Genesis, Part 2. The accounts in Genesis, such as the creation, the flood, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, are well-known. This class will identify the lessons these stories convey and will apply these lessons to us as Christians in 21st Century America. Although we will not attempt to analyze in full all 50 chapters of Genesis, we will focus on the eternal principles behind the narrative. Class book: Genesis and Us by Jim McGuiggan [condensed version]. Teacher: Ray McClendon. Room 12.
Luke, Part 2. As the only Gentile writer of the New Testament, Luke emphasizes the universal application of message of Jesus. His “orderly account” includes more historical detail and more parables than any other Gospel. This two-quarter textual study will trace Luke’s narrative and consider the unique perspective he gives on the life of Christ. Class book: Good News for All by Tom Tignor. Teacher: John Wiegand. Room 13.
Sunday Morning Youth Classes
Tine DeMateo/Kelly Trejo
Pier Dutcher V
Wednesday Evening Adult Class
Achieving Spiritual Growth. How does a Christian grow from a faith that is stated to a faith that is lived? What does Scripture say about conditioning our hearts and minds for living our daily lives in a manner consistent with Christian commitment? This class is designed for those who, at any stage of their Christian walk, are seeking to bring that walk in closer harmony to the will of God. We will aim to build a solid spiritual foundation for life in a decidedly secular age. Class book: Pilgrim Heart by Darryl Tippens. Teacher: William Yartey. Room 13.
In this world, Christians face all kinds of problems. Some are merely annoying, but others are seriously threatening. This study of Hebrews offers us encouragement through the ever-present reality of Christ.
Class book: Certain Hope by Gary Holloway
Teacher: William Yartey
Location: Room 2
Evangelizing the Community
How can the church have influence in the community that will result in nonbelievers coming to faith? This class will help to equip us to attract the type of attention from our community that will ignite interest in Christ.
Class book: Church Inside Out by Timothy Archer
Teacher: Chris Kearney
Location: Room 4
Basic Christianity: Introduction to the New Testament
This class is designed as part of a four-quarter introduction to the Christian faith exclusively for new Christians and those who are interested in learning more about Jesus. During this quarter, we will focus on the New Testament, especially the ministry of Jesus an the beginnings of the church.
Class book: A Newcomer’s Guide to the Bible by Michael Armour
Teacher: Pier Dutcher V
Location: Room 12
Mandarin/English Class: Core Christianity
This study introduces the Bible and its basis teachings, with an emphasis on Christ and His Church. This class is designed for native Mandarin speakers.
Teacher: David Chen
Location: Hospitality Room
Sunday Morning – Youth
Ages 1-2: Lisa Sylvestri
Ages 3-5: Carrie Frost
Grades 1-2: Amber Dutcher
Grades 3-5: Rachel Grigsby
Grades 6-8: Susan Kruse
Grades 9-12: David Birdow
Wednesday Evening – Adult
This class considers both God’s forgiveness of sin as well as our need to forgive ourselves and one another. The lingering effects of guilt, bitterness, rage, and regrets will be considered with practical approaches to eliminating them.
Class book: Forgiven, Forgiving, and Free by Dan Winkler
Teacher: Dave Jenkins
Location: Room 2
This study will examine the history of worship in the Old Testament and in the inter-testamental period, and then focus on the purpose, forms and content of Christian worship.
Class book: When You Come Together by Wendell Willis