Winter 2016-2017 CLASSes

Our current Sunday School quarter runs from December 4th through February 26th. We invite you to join us on Sundays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM as we learn more about Christ, His Church, and the Bible.


there will be no classes recorded this quarter but you are free to listen to Broken saviors through your right now media account


 

Christian Writings the First Hundred Years After the Apostles

Taught by Aaron Amstutz
location: Fellowship Hall

This course will be a survey of the writings that followed immediately in the footsteps of the Apostles including Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Justin, Polycarp and some anonymous writings from the period.  How did the early church doctrine evolve over those years?  What influenced church structure and practice? These are some of the questions that we will seek to answer. Class time will be spent reading and discussing the literature, and making observations together.


Work as Worship – Every Good Endeavor

Taught by Chris Arvin & Brandon Cosby
Location: Fellowship Hall

Everyone imagines a life of accomplishing great things and making a difference in this world. But in reality, this is beyond the control of any of us. Unless the God of the Bible exists, we are left broken and hopeless. But there is hope in a New Earth, a heavenly city, which will appear like a bride dressed for her husband (Revelation 21-22). The promise of an eternal life reminds us that every good endeavor in our life, even the smallest ones, pursued in response to God’s calling, can matter forever. This interactive class will review Tim Keller’s Every Good Endeavor book and the Bible’s answers to three big questions:
1) Why do you want to work?
2) Why is it so hard to work?
3) How can we overcome difficulties and find satisfaction in our work through the gospel?


Culture War vs. Cultural Engagement: Seeing God-given Opportunities in Today’s Cultural Trends

Taught by Stan Nussbaum and Jon Stamm
Location: Fellowship Hall

Scripture never goes out of date in any culture or any era, but we can make it look out of date if we are not careful. In this discussion-based class, we will look at American cultural changes today from several angles, understanding how the changes create new opportunities to experience and communicate the richness and relevance of Scripture. Stan’s experience of several cultures overseas and Jon’s experience in the secular academic world will combine to help you get beyond the “culture war” mentality.


JESUS SPOKE AND "BANG!" IT WAS. (PART 2)

Taught by Joe Rohde
Location: Choir Room

In part 1 of this Creation Series, we looked at the topics of Worldview, Creation, Evolution, the Flood, and post-flood geology. Part 2 will continue with dating methods, dinosaurs, animal mechanics, and a look at some of the members of the amazing human body that our Creator gave us to use. The series will culminate with a look at ourselves and our purpose, relationship, and response to the Creator, Lord, and Savior of our souls.


MISSIONS: GOD'S PURPOSEFUL PLAN FOR ALL PEOPLE

taught By: Pastor Tim Bertsche
Location: Conference Room

For decades, physicists have been searching for a unifying and overarching formula that makes sense of the pieces of the physical universe - matter, energy, gravity, etc. Thank Heavens that God has revealed to us in Scripture the overarching theme and plan for the spiritual world - why we as followers of Jesus exist and the purpose of our lives. This class will study the WHY OF MISSIONS (Biblical Foundations), the WHAT OF MISSIONS (Historical and Cultural Perspective) and the HOW DO WE FINISH THE TASKS OF MISSIONS (Strategic Basis). We will also hear from various missionaries as they share their passion for missions.


Broken Saviors - A study of the book of judges

Video Series
Location: Fellowship Hall

This video teaching series, from Pastor JD Greear, will focus on the book with some of the most scandalous and strange stories in the entire Bible. Through this scandalous history, we'll see what God can do with the most broken of heroes-and behind every hero, we'll see a God who remains faithful even when we are faithless.