Below are the adult studies planned for Fall.
Please contact the study facilitator to let them know you will be attending, to purchase study guides, and for any questions.
Jesus Revealed: The “I Am” Statements
Facilitator: Angie Cunningham
6 weeks, 6:30-7:30 pm, Room 003, beginning September 14
Cost of student book is $12.99, or e-book $11.49, Room 003
Light. Bread. Shepherd. Life.
The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is. Through the
“I Am” statements, Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and
fully divine and calling us as his followers.
“Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John” by Matt Rawle, explores the “I Am” statements that resonate throughout the Gospel and all of Scripture. He shows how these words point beyond themselves to the deep mystery of Jesus Christ. Experience the profound truth at the heart of the I Am statements: that Jesus is light and life, and he calls us to himself and offers us the hope of resurrection.
Chapter topics include:
- I am the bread of life (John 6:48)
- I am the light of the world (John 8:12)
- I am the good shepherd (John 10:11)
- I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25)
- I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)
- I am the true vine (John 15:1)
The Soap Opera Life of King David
Facilitator: David Huffstetler
6 weeks, 6:30 pm, Room 007, beginning September 14; No cost
David continues to be the most loved king of Israel and was called a man after God’s own heart, but his life was complicated by murder, adultery, and intrigue. Why did he take five stones when he went to face Goliath? He played beautiful music to calm King Saul’s fits of paranoia, and yet Saul wanted to kill him. His wife laughed at him for dancing when the Ark of the Covenant came back to Jerusalem. He was angered at the God he loved for striking Uzza dead when he touched the Ark to keep it from falling off a cart. Some people deny he ever lived, and yet his name still echoes over the land he once ruled. We will try to better understand this complex and sometimes tortured life.
Chasing Vines—Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life
Facilitators: Cindy Graham and Robin Andrews
6 weeks, 6:30 pm, Room 009, Beginning September 28
Cost of books $13.00
In Chasing Vines, Beth Moore explores the ways God delights in watching things grow―and how the vineyard holds the secret to how we can have a more abundant and meaningful life. As she traces the
metaphor through Scripture, Beth takes you on a spiritual journey and uncovers how every part of our own lives―even the rockiest, most difficult soil―is used by God to make a difference for His Kingdom.
A Fruitful Life
Facilitators: Kim Dunbar and Katie Brasche
13 weeks, 3:00—5:00 pm, Beginning Sunday, September 18, Room 106
Cost $25 for book
DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you to find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. During This 13-week, video-based support program, you’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making. The class will meet on Sunday afternoons and the cost is $25 for the book! For more information contact Kimberly Rand at email@example.com. Register here: https://www.divorcecare.org/groups/156290/registrations/new
Zoom with Pastor Mack
You need a computer at home and to download the Zoom app. Pastor Mack will use the Sunday lectionary lessons as the background for a Zoom Bible study class.
Refer to the Tuesday/Thursday church news email for connection information.