Every Sunday morning we offer several classes for adult study and conversation around the word of God during our educational hour (9:25am to 10:25am), where there are opportunities for the whole family to gather in groups for study, prayer and encouragement. Each is structured so that newcomers/visitors may join or try them out at any time in the cycle of the class curriculum.
We arrange our classes in a variety of settings and disciplines of study to help offer variety and connect with personal needs. There are four basic approaches to Christian studies (Biblical, Topical, Historical, Missional). While they all intersect around the living and active connections with the word of God, each discipline helps prepare us for living our faith in different ways.
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class
Currently our adult education hour topic is The Challenge of Islam
Bible Study Leader: Ben Roberts
Location: Heritage Room 113
To the Western mind, the faith and practice of Islam are often a profound mystery. In recent years, this religion has emerged as a prominent — yet misunderstood — belief system. Listen as Sam Shamoun, an Arab-Christian, unveils some of the mystique surrounding this religion first preached by Muhammad and today practiced by more than one billion people worldwide.
In Part One of this two-part Bible study, the teachings of Islam are brought into focus. In addition to learning about the “Five Pillars of Islam,” participants will examine what the Quran says about the role of Abraham, the Trinity, angels and jinn (genies), the attributes of Jesus Christ, the character of Muhammad, Judgment Day, and paradise.
The Quran is the premier Muslim holy book. As such, its 114 chapters are the faith-guide for Muslims everywhere. For instance, did you know the Quran claims Jesus is not God, nor is He the Son of God? Were you aware Quranic teaching says the religion of the patriarchs — Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as well as all the prophets — is Islam? Shamoun asks, “Christians, do you see the challenge of Islam, and are you prepared to deal with this challenge?”
While Islam is a religious force to be reckoned with, it already has been dealt its deathblow through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. Armed with love and an attitude that considers Muslims — like everyone else — those for whom Christ died, Christians can share the same Good News that gives them salvation. As Shamoun says, “The only thing that can defeat Islam is the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Sunday School currently meets in the music room altogether.
Sunday School Classes begin at 9:25am, are for Preschool-8th Grade, and run from September through May. We use the Cross Explorations curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Click here to learn more about Cross Explorations.
Youth Sunday Morning Bible Study
“What Does God Say about Worry & Anxiety for High School Students?”
Bible Study Leader: Pastor Mark Stapleton
Location: Youth Room
As a High School student, do you worry? Does anxiety wear you down? Are there times where you would just rather stay in bed? Come to this Bible Class that will be taught by Pastor Stapleton in the Youth Room, located downstairs next to the School Cafeteria. We will meet this Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Parenting Bible Study: “Spiritual Parenting”
This is a Biblically based practical training program designed to equip parents to touch the hearts of their children. Bring your younger children to play in the Nursery while you connect with other parents. For parents of children ages two through eighteen. It takes place in the nursery (classroom 101) at 9:25am.
We are currently studying “The Art of Parenting: Aiming Your Child’s Heart Toward God.” Did you know that your child/ren are like “arrows in the hands of a warrior?” Join us every Sunday. Parents and grandparents are welcome! Questions? Contact Rebecca Hemming at 630-660-3602.