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:
Gospel of John – Pastor Jon Enright (Sunday)
1 Peter – Pastor Brian Torres (Sunday)
The Revelation of John: Warning and Encouragement for Troubling Times – Pastor Jon Enright and Pastor Brian Torres (Wednesday)
Gospel of John (Sunday)
John tells us that he wrote his gospel to bear witness to what he had seen Jesus do and heard him teach while he was his disciple (Jn. 21:24). The purpose for which he gave this testimony was so that those who heard it would “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing [they] would have life in his name” (Jn. 20:23). John’s gospel has been beloved by believers through the ages, not only for its value for evangelizing unbelievers, but also as a rich treasury of profound insights into who Jesus is and what he came to do. As we explore the richness of the testimony John has left for us, my hope is that our own faith and understanding will be enriched, and that we will be better equipped to share the gospel with our families, friends, and neighbors, so that they too may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ – and have life in his name.
1 Peter (Sunday)
Join us via Zoom as Pastor Brian teaches the 1 Peter Sunday School. Join us as we delve into this impactful book written by the Apostle Peter as he writes to shepherd his flock in truth. Peter’s epistle is a deeply theological work that serves to anchor the Christian on the solid foundation of Christ in a time when so many are tossed to and fro by the waves of the world.
Please see the church website (or see below) for the link 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, recordings of each class will be posted on the church YouTube Channel (or see the link below.) This link may also be found on the church website.
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.