A class or workshop is a smaller group (25-250 people) which has two components–upfront teaching and discussion groups–but is often more narrowly focused in content and shorter in duration (6-8 weeks) than a spiritual formation community. This category also includes any large, one-time events, such as retreats, conferences, etc. that Grace might either host or sponsor. The Great Adventure is the overall name we use to refer to our spiritual formation classes and workshops, and below is a list of all of our current Great Adventure opportunities:
How to Study the Bible - The focus of this 6-week class is presenting basic principles of Bible study, along with a variety of Bible study methods, providing hands-on, in-class application of each one. Dates are to-be-determined.
Legacy Journey- The Legacy Journey is a 7-week biblically-based class that teaches you how to truly live and leave a legacy for generations to come. The cost is approximately $120 and you will need to register online. You’ll learn a biblical framework for living intentionally now so that you’ll be able to leave a legacy for your family and make a lasting impact on the world around you. “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” Proverbs 13:22. Date are to-be-determined.
Between the Trees - The focus of this 6-week class is to see and understand God's mission and purpose in history, between the tree in Genesis 1-2 and the one in Revelation 21-22. Dates are to-be-determined.
Walk Thru the Old Testament - The focus of this 4-week class is to help you place the key people and events of the Old Testament in their chronological and sociological context. Dates are to-be-determined.
Spiritual Disciplines - The focus of these 6-week classes is to help you understand the whys and how-to's of the classical spiritual disciplines. Dates are to-be-determined.
Foundations - The focus of this 6-week class is to learn what it means to live the Christian life and how to begin growing in your faith, with personal application as a primary emphasis. Dates are to-be-determined.
Reasons to Believe – the focus of this 6-week class is to show how the Bible addresses some of the common questions/hurdles/excuses people have for not believing, like “Did Jesus really rise from the dead?” “Why would a good God let people go to hell?” etc., and how we can give an answer for the hope within us to those who are still searching. Class dates are yet to be determined. For a more in-depth study, please visit, Search For Answers. Dates are to-be-determined.
Contact Erich Becker for more information about any of the above classes.
WEEKLY CLASS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Search for Answers- Search for Answers is an apologetics group created to address questions and critiques of the Christian faith as they may arise. Is faith in Jesus a blind leap? What about religions other than Christianity? Is Christ the only way to God? Do evolution and the Big Bang of cosmology conflict with what the Bible says about man and the universe? Are there reasonable answers? Search For Answers Ministry (SFA) aims to articulate, refine, and share the reasons for believing in the truth claims of Jesus Christ. We sponsor a weekly lesson/discussion series that explores answers to these and other questions of concern to the seeker embarking on a journey towards truth, and the committed believer desiring a deeper and more coherent faith. For a more in-depth study, please visit the Search For Answers website.
Search for Answers meets every Sunday in room 190 from 11:15am to 12:45pm.
Financial Peace University - FPU is the most important step to changing your financial future. It is your Total Money Makeover Program. It takes the knowledge from God and turns it into real action in our lives through a step-by-step process. FPU is a 9-week life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and God’s plan for your life. You’ll learn how to beat debt, build wealth, find bargains, invest for the future, give like never before, and much more! Childcare is available. Register online today.
Starts 2/6/17 - 4/10/17 (no meeting on 2/20 President's Day). Monday nights from 7:30pm-9:30pm in the Mini Auditorium.
SHAPE Workshop - The purposes of our SHAPE workshop are to 1. help you discover your (S)piritual gifts, (H)eart and passion, (A)bilities, (P)ersonal style, and life (E)xperiences, and 2. help you connect with opportunities to serve either here at Grace or beyond. Learn more about how to discover your SHAPE. For more information, contact Moreen Suter.
The next SHAPE Workshop is being held April 29th. (deadline 4/9)