All elective classes meet between the Sunday worship services from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Session 3: April 8 & 15 (2 weeks)
Sharing Your Faith in the Ordinary Course of Your Life
Sheryl Taylor, Deacon
Meets in the Choir Room (Note update to room)
Most of us struggle with evangelism. We know it is our duty as Christians to tell others about Christ, but it often seems burdensome and unsuccessful. We think we need to have all the answers and have a sophisticated theological argument. But sharing our faith with the people we already know and have a relationship with—our friends—is more about intentionality, love, dependence on the Spirit and a willingness to listen. Come learn how simple and natural it is to talk about Jesus with the people God has already put in your life.
Session 4: April 8 – May 6 (5 weeks)
Marriage Communication: Respect, Intimacy, Truth, and Freedom
Dale and Mary Beth Berry, CSPC Members—Dale is the Clinical Director of Ebenezer Counseling Services
Meets in the Chapel
Being made in the image of God, we are made for relationship. Marriage is the special relationship of unique intimacy designed to be safe to trust one’s heart to your mate. Additionally, healthy marriage is a living metaphor for Jesus’ love and care for the church. Mary Beth and Dale Berry want to help you strengthen your marriage relationship and are sure to tell some stories from their 37 year Odyssey. They will share some of the essential ingredients of healthy marriage with emphasis on connecting via communication. Our tongue is powerful for good or ill as illustrated in Proverbs 12:18, “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Come join Mary Beth and Dale as we grow in being a blessing to our mates.
John Tolsma, Member
Meets in the Choir Room
(ONLY 3 WEEKS) THIS CLASS WILL NOT MEET APRIL 8 OR 15
As we turn the corner and begin preparing for summer, we have the chance to set aside our complex list of “to-dos” and “should haves” and focus on a simpler, more focused life. We can do the same in our walk with Christ. Fortunately, Jesus gives us a picture of what a simple, vibrant faith can look like in the parables of Matthew 25. We’ll take three weeks to think practically about what it means to live expectantly, to live intentionally, and to live generously by drawing closer to Jesus and focusing on his simple, yet powerful message of grace.