Classes begin December 1, 2019
First Hour // 9:00 – 10:15
Training Children, Training Parents [Room 152]
The chief joy – and responsibility – of parents is the training of their children. So how do we train our kids in a way that honors their full humanity when they have strong wills and an unformed conscience? What are the goals of their training? How can we effectively support children in their weaknesses and provide non-reactive, sensible consequences for disobedience? In this class we will engage with ideas about and learn practical strategies for training our kids to form healthy relationships with God, authority figures, and the people around them.
Ephesians [Room 210]
Written while a prisoner in Rome, Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus is filled with doctrinal teaching and admonitions to live faithful lives of holiness. This class will walk through the entire book, focusing on Christ’s work of reconciliation, the unification that it brings to the church, and the call on believers to live transformed lives.
Raising Cross-Cultural Kids [Room 244]
James & Kari Kuster
What countries are your classmates, neighbors, and co-workers from? What is it like for them to move from one country to another? How does changing cultures shape their identity? Understanding their transition process can help us better connect with them personally and help us be better ambassadors. This class, based on seminars shared around the USA, would be a great option for anyone who would like to grow in their cross-cultural understanding (even senior high students!) and immigrants (or kids of immigrants).
One Thing [Room 246]
In One Thing, elders and leaders at Faith share what’s been piquing their interest and laying on their minds in their careers, their ministries, and their spiritual journeys. Each month, each hour, a new speaker shares across three, four, or five weeks what God has been teaching them. Click the link at the bottom of the page for the schedule.
Second Hour // 10:45 – 12:00
Grace Changes Everything [Room 244]
Centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ, this class discusses how to live out the gospel in all areas of life. Using DVD lessons by Pastor Tim Keller, we’ll examine our present context, discuss how the gospel changes our hearts, our communities, and our world, culminating in a discussion of our ultimate home, the eternal city. Study books are available for a suggested donation of $8. This class will be most helpful if students commit to personal devotional study outside of class time.
Church History: Beginnings to the Reformation [Room 144]
Gregg Herke & Randy Schloneger
Protestant Christians tend to think of church history in three periods: the early church, the stuff we know nothing about, and the reformation. But what happened in that time period we’ve tended to ignore? What can we learn from the church councils, the church fathers, the martyrs and missionaries, the doctors of the church in those fifteen-hundred years? Join us for a fly-by study of church history as we unlock the lessons for today from the lives of the past.
Hymns Ancient and Modern [Room 256]
Phil Johnston & Dave Forbes
To tell the history of a people, you only need to look at their songs. This class will examine – and sing! – great hymns and songs of the faith from throughout church history. Discover the development of church music from chanted psalms, to psalms set to tunes, to Reformation controversies over introducing parts, to spirituals and gospel songs.
Joshua [Room 152]
Stafford Walker & Jack Rogers
It must have been hard to pick up the reigns from Moses. How do you follow a guy like that? In the book of Joshua we learn what happened next, about the early years in the Promised Land, and what a life of faith looks like in difficult circumstances.
Luke, Part 2 of 3 [Room 210]
Thoroughly researched and tightly constructed, Luke’s Gospel strongly argues before a Greek audience that Jesus is the King, not just of Israel, but of the whole world. In this, the first of a three-part foray into Luke, participants will be introduced to the themes, emphases, and structure of Luke, and begin exploring the text together.
One Thing [Room 246]
In One Thing, elders and leaders at Faith share what’s been piquing their interest and laying on their minds in their careers, their ministries, and their spiritual journeys. Each month, each hour, a new speaker shares across three, four, or five weeks what God has been teaching them. Click the link below for the schedule.