Sunday School

Sunday School 

Classes for all ages!
9:30 ~ 10:30 Each Sunday

Classroom location information: BICS Classroom - in the building across the parking lot, front entrance
Fellowship Hall Wing: EL - Entrance Level; LL- Lower FH Level;UL-Upper FH Level; South Wing - classrooms 4-7
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Children’s Department ~ Eris Kennedy
Nursery – 24 months: Suzanne & Deb Ross, Dorinda Shaw Room EL 34
Pre-school:  K: Sheri & Caroline Smith - Room LL 7      
Elementary: Grades 1-3: Joann Merle  Room LL 9
Grades 4-6: Arielle Tuttle & Bekah Kelley - Room UL 39
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Adult Department (Includes Jr. & Sr. High)  ~ Pastor Sam Cobb
Classes & Descriptions;
 
1 Galatians   
Facilitator: Terry Cowdrey in the UL classroom 45.
 
Description:  As Paul continues to spread the gospel, false teachers begin to undermine the central doctrine of Christianity and teach that faith in Christ is not enough for salvation. In an earnest attempt to salvage the integrity of the gospel, Paul drafts this urgent letter to the churches in Asia Minor.
   Galatians not only served to guide churches that it was written to at that time, but it also has encouraged hundreds of generations of Christians in the century’s since, to remain steadfast in the faith.
    As Paul contrasts grace and law, faith and works, he defends the     theological and practical implications of Christianity and encourages believers, both then and now, to live a holy life that bears much fruit.
 
Class Format:  Socratic discussion
Class Size:  Will be limited to 12 in order to facilitate a more intimate discussion.  Sign-up is in the back of the sanctuary
Materials:  John MacArthur Galatians “The Wondrous Grace of God”
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2 Deaconing At Hope Church   
 Faciliatory:  Pastor Mike Tuttle in the BICS classroom
 
Description: Deaconing At Hope Church is a 15-week study which will look at the Biblical understanding of serving/ministering within the context of the local church.
Why You Should Attend:  In addition to studying the Scriptures, participants will be encouraged to develop strategies for better serving the Family of Families at Hope Church.
Requirements:  Attendees must currently be serving as a Deacon or Deaconess, or by invitation of the Elders.
Resources:  Deaconing At Hope Church, Bible.
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3 Church Membership             
Facilitator: Pastor Doug in SW 4
 
Description:  This 30 week class (broken up into two 15 week periods) will focus upon a range of topics including: what is a Christian, how does someone   become a Christian, is there a hell, can salvation be lost, what does it mean to be “born again”, how do we know the Bible is reliable, the    second coming of Jesus, etc., as well as the particular beliefs and     distinctives of Hope Church.  This class has traditionally generated great discussion on a wide range of topics related to Christ and His Church.  The student will be spiritually challenged at a number of levels.
   In addition, the purpose of the class is to familiarize you with the organizational structure and the general workings of Hope Church.
 
Why You Should Attend:  It would have been inconceivable for a believer in the early church not to be associated with and a member of a local body of believers called the local church.  Scripture is clear that “we should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together as some are in the habit of doing”  (Hebrews 10:25).  Identifying with and being a member of a local church is where one employs the spiritual gifts God has endowed to every believer, where one is accountable to likeminded people, and where fellowship and friendships are fostered. It is our hope that upon completing the class the student may give prayerful consideration to making Hope Church their local church.
Resources: The Bible
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4 Ethics: Developing and Defending a Christian Worldview
Facilitator:   Dean Shaw in SW 5

Description:
This course is based on work by Dr. Nancy Pearcy, Francis A. Schaefer, and Charles Colson.
     It offers an analysis of the split between public and private, fact and fiction. It will reveal the strategies of secularist gatekeepers who use this division to banish Biblical principles from the cultural mainstream, stripping Christianity of its power to challenge and redeem the whole culture.  Together we will walk through practical, hands-on steps for developing a full-orbed Christian worldview. We will discover that  Christianity is not just religious truth but truth about total reality. Lastly, we will be strengthened by discovering five powerful principles that penetrate to the core of any worldview – secular or religious – to  uncover its deepest motivations and weigh its claims. 
 Why You Should Attend: All believers (children to seniors) will benefit from this course as it    settles a person in the faith through the development of a biblical worldview (Col. 2:8), prepares a person to be able to   defend their faith (1st Peter 3:15), and strengthens a person to be responsible within their family and church (Ephesians 6:4).
 
Requirements: This is an “Establishing” course, preferably taken after First  Principles Series 1 & 2.
 Resources:
Finding Truth (Nancy Pearcy)
Total Truth (Nancy Pearcy)
How Should We Then Live? (Francis A. Schaeffer)
How Now Shall We Live (Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcy)
The Defense of the Faith (Cornelius Van Til)
Bible
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5 Hermeneutics
Facilitator:   Tobias Casey   Youth Rm.
 
Description:  Hermeneutics is the study of the interpretation of Scripture. The Bible is one continuous book, with many types of literature and styles of writing, all pointing to and articulating the Gospel. Relying upon several well-written books on hermeneutics, we look at the subject of how to read the Bible and properly interpret its meaning.
 
Why You Should Attend: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15
It is incumbent on every believer to properly handle the Word of God, yet we find everywhere around us mis-use and mis-application of Scripture.
Do the Proverbs apply to me? Is the Old Testament applicable to the New Testament church? How should I care about all those long lists of who begat who?
These are just a few questions we will look at as we endeavor to be found “rightly handling the word of truth.”
 
Requirements:  None. This course has no prerequisite.
Resources:  How To Read the Bible for All It’s Worth
BILD: Interpreting I; First Principles Series III, Book 1: Handling the Word With Confidence


   
 

 

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