Elective Notes: Winter/Spring 2017

Apologetics: Defending and Proclaiming the Gospel
Overview: Apologetics can be an intimidating topic, but it doesn't have to be. Join us for a six-week class that explains what Apologetics is and what role it should play in the Christian life. We’ll learn some practical arguments and tactics that can help anyone defend the truth of Scripture and share the essential truths of the Gospel more effectively.
Teachers: Caleb Greene, Dennis McKinsey

Hebrews: Jesus Is Better
Overview: God gave many promises and commands to our spiritual ancestors through the prophets, but in these last messianic days, He has spoken definitively through His Son. Join us in a study of the book of Hebrews, and witness the superiority of Jesus over the angels, Moses, Joshua, the tabernacle, the sacrifices, and the Old Covenant. Through Hebrews, we will gain wisdom on how the New Testament quotes the Old, how to apply the warning passages, and understand how Jesus fulfills Old Testament typology. Come prepared to worship the Son.
Teachers: Mark Centers, Don Updike

Reformation: Why It Matters Today
Overview: An introduction to the history, personalities, themes, and theology of the Reformation with special emphasis on why it matters today. The aim of the class is to make those Biblical doctrines that sparked the Reformation as important and practical to us in the face of the spirit of our age as it was to the Reformers in the face of Roman Catholicism, and to illustrate those truths through telling their stories.
Teachers: Nathan Majewski, Dennis Horne

Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest
Overview: Who hasn't been (or is) afraid, anxious, or worried about someone or something? Maybe you have a family member, friend, or co-worker who struggles with being fearful or anxious. Join us as we explore many sources of fear identified in the Scriptures. Then, see how the Christian worldview and gospel of Jesus free people from running scared all their lives.
Teachers: Josh Luffman, Sandy McCormick