Adult Discipleship

Adult discipleship classes are a time our community sets aside  in order to plunge deeper into the “what” and “how” of living in God’s Kingdom. Taking time to submit ourselves in study under God’s Word is part of how the Spirit transforms us more in Jesus’ image by seeking the renewal of our minds.

Because we desire to study God’s Word as disciples of Jesus, not as disinterested religious students, our goal is that we would not simply walk away having acquired more information about God, but rather walk away having our hearts pierced by God’s gracious Word (Hebrews 4:12) with a greater vision for following Jesus in his Kingdom.

Gifted teachers bring to life the beauty of God’s word in an environment where relationships are built and people are able to interact in a conversational and relaxed setting. As we engage with God and his word in community with one another, we invite the Holy Spirit to come and renew our minds, reorder our priorities and reshape our habits around the person and work if Jesus Christ.

 

SUNDAY MORNING


Taught by Dustin Freeman  |   Mary & Martha Room  |   September 13–November 8

How does discipleship get real in our daily lives? How does the way Anglicans worship relate to becoming more like Jesus? Everyone is welcome to attend this edition of the Newcomers’ Class as we explore how discipleship and liturgy function as the foundation for experiencing God’s transformative grace in everyday life. This class will have a virtual option, please reach out to Jessie Smith for the Zoom link.

To watch previous classes, click here.

 

Taught by Gary Arnold  |  Commons  |  begins October 4

Join us as we dive back into the 28 chapters of Acts as if it were God’s journal of those who first believed in the saving grace of Jesus. Courage, faith, grit, patience, longsuffering, joy, healing, miracles, worship, fellowship, sharing, the breaking of bread, anger, drama, disagreements, forgiveness—it’s all there. Bonus: every week, you’ll have a chance to ask your question about Luke’s second most famous work.

Zoom option available here

To watch previous classes, click here.

Taught by Bill Elkins  |  Andrew Room  |  November 8, 15, resumes January 17

Occurring more than any other term, 180 times in his 13 letters, “In Christ” represents Paul’s most important message to us as believers: “Christ, in You, the Hope of Glory;” “I am in Him and He is In me.” All of God’s life changing blessings are wrapped up in Paul’s term. To receive those blessings, believers must understand and be able to apply the term. This study will explain Paul’s unique meaning of the term, along with the major passages that unpack its life changing aspects.

Zoom option available here

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DURING THE WEEK

GROUPS FOR EVERYONE

Mondays, September 21—November 9  |  7 p.m.  |  Zoom

The walls are down, hopes are crushed and the very identity of Israel is at risk. Almost 2,500 hundred years later, what can we learn about God, ourselves and our circumstances from the life and ministry of Nehemiah? Join David Young on Zoom for a study of the book of Nehemiah to consider and discuss the various answers to this thought provoking, heart stirring and incredibly relevant question. The study will last 8 weeks. Please email David to sign up and receive your reading assignments.

 

Wednesdays, September 30—November 18  |  7-8 p.m.  |  Zoom

“In a defensive and divided era, how can followers of Jesus reveal a better way of living?”  Scott Sauls’ compelling book, A Gentle Answer: Our “Secret Weapon” in an Age of Us Against Them, leads Christians to:

•  grow in their affection for Jesus, who illustrates gentleness in the face of hostility,

•  nurture a softened heart by receiving Jesus’ gentleness towards us, and

•  view and communicate with others through the lens of persons who are loved by God.”

Join William & April Carpenter on Zoom for this eight-week book study to consider and discuss the various ways we can use Scripture and communication to improve relationships during this divisive time.

The book can be purchased on Amazon.

Please email April to sign up and receive your reading assignments and zoom invite.

 

MEN’S GROUPS

Tuesdays  |   12:15 p.m. |   Pavilion

Men, aged 60 and up, gather in the Pavilion at noon on Tuesdays for lively biblical discussion. Bring your lunch and join us as we delve into his Word, establish new friendships and have a little fun.
Contact: Mickey Harbour – 501.350.5660

 

Wednesdays, September 23—November 12  |  7 a.m.  |  Zoom

The walls are down, hopes are crushed and the very identity of Israel is at risk. Almost 2,500 hundred years later, what can we learn about God, ourselves and our circumstances from the life and ministry of Nehemiah? Join David Young on Zoom for a study of the book of Nehemiah to consider and discuss the various answers to this thought provoking, heart stirring and incredibly relevant question. The study will last 8 weeks. Please email David to sign up and receive your reading assignments.