Adult Bible Classes – Summer
Grounding – Entry Level Classes
John Horton and Greg Smith
This four-week class is offered quarterly to those interested in membership at Apostles. It is an opportunity not only to learn more about Apostles but also to learn about your spiritual gifts and the many opportunities available to serve and become involved. Completion of the Apostles Membership Class is required for church membership. The next start date is August 5, 2018.
For information, contact Jo Fuller at 404-564-6673 or email@example.com.
Connecting – Community or Life Stage Classes
Co-Ed Singles (35 and above)
Danny Castellano and Brad Ost
Join our community where we gather as singles of a similar age and stage of life to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the fullness of the Lord and his provision for our daily walk. We seek these things through the pursuit of biblical truth, holy living, prayer and an eternal mindset. Our fellowshipping together mutually encourages us to “love and good deeds” (Hebrews. 10:24) as led by the Holy Spirit. If that kind of community excites you, please come to our class as we continue our exploration of Romans.
Families Ministries Class
The Family Ministries class is designed for families of every age from newlyweds without kids to grandparents. Our hope for this time is that we will mature as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and that God would use those who have walked before us to now walk beside us. Breakfast will be provided at 8:45 a.m., and class will begin at 9:15 a.m. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Cuthbertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-Singles Gathering (Late-30s and above) – Living Inside Out (June and July)
Mid-Singles Gathering is a place to connect with others in your stage of life as you develop friendships and grow in grace through practical biblical teaching.
Learning – Study Classes with a Learning Emphasis
Come Home to Rebuild: Ezra and Nehemiah Overview
Room 229 B,C
As the Children of Israel returned from the Babylonian Captivity, their homes and the Temple were in shambles. But even worse— their relationship to Jehovah was not in good shape either! The struggle begins as they rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. More importantly, they had to rebuild their lives according to the standards of Jehovah God! “Come Home to Rebuild” looks at their struggles to see how we must always be in building mode for our own relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son.
God’s Claim – June 3-June 24
Room 237 A,B,C,D
“So why on earth should I worry about what someone else thinks – most of all, God Almighty? He can have me when I die, but I’m in charge now.” If anything about that resonates with you, you’re invited to attend this class in which we’ll investigate God’s claim on us.
First we’ll consider His ownership, according to Leviticus, then His lordship, according to Matthew and, finally, His fellowship, according to Philippians. And when all is said and done, you may decide to change your anthem from “I did it my way” to “Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.”
Jesus In the Old Testament
Jesus said in John 5:39, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me” (NKJV). When Jesus made this statement, the New Testament had not yet been written. He was referring to the Old Testament.
This class will look at a few Old Testament passages that foreshadow and illustrate the coming of the Messiah.
Life Right Side Up – Luke’s View
We will study selections of Luke’s Gospel with a focus on what it really means to be a disciple and follower of Jesus. We will start with Luke’s version of the Golden Rule, “As you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” And then, look at the following stories of healing, instruction, confrontation and wholeness. This Summer, we will enjoy walking with others on the path to holiness with our Lord. Come and meet a few new friends while you deepen your walk with Christ.
Women’s Community – Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness
Laurie Graffo and Karen Moncrief
All of us know what it’s like to be hurt or betrayed. Often, it’s a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment. God knows the pain we cause each other and longs to help us learn to practice forgiveness. Nowhere do we see forgiveness played out more fully in Scripture than in the biblical story of Joseph.
This study explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we’ll find truths that echo into our own personal situations as well as practical help for answering common questions such as How do I stop dwelling on the hurt? Is forgiving someone excusing what happened? Is there a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation?
Training Classes – Developing Life Skills
Conversational Evangelism – June and July
Servant Leadership Training – June 10 through July 15
There are different styles of leadership and plenty of opportunities to serve in the community and in the church. Every Christian needs a servant’s heart, and as we embrace this calling we will learn to better co-labor with humility in the ministry that we have been entrusted. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love to serve well.” If we ignore God’s will for us to serve, then we miss His purpose for our lives. During this six-week course we are going to cover how we are to be good stewards of the faithfulness of service to which God calls us.