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Adult Sunday Morning Electives

Our Sunday morning schedule includes elective classes for adults that are held between the worship services, from 10:10-10:50. Through our electives, we attempt to offer a variety of classes encompassing the study of Scripture, church history, and theology. We also try to engage our culture and put ministry into action to better equip us to love God, share Christ, and serve the world.

Spring 2018 Elective Choices

MARCH 18 – JUNE 4

Please feel free to join any elective! Pre-registration is not required and all are welcome to explore each learning group.
No electives on:
APRIL 1 EASTER SUNDAY

  • Refreshments & Fellowship Time between services, 9:30-10:50
  • No fellowship groups, electives, nursery, children's or youth programming
  • Infant-1 Nursery provided during worship services only
MAY 20 CHURCH-WIDE TIME OF PRAYER, 10:10-10:50
MAY 27 EXTENDED FELLOWSHIP GROUPS, 9:40-10:50
  • No nursery, children's or youth Sunday school or activity time
JUNE 3 Serve the World Sunday: CONGREGATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT, 9:40-12:00
  • No nursery, children's or youth Sunday school or activity time
  • No 11:00 worship service
  • All ages are encouraged to attend and help as they are able

COMING TOGETHER FOR PRAYER
Facilitator: Ronda Toews
Room 107
For where two or three come together in my name there am I with them. Matthew 18:20
God invites us to meet with him and to pray. Join us in lifting up our church body, our community, and the worldwide church through prayer. Whether you consider your prayer life to be rich and mature or in its infancy, you will find a home here.

EFFECTIVE CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP
Facilitator: Carl Shank
Room 134
Learn how to be an authentic, effective leader for Christ inside and outside the church. This is a course for everyone interested in biblical leadership of whatever kind and scope. Using Bill Hybel's book, Courageous Leadership, as a foundational text, this class will investigate the biblical call, means and skills necessary for proven and successful Christian leadership. Whether starting out in ministry leadership or wanting to hone your skills as a leader, this course is for you.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOSEPH / ZAPHNATH-PAANEAH
Facilitator: Daniel Munyan
Room 105
A 360 degree, lecture and discussion study of the life of Joseph, the world he lived in, his unique holy calling, and the cultures in which he was immersed. We will reverently dig through the latest archaeology, anthropology, linguistics and historical extra-biblical sources to understand, color and apply the longest story recorded in the biblical book of Genesis.

PARABLES JESUS TOLD
Facilitator: Tom Grosh
Room 118
Explore how the Kingdom of God, as revealed by Jesus through his parables, speaks in our lives today.

FINISHING STRONG: MARRIAGE IN THE SECOND HALF
Facilitator: Steve & Melissa Snyder
Room 117
Amidst what seems like an endless supply of resources and advice on marriage, there are very few resources offering guidance and insight on the second half of marriage. This elective is designed for couples who want to discover what it means to thrive in the later years of marriage. We will use the book, Married and Still Loving It by Gary Chapman (author of The 5 Love Languages) and Harold Myra as a basis for this discussion-based course focused on three main themes-—laughter & acceptance, resilience, and faith. In addition, the wisdom and experience of couples from our congregation will be highlighted as inspiration.

SET APART
Facilitator: Jane Dows
Room 108
If you are a follower of Christ, you have been set apart. In this class we will set apart time to listen and talk to God through journaling. Journals will be provided and scripture will be presented each week as we begin our time together. If you are looking for some structured "alone-time" with God, this might be the class for you!

EXPERIENCING EBIC
Facilitators: Various speakers
Room 132
What beliefs, values, and practices form the core of Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church? How does the vision Love God, Share Christ, Serve the World relate to the ministries of this congregation? What is expected of those who become members of the church? This elective seeks to answer questions such as these and also encourage people in what it means to walk with Jesus each day. While this elective is a requirement for membership, membership is not required upon completion. People new to the congregation, as well as long time attendees, are welcome to be a part of this elective. If you are not sure if you want to join the church, experience the class while you are considering.

YOUNG ADULT ELECTIVE: EXPERIENCING EBIC
Facilitator: Ryan Zook
Room 132
Young Adults will be joining with the Experiencing EBIC class for this quarter.

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