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 History and Impact of Christianity in Africa & Asia, with Ashley Inselman and Joel Wong. How much do you know about our indebtedness to the church in Africa and Asia? About the impact the church in those areas has had, and continues to have, on the universal church? This course explores the introduction of Christianity and the impact it has had on these regions up until modern time.
Perspectives: Meeting in Room 14/15 at 9:30am.
The Liturgy of Nature, with Tim Street.
Mom’s ACG: Meeting in Room 17 at 9:30am.
Liturgy of the Ordinary, Amy Hendershot, coordinator. This fall we will be working through a book about ordinary life, and how to find and worship God in it. Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship.
Focus. Meeting in Room 17 at 11:00am.
The Gospel According to Samuel, with Steven Lulich. The Old Testament books 1 and 2 Samuel are about much more than just the lives of Samuel, Saul, and David. Indeed, 1 and 2 Samuel are profoundly Messianic. This 16-week series picks up where we left off in the Spring and continues to explore the place of 1 and 2 Samuel within the Bible – both chronologically and theologically. Along the way, we will discover the deeply Gospel-centered focus of these two extraordinary Old Testament books.
Koinonia. Meeting in Room 18 at 11:00am.
The Minor Prophets. For the rest of this semester will be studying the minor prophets of the Hebrew scriptures. The minor prophets have a unity in that they are all concerned with proclamation and prediction, yet they also possess great diversity. Examples of diversity include God’s anger and God’s love, prophecy of doom and prophecy of hope, judgment upon Israel and judgment upon the
nations, judgment against idolatry and judgment against social injustice, events contemporary to the prophet and events of the end times, narrative genres and poetic genres, the eternal word of God and the word of a certain man, spoken at a certain time under certain circumstances. Absorbing, appreciating, and applying the richness of the minor prophets will be our challenge.