Discipleship Ministry

Our Christian education classes on Sundays and Wednesdays are designed to help you take your next step in your spiritual journey of Knowing God, Loving Others and Serving the World. Whether you're just starting your journey or have been traveling this path for a long time, we offer classes which will inform and inspire you in your relationship with God.

These classes provide opportunities to learn and to connect with others through study, prayer, and discussion. Following are the classes that will are currently offered. All classes are open. The Discipleship Ministry Team appreciates your suggestions for future classes. 

Sunday Adult Classes

10:00 - 11:00 AM

December 2019 and January & February 2020


Below are the courses that will be offered, beginning December 1.


Good Question Bible Study, 1 Corinthians

Bob Frick

Room 410

The focus of this Bible Study is 1 Corinthians.  It is the gospel of Jesus Christ and is relevant to every dimension of church life.  To a church facing many problems, Paul writes of God's empowering, grace and the need to know Christ alone and Him crucified.  There is much for the global church today to learn from this important letter.  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.


Being A Disciple, Counting the Real Cost (Precept Min.)

Barb Forney

Room 307

Jesus said, "Come, follow Me!"  Will you?  What will it take?  Get past the fear of commitment and learn about the freedom of walking in Christ.  Discover the marks and joys of the true follower of Jesus Christ.  What is the difference between a true follower of Jesus Christ and others who merely call themselves "Christian"?  Through eye-opening Inductive Bible Study of passages from the Gospels, you can better understand the distinctive marks of a disciple of Christ and how to make sure they are true of your own life.  Explore what it means to count the cost, deny yourself, and follow Christ.


How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado

Dennis Emmert

Room 305

In this book, Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life.  He explains how practical acts of generosity can produce a life of satisfaction and moments of true joy.  In a world searching for happiness, bestselling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and fulfilling joy based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research.  How Happiness Happens presents a surprising, but practical way of living, that will change you from the inside out. 


Sin

Bill DeMora & Pastor Chris Shelly

Room 303

This class will focus on sin from the beginning of the Bible until our present day.  We will look at the following:  What is sin; Who or what is the authority for sin; What is the punishment for sin; What does sin look like in our present day lives; How does sin disguise itself in today's society; and most importantly, how can we be redeemed from sin?  We will attempt to answer these questions, and others, through Scripture and discussion around these topics.


 *Portions of the above descriptions are copied or paraphrased from published product descriptions and promotional materials.

Wednesday Adult Classes 

6:30 - 7:45 PM

October 2, 2019 - November 20, 2019

 Grief Share

Facilitator: Kim Nielsen and Marie Roach, Room 303

Grief Share is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group will meet during WNH and through November 27. Be with people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement. Each session consists of a video with insights, personal stories, and dramatic reenactments about the grief process, discussion, and sharing experiences, all of which help you organize and clarify your thoughts on what is happening to you and allow others to understand how they can help you along your grief journey. (Portions copied and/or paraphrased from Grief Share promotional materials.)

 

Parenting with Love and Logic

Facilitators: COBYS presenter, Room 305

This class is offered to educate, support, and empower the parents of our church, pre-school, and community, as well as anyone who works with children. The Love and Logic approach, which has been in existence for more than 40 years, leads to fewer power struggles and to more happy moments as a family. You do not have to be perfect to raise responsible, empathetic kids! Participants who attended this class when it was offered in 2015 were overwhelmingly positive about the difference the strategies and insights made in their parenting. Approaches appreciated most were: less talking and staying calm, making enforceable statements, offering choices, and letting kids solve their own issues. The class is structured to include interaction, instruction, video, and discussion.

 

Men’s Group

Facilitators: Members of the group, Room 307

A core group of men is committed to creating a community of trust among men of all ages in our church. There are offsite outreach projects, fun activities, and opportunities to hold one another accountable, as well as meeting together on Wednesday evenings. WNH is a time of study and discussion of characters from the Old Testament with Bill DeMora, Jack Diffendarfer, Marc Maly, and Mike Myers taking turns facilitating. Each session will start after clean-up of the Family Life Center. This group is open to all men who value interaction with other men, working, growing, serving, and having fun together.

 

Knitters, Crocheters, Crafters

Welcome Center

You are invited to use the Welcome Center to work on projects and to interact with one another.

 

Prayer Room

Room 311

Looking for a quiet place to read, study, pray, or simply be still? We are fortunate to have a space in our church designed specifically for those purposes. The prayer room provides a peaceful place for silence, a set-apart place to read scripture slowly and reflectively, a place to pray without distractions, and a place to simply “be.”

 

Leading Men: Historic Lancaster, PA

Facilitator:  Bob Frick, Room 410

Leading Men: Historic Lancaster, PA, is a weekly PowerPoint series. Dr. Robert Frick, historian and presenter, will share the lives and times of 22 Historic Downtown Lancastrians. Grouped into six categories–Initiators, Pennsylvania’s Only U.S. President, Ministers, Proponents, Merchants, and Artists and Inventors–the brief biographies will demonstrate the critical roles these figures played in making Lancaster great. Participants should prepare for lively presentations filled with interesting facts and peppered with humor. Dr. Frick’s goal is education with a smile.