ACGs begin again on Aug 13th. Check out topics below!
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.
When it Feels Like You Don’t Belong: 1 Peter, with John Mangrum. Writing to Christians living in the backwoods of the Roman Empire during a time of ever-increasing hostility, Peter instructs them in how they are to be the love, hope, and joy of Jesus in the midst of a broken, hostile and suffering world. As commentator, Karen Jobes, writes, “Peter’s principles remain significant for the church today, living in times when social values and structures are changing at a rapid pace….Peter’s emphasis on Christian engagement with society makes it a relevant and thought-provoking book for all times and places.” Rm 18
Perspectives. Meeting in Room 14/15 at 9:30am.
Back to the Basics: the Creed, with Dan Waugh. This eight week study will explore the history, use and importance of one of the earliest Christian creeds, one we use still today to confess and summarize our faith. Each week we’ll look at a different statement from the Creed, asking why the early church deemed the various articles so important and how they ought to impact our faith today.
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 be leading a study on the book of Hebrews. For the last few years the class has studied the person, life, and ministry of Jesus through the Gospels. Hebrews is a great follow up to that study, showing that this Jesus is better – better than the angels, better than Moses or the priesthood, etc. Join us as we continue to grow in our knowledge of and appreciation for the Word of God. Mike Baldomero takes over as ACG Coordinator this semester. Room 17.
Koinonia. Meeting in Room 18 at 11:00am.
The Parables. A team of teachers led by Ryan Over will lead a study on the parables. Jesus employed these short stories with great with frequency and effect. Some parables challenge our notions of the kingdom and what it takes to enter it, others force us to consider the quality of our life/living. In this study, we’ll consider how we ought to read and interpret the parables, how they could be recast in modern terms, and how they shape our thinking on some key aspects of our faith. Room 18.
Here are some of the topics groups have had in the past:
The Gospel of Matthew in Context
The Same God?
Paul and His Household Ethic
Jesus Our Rabbi
The Letter to the Hebrews
The Life and Teachings of Christ
Christianity and Politics
Jesus at the Movies
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat
The Joy of Prayer
And Justice for All