You’ll be surprised how relevant this study will be to your daily life! 

Sundays

“Looking at Jesus with a Brand New Set of Eyes: How Jesus Looked Through Luke’s Eyes”
Host: Rev. Dan Hair
When: Sunday mornings 8:45-9:45 a.m.
How Long: 6 sessions: Oct. 3 – Nov. 7
Where: Fellowship Hall
Description: In preparation for our Winter Message Series on the Gospel of Luke, Pastor Dan will explore the unique understanding of Jesus that Luke reveals in his Gospel. Each week Dan will give a presentation using slides and solicit discussion and questions. Just show up, and bring your Bibles if you want to make notes.
Nursery provided.

 

Wednesdays

“Life Lessons from Esther” by Max Lucado
Host: Tracy Hansen
When: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
How Long: 6 sessions: Oct. 6 – Nov. 10
Where: Church coffee Shop
Description: Study the biblical book of Esther and the amazing story of how God placed her “for such a time as this” and then used her in a great way. Learn how you, too, can step out in faith to make a big difference. Each week we will read from the Bible, hear reflections by Pastor Max Lucado, discuss questions and make connections to how we can live boldly for God. Handouts and study sheets provided.
 
“Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage” by Gary L. Thomas
Hosts: Bruce & Gina Lindholm
When: Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
How Long: 6 Sessions, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10
Where: Pastor David’s Office
Who: Married couples
Description: Bruce and Gina celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year, and they find it very important to keep working on their marriage. Gary Thomas offers a video teaching each session on how to take your marriage to the next level: not just to love your spouse but to cherish them, in the biblical sense, as well. There will be reading handed out for homework each week. An optional book is available.
 
“Kings and Prophets of Israel”
Host: Steve Betker
When: Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
How Long: 6 sessions, starting Oct. 6
Where: Green Room Upstairs
Description: This series explores the turbulent history of Israel’s prophets and kings, and draws lessons from their stories that can help build our devotion to and trust in God today.This study helps provide background for the fall Sunday message series “King of Kings.” Handouts will guide discussion. An optional book is available.
 
“Star Wars 3: “Return of the Jedi – Using Star Wars to Share Our Faith”
Host: Amanda Lucas
When: Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
How Long: 10 sessions, Oct. 6 – Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)
Where: Blue Room Upstairs, Zoom option offered
Description: In this third Star Wars study, Amanda will use clips from Return of the Jedi to discuss how followers of Jesus are called to share their faith with others. Group discussion on questions and insights will make connections to daily life. Participants will also be encouraged to step out in prayer. Handouts provided each week.
 
“Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith”
Host: Jason & Vicky Keintz
When: Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
How Long: 10 sessions, Oct. 6 – Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)
Where: Pink Room Upstairs, Zoom option offered
As Christians, we do our best to live our lives as Jesus lived, following the examples of his many virtues—including honesty, faithfulness, and generosity. But one virtue that is often overlooked is courage. Throughout Jesus’ life, he was called upon to be brave: in the face of his enemies, when being tempted, and certainly at the time of his death. By examining the life of Christ, we can begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in our lives when we exhibit a brave faith. In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers, and in doing so, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us.

 

Fridays

“That the World May Know” by Focus on the Family, Ray Vander Laan
Host: Brad Blocher
When: Friday mornings 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
How Long: Oct. 1 – Nov. 5
Where: Fellowship hall
Description: Study the geographical lands of the Old and New Testaments to better understand the Bible’s intriguing historical context and its significance to modern believers, illuminating life-changing “faith lessons” that will ignite your faith, strengthen your convictions and inspire you to confront your world. Sessions include video presentations, discussion and prayer.