Fall Discipleship Courses for Adults
September 10th, 2017 - November 26th, 2017
See the descriptions below. Please join us anytime.
John Calvin on the Christian Life
9:30am in the Fellowship Hall
Pastor Harvey will be teaching a class on John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. This 16th century work of the great protestant reformer is one of the greatest achievements of Western Civilization. It is also, to the surprise of many, very practical and relevant for our daily lives as Christians. The class will cover the Institutes in broad compass from beginning to end. We will also model how to move from Scripture, to theology, to application.
Each class will begin with a discussion of a passage of Scripture, then move to how Calvin unfolded the teaching of that passage in the Institutes, and then move toward personal, church and cultural applications for today. Discussion will be welcomed throughout the class. A reading guide will be posted for the course. The Institutes are available for free online. For those who wish to have a book in their hands, Pastor Harvey will use an abridged version of the Institutes edited by Tony Lane and Hilary Osborne.
This course is not only for theology and history buffs. It is a great place for those who would like an overview of what we believe as Christians and how our beliefs should shape our personal lives, marriages, families, and vocational pursuits.
9:30am in the Library
Rev. Don Post will be leading a class for folks who have questions about the Christian Faith. This is wonderful place to invite friends and neighbors who are new to the church. No one will be asked to sing, pray or read out loud. (Sign Up)
We will be using a new series called Life Explored (developed by the publishers of Christianity Explored). Each class will feature a short, very engaging video presentation by Rico Tice, then move toward a discussion of how the gospel of Jesus Christ addresses some of the most profound questions that we all have about life.
Gospel of John
9:30am in Balcony Room 201
In John chapter 8, Jesus makes 3 iconic statements about Himself: “I am the light of the world” (v. 12); “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (v. 32); and “Before Abraham was, I AM” (v. 58).
Join Rev. Tim Coyle as he looks at the significance of these verses for Jesus and for us today as well, and then continues to work through the gospel of John, making many rich discoveries concerning the person of Christ and His work as we go.
English as a Second Language
9:30am in Balcony Room 202
ESL is offered throughout the year and led by U.Del International campus minister Rev. Rick Gray of RUFi (Reformed University Fellowship).
The course uses the bulletin and morning sermon text as a springboard for learning and practicing English. English speakers are encouraged to attend and serve our international
friends. Join us!