Marriage Bridges: Building Godly Marriages to Withstand the Weight of the World
Teacher: Andee Courson
In a world where the pressures and stresses of everyday living take their toll on marriages, couples desire to be equipped with knowledge and skills necessary to enrich their marriages and to prevent a collapse from the weight of the world. Standing at the alter, we all had a picture of what our marriage would look like. The problem is this picture of marriage results in expectations that we unload on our spouse. The weight of these expectations can rob your marriage of love and joy. As a spouse you never feel like you measure up and you never feel like you are good enough. So what are you to do with your expectations? You can’t deny them, because most expectations started our as God-given desires.
In this class you will learn how to transform expectations and look to God if you are to experience marriage as it was designed. Whether you are newly married, married for a century or two, or nearing your 50th wedding anniversary, it is never too late to equip yourself with new skills to make your marriage even better! curriculum
Ephesians: Who Do You Think You Are?
Teacher: Mike Welborn
You were lost with no hope, like a dead man walking, BUT GOD, because of His rich mercy and unimaginable love, RESCUED you, raised you up, and seated you in HEAVENLY PLACES. Do you have the slightest idea how much GID thinks of you? Do you ever consider the sacrifices of the CREATOR for you?
I invite you to join me for a study of EPHESIANS, where we will look at what this wonderful little book says about HIS relationship toward us and what ours should be toward HIM.
Defenders: Answers to Difficult Questions about God and the Christian Faith
Teacher: Scott Moore
Can we prove that God exists? Does science disprove the existence of God? If God is real, why is there so much evil in the world? What is God like? Do human beings have souls, or are we just cells and atoms? With so many religions in the world, how can we be sure that Christianity is the only true faith? Is the Bible reliable? If God knows what I am going to do tomorrow, am I truly free to make my own decisions? If God knows what’s best for me, and has my best interests in mind, why should I pray to Him?
We all have questions. That’s what the field of apologetics is all about. Christians and non-Christians alike can benefit from being able to ask, and seek answers to tough questions. This course is essential for young believers who want to be able to defend their faith against intellectual objections.
Basic Training: Advancing Your Walk with Christ
Teacher: Ryan Phillips
“I just became a Christian, now what?” “I’ve been a believer for a while now jut I just feel stagnant in my walk with the Lord…like I’m not getting anywhere.” “I’ve made the decision to follow Jesus but I’m plagued with doubts and questions.”
Every new soldier has to be trained for battle. And every new Christian has to be equipped for service in God’s army. Even those who have been following Jesus for years can benefit from a refresher course. Sometimes, when your spiritual life is in a rut, it helps to go back to the basics. This course is specially designed for young believers. But we also welcome those who want to give their spiritual life a jump start.
Understanding the Old Testament
Teacher: Chip Smith
To followers of Jesus, the Old Testament can sometimes be intimidating. With eight to nine hundred pages of names like Melchizedek, Mephibosheth, Meshelemiah, Michmethath, and Mikhtam who wouldn’t feel confused? But the Old Testament was the Bible of Jesus and HIs apostles. It’s history, poetry, and prophecy are indispensable to the believer who wants to grow in Christ. This course will offer, in broad strokes, a general overview of the first three-quarters of the Bible.
Grief Share: Your Journey from Mourning to Joy
Teacher: Abby Boerner
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues, and you feel alone. Often, friends and family want to help you, but they don’t know how. That’s the reason for Grief Share. This group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel, because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.