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 Sunday, June 2, 10:00-10:55 am
To Know Him and Make Him Known
New Life’s purpose statement reflects the two movements of Christian Discipleship: the movement toward Christ and the movement toward a broken world that needs his healing. The first six weeks weeks will focus on encounters Jesus has with individuals in the gospels. Through these exchanges, they – and we – learn to know who Jesus is and begin to build, or continue to build a personal relationship with him. In each of these passages, we see Jesus as the initiator, and are reminded that probably being known by him is more important than our pursuit of him.
In the second six weeks, we explore how Christ pushes us out into a world that doesn’t know him. Some don’t even know his name. Others know something about him, but have no personal relationship with him. They need the message of power, healing, hope, and salvation that he brings. They also need the community that he is forming to experience the benefits of the transformed world yet to come.
|June 2||The Wedding Party – John 2||Charlie Dunn|
|June 9||The First Christian – John 20||Jane Evans|
|June 16||The Courage of Mary – Luke 1||Charlotte Gleason|
|June 23||The Grieving Sisters – John 11||Ron Lutz|
|June 30||The Skeptical Student – John 1||Tim Shaw|
|July 7||No Class|
|July 14||The Insider & The Outcast – John 3-4||Todd Hill|
|July 21||Calling: Do You Hear What I Hear?|
|July 28||Foundation: Meant for Mission|
|August 4||Model: God’s Heart for the Stranger|
|August 11||Inside Story: Missions Today|
|August 18||Impact: Missions, Culture and Politics||Ward Shope|
|August 25||Challenge: What is your Role?|
Did you miss the spring parenting classes? You can still listen to the classes here:
|March 31||Intro to Discipleship for Parents||Todd Hill||Listen|
|April 7||Q&A Father Panel||Led by Todd Hill||Listen|
|April 14||Sex/Sexuality||Mac and Becky Holcomb||Listen|
|April 28||Generation Z||Jodie and Jeff McMullen||Listen|
|May 5||Social Media/Technology||Tim Geiger||Listen|
|May 12||Anxiety||Dr. Bev Ingelse||Listen|
|May 19||Race/Diversity||Jeff and Julia Pearson||Listen|
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 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.
Living for the King is held annually beginning in January and finishing in April. Please look for details in the late fall for the next class. If you have questions, please contact Jacob Lee, our associate pastor.