Join us for a class on Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi from April 11 to May 16 at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall or via Zoom. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives.
You make Christian Education purposeful, meaningful, and relevant. Please consider joining with and inviting others to our Purposeful Education Summit for creative brainstorming around core values and competencies, milestones and celebrations, and imagine new purposeful education opportunities. Purposeful Education honors our faith life journey from the Celebration of Birth to the Celebration of Life.
This class studies the Bible by concentrating on specific books. Their goal is to better understand the meaning of scripture as it was written and how it applies to us today. They use a variety of resource materials and endeavor to conduct the class as a “small group” caring for each other in addition to studying together.
Teaching Team: Phyllis Britt, Tom Britt, Russell Smith, Joe Ziegler
We are using a 6-week DVD Bible study called The Prayers of Jesus. This study “explores the prayers of Jesus, revealing new insights into prayer, the character of God, and our relationship with Him.” This class sponsors a child through World Vision and supports the Honduras Agape Foundation.
Teaching Team: Bruce Eberhard, Sandy Evans, Dave Muhlbaier
This class is named for Ernestine B. Law (2/4/1920 - 10/23/1999).
The Law Class studies the International Sunday School curriculum, which is Biblical and based on the lectionary. The class makes contributions each week to support several missionaries as well as some local mission causes. All are invited to join.
Teaching Team: Susan Adkins, Martha Ebel, Sally Farris, Jane Keisler, Pam Skiles, Julie Taylor, Jane Vaughters, Dee Verley-Matthews, Marie Tewkesbury
We are doing a John Ortberg DVD study called The Me I Want to Be. "These five sessions take a powerful look at how you can move toward becoming God’s best version of you in four specific areas: your mind, your time, your relationships, and your experiences."
Teaching Team: Bobby Calfee, Tommy Patterson, Andy Ploeger, Jerry Shumpert, Will Williams
Pastor Terry Wimberley offers several fascinating and educational online courses. Click here to check them out.
Covenant Groups are small groups with 6-12 participants meeting on a regular basis for a time of fellowship and in-depth Bible study. The purpose is to provide a healthy, authentic environment where people can grow spiritually and relationally- both in our relationship with God and with our fellow believers.