Class Descriptions

  • The Cross of Christ

    Men's Group

    Leaders - Jim Naves and Wayne Taylor

    13 Weeks (begins January 10)

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    With compelling honesty John Stott confronts this generation with the centrality of the cross in God's redemption of the world---a world now haunted by the memories of Auschwitz, the pain of oppression and the specter of nuclear war.  From one of the foremost preachers and Christian leaders of our day comes theology at its readable best, a contemporary restatement of the meaning of the cross.  At the cross Stott finds the majesty and love of God disclosed, the sin and bondage of the world exposed.  More than a study of the atonement, this book brings Scripture into living dialogue with Christian theology and the twentieth century. What emerges is a pattern for Christian life and worship, hope and mission.

  • The Divine Conspiracy

    Coed Group

    Leader - Greg Rogers

    Continuing from the Fall


    Participants have been reading and discussing The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard .  “In The Divine Conspiracy, Willard gracefully weaves biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice into a tour de force that shows the necessity of profound changes in how we view our lives and faith.”  A wonderful and challenging book, it will inspire participants to know and follow God at a deeper level.

  • Drop In Bible Study

    Coed Group

    Leader - Carole Swan

    Ongoing (Psalms)

    No Book Needed (Except your Bible)


    This class does a chapter-by-chapter study of a selected book of the Bible.  Lasting 30-45 minutes, this class is great for those who need a shorter class period or need to be free to go to choir and for those who prefer not to have additional homework during the week.

  • Galatians For You

    Women's Group

    Leaders – April Anderson, Leslie Rogers, Heather Morse

    13 Weeks (begins January 10)

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    Participants will walk through the book of Galatians learning how Paul’s words to that early church can still change our lives today.  This class time starts a little earlier 5:45-7:00, for those who need to go to choir or would like to get out a little earlier.

  • Men's Bible Study

    Men's Group

    Leader - Jack Metts

    Ongoing

    No Book Needed (Except your Bible)


    This class is for men who want to read and discuss one book of the Bible at a time.  Bring your Bible and join these men for an hour of study and discussion.  This class will meet at the home of Jack Metts.  Call the Church Office  (252-756-1245) for information.

  • Path to the Cross

    Coed Group

    Leaders - Beth Thompson & Carol Brown

    5 Weeks (February 21-March 21)

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    This DVD series, will provide a context for better understanding God's great redemptive plan and the life and ministry of Jesus.  You will be able to start shaping a picture of Jesus and his world in light of the exodus.  See how the Essenes and John the Baptist are linked to the desert experiences; follow Jesus into the desert where he, like Israel, was tested and prepared for his mission to the world; and consider the events of the Last Supper and the night of watching in Gethsemane against the backdrop of the exodus experience.  Filmed on location in Israel, weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers.

  • The Road Back to You:  An Enneagram Journey to Self Discovery

    Coed Group

    Leader - Joshua Breazeale

    10 Weeks (begins January 10)

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    Ignorance is bliss―except in self-awareness. What you don't know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you're stuck in the same ruts? The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. Leader – Joshua Breazeale   

  • Who Is This Man

    Coed Group

    Leaders - Beth Thompson and Carol Brown

    5 Weeks (January 10-February 7)

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    In this five-session video-based study, John Ortberg shows how Jesus' influence has swept over history, bringing his inspiration to the fields of art, science, government, medicine, and education, and how his vision for us to lead lives of dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope continues to inspire and challenge humanity today.   Ortberg reveals how Jesus and Christianity came to make an inescapable influence on our world, and how you as a Christian can have an inescapable influence too.