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.
Starting again August 12th, 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.
Genesis 1-11, with John Mangrum. These early chapters of Genesis are foundational for Christian faith and belief. They reveal God’s love for us, the tragedies of sin, and the beginnings of God’s dramatic rescue plan. Come explore the accounts of creation, the fall, Cain and Abel, Noah, the tower of Babel and more this fall. Meeting in Room 18 at 9:30am.
Perspectives: Meeting in Room 14/15 at 9:30am.
Evangelicalism: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, with Dan Waugh. As our church considers a possible name change, we’ve been asking a lot of questions about the evangelical movement. What does it mean to claim the label ‘evangelical’? Does it mean what we think it means – and who decides what it means. In this series we will explore our evangelical heritage, ask questions related to evangelical theology, evangelicalism and politics, racism, revivals and missions, and so much more.
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.
Scripture: Use and Abuse, with Dan Waugh. We hear people argue from Scripture all the time – in the church, from lecterns, in press conferences and debates. As Christians, the Bible is the ultimate authority for faith and life. But, how do we handle it properly? How can we discern when Scripture is being used properly or abused recklessly? Is there one simple method of interpretation, or does a responsible student of the Bible need to have more tools to draw upon? We will wrestle with these tough questions and more this fall in Koinonia.