Adult School of Discipleship
Adult School of Discipleship equips, trains and mobilizes our community for ministry. Classes are centered on Biblical teaching, provide opportunities for spiritual gifts to be used in ministry, and enable people to reach out to others and welcome them into the church body. We want participants to grow in their knowledge of God’s gracious work toward humanity, trained to apply the Scriptural teaching to their lives, and encouraged to act as Christ’s servants through a growing love and commitment for God and others in the world. Our summer series is:
Adult School of Discipleship
Sundays, September 17-December 10 from 10:00-10:55 am
Almost Amish: A Counterculture Approach to Technology
In Andy Crouch’s The Tech-wise Family, he states this regarding technology: “You probably have to become closer to Amish than you think” (29). But what does “closer to Amish” look like and why should Christians in all age groups reconsider their relationship with technology? During this 12-week course, we will be examining the research about America’s obsession with technology. We will also discuss the underlying dangers of this obsession and how it takes both wisdom and courage to navigate the often murky waters of technology. Various teachers will speak about different aspects of this topic, referencing both scripture and Andy Crouch’s The Tech-wise Family.
Teacher: Various Teachers
Samuel: Leader Through Transition (begins on 9/24)
From humble beginnings, Samuel led Israel as the last judge into a united Kingdom. Serving as prophet, priest, and unofficial king of Israel, he knew failure and challenged sin. The stories surrounding Samuel expose the motives and weaknesses of our own hearts while providing hope for redemption through a descendant of King David whom he anointed. Join us through heartbreak and hopefulness as we study this transitional figure.
Teachers: Andrew Colpitts and Ward Shope
Location: Room 306
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace
Using video talks, discussion among participants and practical planning, learn how to manage your finances for today, save and anticipate your future, and find ways to be generous like you never thought you could. The class costs $93 per household and you must register online ahead of time. The link is in our weekly email. Limited scholarships are available.
Facilitators: Bill Parr, Keith Soper, and Maryanne Soper
Location: Room 102
**If you’re still catching up on our summer classes, you can still download the recordings here**
Living for the King
Living for the King is New Life’s foundational discipleship course built on the truths of God’s grace in Jesus Christ. As we learn more deeply what it means to be justified by faith and adopted as a child of God, we develop a new identity. Our self-image begins to be defined by God’s view of us, rather than the opinions of others or by our own success or failure.
LFK applies the message of grace to all of our relationships and to every area of daily life. As we understand what Christ has done for us more deeply, his character takes root in our lives. We begin to understand our gifts and calling in light of God’s kingdom purposes. Our responses to challenges and even our own failures changes so that we are no longer crushed by guilt, anxiety and depression. In the end, it helps every individual develop a personal plan for Christian growth and service.
Living for the King is modeled after the “Sonship” material, first written by Jack Miller and now available through Serge. Much of the course is based on Paul’s writings in the book of Galatians. Homework and readings provide tools that God uses to change our way of thinking about faith and life.
The 2018 Living for the King course will take place weekly on Monday evenings from January 15 to April 9, from 7-8:45 pm. Please note the registration deadline has now passed. Contact the church office (215-641-1100) with any questions.