Adult Community Groups (Sunday Morning Classes)
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. This fall, two ACGs will be offered at 10:00am, between the worship services. Both will be in person, and one will be livestreamed.
Fall 2020 ACGS (10:00 am) | Block 1 (Aug 23rd – Oct 4th)
Political Theology: Meeting in Room 18 with Dan Waugh and livestreamed on YouTube. Political theology addresses questions about the relationship between theology and politics, church and state, the role of religion in public/communal life, and to what extent our Christian beliefs should shape our political thought. We will begin by laying the foundations of biblical teaching regarding political thought and then explore different models of political theology through the ages, with a specific eye to how these models could be helpful, or not, in our modern, pluralistic culture. Links to past videos: Week 1 (Intro), Week 2 (Early Church), Week 3 (Medieval Church), Week 4 (Augustine & Aquinas), Week 5 (Anabaptist & Theonomists, Oh My!)
The Historicity of Exodus: Meeting in Room 17 with Steven Lulich; this group will be recorded for posting on YouTube. Did the Exodus really happen? Where’s the evidence? Could it be a legend created centuries later for purely political purposes? In this ACG we will tackle some of the most enduring controversies and popular critiques of the Biblical account of the Exodus, focusing on questions like: Did the Israelites really come out from Egypt? When did the Exodus happen? Are the numbers inflated? What was the route of the Exodus? How did so many people avoid leaving footprints in Sinai after a 40-year residence? Does it really matter whether the Exodus was a historical event or not? This ACG will pull together evidence from archaeology, ancient literature, and the Bible itself. Links to past videos: Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four, Week 5
Fall 2020 ACGS (10:00 am) | Block 2 (Oct 11th – Nov 22nd)
1 Timothy: Meeting in Room 18 with Jerry Frederick
TBD: Meeting in Room 17 with Dan Waugh