adults: GSPC Christian Education

All of our Sunday School classes, Bible studies, prayer groups, and small groups exist to prepare you, your child, or your teenager for living for Christ in the real world. We use a variety of learning methods and teaching styles, so there is a fit for every type of learner, and each class or study includes a practical, relevant application to real life – where you are. We believe Christian Education exists not just to fill our minds, but to change our hearts and our lives.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS

Sunday mornings: 9:30 am: three options, by study/topic
(These are the classes for the Fall 2011 semester. We will switch classes and teachers at the end of January for the Spring Semester 2012)

· THE ULTIMATE SERMON: Quay Youngblood
style: lecture/discussion; textual; using a study guide
Revolutionary!! The Sermon on the Mount was just that 2000 years ago! And nothing has changed. It was totally contrary to the religion of that day and totally contrary to today's pervasive culture. What does that mean to us? Explore, learn and change with us!

· LOVE & MARRIAGE: Heather Austell & Graham Meeks
style: study/discussion; topical; custom designed by teachers
Plenty of marriage "experts" will tell you how to achieve a more fulfilling marriage, but what does God say? We'll look at His word and the insights of several Christian authors and speakers. Whether you're single or married, attending alone or with your spouse, doing your part in a dream marriage, or praying for change, we hope you'll join us.

· SEEING GOD’S GRACE IN O.T. LAW: Kathy Larson
style: lecture/discussion; textual; custom designed by teacher
How many times have we heard that the God of the Old Testament is mean or that His Law is strict, contradictory, and unloving? In this class, we will look at the laws of the O.T. and discover how they truly were the grace-giving boundaries of a loving Father/Husband – that God’s Law really is what’s best for us!


Tuesday mornings: two options, by gender

· MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 6:30 am
Join us to pray through our church's prayer list (in the church library) and then go to Panera Bread for breakfast.

· WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: 9:45-11:15am: Ruth Ruane
style: discussion; topical; using a study guide (homework involved)
“Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer (cost $13)


Wednesday nights: 6:15 (dinner); 7-8pm (groups): many options

· “Up and Out Small Groups”: all of us!
Join one of our many small groups, which meet in various locations in our neighborhood to "be the church out there in the world." Groups may study a book, discuss movies/headlines, play live music, do acts of service (or something else if you have an idea!)... all in the name of being salt and light to our community.

· Basics of Faith Class: Greg Joines
Geared specifically towards new believers or those wanting to review the basics. If you have friends or loved ones who have questions or want to understand the basics of what Christians believe, recommend this class or bring them to it.

 · Book Club: Kathy Larson (Piper Glen); Mark and Melissa Katibah (GSPC)
Two book clubs will begin (two locations noted above) reading Heaven is For Real.  It's a gentle pace and discussion is easy and enjoyable.  Come join the group in either location.

For more information about Adult Christian Education, contact Kathy Larson (kathy@gspc.net; 704-364-1234).