Adult Christian Ed
We hold several Adult Sunday School classes in between Sunday Services at 9:45 a.m.
Seeking God's Understanding of prayer
In church we talk a lot about and believe in the power of prayer. We go before God in prayer, we ask for his help…his healing…his presence, and then we hope. We hope for answered prayers…we hope to see the power of God revealed…we hope that He hears us. The fact that God allows us to come before Him in prayer is one of the greatest gifts that we have been given, but do we really understand how precious of a gift that is. In this class, we will spend 12 weeks (2 six week sessions) diving into a deeper understanding of what scripture teaches us about prayer and how we approach God. We will be looking at topics such as:
Are you Listening, God?
What we learn from the Lord’s Prayer
The Heart of Prayer
Complaining to God
The gift of Unanswered Prayer
The Courage to Keep Asking
Praying According to God’s Will
Prayer…It’s not about us
How Prayer Changes us
What do you believe?
Basic Christian doctrines are simply what Christians believe about who God is and how God is active in the world, in our communities and in our lives. Stated in a single word, basic Christian doctrines are "Theology". Theology is what we believe.
"Theology calls forth faith when it is spoken in faith and received in faith as God's gracious word to the human creature" (Dr. John H. Leith)
Unfortunately, theology in recent years has become the realm of seminaries and universities, separated from the life of the Church. This is new in the history of the Church. In Church history, theologies that gathered and sustained congregations always started with the revelation - Jesus Christ as the Word made flesh - and grew out of worshiping communities.
"The commonsense wisdom of the Christian community over a period of time is still the best arbiter of Christian doctrine ..."
(Dr. John H. Leith)
In this class, we will study the history of what the Church has believed over the centuries, using the book "Basic Christian Doctrines" by Dr. John H. Leith as a guide for each to better know and understand what they believe, so that the Church may survive. This class is facilitated by Randal and will be held in the sewing room.