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:
Late Fall 2018
Adult School of Discipleship
October 28 to December 9, 10:00-10:55 am
Recently, ISIS has used the Arabic letter ن (n for Nazarene) to mark the homes of Christians for persecution. Join us for a study over the next 6 weeks as we hear from, via short video clips, some of those Iranian Christians. We will study characteristics like sacrifice, courage, joy, perseverance, forgiveness and faithfulness that, with God’s power and grace, have enabled our brothers and sisters in the faith to hold fast to their hope.
Small Group Leader Training
This class is designed to equip current and future small group leaders across the church. We will discuss the biblical basis for small groups and give practical tools and tips to help foster healthy small groups. We would love to have all home group leaders, men’s group leaders, Women’s Bible study small group leaders, youth leaders and those who lead small groups on retreats join us for this class. Even if you don’t have a current role, but are interested in serving as a small group leader in the future, we would enjoy having you attend.
Location: Room 102
John: Testimonies and Signs to the Son of God
Why do we believe Jesus is the Son of God and what does that mean to us? John the Apostle presents us with unique material not found in the other gospels that testify to his authority and power as the Son of God. And then John asks us, “Do you believe?” We will be studying the first six chapters of this theologically astute history of Jesus written by his closest disciple.
Teacher: Ward Shope
Location: Room 306
Welcome to New Life Class
Are you new to New Life? Maybe you have been around for a while and wonder what we are all about. Come and hear what we believe, how we live by the gospel and how you can be involved. The class is a prerequisite for those seeking church membership.
Led by New Life Staff
Location: Room 303
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 2019 Living for the King course will take place weekly on Monday evenings from January 14 to April 8, from 7-8:45 pm. You can register online now by clicking HERE. The registration fee is $50 for books and materials; financial assistance is available. Contact the church office (215-641-1100) with any questions or email Jacob Lee.