Beginning July 14–August 18, 2024

This summer, we are excited to relaunch our Summer Seminars during the 8:30am and 11:30am Community hours!

 

Beginning July 14 to August 18, our Summer Seminars will include two sessions—Session 1 (July 14–28) and Session 2 (August 4–18)—each covering four Sundays. Seminar classes will have a specific equipping topic to help you grow spiritually. During this time, all our Communities will be set aside until the fall.

 

Our hope is that you will grow in your relationship with the Lord this summer, meet some new people, and walk away refreshed and ready for the fall!

Session 1 Schedule: July 14, 21, 28

8:30am

  • Essential Doctrines
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Share Your Story

11:30am

  • Essential Doctrines
  • The Marriage God Wants You to Have
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Share Your Story
  • Cuidando el Alma

Session 2 Schedule: August 4, 11, 18

8:30am

  • Essential Doctrines II
  • Bringing Faith to Our 9–5
  • Critical Issues
  • Defending Your Faith with the Storyline of the Bible

11:30am

  • Essential Doctrines II
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Critical Issues
  • Defending Your Faith with the Storyline of the Bible
  • Como ser Medico del Alma

July 14–28 Seminars: 8:30am and 11:30am

8:30

Essential Doctrines: Part 1

Clarkview | Steve Farish

 

In the Essential Doctrines class we will be examining the teaching of Scripture concerning those doctrines which distinguish Christianity as “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).  Our prayer is that God in his grace will exalt his spiritual beauty and worth through this class (Psalm 27:4), in such a way that his people would experience life-changing delight in that beauty and worth (Psalm 16:11).  The topics we will cover, Lord willing, include the following:

 

  • July 14: The Doctrine of Scripture (The Five Main Characteristics of the Word of God)
  • July 21: The Doctrine of the Trinity (The One God as Eternally Triune)
  • July 28: The Doctrine of the Sovereignty of God

Share Your Story: Building a Testimony that Connects

Room 307 | Claire VanderHart

 

Ever shy away from sharing your story with others? Or maybe you shared your story only to see eyes glaze over in disinterest or disgust? If so, you are not alone. It’s hard to be vulnerable, and it’s hard to communicate. In this seminar series, we will work together to arrange our stories in a way that is authentic and relatable.

 

  • July 14: The Characters
  • July 21: The Climax
  • July 28: The Connection

Spiritual Gifts

Room 303 | Ron Ingram, Justin May, and Nate Brumbaugh

 

What are spiritual gifts and did God remember to give ME any? This seminar will provide a high-level overview of the spiritual gifts and offer a great starting point for finding out how God has gifted and equipped YOU for his service.

 

  • July 14: Introduction to Spiritual Gifts –  Part 1
  • July 21: Introduction to Spiritual Gifts – Part 2
  • July 28: Discovering your Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Warfare

Room 305 | Karl “KJ” Johnson

 

We tend to neglect the spiritual aspects of life. But the Bible affirms that there is a cosmic, spiritual struggle going on daily, and that our adversary seeks to “devour” us. Using C.S. Lewis’s famous book The Screwtape Letters, we will explore and discuss the methods and tactics that our adversary uses to disrupt our lives and our faith. A study guide will be provided, but participants must acquire their own copy of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (any edition is fine).

11:30

Essential Doctrines: Part 1

Clarkview | Steve Farish

 

In the Essential Doctrines class we will be examining the teaching of Scripture concerning those doctrines which distinguish Christianity as “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).  Our prayer is that God in his grace will exalt his spiritual beauty and worth through this class (Psalm 27:4), in such a way that his people would experience life-changing delight in that beauty and worth (Psalm 16:11).  The topics we will cover, Lord willing, include the following:

 

  • July 14: The Doctrine of Scripture (The Five Main Characteristics of the Word of God)
  • July 21: The Doctrine of the Trinity (The One God as Eternally Triune)
  • July 28: The Doctrine of the Sovereignty of God

The Marriage God Wants You to Have

Room 303 | Pastor Bertche, Pastor Larry, and the Roots’

Spiritual Warfare

Room 305 | Karl “KJ” Johnson

 

We tend to neglect the spiritual aspects of life. But the Bible affirms that there is a cosmic, spiritual struggle going on daily, and that our adversary seeks to “devour” us. Using C.S. Lewis’s famous book The Screwtape Letters, we will explore and discuss the methods and tactics that our adversary uses to disrupt our lives and our faith. A study guide will be provided, but participants must acquire their own copy of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (any edition is fine).

Share Your Story: Building a Testimony that Connects

Room 307 | Claire VanderHart

 

Ever shy away from sharing your story with others? Or maybe you shared your story only to see eyes glaze over in disinterest or disgust? If so, you are not alone. It’s hard to be vulnerable, and it’s hard to communicate. In this seminar series, we will work together to arrange our stories in a way that is authentic and relatable.

 

  • July 14: The Characters
  • July 21: The Climax
  • July 28: The Connection

Cauidando el Alma

Kappeler | Pastor Josue Reyes

August 4–18 Seminars: 8:30am and 11:30am

8:30

Essential Doctrines: Part 2 

Clarkview | Steve Farish

 

In the Essential Doctrines class we will be examining the teaching of Scripture concerning those doctrines which distinguish Christianity as “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).  Our prayer is that God in his grace will exalt his spiritual beauty and worth through this class (Psalm 27:4), in such a way that his people would experience life-changing delight in that beauty and worth (Psalm 16:11).  The topics we will cover, Lord willing, include the following:

 

  • August 4: The Doctrine of God (Some of the Principal Attributes of God)
  • August 11: The Doctrine of the Person of Christ (Jesus as Fully God and Man in One Person)
  • August 18: The Doctrine of the Work of Christ (The Essence of the Life, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus)

Bringing Faith to Our 9–5: Leading Change through Faith and Work

Room 307 | Kathryn Tack

 

At the end of every service, Pastor Miller calls us to “Now, go be the church!”  Do you ever wonder what your 9-5 job has to do with his call?  Christianity is a day-to-day, moment-by- moment walk with the Lord.  It affects every area of our lives.  When a Christian enters their workplace, Christ enters with them and together they must leave there a mark of His holiness for the good of mankind.

 

  • August 4: Your Work Matters to God
  • August 11: Embrace Your Leadership Mission
  • August 18: Know True Passion

Critical Issues 

Room 305 | Karl “KJ” Johnson

Every day we face important issues and challenges to our faith. Some disrupt our witness, others shake our faith. We’ll discuss a different issue each week in this class with the aim to think about these issues a bit more deeply and from a slightly new angle, as well as to help you grow in your faith.

Defending Your Faith With the Storyline of the Bible

Room 307 | Pastor Mark Pirrie

 

Join us for three weeks to learn how to use the Storyline of the Bible to respond to some of the strongest current, clamoring, defeater beliefs that are challenging the truth claims of Jesus.

 

  •  August 4: There can’t be just one way to God
  • August 11: A loving God can’t send people to hell
  • August 18: The Bible can’t possibly be true

11:30

Essential Doctrines: Part 2 

Clarkview | Steve Farish

 

In the Essential Doctrines class we will be examining the teaching of Scripture concerning those doctrines which distinguish Christianity as “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).  Our prayer is that God in his grace will exalt his spiritual beauty and worth through this class (Psalm 27:4), in such a way that his people would experience life-changing delight in that beauty and worth (Psalm 16:11).  The topics we will cover, Lord willing, include the following:

 

  • August 4: The Doctrine of God (Some of the Principal Attributes of God)
  • August 11: The Doctrine of the Person of Christ (Jesus as Fully God and Man in One Person)
  • August 18: The Doctrine of the Work of Christ (The Essence of the Life, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus)

Spiritual Gifts

Room 303 | Ron Ingram, Justin May, and Nate Brumbaugh

 

What are spiritual gifts and did God remember to give ME any? This seminar will provide a high-level overview of the spiritual gifts and offer a great starting point for finding out how God has gifted and equipped YOU for his service.

 

  • August 4: Introduction to Spiritual Gifts –  Part 1 
  • August 11: Introduction to Spiritual Gifts – Part 2 
  • August 18: Discovering your Spiritual Gifts

Defending Your Faith With the Storyline of the Bible

Room 307 | Pastor Mark Pirrie

 

Join us for three weeks to learn how to use the Storyline of the Bible to respond to some of the strongest current, clamoring, defeater beliefs that are challenging the truth claims of Jesus.

 

  •  August 4: There can’t be just one way to God
  • August 11: A loving God can’t send people to hell
  • August 18: The Bible can’t possibly be true

Critical Issues 

Room 305 | Karl “KJ” Johnson

Every day we face important issues and challenges to our faith. Some disrupt our witness, others shake our faith. We’ll discuss a different issue each week in this class with the aim to think about these issues a bit more deeply and from a slightly new angle, as well as to help you grow in your faith.

Como ser Medico del Alma

Kappeler | Pastor Josue Reyes