Wednesday Night Classes -
Each Wednesday Night during the academic year we have a fellowship meal and classes.
Belief Matters Series: Trinity by Jason Byassee
Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room B210 Freeman Bldg. - Led by Bob Bell
Most people assume they know what they mean when they use the word “God.” They mean a powerful old guy in the sky ready to obliterate us if we do wrong but basically benevolent, if a little senile.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity shows us God is vastly more interesting. God is actually fleshed among us in Jesus, poured out on us in the Holy Spirit’s intoxication of the church. God is three divine persons in perfect harmony and beauty, and God invites us into that unimaginable intimacy. We don’t know this God, but we should. Trinity uses scripture, the early church tradition, and some modern theology to argue that God is a mystery whom we can’t understand, but who can shape our misunderstanding to allow for faithful living and holy love of God and neighbor.
Belief Matters Series: Creation by Justo Gonzalez
The Marvin Barker Bible Study Class
Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room B213 Freeman Bldg. - Led by Brad Gran
Although we know we’ll probably never completely understand Creation questions here on earth, we continue to ask these questions: God created everything…including evil? God created the heavens and the earth, but what about the Big Bang? Why was there a “new creation”? What was the purpose of Creation and what does God want us to do with it? While no one author can deal with all these questions, Creation, one of the books in the Belief Matters series, will help us begin the conversation and gain new understanding of how the doctrine of Creation can help us address these very human and timeless questions.
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
The Joan Tansil Bible Study Class
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room B206, Freeman Bldg.
If hearing God has seemed challenging, we invite you to explore a more intimate relationship with God. One that can make hearing Him – His will, His heart, and His voice – your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment.
Peace, Grace and Other Impossible Ideas
Wednesdays at 6 p.m., in Room B019, Freeman Bldg., - Led by Adam Daniels and Rob Wheeler
Conflict has been an ever-present part of the church since the earliest days. Using a variety of sources, including the teachings of Jesus and the writings of Paul, we will explore ways we can overcome disagreement, division, and conflict in order to focus on the mission of our faith.
Contemplative Prayer: A Primer for Your Journey
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room B017, Freeman Bldg., - Led by Noel Poston
Participants learn the importance of listening to and being still in the presence of God. This class is for beginners who want to learn more, or for those who already practice centering prayer or other forms of contemplative prayer. The class will help you develop the prayer practices of silence, solitude, stillness, simplicity and service.
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Men's Monday Morning Bible Study - A weekly Bible study that will start in September on Monday mornings at 7 a.m. in Room B213 in the Freeman Building. For more information, please contact the Church Office.
Men's Wednesday Group - A weekly men’s group that meets continuously throughout the year on Wednesday Mornings at 6 a.m. in Room C112 in the Sanctuary Building. For more information, please contact the Church Office.
Mining Your Memories - Participants are given a different writing prompt each week and are encouraged to create detailed and meaningful journal entries by digging deep into their memories to write about the topic. Those who wish to share their stories with the class are welcome to do so. These journals can be passed on to heirs or simply used by the author for entertainment and/or introspection. No writing experience is required and all ages are welcome. This class is full but anyone who would like to be added to the waiting list can contact Jennie Ivey. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon in B213.
Contemplative Prayer - Contemplative Prayer is a method of silent prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ. It helps deepen our relationship with the living Christ while it bonds us together in mutual friendship and love. For more information, please contact Noel Poston.
For more information, contact Rob Wheeler.