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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.

FALL 2019 Elective Choices

SEP 8 – NOV 17 | SUNDAYS | 10:10-10:50 am

Please feel free to join any elective! Pre-registration is not required and all are welcome to explore each learning group.

AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY & HOW THE CHURCH DEVELOPED
Facilitator | Carl Shank
ROOM 134
This lecture-based class will examine the life of the great lawgiver Moses as recorded in scripture. We will add the context of archaeology, history, linguistics, and sociology to flesh out Moses as an Egyptian and Hebrew, husband, father, general, prince, shepherd, national deliverer, and prophet. We will also explore Moses' relationship with God, who spoke with him as scripture records, "face to face" (Exodus 33:11). John J. Davis's book, Moses and the Gods of Egypt (second edition), will be used as a text for the class.

PRAISES THROUGH THE AGES
Facilitator | Michael Gamon
SANCTUARY
PDFs of lectures
A survey of seminal moments, compositions, and contexts of worship. We will examine worship selections spanning David's Psalm 24 with its original music, music of the early church, Reformation, high baroque, early America, and worship trends today. This course will explore some of the most sublime moments in sacred music, as well as music which has caused an uproar!

UNDERSTANDING YOUR GRIEF
Facilitator | Jane Dows
(Limit: 12 people)
ROOM 108
In a small group-like setting, we will seek to create a safe place to do the work of mourning. Each week we will explore a new initiative to help us find hope and healing. We will also have opportunity each week to share about our journey, gaining experience and encouragement by doing so. REQUIRED: Contact Jane Dows (jane@etownbic.org, 717.367.2651, ext.29) to register for this elective.

THE COMMON RULE: CREATING HABITS OF PURPOSE FOR AN AGE OF DISTRACTION
Facilitator | Tom Grosh
ROOM 142
You've heard of spiritual disciplines and you've dismissed them because "normal" people don't have time for that! The Common Rule offers a contemporary rule of life-—practical, relevant, transformative for different walks of life. Learn daily and weekly habits in ways that you never have before.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM
Facilitators | Doug Stephens, Heidi Risser
ROOM 105
The Enneagram is an ancient personality–typing system that has been used by Christians since the 13th century. Join us in this class to learn about the nine types, and how God has created us! If you would like to take an online quiz to be pointed towards your type, please go to eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test.

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.

THE GOSPEL OF MARK by Francis Chan
Hosted by Young Adults--open to everyone
ROOM 132
The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus' journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. In this 11–part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?

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