Current Sunday morning classes @ 9:15am

March 10th – June 2nd

(Childcare Wing Class)

 
Matt Chandler – The Letter of James
 
As His step-brother, James had a unique earthly relationship with Jesus. His letter to the church clarifies what the Christian life should look like for us all. The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works.
 
Join us and put substance to your faith as we dig deep into the New Testament letter of James.
 
This is the essence of James. We don’t work to be saved; but because of God’s saving work in us we are set free to do good works that God has prepared for us.
 
So bring your bible, your mind and heart and get ready to learn how to deal with the trials and temptations, adversity and opportunities in a way that brings growth and joy.

March 17th – April 14th

(Conference Room)

 
This class, Hope & Grief, is designed to encourage and support those who may be personally walking through and wrestling with loss, suffering and prolonged pain as well as those who find themselves walking alongside of those who are.
 
We are excited to have Dr. Scott Shidemantle and Dr. Catherine Sigmund from Geneva College as our guest teachers on this critical topic. Dr Shidemantle will provide us with a theological understanding of grief and loss from the perspective of the class resource book, Embodied Hope by Kelly Kapic; while Dr. Sigmund will follow that up with 2 weeks focused on a more therapeutic approach – i.e., how to help someone who is grieving or who has experienced loss, how to personally walk through grief – what to expect, how to respond, etc.
 
In Embodied Hope, Kelly Kapic invites us to consider the example of our Lord Jesus. Only because Jesus has taken on our embodied existence, suffered alongside us, died, and been raised again can we find any hope from the depths of our own dark valleys of pain. As we look to Jesus, we are invited to participate not only in his sufferings, but also in the church, which calls us out of isolation and into the encouragement and consolation of the communal life of Christ.
 
Drawing on his own family’s experience with prolonged physical pain, Kapic reshapes our understanding of suffering into the image of Jesus, and brings us to a renewed understanding of, and participation in, our embodied hope.