Current Adult Ed Classes

Through October 21

Then Comes Marriage?
Taught by Rebecca Price Janney in Fellowship Hall

A six-week class taking a look at marriage and the family in America from a biblical, historical, and cultural perspective. The journey will commence with the colonial period and advance in four weeks to our own time and moment. The final two weeks will consider "same-sex marriage" through the lens of our faith. The course is based on Rebecca’s book, Then Comes Marriage: A Cultural History of the American Family. It promises to grant a more profound perspective on the diverse landscape of American family life.

 

Through December 2

The Gospel-Centered Parent 
Led by Pastor Tim Ricci in the Terrace Room

Our children are precious to us. We want to get it right, so our children will be all right. But we live in a broken world where things don’t always (ever?) go as planned. Children make mistakes; and if we're honest in our parenting, we make mistakes too. We may live in fear, regret, confusion, and sometimes hopelessness about both parenting and the children we love. Is there a better way? What difference does it make to trust the God who made us with our children’s past, present, and future? How can we live by faith as we parent our children? In this 12 week  course, we will learn how to apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to our families, and we will look at parenting through the lens of God’s grace for sinners—both parents and children.

 

Beginning October 28

The Heartbeat of the Old Testament
Taught by Chris Fantuzzo in Fellowship Hall

Is God’s Old Testament word still living and active (Heb 4:12) and relevant to the Christian community today? If so, what is the theological heartbeat of the Old Testament? And does it continue to pulse into the New Testament? This class will explore how three creedal rhythms—the narrative, character, and relational creeds—recur throughout the Old Testament and reveal its core redemptive theology with regard to God’s historical action, God’s active character, and God’s relational identity. We will discover how the redemptive pulse of God in the Old Testament expands to all of creation and to the New Testament, enlivening the Christian life and calling for the whole-hearted response of the believer. 

 

Continues Every Week 

Bible Fellowship Group
Led by Nick & Marilyn Furcola in the Library

This is an open forum type discussion group covering a wide variety of topics from the Bible as a whole. Come with questions or items for discussion or simply interact with the topics and scripture presented.