Adult Bible CLASSES

Learning Together - Staying Connected

Join us for one of our Adult Bible Classes below:

Did you Know? . . .  There are classes for children during Adult Bible Class time!

Lessons from the Hood: a study of God's faithfulness

“Lessons from the Hood” is a study of God's faithfulness to His children in their darkest times of grief and physical neediness.  Every week we will study a new person's story and see how we can apply its truths to our lives today.  
Everyone is welcome.  Lecture and discussion in class.

Teacher:  Diane Rafferty
Location:  Fireside room

What I've Learned From 45 Years In The Ministry

From campus ministry to prime timers and everything in between. You are invited to come and learn from the insights gained in 45 years of ministry.

Teacher:  Bill Lawrence 
Location:  Room 108

Jesus Gets us. Do We Get Him?

Jesus matters. Heaven touches earth in the story of Jesus. There is a renewed interest in Jesus. The updated story of Jesus is streaming all around us. The TV ads show a 21st-century version of the life and times of Jesus to attract new followers. People are binge-watching the Netflix series Chosen. There are seemingly endless versions of Jesus. Our culture and media can distort our image of Jesus. Christian theologians proclaim that you and I are part of the Fourth Quest to deconstruct the Jesus of scripture. In that spirit, perhaps it is time to take a fresh look at Jesus as his story is told in the first-century gospels. I invite you to join the conversation as we discuss Jesus in his world.  
Teacher:  Marvin Smith
Location:  Room 120


Join us in this verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews.  Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone.    Available through Lifeway or Amazon
Starting dates:
In person: Monday, March 6th - May 15th Room 108, 9:30-11:30
Zoom:  Tuesday, March 7th- May 16th, online 6:30-8:30

Meeting ID: 815 0103 2155        Password: better
This class is offered both in-person and via Zoom.

Psalms of Ascent - Songs for the Journey

Join us in a new study of the Psalms of Ascent. This section of the Bible—Psalm 120-134—is a special group of songs sung by Jewish pilgrims and priests as they approached the Temple. The city of Jerusalem is situated on a high hill, and Jews traveling to Jerusalem for one of the three main annual Jewish festivals traditionally sang these songs on the "ascent" or the uphill road to the city.  In these songs, you'll discover hope, worship, peace, blessing, and unity—all things we desperately need in our lives today. We look forward to this pilgrim journey together. Taught by Care Pastor Bill Lawrence. 
Passcode: Primetime
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Notes from Previous Classes

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Learning the Basics:
American Sign Language

taught by Michael Cooper

Whether you are just beginning or have previously studied American Sign Language and want to practice, you are invited to this class. Learn the importance of ASL in deaf culture and how to carry on a conversation. (Remember to use what you have learned this Sunday morning.)  We will use a camera Sunday night to help us see Michael's hands better.