Fall 2018 Quarter 1 Classes

Sundays, 8/12 - 9/30, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Financial Peace University - Dr. Don Pappas
Systematic Theology: The Nature of God and How We Relate to Him  Pastor Scott Bradley
Confronting Anger & Depression - Jack Halsey
Seeing People Through the Eyes of Jesus - Mark Forsythe
Parenting Children in a Difficult World - Pastor Chris & Sarah Barksdale
What Love Really Is: A Study in 1,2, & 3 John (women only) - Demie Adams

Course Descriptions

Financial Peace University

by Dr. Don Pappas

Money is a powerful tool for good but can also be a source of much pain. In this course you will develop a plan for your money with practical steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. You will learn how to get rid of debt, save money, and build a financial plan. Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey will be the curriculum for the course. Purchase the curriculum here.

Systematic Theology: The Nature of God and How We Relate to Him
by Pastor Scott Bradley
The study of God can seem daunting and appear impractical. Yet you will find nothing more practical in life than understanding who God is and how you enjoy a relationship with Him. In this course you will uncover breathtaking realities about the existence and characteristics of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. You will discover how personal God is.

Confronting Anger & Depression
by Jack Halsey
Life is hard and our responses to the injustices of life are varied. We struggle with trusting God, being patient and turning the other cheek. In this course you will learn how to help yourself and others who battle things like depression, bitterness, and anger. You will be equipped to know what to believe and what to say to those who are hurting around you.

Seeing People Through the Eyes of Jesus

by Mark Forsythe
The Gospels tell of our Creator God coming down to dwell among us. Jesus saw people, spoke to people and touched people. In this course you will discover how people mattered to Jesus. You will be better equipped, through a study of the gospels, to look at people through eyes of mercy and compassion.

Parenting Children in a Difficult World

by Pastor Chris & Sarah Barksdale

It is hard being a parent! It is a 24-7 job commitment that requires more than you can possibly give. In this course we will explore how the grace of God empowers and equips us to be the kind of parents God calls us to be! Our focus will be on parenting newborns through elementary school age children. And in order to be very practical we will devote much time to Q&A so bring your questions!

What Love Really Is: A Study in 1,2, & 3 John

by Demie Adams (for women only)

1,2,& 3 John define love in the person of Jesus and call us to love like He loved. John anchors us with truth in a culture that has lost its way. He separates light from darkness, offers community for loneliness and rest for our striving.  Throughout his letters John gives us the ultimate gift of assurance: we can know that we know Jesus.  Join us for this study and discover what love truly is.

Past Course Descriptions

Angels, Demons, & Spiritual Warfare

The angelic world is a fascinating topic. It is mostly an unseen world, but it has tremendous impact upon our lives as Christians. In this course you will look into the spiritual realm around you to discover what god says about what angels, demons, and Satan are up to. You will learn what your role is in the spiritual battle and how Jesus wins.

Defending Your Faith with Creation

God's creation is one of beauty, complexity, and inspiration. In this course you will marvel at God's hand in various areas of science. You will also learn the importance of the Genesis creation account and how foundational it is for a Christian worldview. The goal is to help the student be better equipped to view God's world through the lens of Scripture and engage others with that worldview.

The Destiny of Mankind

In this course you will focus on the reality of Heaven and Hell as you are taken on an in-depth journey into what eternity will be like. You will never look at life after death the same.

Finding God in Art

In this course you will discover how to see God in art. You will look at what God says in His Word and how the world conveys it in movies, music, literature, and creative expressions.

Gospel Living in a Broken World

In this course you will find out how to reach those who are lost, broken, and hurting around you with the love of Jesus. Your eyes will be changed to see people as God does.

Grieving Pain & Loss

No one goes through life unscathed by suffering, pain and death. We face it ourselves as well as walk with others through those shadows. In this course you will learn how to Biblically grieve your losses and help others who are facing similar struggles.

Hope & Healing in Marriage

Marriage brings with it some of the most enjoyable moments of life, and yet it also brings some of the most difficult moments in life. This course will discuss how to build a good marriage from both a constructive and remedial perspective. The focus will be on using proper communication, identifying and resolving conflict, and practicing forgiveness - all with a Biblical worldview.

How to Battle Fear, Anxiety, & Addiction

Jesus promised that, “if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). Unfortunately, we find our freedom in Christ challenged by the shackles of habitual sin. In this course you will learn how to help yourself and others who battle fear, worry, anxiety, pornography, and substance abuse. You will be equipped with how to think Biblically and how to help others tackle these weighty issues.

How to Lead Yourself & Others

We are all leaders in some way, yet we find ourselves ill-equipped for the situations we find ourselves in. This class is a practical, hands-on course for anyone who desires to make a positive impact on their family, community, or workplace. Topics will include leading yourself first, time management, communication, the power of saying “no” to the nonessential, plus other leadership skills you can put into practice right away. The course is designed for students, parents, professionals, and others who wish to make an impact within their sphere of influence.

Identity & Hope in Christ: A Study in 1 Peter (women only)

Our identity as children of God in Christ is sure, yet we find ourselves many times trying to find our identity in something we do or even in other people. This course will help you solidify your identity in Christ and find hope through the study of 1 Peter. Students will work through a study of each chapter as homework and then come to class to watch a lesson by Jen Wilkin and discuss the application together.

A Journey through the Psalms of Ascent (women only)

This course will be based on a Beth Moore video study focusing on Psalms 120-134. Traveling pilgrims sang these Psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the LORD and as key elements of the worship at those festivals. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 Psalms model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us.

The Man Called by Christ

In this course you will discover how to be a man called by Christ. You will look closely at how God says a man is to live, work, fight, pray, and be a husband and father. You will see Jesus.

New Life in Jesus

In this course you will discover who you are in Christ and how to live out your new faith in Jesus. You will dig deep into the book of Ephesians and study your position in Christ and the new life He has called you to live.

The Origin, Beauty, & Viability of the Bible

The Bible is the most published and well-known book in the history of the world. Yet many are confused on how we got it, where it came from and what the real meaning of it is. In this course you will look at origin of the Bible, how you can trust it, and how you should study it. You will receive tools for a lifetime of study and enjoyment in Jesus.

Parenting Teens in a Difficult World

Teenagers face an intricate life stage where they are trying to figure out who they are and how they relate to the family and the world. In this course you will learn biblical principles and practical wisdom on how to walk with your teens through these years of searching, struggle and maturation.

Preaching & Teaching Scripture (men only)

Helping people see and understand the Word of God is a demanding task. It requires both science (finding the meaning of the passage) and art (presenting the passage in an understanding way). In this course you will gain tools for teaching the Bible as well as learn to hone your skills through workshops where you are given feedback on your current teaching ability. Each student will be required to preach a short lesson to the class.

The Story of the Bible

In this course you will look at where the Bible came from, how you can trust it, and how you should study it. You will receive tools for a lifetime of study and enjoyment in Jesus.

Systematic Theology: Your Salvation, the Church, and the Future

The Bible has much to say about God’s saving grace, the role of the local church and what lies ahead in the future. In this course you will witness the greatness of God’s grace in saving the lost, the function of the church and look at what God says about the future of our world and what eternity will be like.

Transforming Prayer

Transforming Prayer is a 51-day spiritual journey with God. You will be guided to honestly evaluate your current spiritual health in order to prepare yourself for deeper engagement with god. The class leaders will seek to instruct and model prayer that is worship-based, Scripture-fed, and Spirit-led. Our goal is to help each class participant develop a more vibrant relationship with God and make prayer a high life priority.

World Religions

This class will help equip you to understand and engage people of different beliefs and worldviews with the gospel. You will cover the specifics of Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, Catholicism, Islam and other Eastern religions.