days we still use these years of wisdom to understand the Bible more. We study in detail and an adult manner scripture and other influences of Christianity such as God’s Will, Ancient Law, Pentecost, festivals, etc. Newcomers are desired and always welcome. For more detailed information, click here.
Adult Bible Study | Meets in A-216
Contact: Rick Wesley, Joyce Neely
Our name is pretty self-explanatory: we are adults that study the Bible together. But to give you a bit more detail, our class is largely composed of adults with 60 or more years of wisdom. A prepared facilitator teaches, but others are always welcome to jump in with questions and thoughts. We are always eager to include more people and often have new people join. Please come and visit (except in the summer, when we take a break)!
New Covenant Partner Class | Meets Sundays in March 2019 in A211
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Education: A Building Block of Discipleship
A maturing disciple is someone who has said “yes” to God’s love in Jesus Christ and has become an apprentice of Jesus. Our apprenticeship is a lifelong journey of transformation to become like Jesus through the Spirit, growing to love the Triune God above all else and loving others and creation as Jesus does. Discipleship starts before we take our first breath and continues until we finally see Jesus face-to-face. It involves the totality of life: all our choices, attitudes, actions, thoughts, and habits. While discipleship cannot be limited to a program, there are ways that we can order our lives together and individually that will create room for the Holy Spirit to transform us. We are calling these the “building blocks” of discipleship: education, community, practices, and joining God’s mission. For more on all four of the building blocks, see here. Discipleship Booklet
Sunday school is a great way to engage in the building block of education. The goal is not only gathering information, but to be transformed into the likeness of Jesus. In particular, education invites us to see real reality – not just to learn true facts, but to actually see reality in a totally different way. The primary material for this transformation is Scripture.