Classes for all ages!
9:30 ~ 10:30 Each Sunday
Children’s Department ~ Eris Kennedy
Nursery – 24 months: Suzanne & Deb Ross, Dorinda Shaw Room EL 34
Pre-school: K: Eris Kennedy - Room LL 7
Elementary: Grades 1-3: Joann Merle Room LL 9
Grades 4-6: Pastor Sam cobb - Room UL 39
Adult Department (Includes Jr. & Sr. High) ~ Pastor Sam Cobb
Classes & Descriptions:
First Principles Series I Christopher Greene, Facilitator
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.
Why You Should Attend:
Hope Church has determined that this would be one of our “Foundation” courses as part of our philosophy of “Equipping the Saints for the work of Ministry and building up the body of Christ” Ephesians 4:12. We are in full agreement with BILD’s contention that we are in an era of biblically illiterate believers. Today it is crucial that we take to heart two verses that First Principles are formed around. Colossians 2:8 tells us to not be held captive to the worlds philosophies but instead to those philosophies of Christ. Secondly, Hebrews 5:11-14, which reminds us that there is an expectation for those in the faith after many years that they would be mature and adequate in the Word; able to teach it, defend it, and to pass it on to the next generation. We here at Hope affirm that good doctrine leads to a life of good ethics and good works. We believe The First Principles lays the foundation for that.
Church membership is suggested as a prerequisite, but not a requirement to take this course.
The Series I Course is comprised of the following 4 books:
Becoming a Disciple
Belonging to a Family of Families
Participating in the mission of the Church
Cultivating Habits of the Heart
Courageous Grandparenting will serve as an elective supplement to the Family Driven Faith course and will look at topics such as: Relationships with our Adult Children, Grandparenting in a Digital World, Live a Legacy That Outlives You, Speaking Blessings over your Grandchildren, Scripture Memorization, Facing Your Grandparenting Fears, and more.
Why You Should Attend:
This class will challenge grandparents to intentionally stand in the gap and to live as conduits of grace and truth for the next generation. Supporting the efforts of their children, grandparents will be challenged to prevent another generation from growing up on their watch who potentially do not know the Lord or His amazing grace. Participants will be encouraged to develop an action plan to accomplish these objectives with the aid of helpful resources and group discussion.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
PowerPoint, Class Notes, Courageous Grandparenting: Unshakeable Faith in a Broken World (Calvin Harper), Biblical Grandparenting: Exploring God’s Design for Disciple-Making and Passing on Faith to Future Generations (Dr. Josh Mulvihill), Bible.
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.
Women of the Word: Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God
Fall Semester class (15 weeks, September through December 2019)
The purpose of this class will be to biblically train younger women how to practically fulfill the commands of God found in Titus 2. For example, we will teach them how to love their husbands: agape love, practical love, sexual love, submissive love. We will teach them how to love their children encompassing various aspects of raising children: training, discipling, disciplining, etc. We will apply this to each aspect of Titus 2:3-5--self-control, purity, workers at home, kindness, and submissiveness to their husbands. We will draw from the Scriptures for the information/instructions regarding these imperatives along with biblical and wise writings of godly men and women who are solid in the Word.
Why You Should Attend:
In Titus 2:3-5 God commands older women to live lives in accordance with sound doctrine, whereby they will be equipped to teach what is good by training younger women to love their husbands, love their children, be sensible, be workers at home, be kind, be subject to their own husband—all with the goal of ensuring that the word of God will not be dishonored. While the class will be focused on the biblical principles which older women are to teach younger women in order that the young women will acknowledge and employ them, we believe every woman who attends (regardless of her age) will be edified, encouraged, and motivated to apply these truths found in Scripture to her own life, and when the time comes, to pass them along to the younger women in the family of God.
You must be a woman. ;) We will ask mothers to use discretion in allowing their younger daughters to join, preferring young ladies to be older teens and above. Mothers of younger daughters will be given advance notice of any classes that may not be age appropriate.
Main Scripture Passage: Titus 2:3-5; also 1 Pe 3:6
Main source (outside of Scripture): Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God, by Pat Ennis
Other resources include works by John Flavel, John MacArthur, Elisabeth Elliot, Jerry Bridges, and possibly others.
Facilitators: Cindy Foss, Sandy Haakonsen, Cameo Casey, Corrine Greene