Below are the courses that will be offered, beginning September 1.
Good Questions Bible Studies
Matt Cooper and Bob Frick
The focus of this Bible Study is the Book of Acts. Acts focuses upon the beginnings of the church and upon how the Apostles Peter and Paul proclaimed the Gospel: to Jerusalem and all Judea, to Samaria, to the Gentiles, and onto the ends of the earth. Good questions facilitate meaningful discussions. Application is woven throughout each lesson, which consists of questions guaranteed to motivate the class to think and to talk. Each question is footnoted with answers taken from some of the best commentaries ever written, including John MacArthur and Warren Wiersbe, and insightful writers, such as Billy Graham, Beth Moore, and John Piper. Great illustrations and stories make the lessons come alive. Expect lively discussion throughout this meaningful Bible Study.
Inductive Bible Study - Behold, Jesus Is Coming: Revelation
Barb Forney & Paul Allen
Inductive Study in the Book of Revelation continues. This method utilizes the Bible as its primary source and allows the Word to speak for itself. The approach is simple: observing, interpreting, applying the Word of God, and allowing His truths to take shape in your life. The resource that guides this study of Revelation is Behold, Jesus Is Coming by Kay and David Arthur. "No book of the Bible has sparked more interest, curiosity, or disagreement than the book of Revelation. This study will...remove your fear of the unknown, give you hope for tomorrow, and give you new confidence in God's sovereignty and justice. Yes...you can understand the book of Revelation!" Group discussion, based upon observations and insights, is encouraged. Be prepared for surprising discoveries from this unique method of Bible study!
Street Smarts From Proverbs: How to Navigate through Conflict to Community by Mitch Kruse with D.J. Williams
[Know God. Love Others. Serve the World.]
This book is dedicated to reading the book of Proverbs and discerning what wisdom God provides for conflict management. The author, Mitch Kruse, focuses on Solomon's words specifically: righteousness, equity, justice, wise behavior, understanding, wise communication, prudence, discretion, wise counsel, discipline, knowledge and learning. These words will provide the learner an easy-to-understand step-by-step process to assimilate each respective trait of wisdom for different types of relationships. Street Smarts From Proverbs will give memorable prompts to help the reader recall the points in the book, as well as tools to help them navigate today's conflicts.
Not Forsaken by Louie Giglio
Dennis Emmert and Jim Hallman
In Not Forsaken, Pastor Louie Giglio invites us to understand the character of God in a life-changing way: as a perfect Father. If we have a flawed view of God, we'll have a flawed view of life. What would it mean to us if God's desire was to be nearer to us - not a coach or a King, a genie or a distant memory, but a Father - a perfect Father who never wants us to live a day without His blessing? In this study, we are pointed to a God, not absent or ambivalent, but available and affectionate, ready to shower us with His approval and love. This has radical significance for the very foundation of our Christian faith. God has spanned heaven and earth to reach us. When we take hold of this truth, we are not defined by our pasts but by the love of a perfect Father. God wants us to experience His unique, unconditional love and to live in the freedom, abundance, and blessing He freely gives. Our hearts are transformed by Him and we are free to rest in the identity, value, and plan God has given us. You are not forsaken. You are loved. You are valued.
The Path Between Us by An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile
[Know God. Love Others. Serve the World.]
The author, Suzanne Stabile, discusses the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships to guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others' personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships. This study will take up on six weeks of the quarter. The next book the class will study is Understand Yourself, Understand Your Partner: the Essential Enneagrom Guide to a Better Relationship as a continuation.
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