“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
- 2 Peter 3:18
Throughout Scripture, the Lord invites us into a deeper relationship with Himself. And it is the most astonishing adventure imaginable, this ever- deepening experience of His beauty, majesty and grace! Knowing God intimately makes us better spouses, parents and grandparents, more joyous persons and more radiant witnesses to the Good News.
To help each of us grow, the church is offering four classes starting this Sunday, February 5. Each runs from 11am – 12:20pm. Most run for 6 weeks; one goes 9 weeks. Church childcare is available for all (simply let the folks at the registration table know you will be attending one of the classes). Details are given below. I hope you all can join us!
Grace and peace –
Loving Your Kids on Purpose – Room 1208 (Library)
Bob and Kathy LeDuc facilitate this 9-week class on a biblical approach to parenting, using material created by Danny and Sheri Silk. This DVD series and workbook helps parents bring the principles of the Kingdom of God into their homes. Teaching our children to manage increasing levels of freedom is one of our greatest challenges. Learning to replace the tools of intimidation and control is a priority as we gain practical skills to train our children in love. $10 materials fee.
Knowing God – Room 436
Philippians 3:7-14 describes the Apostle Paul's determination to intimately experience God in the deepest possible way. Paul considered any other kind of knowledge or achievement insignificant compared to knowing Christ and being “found” in Him. Come join Bonnie Reimers and others on this 6-week journey to a deeper, more intimate relationship with God.
What if it's God speaking? – Room 433
Jesus said his sheep know his voice (John 10:27). So if you're a Christian, Jesus was referring to you! Learning to discern Christ’s voice is, for every Jesus follower, a journey, a priority and a privilege. Mike Wadlow leads this 6-week class designed to help. Come and learn why and how God speaks, hear stories and acquire tools to grow… all in a safe, interactive environment. It might be the first time you identify that God is really speaking to you; you might learn God has always been speaking to you, or you may learn new ways God wants to talk with you.
Reasons to Believe – Room 435
This 6-week class, led by Devin Tarr, examines the evidence for Christianity. It's a safe place to ask your hardest questions and be taken seriously. If you've ever had doubts about your faith, or been challenged by others to defend your faith, or wanted to evangelize with greater effectiveness, this is a class that will encourage and equip you. Using science, history, and philosophy, we will examine such topics as: Does God exist? Why does God allow evil? And Did Jesus rise from the dead? Whether you're a Christian, skeptic, or member of another faith, we would love to have you.