Winter 2018

Adult School of Discipleship

Sundays, February 11-May 20 from 10:00-10:55 am

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Not Just a Job, A Calling

How do we find the transformative connection between our Christian faith and the workplace – whether we work in our household or in the workplace? We will explore, with a variety of teachers, the idea of integrating our faith and our work, to see how we transform work into our calling.

Teacher: Various Teachers

Location: Auditorium

When in Rome……..? (Exploring and applying Romans 12-16)

What did it look like for believers to live like followers of Jesus in first century Rome, in a time of fear, social disintegration and amorality? The last five chapters of Paul’s letter to Roman Christians provide the practical insight and encouragement to rise above the temptation to simply “do as the Romans do”. These chapters are startlingly relevant for us who face exactly the same challenge.

Teacher: John Fryling

Location: Room 306

“No Stranger Danger”—The Dangers of Homogenous Community (ends March 25)

The great commission tells us to GO and make disciples…to the ends of the earth. In the 21st century every “tribe, tongue, and nation” can be found in our backyard. Instead of going, however, we often choose to find those who are like us and move toward the comfort of familiarity. As a church and as individual believers, we are challenged to reach outside our own security blankets toward the discomfort of the unfamiliar.

Teacher: Various Teachers

Location: Room 102

**If you’re still catching up on our summer classes, you can still download the recordings here**

Living for the King

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​L​iving for the King is New Life’s foundational discipleship course built on the truths of God’s grace i​n 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 took place weekly on Monday evenings from January 15 to April 9, from 7-8:45 pm.  Please check back here for information about the next course.  Contact the church office (215-641-1100) with any questions.