Adult Education and Ministries
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with wisdom." Col 3:16
What follows are sample topics for the 2010-2011 adult education program.
1. The Gospel According to John (This will be the main bible study book for one of the quarters)
2. Christian Faith’s Encounter with World Religions.
3. Islam: What every Christian should know.
4. What is the Emerging Church?
5. The Corinthian correspondence.
6. Hymns through the centuries.
7. Postmodernism and Christian Faith.
8. Christian Faith and Mental Health.
9. Difficult Conversations: How to talk when the stakes are high.
10. The Gospel According the Wal-Mart __A review of Best selling Christian books.
11. Issues in Biomedical ethics.
12. The art of living confrontation: Working with difficult people.
13. The Healthy Congregation __A family systems approach.
14. What’s Changing in LaGrange?
15. How to be a Welcoming Church.
16. Church meetings that matter: Energizing the committee meeting.
17. Tools for Bible Study.
18. How the Bible came to be?
19. Apoplectics: “The Case for Christ”
20. Celtic Spirituality: An Introduction.
21. The Peril and Promise of Midlife.
22. Interfaith Marriage.
23. The open Congregation: Churches that can learn and change.
24. What only Mainline Protestantism can give.
25. Connecting Faith and Daily Life.
26. Coaching in Spiritual Leadership.
27. Cultivating a Praying Congregation.
28. Prayer: Does it make a difference?
29. The American Teenager today.
30. Is Jesus the only Savior?
31. Chastity Revisited: Is the Christian vision of sexual ethics really dead?
32. Why men hate going to Church?
33. “Fatigue in America: Are we Dangerously tired?”
34. Apologetics: Defending the Faith today.
35. Faith Speaks to Depression, Anxiety and addiction
36. Singing the Lord’s Song: The Best of Today’s Christian music for home and car.
37. The Rule of Benedict today.
38. The Life of Martin Luther.
39. Celtic Christianity.
40. The Soul of leadership.
41. Stages of Faith
42. Becoming a Missional Church
43. Theology of Handel’s Messiah
44. Ten Commandments for today.
45. Leaving Church—Christianity outside the Church
46. What’s Amazing about Grace?
47. The Angry Christian.
48. What Christians Believe About the Bible?
49. Conversions—Stories of Famous People Coming to Faith
50. Depression and Anxiety
51. The Literature of Rabbi Harold Kushner
52. Contemporary Christian Music—a Listening Class
53. Renovation of the Heart—How God Changes People from the Inside Out
54. Will Our Children Have Faith—Christian Parenting
55. Beating Burnout in Congregations
56. Becoming a Barnabas--Learning the Art of Christian Encouragement
57. Tell It Like It Is--Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony
58. Your Brain Goes to Church--Neuroscience and Congregational Life
59. A Praying Congregation: The Art of Teaching Spiritual Practice
60. Wisdom of Pixar--Christian principles in Pixar movies
61. Christianity Beyond Belief
62. ChurchNext--What the Church must do now
63. The Dangerous Act of Worship
64. Deep Church
65. The Folly of Prayer
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Men's Bible Class -This is our longest running group. Strong fellowship for men combined with instruction by video. (Room #314, Contact - Jim Richards)
Gospel Class - This is our largest class, comprised of 55 year olds and older who are interested in theological meatiness with discussion. Instruction is provided by videos of leading theologians. (Room #309, Contact - Dewey McKenzie)
Discoveries - A class of generation X's who have fresh and unconventional ideas. (Parlor, Contact—Russ Davidson)
KYB Class - "Know Your Bible." Structured Bible study for women based on the Cooperative Uniform Lesson Series. (Next to Child Care Office, Contact - Jan Carnes)
Bible Explorers / Generations - This class is made up of a mixed age group of adults who enjoy discussion on a variety of subjects. (Room #322, Contact - Peggy Pulver)
Celebrations - Thirty and forty-year-olds attend this class. A variety of topics are covered with children and home life often entering their vigorous conversation. (Room #317, Contact - Sallie Hadden & Jill Henderson)
Fellowship Class - This class consists of pre and post retirees. Thoughtful and open-minded discussion on a variety of topics. (Room #203, Contact - Sue Duttera and Allen Keeble)
Seekers- This class is made up of mostly baby-boomers studying a variety of topics. Fun-loving, relaxed schedule. (Room #316, Contact - Morris & Zelda Jones)