As part of the larger church, Adult Community Groups are mid-sized communities of Christ-followers who are committed to receiving, equipping, and sending disciples into the world.
ACGs provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with others, enjoy fellowship, and learn in community. There is a diverse selection of classes offered at both 9:30 and 11:00am on Sunday mornings during the school year.
The Belayers. Meeting in Room 18 at 9:30am.
The Prayers of the New Testament. If you are anything like me, your prayer life feels, at times, shallow, self-centered, and faltering. In this teaching series an outstanding team of people will help us think through (and pray through) several of the prayers recorded for us in the New Testament. What do we learn from Jesus and his prayers? From the apostle Paul and how he prayed for himself and the church? What about the prayers of the martyrs in heaven? If you are looking to revitalize and reprioritize your prayer life, this class will certainly be a great aid in doing so.
Perspectives. Meeting in Room 14/15 at 9:30am.
The Theatre and the Christian, with Miriam Poole. Theater is one of the oldest art forms out there, having its roots in storytelling and religious worship, and this ACG will discuss a Biblical view of the art. Through several different case studies, including Rome where theater was very pagan and medieval Europe where it was very Christian, we will explore what the Bible has to say about making art, and how Christians historically have viewed theater. Finally, we will end with what the ideas we learned mean for us as we consider our calling as Christians, artists, and partakers of art.
Mom’s ACG. Meeting in Room 17 at 9:30am.
Fervent, with Priscilla Shirer. If you are looking to connect with other moms, the Mom’s ACG is a great place to jump in. The Mom’s ACG is a safe place for moms to gather, pray, and find community. This semester the group will begin with a study by Priscilla Shirer on prayer called Fervent.
Goodson’s ACG. Meeting in Room 17 at 11:00am.
Hebrews. A great group of teachers will continue the study on the book of Hebrews. Through this study we have seen, and will continue to see, the author make a strong case that Jesus is better – better than all that has come before, better than anything the reader had previously known or experienced. The author of Hebrews will continue to make this case and also help us to understand the importance of persevering as disciples of Jesus. Join us as we explore this book together.
Koinonia. Meeting in Room 18 at 11:00am.
The Reformation, 500 Years Later, Dave Archer and Dan Waugh. This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, one of the most significant events in church, and world, history. But was the Reformation a mistake? Was the Reformation a recovering of the gospel, hidden for centuries under superstition and empty tradition, or was it the destruction of the church? What about today; is the Reformation over? Where do we go from here? Dave and Dan will explore the major Reformers as well as pre-Reformation reformers, counter-reformers, and more, grappling with some of these very difficult questions and trying to discern a path forward for the contemporary Protestant church.