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, we will offer one Sunday morning ACG at 9:30 am and one at 11:00 am. While the topics are different in each hour, most topics repeat at both hours during the course of the 2021-2022 year.
Current ACGs (Beginning August 8, 2021)
Belayers, 9:30 am (Room 18)
Old Testament Foundations 1, team-taught (August 8th – September 5th). To begin the semester, we will explore key Old Testament themes, such as God’s self-revelation, creation and providence, mankind as image-bearers, sin, and redemption. These themes will be traced through the Old Testament and lay the groundwork for some of the later issue-driven discussions we will have.
Upcoming topics in Belayers:
- Race and Racism, with Dan Waugh, Tim O’Connor, and Bill Morton (Sept 12th – Oct 3rd, with four-week book discussion to follow)
- Creation Care, with Dan Waugh and Dr. Ben Brabson (Oct 17th – Nov 7th)
- Old Testament Foundations 2, team-taught ( Nov 14th – Dec 12th)
- Godly Marriage, tentative (spring semester)
- New Testament Foundations, (spring semester)
- Bible and Mental Health, tentative (spring semester)
Koinonia, 11:00 am (Room 18)
Mother Kirk, with Dan Waugh (August 8th – October 3rd). The early church father Cyprian famously said, “No one can have God for his Father, who does not have the Church for his mother.” This truth has often gone unexplored and unappreciated in the evangelical church. This fall, we will consider what the Bible, Old and New Testaments, teaches about the church, the images it uses to describe her, and different models for understanding the church in our world.
Upcoming Topics in Koinonia
- Old Testament Foundations, team-taught (October 17th – December 12th)
- Race and Racism, tentative (spring semester)
- New Testament Foundations (spring semester)
- Transgenderism, tentative (spring semester)
The Lord’s Supper, with Stephen Morton. Stephen explores how different segments of the church understand the Supper and wrestles with some important questions. (Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7)
Spiritual Renewal, with Dan Waugh. Pulling from historical accounts of revivals and drawing on the wealth of Scriptural insights, accounts, and prayers we want to think, to open ourselves up for, and pray for a new work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8
The Book of Micah, with Dan Waugh. At points, Micah’s enumerations of the people’s sins and God’s judgments are hard to read, but they prepare us to hear the good news of God’s salvation. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7
Political Theology, with Dan Waugh: Laying the foundations of biblical teaching regarding political thought the class explores 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. Week 1 (Intro), Week 2 (Early Church), Week 3 (Medieval Church), Week 4 (Augustine & Aquinas), Week 5 (Anabaptist & Theonomists, Oh My!), Week 6 (Calvin’s Two Kingdoms), Week 7 (Application of Two Kingdom Approach).
The Historicity of Exodus, with Steven Lulich: This ACG pulls together evidence from archaeology, ancient literature, and the Bible itself. Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7 (manuscript, no video available)