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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.

Winter 2019-2020 ELECTIVES

DEC 1 – FEB 16 | 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.

No electives on:
Dec 22 | Christmas Sunday
Dec 29 | Extended Fellowship Groups, 10:10-10:50
Feb 23 | Pancake Breakfast, 9:30-10:50

SEVEN THEMES FROM JESUS' TEACHINGS IN THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
Facilitator | Ron Grenko
Room 134
After a brief introduction to the book of Matthew, this elective will examine seven major themes of Jesus' teachings. As each theme is explored there will be time for discussion of what it means and how we can apply Jesus' teachings to our 21st century lives.

THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE
Facilitator | Ling Dinse
Room 105
It is no secret that any solid relationship takes hard work. A couple has to be intentional in cultivating a strong marriage in our "quick and easy" culture. The goal of this class is to strengthen marriages based on Biblical wisdom. Topics of discussion will include the purpose of marriage, gender differences, communication, sexual intimacy, and conflict resolution. Tim Keller's book, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, will be used to help guide the discussion. Singles, engaged couples, and married couples are welcome.

BRETHREN IN CHRIST CORE VALUES
Facilitators | Vernon Bosserman, Melita Ramsey, Jim Stauffer
Room 117
Are you newer to the BIC denomination or do you want a better understanding of the Brethren in Christ church? Have you ever wondered what beliefs and values we hold that may set us apart from others? Join us as we unpack the 10 Core Values of the BIC, leading to better understanding as well as fresh and insightful ways to put our values into practice in today's world.

WHEN I DON'T DESIRE GOD: HOW TO FIGHT FOR JOY
Facilitators | Tom Grosh, Carl Shank
Room 108
This discussion class covers John Piper's book, Desiring God, and how to face the battles we all encounter in fighting for joy in our Christian lives and experiences. Piper writes, "The aim is to sustain love's ability to endure sacrificial losses of property and security and life, by the power of joy in the path of love. We will also look at how Jesus Christ will be made known in all the world as the all-powerful, all-wise, all-righteous, all-merciful, all-satisfying Treasure of the universe."

FAITH FOR EXILES by David Kinnaman
Facilitator | Eric Mann
Room 142
Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. Prodigals and nomads. It's easy to become discouraged by all that's going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. But many things are going right. There are signs of hope springing up all around. This elective will look at five practices that contribute to helping young adult Christians to sustain their faith. This discussion-based class uses David Kinnaman's book, Faith for Exiles.

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.

PREVIOUS ELECTIVE CLASS MATERIALS

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