FALL 2018 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

LOVE & RESPECT: Revitalize your marriage!

Do you ever experience conflict in your marriage? Do you sometimes find it hard to communicate with your spouse? Communication between a husband and wife is often frustrated because of the vastly different ways in which men and women perceive love. Women are wired to need unconditional love, and men need to feel unconditionally respected. Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts unlovingly when feeling disrespected, and a wife reacts disrespectfully when feeling unloved. Love & Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily and biblically. Anne & Ken Kaminski

September 9 – December 2 at 9:30am in Room 121 (Conference Room, first floor west side)

THE STORY

“The Greatest Story Ever Told” is more than just a cliché. God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption; and this story’s true!  This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story reveals the God of grace—the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.

September 9 – December 2 at 9:30am in Room 225 (second floor, next to elevator)

BOOK OF ACTS

Acts is a sequel to the Gospel of Luke, and builds from the resurrection of Jesus to show us how the gospel spreads out from Jerusalem and into the world.  Jesus promises a geographic expansion at the outset (Acts 1:8), and Acts follows the news of his death and resurrection as it spreads from Jerusalem to Judea, Samaria, and the faraway capital of Rome. 

Acts reveals God’s passionate pursuit of his people, beginning with his followers in Jerusalem, expanding to Samaria, then across the Roman Empire.  Acts provides us with clear examples of how the gospel spreads through ordinary people who are in tune with the Holy Spirit and willing to ACT!   By the end of the book we see Paul living in Rome, having overcome challenge after challenge, and  “proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance” (Acts 28:31).

In this class we will explore the themes of Acts, in the context of the early Church and the activity in Jerusalem and through Paul’s journeys.   We’ll also explore, learn and discuss what all this means for us today – to be led by the Holy Spirit to demonstrate kingdom values and spread the gospel in less than ideal circumstances and settings.

Teacher: Pete Karns

September 9 – December 2 at 11am in Room 218 ((Community Room, second floor, west side)

CREATION VS THEISTIC EVOLUTION

Have you ever wondered about the difference between creationism and theistic evolution? Then this is the class for you?! Howard Jordi and Jason Jolin teach through the first 11 Chapters of Genesis which includes: the origin of sin, punishment for sin, clothing, marriage, the Flood, and much more.

Howard will present from a scientific point of view and Jason from a philosophical approach. Don’t miss this exciting and thought-provoking class!  September 9 – December 2 at 11am in Room 121 (Conference Room, first floor west side)

GRIEF SHARE

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? GriefShare is a weekly class that will help you heal from the hurt. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. It can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Join a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Built around a video curriculum, GriefShare allows time for discussion to help you face the challenges of grief and move from mourning to joy. Mike and Christie Cnossen, facilitators

September 9 – December 2 (or later) at 11am in Room 218 (Community Room, second floor, west side)

FAITH CONNECTIONS

Paul Cnossen facilitates this class using curriculum from the Church of the Nazarene that employs a proven pattern of systematic Bible study and real life application to give every participant a well-rounded biblically-based education. Each session starts with life experience, moves to the Word, then to a real-world application.

September 9 – December 2 at 11am in Room 220 (second floor, west side)