to encourage spiritual growth.
To help all people know Jesus Christ and grow in His image. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:3-8
The discipleship of adults is more than an exchange of information – it is a deeply personal, lifelong, spiritual journey of transformation that begins with salvation and continues until Christ returns or we are called home to live with Him. Spiritual growth for adults reflects this truth, transforming us into more faithful disciples of Christ. We are called by the Father, equipped by the Spirit, and sent by the Son to a world in need trusting that we will grow in God’s saving grace as revealed in the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” -2 Peter 3:18
GROW IN GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE
Psalm 78 Class (Formerly Sticky Faith)
Coordinators: Chuck Utterback, Robert Walker
Room: LL-115 (downstairs)
The Psalm 78 Class (formerly called Sticky Faith) is geared toward parents of younger children, but everyone is welcome to be a part of the discussion and fellowship. In 2018, this group will start with the video series God Is Closer Than You Think by John Ortberg, followed by Adam Hamilton’s Easter-themed study Final Words.
Hits of the Ages
Coordinator: Kelly Lackey
Room: P-3 (Preschool Wing, downstairs)
Hits of the Ages is a weekly group for adults of all ages—hence the name! Starting in 2018, this group will be studying Paul’s magnum opus, the Book of Romans.
Coordinators: Lauren Beaupre, Sally Fienup
Room: Mellor Library (main floor)
Cobblestone began as a fellowship group for younger adults ages 20-40 and expanded to be a weekly Sunday morning group. In 2018, this group will be studying the Book of Revelation.
Paula’s Hearts and Hands
Room: UL-214 (upstairs) (new room)
Coordinators: Amy Eoff, Elaine Cates, Mary Rogers
Paula’s Hearts and Hands combines Bible study and service to the church. Each week, this group gathers around a table to study Scripture and knit prayer shawls and hats for newborns. In 2018, this group will be studying the Book of James.
Leaders: David Hopkins, Janet Dellinger, Tamah Halfacre
Room: P-1 (Preschool Wing, downstairs)
The Book of Ecclesiastes, at once cynical and hopeful, outlines the hopelessness of putting trust in anything but God. Just where should we seek meaning?
The Spirit of God
Leaders: Pastor Jay Howell, Tracy Whitaker
Room: UL-212 (upstairs)
Continuing in the year-long series Christian from Scratch, exploring the foundations of the Christian faith, this class will explore the often overlooked third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit.
Getting plugged into a smaller group at church, like one of our Sunday groups and classes, is a great way to be more closely connected to the fellowship of our congregation and to grow stronger and closer together as Christ’s disciples. Check out these options to see which class you’ll be going to!
Learn more about our Bible Studies and Programming below:
ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Don Willingham (Chair), Lauren Beaupre, Jay Howell, Mary Rogers, Tracy Smith