Equipping Classes meet each Sunday at 9:15am.
The Classes listed below have already begun, but you can jump in anytime!
|Shane Hudman||Room 312||The Adventure of Faith – The Bible says that we ‘walk by faith and not by sight’. But what does that really mean? Walking by faith is all about the great adventure of walking with God. It’s about trusting God even when our circumstances seem to tell us otherwise. It’s about waking up each day with anticipation, rather than fear, even when we don’t know what the day will bring our way.
We can do that because we know that God is sovereign, omnipotent and bigger than we can ever imagine. We can do it because we know that He loves us with a perfect love and that we can trust Him even when we don’t understand.
The author of Hebrews tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God. Impossible. That means that walking by faith is essential to experiencing the relationship with God that He intends for us.
Join us as we look at the adventure of walking by faith, primarily through exploring the life of Abraham.
|Matt McGrew||Room 311 (Upper Room)||Butterfly or Bee? There are two kinds of Bible readers—those who skim the surface (butterflies) and those who dig deep (bees). If we want to get the most out of God’s Word, we need to know how to dig deep, especially if we intend to pass it on to others!This class will introduce Bible Study Principles that you can use in your daily life and ministry.
It will include information on:
• Preparing your heart to learn
• The trustworthiness of Scripture
• Interpretation errors to avoid
• Bible study tools you can use
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
– 2 Timothy 3:16–17
|Steve Meeks||Room 356||James, “a bond servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ”. This is how James introduced himself in his letter. He was also known as “James the Just, because of his devotion to righteousness”. He was the leader of the church in Jerusalem, and an associate of the apostles.
As a testimony of his character and his humility, he did not introduce himself as the half-brother of Jesus Christ, surely a title many would have declared first.
James wrote his letter to the 12 tribes the Jews who were scatted abroad due to persecution of the church. His first instruction to them was to consider it all joy, when you encounter trials, or test. How counter to the teaching of the modern evangelist who declares the health and wealth gospel, and forsakes truth, obedience and love.James doesn’t write to his listeners on how to escape their persecution, or how to demand their rights. His encouragement is to be steadfast in the trial and to let it have its full effect.
Undergoing trials while walking in obedience to the Word of God will make you “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing”.
Join us as we walk with this Godly man through a series of tests which will…
• determine if our faith is real
In addition to the Equipping Classes listed above, the following classes will meet at 9:15 on Sunday mornings:
|Lighthouse Community||Chapel||This group is composed primarily of mid- and senior adults, married and single. Typical teaching consists of a study of a specific book of the Bible, with occasional topical studies. The class is taught by Eric Dennison.|
|Room 359||This is a small group of senior adults, taught by Larry Laatsch. Biblical teaching focuses on practical life application.|