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.
Begins September 19, 9:50-10:50 am
We are offering two classes:
Seasoned with Salt: Engaging One Another in a Divided World
We live in a divided world whether it be politics or a pandemic. Unfortunately, the church is not immune to these divisions, and we often conform to the world instead of being transformed. How, then, can we be set apart as children of God and love our neighbors as ourselves? During this class, we hope to learn from scripture and stories about how to engage the world without conforming to it. In doing so, we also hope to consider how Christians have a unique calling to “let [our] speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt” (Colossians 4:6). In addition to scripture, we will be referencing the book Uncommon Ground by Tim Keller and John Inazu.
Various teachers will be sharing
Held in the Auditorium each week this fall
Instructions for Disciples – John 13-17
On the verge of the crucifixion, Jesus pulled his disciples apart to prepare them for his departure and to remind them of those things for most importance. How would they get through the days of his absence? Jesus’ words challenged, comforted, and assured them that they would not be left as orphans, but that the message of the gospel would be fruitful in the generations to come. We also live during days where Jesus is not physically present, but where we’ve seen the gospel take root in fulfillment of his words. How are we to live until he comes to take us to be with him.
Teacher: Ward Shope
Held in Room 306 every week this fall.
Young Adults Class
For those who have graduated from high school within the last 6 years, join us for growth in Christ each Sunday morning at 10 am. Andrew and Shannon Colpitts lead this group.
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 change us 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.
Check back here for more information on the next Living for the King course.