Adult Christian Education

BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Sundays 9:15am – Scout Room (Basement Level off of the Fellowship Hall)

Ron Eads teaches this Bible study class from the Presbyterian curriculum The Present Word. You can pick up a book in class and read the lesson in preparation for the class, or just show up and hear a good presentation by Ron. Men and women, all ages, are welcome in the Scout Room for this good Bible study.

Topics:

August 4:       A Covenant between Friends (1 Samuel 18-20)

August 11:     A Mother-Daughter Covenant (Ruth 1:1-18)

August 18:     A Covenant to Marry (Ruth 1:1-18; Matthew 19:1-12)

August 25:      Marriage: A Covenant of Mutual Love (Ephesians 5:21-6:4)

 


LISTENING FOR GOD CLASS
Sundays 9:30am – Field Room (1st Floor Education Building)

This class takes a break during the summer months.  Class will resume mid-September.

 


BIBLE STUDY YOUR WAY 
Sundays 9:30am – Library (1st Floor Education Building)

Bible Study Your Way: Acts

Matt will be offering a Bible Study class on Sunday mornings on the book of Acts. Is it the Acts of the Apostles or should we really think of it as The Acts of Jesus? The book in our Bible that we often refer to simply as Acts is an interesting collection of stories about the early church. We’ll explore questions like, Was Jesus trying to create the church? Was the early church really like a commune? and What was Luke’s intent when he wrote Acts? Join Matt at 9:30 in the Library and we’ll explore your questions about this interesting book and time in the history of the church.Join us! 

 


KERYGMA – PASTOR’S CLASS 
Wednesday Mornings 10:30 to 11:45am in the Library  (1st Floor Education Building)
Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 Marshall Parlor (1st Floor Education Building)

 Matt’s Wednesday classes start back up August 21st at 10:30am and 6:30pm
The class is a roundtable discussion format and all are welcome. The idea is to learn new things, ask questions, and grow deeper in our understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and God. Matt will be teaching from a book by Howard Thurman called “Jesus and the Disinherited.” Vincent Harding, African-American historian and a scholar of various topics with a focus on American religion and society called this text the centerpiece of the Black prophet-mystic’s lifelong attempt to bring the harrowing beauty of of the African-American experience into deep engagement with what
he called “the religion of Jesus.” We’ll explore the major themes of Thurman’s thinking and discover how this book can be a source of inspiration in our spiritual lives today. No need to read the book, but it is relatively short if you’d like to.