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:
Into the Light: Building a Christian Worldview – Pastor Jon Enright and Dan Muller (Sunday)
Ephesians: New Life Lived! – Pastor Brian Torres (Sunday) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81164741170
The Revelation of John: Warning and Encouragement for Troubling Times – Pastor Jon Enright and Pastor Brian Torres (Wednesday)
Into the Light: Building a Christian Worldview (Sunday)
Everyone approaches life with a framework of beliefs that enables them to make sense of the world. This framework is called a worldview and, whether or not we realize it or are aware of it, we all have one. As John Stonestreet notes, “To be human is to live from a worldview.” Most people do not think very much about the foundational beliefs which order their view of the world and guide their lives. Rather, they adopt by default the patterns of thinking that are prevalent in the world around them. That is why, as Christians it is important for us to think clearly and carefully about the foundational truths we believe, and how those beliefs should influence the values we hold and the way we live our lives. If we are not intentional about maintaining a Christian worldview that is built on the authority of scripture, the culture around us will inevitably become our “authority.” Consequently, we may assume we have a Christian worldview, but find ourselves embracing habits, ideas, and patterns of thinking that are in conflict with the worldview we think we hold. In this class we will seek to better understand what a worldview is, and how it is formed, so we are better equipped to discern and resist the influence of the ever-changing culture around us. We will also look to the authority of the Bible as we seek to build a truly biblical worldview that will enable us to see the world rightly and provide a firm foundation for our lives
Ephesians: New Life Lived! (Sunday)
In this study of Ephesians we will be exploring this wonderful letter of the Apostle Paul as he teaches the church of the amazing love and life they have in Christ. We will see Paul teach of God’s plan for those in Christ to live everlasting and abundant life empowered by God for His kingdom. Through careful examination of the text we will see how the truth of God’s word and His will and plan for His people are powerful and effectual, not only universally but individually.
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 email@example.com.
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.