Adult Christian Education

Sundays 9:40 AM & 11:00 AM Room 3/5
09/10/2017 - 05/27/2018

Opening Study: 
09/17/2017 - 10/22/2017

6 Things We Should Know About God
by Tom Berlin

6 Things We Should Know About God

God is reaching out to you. Reach back! This inspiring study challenges us to study Scripture, examine out lives, and discover the heart of God.

            09/17/2017: God Loves You
            09/24/2017: God Understands You
            10/01/2017: God Forgives You
            10/08/2017: God Wants You to Be Free
            10/15/2017: God Wants You to Change
            10/22/2017: God Wants to Be with You Forever

Facilitators: Effie Allen (9:40) and __________ (11:00)
Study guides can be ordered at the carousel for a donation of $5 and orders are due on September 3.*

Fall Study:
10/29/2017 - 11/19/2017

Muslims, Christians, and Jesus
by Carl Medearis

Muslims, Christians, and Jesus

Back by popular demand is this award-winning study from an expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations. Be equipped with background information on Islam and tools for sharing Christ with Muslim neighbors. This is a great study to hear again, like reading a good book more than once.
             10/29/2017: What Is Islam?
             11/05/2017: Understanding What Muslims Believe
             11/12/2017: Jesus: The Bridge to Muslims
             11/19/2017: Building Bridges through Relationship

Facilitators: Bill Ancona (9:40) & Aileen Brandt (11:00)
Study guides can be ordered at the carousel for a donation of $7, optional books for a donation of $9 and orders are due on October 15.*

Pre-Advent/Advent Study: 
12/03/2017 - 12/17/2017

The Purpose of Christmas
by Rick Warren

The Purpose of Christmas

The Purpose of Christmas features three sessions taught by Rick Warren on why we celebrate Christmas and how it can change our lives forever. At the very first Christmas – the birth of Jesus – an angel announced three things. In those three statements of the angel, we find the three purposes of Christmas.

             12/03/2017: A Time for Celebration
             12/10/2017: A Time for Salvation

             12/17/2017: A Time for Reconciliation
Facilitators: Effie Allen (9:40) & Effie Allen and Aileen Brandt (11:00)
Study guides can be ordered at the carousel for a donation of $5 and orders are due on November 12.*

WINTER STUDY:
01/07/2018 -02/11/2018

Hearing God
by Dallas Willard, Richard Foster and John Ortberg 

Hearing God

Hearing and understanding what God is saying to us is so important but can also be so difficult. How do we hear his voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? Come hear insights and biblically based guidelines to hearing God’s voice.          
             01/07/2018: You Were Created for Intimate Friendship with God
             
01/14/2018: What Hearing God is Not

             01/21/2018: Trinitarian Fellowship

             01/28/2018: The Still Small Voice

             02/04/2018: Hearing God in the Context of the Kingdom of God
             02/11/2018: Hearing God as a Life
Facilitators: ________________(9:40) & __________________ (11:00)
Study guides can be ordered at the carousel for a donation of $9 and orders are due on December 24.*

Lenten Study: 
02/18/2018 - 04/01/2018

Angels: Standing Guard
by Douglas Connelly

Angels: Standing Guard

Do angels really have wings? Do they protect people from harm? Can people become angels after death? Misconceptions about angels abound in books, in movies and on talk shows. Come learn what the Bible really says about angels, including their service to God and their ministry to people.
             02/18/2018: Burning in God’s Presence, Isaiah 6.1-7
             02/25/2018: Angels Among Us, Genesis 18.1-22, 19.1-29
             03/04/2018: Jesus and the Angels, Hebrews 1
             03/11/2018: The Battle Against Us, Ephesians 6.10-20
             03/18/2018: Angels and Guidance, Acts 8.26-40, 10.1-48

             03/25/2018: Guarded by Angels, Acts 12.1-17
             04/01/2018: Discerning the Spirits, 1 John 4.1-6

Facilitators: ________________(9:40) & __________________ (11:00)

Study guides can be ordered at the carousel for a donation of $7 and orders are due on February 4.*

SPRING STUDY:
04/08/2018 - 04/29/2018

The Wired Word 

The Wired Word

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect current events with the bible in Sunday classes! Each week we will discuss a current event and analyze it in a biblical context, confronting the news with scripture. Student handouts will be available
in class.

Facilitators: ________________(9:40) & __________________ (11:00)


Closing Study:
05/06/2018 - 05/27/2018  

The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Your Greatest Fears
by Mark Batterson

The Circle Maker

When his land was drought-stricken in ancient times, Honi ha-m’agal drew a circle in the sand, stepped in it, and wouldn't budge until God answered his petition for rain. What impossible dream are you praying about? Sharing new insights and personal stories, Batterson’s bestseller will help you achieve your desires through audacious prayer.
             05/06/2018: Becoming a Circle Maker
             05/13/2018: Little People, Big Risks, and Huge Circles
             05/20/2018: Praying Hard and Praying Through
             05/27/2018: Praying is Like Planting

Facilitators: ________________(9:40) & __________________ (11:00)
Study guides can be ordered at the carousel for a donation of $6, optional books for $10 and orders are due on April 22.*

*Please note that it is imperative that we do keep our deadlines in ordering material to ensure the material will be available for those who signed up on the first day of Bible study in class. If you miss a deadline you are welcome to purchase the study material on your own through Amazon, Christianbook or your bookstore of choice.

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Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  /  Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Services
Traditional: 8:15 AM & 11:00 AM, Contemporary: 9:40 AM