Educating Disciples: The Gospel of Mark
*Currently meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in Fellowship Hall B and via Zoom (Look for an email each week with the link)
Facilitator: Sue Verrillo
Location: Fellowship Hall A
After learning the skill/process of homiletics, members will be sharing their own homiletics on various passages in Mark each week. Please join us to add this invaluable skill to your lifelong learning.
This class focuses on deep study of the Scriptures in order to approach God more intimately and to understand the unfailing grace offered to imperfect people. We seek to learn how to live out our calling as beloved children of the one true God by pondering the lives of those who have gone before us, the "great cloud of witnesses for the faith" (Heb 12:1). Above all, we want to know Christ and the power of HIs resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, that we may become more like Him (Phil 3:10).
Fellowshipping Disciples: “Parables, the Greatest Stories Ever Told ” by John White
*Currently meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in Fellowship Hall A and via Zoom (Look for an email each week with the link)
Facilitator: Jeannie Phelps
Location: Fellowship Hall B
John White was a well-known lecturer, missionary and author. The class will be studying many of the parables. Parables can help us understand some of Jesus’ most important teachings. They demand crucial responses from us, just as they did from those who first heard them. They call us to examine our world view and our values. Parables illustrate important truths about Christ’s Kingdom.
The goal of the Fellowship class is to make everyone feel welcome as the class studies the Bible and prays together. The class begins with coffee, snacks and conversation, followed by interactive study on a Christian topic or book of the Bible. An ongoing theme in our discussions is how to live as a Christian in the world, with the challenges of the changing culture. the supportive sociable atmosphere provides a forum for classmates to share concerns, joys and needs. All are welcome anytime.
Establishing Disciples: *NOT MEETING AT THIS TIME ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
Location: Contact Amie Palmer if interested in joining this class email@example.com
Establishing Disciples is tailored to young adults, so anyone in their college-aged years to their early 30s, single or married, will feel right at home. From how phones are changing us to finding the life you want in Christ, Establishing Disciples will tackle the unique experiences and challenges of early adulthood.
Equipping Disciples: Isaiah, the Fifth Gospel
*Currently meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in the Family Life Center and via Zoom (Look for an email each week with the link)
Facilitator: Pastor Molly Williamson
Location: Family Life Center
After the Psalms, Isaiah is the Old Testament book most frequently referenced in the New Testament. It has often been called “the Fifth Gospel” because of how powerfully it prophesies the redemption God brings about in Christ. In this class, we will encounter the prophet in his own context, in Jesus’, and in our own while practicing close reading of the text. We will continue the study through Advent, when we will focus on the chapters known as the “servant songs,” which have long been viewed as prophecies about the life and death of Jesus.
The class will be held in a hybrid format with participation possible in person or via Zoom. While it is not based on a written curriculum, participants are invited to read, pray through, and study the week’s chapters in advance when possible. Doing so is not required for participation but will only enrich our time together.
The class will focus on encountering God in a riveting and complicated part of scripture. As we read together, we will develop a deeper understanding of what God spoke to the prophet and practice ways to encounter scripture with attention and expectation. This study of one of the Bible’s most important books will call us to live in light of its witness to both God’s stern judgement and abundant grace.
Supporting Disciples (SALT- Single Adults in the Lord Together)
*NOT MEETING AT THIS TIME ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
For several dynamic decades, this class brought together single adults for Bible study and fellowship. It has now grown into an active group of senior adults offering more in-depth Bible study and welcomes mature believers whether single, divorced, married or widowed. The fourth Monday of each month features a potluck dinner open to anyone seeking table fellowship or a mentor in the faith. TGC is blessed to have a wealth of experienced Christians to share their hard-won wisdom.
Questions about what class might be right for you? Contact Amie Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org or
Pastor Molly Williamson email@example.com