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Adult Ministry

Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Learning Communities

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of new classes each semester to help people of all ages and stages grow in faith. With a variety of topics, formats, and schedules, we hope you'll look at each opportunity and find something just right for you!

In-progress and upcoming Learning Communities are posted below in chronological order by start date.

Registrations and payments are online through Fellowship One.

  • White Fragility Book Study  •  NEW DATES: Sept 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14

    When & Where: Sat  •  NEW DATES: Sept 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14  •  9 - 11 am  •  Virtually via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Shawna Lewis and Thalia Shirley
    Childcare: No

    Have you been wanting to take a deeper dive into white privilege, what it means, and where it comes from? Are you wanting to understand more about systemic racism and white supremacy?

    This book takes a critical look into these topics and others. It explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. Anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people" (Claudia Rankine). In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

    This 7-session journey over 10 weeks will provide a safe space to learn, challenge our old ways of thinking, gain insight, and grow. 

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member whose device will be used for the virtual meetings. 

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • Becoming New in Christ (Men)  •  Beginning Sept 14 for 19 weekly sessions

    When & Where: Mon  •  Beginning Sept 14 for 19 weekly sessions  •  7:30-8:30 pm  •  virtual via Microsoft Teams meeting platform - link provided at registration
    Led by: Taylor Newsom, Andrew Harris, and Justin Edge
    Childcare: No

    Sometimes our worship loses its passion. Our prayer life becomes stagnant. We forget why we are serving God. And slowly, subtly, the world's ways become our ways. In this 19-session study, the book of Romans addresses these problems, showing us how we can break out of old patterns and become new in Christ.

    No charge for the class, but please purchase a copy of Romans: Becoming New in Christ.

    A link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

    Please contact Taylor Newsom at taylor.newsom82@gmail.com with questions.

    REGISTER ONLINE 8/28/2020

  • So You Want to Talk About Race Book Study  •  Tue, Sept 15 - Nov 24

    When & Where: Tue  •  Tue, Sept 15 - Nov 24  •  6:30 - 8 pm  •  Virtual via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Shandon Klein and Jenifer Williams
    Childcare: No

    REGISTER ONLINE 08/17/2020

  • Romans Bible Study  •  Sept 16 - Oct 28

    When & Where: Wed  •  Sept 16 - Oct 28  •  7 pm  •  Virtually via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Drs. Clayton Oliphint and Josh Fitzpatrick
    Childcare: No

    Take a deeper dive into the themes and scriptures of the sermon series by joining Pastors Clayton and Josh for a Bible study on Paul's letter to the Romans. Youth and adults are invited to participate in the 7 week study on Zoom. The program will consist of pastoral teaching and small group discussion. There is no fee to participate or materials to purchase. Registration is required and will close on September 15.

    Zoom link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration. One registration per device.

    Children’s Ministry will support the Romans sermon series with their curriculum and suggestions for parents. "Dear Church" children's bags will be available for families to pick up from a plastic tub outside the main entrance doors.

    Youth Ministry will have their own Bible study on Wednesday nights that covers the book of Romans, but youth who are interested in participating in the study with Josh and Clayton are welcome. 

    REGISTER ONLINE 8/10/20

  • Financial Peace University  •  Sept 21 - Nov 16

    When & Where: Mon  •  Sept 21 - Nov 16  •  7:30 - 8:30 pm  •  
    Led by: Scott and Shannon Smith
    Childcare: No

    Learn how to pay off debt, save, and invest for your future. Connect with others, just like you, who can hold you accountable, encourage you, and celebrate your progress!
    We’ll watch the videos on our own and meet together for 45 - 60 minutes for discussion and activities each week.
    Cost is $129.99 per household, and registration is through Financial Peace University directly.

    REGISTER ONLINE 09/03/2020

  • Where is God in the Pandemic?  •  Oct 4

    When & Where: Sun  •  Oct 4  •  7-8:30 pm  •  Zoom
    Led by: Dr Terry Parsons
    Childcare: No

    The pandemic has again confronted us with the age old problem of evil. Where is God in the midst of suffering? The pandemic has also challenged our image of God. Is the nature of God the loving and caring presence? Or is there a gap between the Creator and evil that emerges during events like the pandemic that negatively affects our faith and mental health? In a give and take format, Dr. Parsons will help us deal with our questions of faith around the pandemic.

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration. 
    Please register the family member whose device will be used. 

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • How Young Adults Will Change the Church  •  Oct 24

    When & Where: Sat  •  Oct 24  •  9 am - 12 noon  •  Online via Zoom
    Led by: Rev. Phil Dieke
    Childcare: No

    Young adults are not entering the doors of the church at the same rate as older generations, and the church is concerned about it. If the absence of this generation from church continues, the future church will suffer. This generation of young adults is critical of the church and institutions in general. And the church is spending considerable time and resources in understanding young adults and how to attract them to the church. Attempting to attract this generation is forcing the church to change, and will force future changes. What will today's young adults contribute to the future church? What will the church look like in the future if this generation of young adults remains absent from its sanctuaries?

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member whose device will be used for the virtual meetings.

    REGISTER ONLINE Sept 1 - Oct 23, 2020

  • Enneagram Subtypes: Instinctual Drives  •  Oct 28 - Dec 9

    When & Where: Wed  •  Oct 28 - Dec 9  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm  •  via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Lisa Hancock and Jason Berman
    Childcare: No

    This six-week advanced course is for those who have taken the Enneagram Journey curriculum and are ready to deepen their Enneagram knowledge about subtypes, instinctual drives and their impact on behavior. Becoming aware of our Subtype helps explain differences in people with the same Enneagram number. Subtypes are: Self Preservation, Social, and One-on-One.

    Cost $90 per device/household. Please register only once per device.
    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE 08/17/2020

  • Discover Your Enneagram Number: The Enneagram Advantage  •  November 7

    When & Where: Sat  •  November 7  •  9 am - 3 pm  •  Virtual via zoom meeting
    Led by: Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: No

    This workshop is for those who want to discover their Enneagram number or take a refresher course in Enneagram wisdom. The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that is based on a person's motivation. Your Enneagram number tells you why you do the things you do. The Enneagram can be the most valuable single tool available to deal with everyday life issues that people face. Learn more about yourself and important people in your life.

    Cost $90 per device/household. Please register only the household member whose device will be used for the virtual meeting
    Zoom meeting link will be provided upon registration in the confirmation email.

    REGISTER ONLINE 8/17/2020

Events for Adults
 
Fall Learning Communities

We have a spot for you!

Strength for Today

Helping Others - Sun, Sept 27, 5:30, Zoom

Senior Adults Conversation with Clergy

Mon, Oct 12, 11:30 am - 1 pm

New Small Groups

Grow into deeper relationship with God and discern ways to put faith into practice.


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