Adults

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Small groups are an integral part of our church. Every week you’ll find people gathering in various places to do life together. As groups meet they are committed to the 7 Core Practices of Discipleship.
These 7 Core Practices equip us to be disciples who make disciples for Jesus! People are welcome to join a group at any time.

Adult Ministries

Sunday School

10:00am  - 11:00am

We offer many options for educational opportunities for adults on Sunday mornings. Whether you're interested in a certain topic of study, a specific age group or diving in deep to a particular book of the Bible, we have many choices for adult classes. These classes are always open to newcomers.

Wednesday Nights

Meal: 5:00pm - 6:00pm       Classes: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday nights are a great time to re-charge during the week by joining together for the Gathering meal, then heading off to either a class or a small group.  Chidcare is provided, and classes for every age (kids, students, and adults) are available.

Small Groups

Various Times & Locations

Our small groups follow the 7 Core Practices and meet in all different kinds of locations, times, and demographics. Some small groups are all women, some are all men, some meet weekly, and some meet seasonally. Newcomers are always welcome! Please fill out the form below to get connected with a small group that is perfect for you.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

Classes are offered for the fall semester (August 23 - December 13) from 10:00-11:00am
James- the Proverbs of the New Testament  - Lee & Julie Schmidt - Room 2115 - Live and Online*
A continuation of the study that began last Spring. James is an intensely practical book, filled with exhortations about how we, as Christians, should live our lives now that we have been given new life in Jesus. Filled with allusions to His teachings, and quotations of Jesus, it is packed with ‘imperatives,’ vitally important points, with which many of us are familiar: Every good and perfect gift is from above..., do not merely listen to the Word...do what it says...,faith without deeds is dead..., and much more. The objective of James is not a theological presentation of the Bible, but is written to Believers with the goal of helping them lead faithful lives as followers of Jesus. This class practices community, fellowship and discussion (koinonia) and all are welcome as we break open this challenging Book as a guide to a life worthy of our calling.

Peter, the Bold and Reckless Leader - Steve & Susan Kinney – Room 2124 - Live
Peter was the acknowledged leader of the disciples, yet many of us have never studied his letters. He teaches us how to be the chosen people we are and how to do God's bidding. Peter starts off by telling us we are chosen and therefore very much loved by God. Then he goes on to tell us how to live and he does it in a powerful way. The way we would expect him to do - forcefully and with much vigor. If you have never studied Peter's letters, now is your opportunity. We will study him in detail and use John MacArthur's commentary and others as our reference material. Guided by God's Holy Scripture and expository teaching, we welcome everyone to join us.

Faith 2:42 - Jayne & Bill Roberts, Mark & Kari Galliart, and Mark & Susan Gamber - Room 2126 - Live
Faith 2:42 is a vibrant group of 20/30 somethings that meet weekly for Biblical teaching, fellowship, friendships, and prayer! This fall we are beginning a new study on the book of Titus. This video study is taught by Chip Ingram and issues the challenge to display the gospel in our lives through doihng good. We do good works not to earn God's favor, but as a result of God's favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world. We love to welcome new friends weekly!

Everybody's Watching: Being Christian in the Public Square - Sheri Stickley - Live and Online*
In the midst of today's division and turmoil, what does it mean to be a Christian and a citizen of a city, state, and country? What kind of people are Christians called to be in teh pubic square? The world is always watchng what Christians say and do, including those who most need to experience the love of Christ in their lives. Just as in any other setting, our behavior in the public square reflects on Christ. Does it glorify Christ and draw people to Him, or does it drive them away? This strictly non-partisan class will study the scriptural underpinnings for: 1) determining whether, how, and why Christians can participate in the public square; and 2) forming and expressing our views in ways that honor Christ. This will be a welcoming environment for ALL, so please join us in this prayerful study of a timely issue!

Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science - Wes Fryer - Online*
Using the Bible as well as resources from Harvard's Veritas Forum and John Lennox's new book, "2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity," we will explore how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and our Reformed understanding of Christianity can be complementary rather than competitive with scientific perspectives. Offered virtually only (via Zoom) and taught by Dr. Wesley Fryer. Class resources and more information is available on followjesus.wesfryer.com.

* For Zoom meeting ID's and other information for online classes, please contact Laura Burton at [email protected]

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES


• Biblical Worldview (Fellowship Hall)
Americans are divided over many things today: politics, race, economics, ethics; and Christians seem to be divided along the same lines as everyone else.  Yet Jesus prayed that we would be one as He and the Father are one.  To pursue unity, the issues that divide us need to be frankly discussed among followers of Christ and these conversations need to be framed by Scripture. This will be our first goal in this class - to attempt to spell out what a biblical worldview is. Our second goal will be to apply this worldview to the various issues of our day. This class is intended for lively discussion and solid biblical truth.   The class will be taught and led by Bill Ball, retired pastor and instructor in New Testament and Theology at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX.
 
• 1 Corinthians-The Church in Sin City (Room 2115)
Our culture so closely resembles that of ancient Corinth, it’s as if Paul wrote his epistle of 1 Corinthians directly to us. After Paul’s departure from Corinth he received news of all kinds of foolish behavior and poor doctrine being committed and taught in the church. He responded with a letter to them addressing the problems besetting the church as they struggled to figure out their identity and mission.

Like the Corinthians of old, we find ourselves in a society that is obsessed with self, indifferent (if not antagonistic) to God, confused about love, in denial of the Resurrection, and riddled with sin. Unfortunately, these sins have influenced the church today, just as they influenced the Corinthian church.

How should we respond? Join Dave Lewis, FPCE Assistant Pastor to read and discuss the New Testament book of 1 Corinthians.
 
• The Art of Parenting (*Begins Sept 16*) (Room 2124)
Parenting is an exciting adventure, full of twists and turns. But sometimes it feels like you don't know where you're headed, or you're just making it up as you go along. How will you know where you’ll end up?
In this video study, FamilyLife founders, Dennis and Barbara Rainey, share insights and expertise gleaned from decades of family ministry, as well as stories and teaching from their own children about the challenges of parenting today. The Art of Parenting focuses your attention on four crucial elements in your children's lives:

1. Relationships--fostering godly connections with others
2. Character--learning to live wisely and honorably
3. Identity--understanding who they are in Christ
4. Mission--understanding why they are here

Don’t miss the fun, friends and encouragement this class offers! Facilitated by FamilyLife volunteers, Ryan & Lauren Mitsuhashi.

Women's Fall Bible Study

Romans, Good News that Changes Everything--(by Melissa Spoelstra)
"We live in a world full of bad news.  The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict (and let’s not forget pandemic!).  In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can’t lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news.  We call it the gospel.  It reminds us that God loves us and longs to redeem our suffering. He stepped out of eternity and into time to send us His one and only Son...Let’s ask God to do a mighty work in and through us as we study so that we might be inspired with a spiritual renewal that spreads to those around us!"
 
In-person registration: Sundays Sept. 6, & Sept. 13
Cost is $20 and includes the study book
Books will be at Welcome Desk for pick up Monday-Friday 9am-12noon after Sept. 6
 
Date: Tuesdays Sept.15 - Oct.27
Start Time: 7:00PM
End Time: 8:30PM
Room 2108
 
Date: Wednesdays Sept.16 - Oct.28

Start Time: 9:15AM
End Time: 11:15AM
Sanctuary
Child care available Wednesdays only by request at [email protected]
Zoom option available Wed. only
 
Date: Saturdays Sept.19 - Oct.31
Start Time: 8:30AM
End Time: 10:00AM
Room 2115

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