Adult Christian Education
The Adult Christian Education program offers classes on Sundays and Wednesdays. The classes run for thirteen-week-long quarters, beginning in September, December, March and June. Typically, there is a choice of two or three classes on Sunday morning (9:00 -10:00 A.M.) and one on Wednesday evening (7:00-8:00 P.M.).
The current offerings are:
Crossing the Barriers – Pastor Jon Enright, Pastor Brian Torres and Nate Myers (Sunday 9:00 AM) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82722769852
The Revelation of John: Warning and Encouragement for Troubling Times – Pastor Jon Enright and Pastor Brian Torres (Wednesday 7:00 PM)
Crossing the Barriers (Sunday)
Evangelism. The word alone can produce a tightness in the stomach and an anxiety in the hearts of many Christians, raising a barrier that prevents us from sharing the good news of Christ. When we misunderstand the Bible’s directives about telling the Gospel message, we may shy away from doing so altogether, thinking we don’t have the gift of evangelism or don’t know enough to be effective and leaving the task to others. This series equips us to understand what evangelism truly is, helps us to assess our message and motives, prepares us to face challenges, and enables us to effectively cross the barriers that keep us from presenting Christ.
Classes begin Sunday, September 3rd at 9 AM in the Upstairs Small Group Room or please use the link below to join the class via Zoom. Participants can join simply by clicking the link and installing Zoom by following the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Brian by telephone or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you miss a class, Youtube recordings will be available for viewing at the Troy Christian Chapel Youtube channel.
The Revelation of John: Warning and Encouragement for Troubling Times (Wednesday)
The book of Revelation has been a source, both of great fascination, and of great consternation. As a text describing the events that culminate in “the end of the world as we know it,” Revelation has captured the attention and imagination of Christians and non-Christians alike, who hope to better understand the times in which we live, and anticipate what those events might look like and when they might occur. Having been written in the style of apocalyptic literature, which contemporary people are not familiar with or accustomed to, it also poses significant challenges for understanding its complex symbolism, as well as the message John intends to communicate through it.
In this study we will consider the various approaches to interpreting this book, and seek also to better understand the symbolism it contains. Our main goal, however, will be to grasp the central themes and message being communicated and its significance to us as God’s people living in troubling times.