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.
Sundays, 9:50-10:50 am
Almost Amish: The Tech-wise Christian
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 of all age groups reconsider their relationship with technology? During this course, we’ll examine the research, hear perspectives from younger generations, and discuss how the timeless wisdom of scripture guides us through the everchanging technological landscape. We’ll see how we must first address our hearts to better understand how we approach technology. Various teachers will speak about different aspects of this topic, challenging us to focus on something better instead of newer.
Parenting Your Child
Parenting a child in a secular age is a big task. How do you help your children think through the challenges of a swiftly moving world that does little to promote faith in Christ. Several teachers will help explore the topics of sexuality, how to encourage a biblical worldview, and how to help our children who struggle with anxiety. On the last week, May 22, we’ll have a panel discussion with time for Q&A across a broad spectrum of topics. Join us.
Location: Room 306
New Life Welcome Class
Are you new to New Life? This is a class to learn about what makes New Life tick. You’ll learn what we believe, how we’re structured, and get a feel for our purpose, core values culture. If you want to join New Life as a member, this class is required. But you can also simply take it to understand us better and ask the questions you always wanted to ask. This interactive class is taught by New Life staff. It begins April 10 and finishes by May 22.
Location: Room 302
New Life Staff
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 9:50 am. Andrew (email) and Shannon Colpitts lead this group. Our young adults also meet for events and activities outside of Sunday morning. For more information, contact Dave Hopping (email).
Gospel Living 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.
Gospel Living 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.
Gospel Living 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.
Registration for Gospel Living is closed. The course will be held again in Winter 2023.