Current July-August Bible Study Classes

These classes are held during First Service .


Circle Maker

Vicki Hood

Classroom A

No Additional Book Required

Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It's a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.' Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer, and to God's vision for your life, than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of the Circle Maker---a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? 

 

The Story: God’s Greatest Story Ever Told

Doug Cook, Amy Hasselbring, Andrew Wymer

Classroom B

Book Recommended

Using a video curriculum developed by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee, this popular study has been used at churches around the country to help people understand the story of the Bible from cover to cover. Join the class as it wraps up the entire Bible by completing the pages of the New Testament to better understand God’s wonderful story of grace – in the picture of history and at work in your own life.

 

Beginnings

Tom May

Classroom C

No Additional Book Required

Christianity is often said to be a place of new beginnings. Paul tells us that in Christ we are all new creations. Sometimes starting fresh can be a scary, challenging task. What better place to learn about starting again – whether it be for the first time, or to renew when our steps seem to falter – than to look at the beginning weeks of the earthly ministry of Jesus? From the early chapters of Matthew and John, you will get a glimpse of how Jesus started his ministry and learn lessons for renewing yours.

These classes are held during Second Service.


unChristian

Dave Parkerson

Classroom A

Book Recommended

You see it in the newspapers, on television, and in the movies. You hear it on talk shows, in music, and on the street. Christianity has an image problem. Christians are supposed to represent Christ in the world, but according to most studies and surveys, the world doesn’t think much of the representation. Using descriptions like “hypocritical” and “judgmental,” Americans have an impression of Christianity that is mostly unchristian. Find out why these negative perceptions exist, how some of them can be reversed, and see practical examples of how Christians can positively contribute to our culture.

 

Promised Land

Dan Hamm, Tom May

Classroom B

No Additional Book Required

Just as the time and place of our birth and life shapes our journey, the land and culture of the people of Israel shaped their story as found in the Old Testament. Understanding that background is vital for Christians because it provides the foundation for knowing what God is doing today. Using the DVD lessons of Ray Vanderlaan with Focus on the Family, discover how just as God guided his people to a specific place – the Promised Land – to impact their world, God is guiding us today. 

Elijah

Bill Hall

Classroom C

Book Recommended

Where are great leaders like Elijah today? Uncompromisingly strong, yet self-controlled. Disciplined, yet forgiving. Courageous, yet kind. Heroic in the heat of battle, yet humble in the aftermath. Exploring closely Elijah's fascinating life as a prophet of God, the study does not gloss over his human weaknesses; rather, you will see an honest picture of this ordinary man who God transformed into His personal spokesman to confront idolatry and evil in the ancient world. You will want to be like Elijah.