2018 Adult Sunday School Classes Spring
1. Class Name: Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - Pastor Mike Tuttle
This course is a response to Evangelical Feminism and will reveal God’s true design for man and woman as part of a comprehensive, Biblical worldview. The subject is “complementarity”, the way in which men and women find happiness in owning their God-given identity and fulfilling their God-given roles. Equal in dignity and worth, men and women share much in terms of Christian Discipleship, but we are NOT the same.
2. Class Name: First Principles Series I - Mr. Eric LaRoche
This course, developed by BILD International (BILD) is a catechetical teaching beginning with the essentials of the Christian faith. The goal of the First Principle series is to lay a foundation of the First principles of the faith (based on the teachings of Christ) in the lives of believers that is so strong that they will be able to think biblically as they live their lives. Another goal is to cultivate a desire to begin a journey toward the lifelong pursuit of wisdom. The Focus of the First series is in the context of the local church.
3. Class Name: Foundations (Creation/Evolution) - Mr. Andrew Shaw
This course centers on the ongoing debate between “special creation” (as described in the first 8 chapters of Genesis) and Darwinian evolution. We will examine in depth how the foundations of the Biblical worldview have been eroded in our western culture, and how the church itself has compromised God’s Word for popular secular opinion.
We will seek to strengthen our confidence in God’s Word as absolutely reliable and inerrant, while examining many of the popular lines of attack from the dominate worldview of the western world. Lastly, we seek to equip ourselves to engage those that reject God and His Word because of their incorrect perception that science contradicts a literal interpretation of Genesis.
4. Class Name: NT Book: James - Guidelines for a Happy Christian Life - Mr. Dean Shaw
This course is one of many based on work by Dr. John MacArthur’s Bible Studies.
The apostle James, the oldest half-brother of Jesus, was a key leader in the Jerusalem church. During the early days of the young church, the Jewish believers had been scattered by persecution. Out of compassion, James wrote this epistle to confront them and motivate them to test the quality and consistency of their faith.
In this short and powerful book, James gives us practical guidance on issues that also measure our true and living faith and our spiritual fruitfulness. He encourages us to “be doers of the word, and not hearers only,” to “draw near to God,” and “to be patient . . . until the coming of the Lord” (James 1:22; 4:8; 5:7). James calls all believers—then and now—to live a life that demonstrates saving faith marked by Godly behavior.
5. Class Name: Systematic Theology II - Pastor Doug Foss
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a working knowledge of the major elements underlying Systematic Theology. The course will survey the biblical teaching concerning Scripture, God, man, sin and salvation, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit and application of redemption, the church, the return of Christ, the resurrection, judgment, and kingdom of God. Being a survey course, the main goal is to enable the student to lay a foundation on which to build a more thorough and complete understanding of theology as he matures in Christ.