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How does one live out their faith from Monday to Saturday? Most of us spend a majority of our waking hours at school or work and not at church or in a small group Bible study. We leave Sunday Worship feeling inspired and desiring to live out our faith, but find ourselves confused about what that really means. The content of this class is six plenary sessions from a faith and work conference that was hosted by Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City (Pastor Tim Keller). We’ll watch these sessions together and then take time to reflect on and discuss their content.
If you are interested in finding out more, contact Tommy at email@example.com
“A Culture of Public Faith” by Tim Keller
“Authentic Relationships: Intentionality and Creativity” by Tim Keller
“Understanding the Question Behind the Question” by Michael Ramsden
“Logic and Falsehoods” by Michael Ramsden
“Is the Bible Good News for Women?” by Jo Vitale
“Sexual identity and the Gospel” by Sam Allberry
Care Team Training
This group is for those who have joined the “Care Team” which is a group of members dedicated to meeting practical needs in the church and in the community at large. If you are interested in finding out more, contact Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genesis, Creation, and Evolution (Coed)
When: Starts Wednesday May 23, 6:00pm (Bring your own dinner) 6:30 (Class Begins)
Where: MERCYhouse Building
Contact: Austin at email@example.com
Since the dawn of the Enlightenment, there has been an ongoing debate between “people of faith” and “people of science”. Much of this debate centers on the interpretation of the first book of the Bible - Genesis. Who better to sort all of this out than two Umass PhD candidates in Philosophy and a seminary student working on his Masters of Divinity. These men love to wrestle with tough questions, learn new things, and talk about what they are learning. Each week will feature a lecture on a particular topic followed up with lots of Q&A.
If you are interested in finding out more, contact Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 1: Introduction
- A taxonomy of views
- What matters, what doesn't, and why
Week 2: Young Earth Creationism
- View of Genesis: the 'Literal Days view'
- View of natural history: six day creation & 'flood geology'
Week 3: Old Earth Creationism
- View of Genesis: The 'Day-Age Theory'
- View of natural history: Progressive creationism
Week 4: Evolutionary Creationism
- View of Genesis: Ahistorical readings (e.g. Framework hypothesis, Walton's view, etc.)
- View of natural history: theistic evolution
Week 5: The historical Adam
- Historical views
- Ahistorical views
Despite the routine tasks and mundane to-do lists, motherhood is anything but insignificant. God has designed motherhood as part of his greater plan to draw people to himself—instilling all women, whether called to traditional mothering or not, with an eternal purpose in nurturing others.
In this study, we will search the Scriptures for the mission of God in motherhood and discover the promises intended to empower each and every woman as she makes disciples in her home, in her neighborhood, and around the world.
If you are interested in finding out more, contact Melanie at email@example.com
Jesus says in Luke 9:23 “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Does this call scare you? Excite you? Confuse you? In this intensive six-week study on discipleship, we will work through exactly what it looks like to be a disciple who takes up her cross daily, follows Christ, and fulfills the Great Commission of making other disciples. Wherever you find yourself on the discipleship spectrum (i.e. pre, be, make, or multiply), this study will challenge you and equip you with practical tools to help you faithfully walk with Christ for a lifetime and help others do the same.
Part of taking up our cross daily will include brief daily homework assignments, Scripture-study and memorization, commitment to prayer, and accountability with group members. Expect to work hard but see great fruit as you grow in the disciplines by the grace of God and in the power of the Spirit!
If you are interested in finding out more, contact Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have no exclusively-male small groups this summer.
Please check back in the fall!