Adult Equipping Classes are the primary teaching ministry at Faith. Two classes are offered every quarter, and each year the classes cover nine key practices of the apprentice of Jesus. Please click here for a description of them.
After the service on Sunday mornings, there is a brief time of fellowship followed by the classes listed below from 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM.
Autumn Quarter Classes (Sept. 17th - Nov. 12th)
Class 1: 1 and 2 Peter and Jude
Leaders: Joel Tyndall, Charles Boothe, and Gregg Peters
Description: This class will be a study of 1 and 2 Peter and Jude. These New Testament letters were written in response to some tough circumstances that believers were facing. But by having a new identity in Christ coupled with the mercy of God, we can, like these early Christians, grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. We will consider key applications for us today in the challenges that we face. To help us, we will use a study guide from N. T. Wright. Key spiritual practices to be developed include studying God’s Word, loving and serving others, and communing with God.
Class 2: The Legacy of the Reformation
Leaders: Collin Brendemuehl and Doug Dunsmoor
Description: The 16th-century Reformations were movements by Christians applying Jesus’ teachings that shaped the modern world. They transformed the understanding of areas such as marriage and family life, education, the roles of the government and church, science, work, and helping those in need. We will discuss these subjects: how these earlier Christians made a difference in these areas, how they provide a corrective to our own ideas, and how we can help those around us today to align with Jesus’ teachings. We will also explore the prayers and songs of the Reformers, and end each class with them. We will use a series of articles by Glenn Sunshine, a professor of early modern European history specializing in the Reformation and a senior fellow of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Key spiritual practices that will be emphasized include developing the mind, communing with God, and exercising stewardship.
PLEASE NOTE: Readings for both classes will include passages from the Bible; if you do not have a good study Bible of your own, please let us know and we’ll help you get one.