Our next program will be announced soon. Please check back for more information about our GriefShare program, or to sign-up for this group, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-278-9741.
NEW: Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study
Sunday evening Bible Study will resume on September 8 at 5:00 p.m. We will be studying the Old Testament Book of Jonah and in addition to reading and studying the Biblical text, we will be using Timothy Keller's recent book the Prodigal Prophet. We will be addressing:
- What is the book of Jonah about?
- What kind of book is Jonah?
- What does Jonah have to say to us today?
NEW: Thursday Morning Adult Bible Study
Thursday morning Bible Study will resumes on September 5 at 10:00 a.m. More information to come about this study.
NEW: Womens Bible Study Group
On Monday, September 9th, at 7:00 p.m. we will start our new Women's Bible Study. The study is entitled "Just Open the Door: A Study of Biblical Hospitality, by Jen Schmidt. We will meet in the Disciples Room at the church. Refreshments and dessert will be served. If you would like to come, but you do not like to drive at night, please contact Agnes Taylor at 910-278-9741 and we will gladly arrange a ride for you. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Fellowship Hall starting on Sunday, August 4th. Once you have signed up we will order a study book for you. Each book costs $13.99, however scholarships are available. You may also contact the church office at 910-278-9741 if you are interested.
NEW: Books and Coffee: A New Book Club
Staying with the theme of hospitality, we will start a Book Club, "Books and Coffee", on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. in the Disciples Room. We will be reading and discussing the new book of Rosaria Butterfield, The Gospel Comes with a House Key; Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in our Post-Christian World Together. This book club is open to men and women, young and old. Just order a book (or ask our Assistant Pastor, Agnes Taylor, to order you one), read the first chapter, and be ready for some discussion at 10:00 a.m. The coffee will be waiting for you!
Our Christian Education program offers opportunities for Bible study and deepening our understanding of our Christian faith, that we may be better equipped to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. Our Sunday School classes are every Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. We offer classes for all age groups:
CHILDREN - Room 13
Topic: Our children are exploring the Christian faith through the Show Me Jesus Curriculum of Great Commission Publications. The goal of our children's program is to help children be followers of Christ in their daily lives.
Format: Instruction through various learning activities
Participants: Kindergarten through Grade 5
NEW ADULT CLASS - Room 3
We are excited to be offering the study "Parenting, the Early Years", by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
Topic: This class will explore "10 biblical traits your kids will remember you for". "Children aspire to become like their parents. That is precisely why it's critical to be the kind of parent you want to be. What traits does your child see in you? Perhaps more importantly, what traits doesn't your child see in you that you wish he or she did? We are all looking for good parenting techniques for disciplining and motivating; but your child's character hinges on the traits you exhibit as a parent. Parenting is the most important calling you will have. But it's also the most rewarding enterprise of your life - especially when you are the parent you want to be." (Excerpts from "The Parent You Want to Be" by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott. Zondervan Publishing House, 2007)
Format: DVD and Facilitator
Participants: Parents with all age children.
Contact the Director of Christian Education for more Information: email@example.com for more information.
DISCIPLES CLASS - Room 4
Topic: The Disciples class studies the books of the Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament. The current focus is on the New Testament "Book of Hebrews". F.F. Bruce wrote: "This is the book which establishes the finality of the gospel by asserting the supremacy of Christ - his supremacy as God's perfect word to man and man's perfect representative with God. More than any other New Testament book it deals with the ministry which our Lord is accomplishing on his people's behalf now. In a day of shaking foundations it speaks of the kingdom which cannot be shaken!" An ANCHOR for the SOUL. Please come and join us!
Format: Facilitator, Discussion, Application and Shepherd's Notes reference guide
Participants: Open to adults of all ages, couples and singles. Anyone is welcome.
ROUNDTABLE CLASS - Room 6
Topic: The Roundtable class is studying "The Seeking Heart" by Fenelon.
Format: Facilitator, Study text and Discussion
Participants: Multi-generational, this class is open to people of all ages and comfortable for people in all stages of the spiritual journey.
FELLOWSHIP CLASS - Room 10
Topic: The Fellowship Class is exploring the land of the "Bible with the Faith Lessons" DVD series by Ray Vander Laan. Vander Laan illuminates the historical, geographical, and cultural context of Scripture. Filmed on location in the Middle East, the Faith Lessons series will transform your understanding of God and challenge you to be a true follower of Jesus.
Format: DVD and Facilitator
Participants: Multi-generational, this class is open to people of all ages and stages of their spiritual journey.
OTHER CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
CHILDREN'S CHURCH - Sunday Worship after the Children's Sermon - Room 13
Topic: The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum, by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Sam Shammas. The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation and at the center of their story too!
Format: Facilitator/Teacher in an Informal and Open environment
Participants: Age 4 through Grade 4