SUNDAY ADULT ELECTIVES
Sundays, 10:05 – 11:00 am
Join us for these weekly classes that offer solid Bible teaching that is dynamic, interesting, and helpful! Choose from 1-3 different classes each semester.
This Semester: Fall 2023
Sept 17 – Dec 17, 2023
1) Back to Basics: Everyday Evangelism
Evangelism is an essential part of the church’s life as well as the life of all believers. Sadly, many are intimidated by the word and are hesitant to pursue evangelism altogether. Please join us as we unpack why evangelism doesn’t need to be so scary. The goal of our time together will be to equip the believer in 3 main areas; making everyday conversations simple, providing easy answers to hard questions, and establishing a deeper confidence in the Bible. Taught by John Yost. Meets in the Gym-South. (This class replaced the “I Am” class that concluded Nov 5.)
2) Ezekiel, Part 1 of 3
Ezekiel prophesied while he and many other Jews were exiles in Babylon during the last days of Judah’s decline and downfall. His ministry was, in some ways, similar to that of his older contemporary Jeremiah who prophesied in Jerusalem. But while Jeremiah delivered a chilling message of the destruction of Jerusalem, Ezekiel brought a warming message of eventual reconstruction. Jeremiah was a man of tears; Ezekiel was a man of visions. And those visions stretched from horror to hope, and from condemnation upon Judah’s faithless leaders and godless foes, to consolation regarding Judah’s (and Israel’s) future. Through it all, God demonstrated, through what He revealed and carried out, that He is sovereign and omnipotent and works all things for His often stated purpose that “they shall know that I am the Lord” (6:10). Ezekiel, as a watchman for Israel, warned her of the judgment that was imminent and stressed the need for individual responsibility as well as national accountability before God. Each Israelite was personally to turn to the Lord. Likewise, the whole nation needed to ultimately return to Him. Join us as we study the message of this watchman to Israel and the nations that spans from the time of his ministry through the time of Christ’s glorious return and reign on the earth. Taught by Scott Holwick. Meets in Gym-North. Class Notes & Recordings Available Here
Meet Every-Other Sunday Evening
September – May
Kinship Groups offer a great way to connect with others and build lasting relationships with families in our church. They are small groups (10-15 people on average), a microcosm of our church, that meet bi-weekly from September – May for the purpose of sharing our faith and life issues, and engaging in “one-anothering” as prescribed in Scripture in a way not possible in a larger group setting. Normally, this is done as we meet in various homes for Bible discussion, fellowship, prayer, and outreach ministries. If you are currently not involved in a Kinship group, please REGISTER HERE. Questions can be directed to Travis Schanely.
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm
A weekly time of Bible Study & Prayer in the sanctuary on Wednesday nights, September through May. Each gathering includes a time of singing and Bible study, as well as time spent in prayer as we lift up the needs and praises of our church family, community and nation. Led by various pastors and elders. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
A GriefShare group is typically held each winter/spring. For specific dates this season, check the church calendar, or contact the church office: [email protected], 610-868-5501. Griefshare is a 13 week support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The loss of a loved one is a difficult experience to walk through anytime, but even more so during a pandemic when feelings of isolation can make it feel like we are walking through it alone. The GriefShare program offers both compassionate counsel from Christian leaders and counselors, and testimonials from people who have gone through grief and found healing through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. The group also offers a safe place to share about your own experience of grieving. If you are grieving the loss of someone dear, please consider joining us.