Adult Christian Education – November

Adult Christian Education – November

Hands of Hope:  Room 105, lower level

Jesus Continued with J.D. Greear

“Why does God often feel more like a doctrine we know about than a Person we know? Why do so many of us think of Christianity as a lifestyle to which we conform, rather than a God with whom we commune? Jesus gave his disciples the audacious promise that it was to their advantage he go back to heaven because the Holy Spirit could then come to live inside of them. How many of us consider our connection to the Holy Spirit so strong and so real that we would call his presence in us better than Jesus beside us?”

Journey: New Room – 108, lower level

Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall

Nathan McCall is now a senior lecturer at Emory University’s department of African American Studies.  He was a writer for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and Washington Post before that.  His first book, “Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America,” tells of how he grew up in Virginia and fell into the wrong circles, then got out of those circles.  We’ll read this book specifically with an eye toward understanding a set of circumstances different from our own to nudge us to love our neighbors more effectively.

Searching Our Heritage: Room 109, lower level

The Searching Our Heritage class will be taking part in the “Building a Discipling Culture” study in Room 212.

Seekers: Room 107, lower level

Kingdom Disciples with Dr. Tony Evans

Where have all the disciples gone? There is a missing force in Christianity today. Its absence has led to weak believers, disintegrating families, ineffective churches, and a decaying culture. Without it we lack what we need to fully live as heaven’s representatives on earth. That missing force is discipleship. The result is powerless Christians attending powerless churches, having a powerless presence in the world. The power, authority, abundance, victory, and impact God has promised will come about only when we understand and align ourselves with His definition of discipleship. Kingdom Disciples calls believers and churches back to our primary, divinely ordained responsibility to be disciples and to make disciples. Only when we take this assignment seriously will the world see heaven at work on earth.

Advent Study Starting November 24: The Case for Christmas with Lee Strobel

Even when he was an atheist, Lee Strobel enjoyed the Christmas season–the gift-giving, holiday parties, and being with friends and family. But after his wife became a Christian, Lee started to investigate the real meaning behind all those nativity scenes he had seen outside of churches. In this four-week study, Lee reveals what he discovered as he sought to separate the holiday from the holy day, the facts from the fantasy, and the truth from the tradition. The Case for Christmas will invite you to look beyond the familiar traditions of the season, challenge you to examine the evidence for yourself, and consider why Christmas really matters.

Verse by Verse: Room 106, lower level

The Verse by Verse class will be studying the book of 2 Samuel. This Old Testament book depicts David as a true (though imperfect) representative of the ideal theocratic king. We will learn that under David’s rule, the Lord caused the nation of Israel to prosper, and we will see how God helped the Israelites defeat their enemies. We will discover how God established His covenant with David and promised that David’s dynasty would endure forever.

Ready to Launch: Room 101, lower level

The Christmas Experience with Kyle Idleman

The Christmas Experience is a 6-week small group study that examines the Christmas story in detail, helping groups (and families) prepare for the Christmas season.  Each episode will focus on how God chose each individual in the Christmas story for a specific purpose.  Those participating in The Christmas Experience study will be able to find themselves in the Christmas story, as they learn that what happened then changes everything now.