Our next program will be begin Tuesday, February 4th, at 7:00 p.m. It will be a 13-week cycle of meetings in the Disciples Classroom. GriefShare offers encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. GriefShare offers the support of others who have lost a loved one and understand what you are going through. As part of our meetings we watch a video featuring grief recovery experts who give valuable information to better understand the process of grieving. GriefShare can help you walk the path through frief toward healing and hope for the future. GriefShare meetings offera place where you will find support, not a place where you are made to talk about your grief. 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 January 19th at 5:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more information. Please plan on joining us for an inspirational study from God's Word.
Thursday Morning Adult Bible Study
Thursday morning Bible Study will resume meeting on January 9th at 10:00 a.m. in the Disciples Classroom. The study centers on the Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Kings. These two books (originally one single book) tell the story of the People of God from the time of Solomon until the Babylonian Captivity. Yet, in this book there are many things which parallel our own times. It is a book of kings, prophets, and all the struggles between them.
NEW: Womens Bible Study Group
On Monday, January 20th, at 7:00 p.m. we will start a new Women's Bible Study. The study is entitled "Twelve Women of the Bible: Life-Changing Stories for Women Today". We will meet in the Disciples Classroom at the church. In this twelve-session small group study, Lysa TerKeurst, Elisa Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for our lives today. 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. Sign-up sheets will be available in the Church's Fellowship Hall and Front Office. Once you have signed up we will order a study book for you. Each book costs $11.00, 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, our Book Club, "Books and Coffee", will start a new study on Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Disciples Classroom. We will begin the new year by reading and discussing the book "Reflections on the Psalms", by C.S. Lewis. In this wise and enlightening book, C.S. Lewis - the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and best-selling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics - examines the Psalms. As Lewis explores the meaning behind these timeless poetic verses, he makes clear their significance in our daily lives, and reminds us of their power to illuminate moments of grace. 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 two 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: MEMBERSHIP CLASS - Fellowship Hall
If you are considering whether to become a member at Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church, or if you are a new member, or if you are a member but would like a "refresher" course, please join us for our four week Membership Class.
Topic: Information about membership and Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church. This will be a four week class. We will meet during the Sunday School hour, starting at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will touch on the basics of what we believe and teach at OIEPC, as well as how our church "operates". We hope you will join us for this informative class.
Format: Facilitator and Overheads
Participants: Adult members and non-members.
Contact the Assistant Pastor of Christian Education at: 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 Old Testament prophet "Micah". Come learn how this book of prophecy is so relevant today. 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. Everyone is welcome.
ROUNDTABLE CLASS - Room 6
Topic: The Roundtable class is studying "The Practice of Godliness", by Jerry Bridges. How can you develop godly character? In his book, Bridges lays out that godliness is more than a character trait. It is a foundational spiritual quality that makes the entire Christian life dynamic, effective, and pleasing to God. Growing in godliness is a twofold process. It involves an ever-deepening devotion to God an developing a character that is steadily transformed into his likeness. Come learn how to lay an inward foundation of God-centeredness that will permit you to build an outward structure of godliness.
Format: Facilitator, Study text (provided) 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: In January will start "Listening to Jesus" by studying the teachings of Jesus from the Gospels. This group uses the "Show Me Jesus" curriculum from Great Commission Publications.
Format: Facilitator/Teacher in an Informal and Open environment
Participants: Age 4 through Grade 4