Led by Tom DeVries Team - Library in Education Center
The class is tailored to individuals who have completed their undergraduate work, may be married, and may be thinking about starting a family. The class topics will have the underpinnings of traditional material expected in a Bible Class such as The Book of Concord or Church History. The class will go a step further by adjusting a liberal arts view (psychology, philosophy, the humanities, economics, etc.) and relating it to the topics in a way that is applicable to the life experiences and challenges common among people in their 20-30s.
"Lessons from the Elf"
Led by Pastor Michael Dorn - Room 123
"Elf" is the story of Buddy, a human raised by Christmas elves, who discovers that he is, indeed, human, and has a father in New York City. As Buddy embarks on a journey to discover his birth family, he wrestles with issues of identity, faith, and where his unique talents fit into the scheme of things.
This study will help you discuss the deeper themes of the movie. How can we discover and establish our true identities? What does it mean to have faith in things unseen? How does Buddy struggle with and ultimately embrace his uniqueness? What does the joy of Christmas look like?
Popcorn is included!
Led by Jim Cleary's Team - Room 233
God is loving and powerful. He is able to work against some of the strongest forces of hate in the world. You can imitate God's justice by fighting against these same powers in your own life and in the lives of those around you. This study will challenge you to love justice as God does. And it will show you how to work for justice in your everyday life. Discussion-oriented.
"Reading Your Bible In One Year"
Led by Dennis Gray's Team - Room 209
This Bible class is designed to support and encourage you in your journey through the Scriptures. It is a spiritual journey from Genesis to Revelation! Through your daily readings, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will meet you in His Word. You will get to know Him and our Heavenly Father in deeper ways by the powerful working of the Holy Spirit through the Word!
“Three Advent Sundays”
Led by Pastor Paul Dorn’s Team - Room 206
The first Sunday a "European Christmas" video will explain the meaning of our Advent and Christmas traditions. The second and third Sundays will take to heart and pray Psalms 110 and 118, Messianic Psalms. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be in view also as we consider Luther's commentary on these Psalms.
"Travels with Moses"
Led by Bill Fischer's Team - Room 201
Moses is one of the primary people in the Old Testament and his life and actions form the basis of much of our beliefs. While many people are familiar with Moses’ role with Plagues in Egypt, the Exodus, the Parting of the Red Sea and the Ten Commandments, there is much more to his life. The “Heroes of Faith” chapter of Hebrews 11 devotes more time to Moses and Abraham than anyone else. Our study will follow how God used this very human man to guide His people. We learn the life of Moses in several Old Testament books: Exodus, a small part of Leviticus, and parts of Numbers. Deuteronomy repeats many of the same incidents as Exodus, and we’ll look at some of them for more details.