June 3 - July 8
According to a recent poll, approximately half of all United States citizens get their news from social media. We “follow” people who inspire us and topics that are important to us. As Christians, we are to be even more committed to following Jesus. In this new series, “following”, keep up-to-date on what Jesus says and does. You will be inspired to gain wisdom for life and to engage in discussion about him.
"Plugged-In: Life In Christ"
begins July 15
Never before has society been so connected and yet so confused. Because of personal electronic devices and social media we are becoming increasingly oblivious to reality and relationships. The problem is not that we are plugged in. The problem may be that we are plugging into the wrong source. In Ephesians, Paul shows us the many advantages of a life in Christ: out-of-this-world wealth, community, purpose, wisdom, love … to name a few. Our new series Plugged-In begins July 15.
"Speaking Of Jesus"
the art of un-evangelism
A book by Carl Medearis
Tuesdays at 3:15PM
Some of us fear moments when we need to defend our theology. Some of us seek them out. But we are seldom ready the way Jesus seemed to be ready. So how do we draw others to God in the midst of these ordinary conversations the way Jesus did?
In Speaking of Jesus, Carl Medearis draws on his experience of international reconciliation between Muslims and Christians to remind us of the heart of the matter: Jesus. Here he gives us tools, stories, and the foundation we need to move beyond “us” and “them” and simply talk about the One who changes it all.
As Carl writes, “While others are explaining and defending various isms and ologies we’re simply pointing people to our friend. The one who uncovers and disarms. Who leads people right to himself. The beginning and the end of the story. A good story indeed.”
connecting our community to Christ
Adult Bible Class
Sundays at 9:00am
Evangelism is a scary word. But it doesn’t need to be. This study aims to empower you by guiding you through the why, who, where, and what of connecting our community to Christ. You will learn:
1. Why we go with God’s Word to our communities
2. How to identify un-churched and de-churched people in our communities
3. How to raise awareness of the church in the surrounding community
4. To plan ways to connect with and serve the un-churched and de-churched in our communities
5. To identify, pray for and witness to people they know are un-churched or de-churched
6. To develop and improve an assimilation process for first time guest to full time member
7. To develop a workable organization for evangelism
Study begins on Sunday, June 3 (9:00AM)
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