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2014 Fall Impact
 
Dates:      Wednesdays, September 17 - November 5
 
Time:        Dinner 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
 
                  Class 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
 
Cost:         Dinner $2 per person
 
                  Class $20 per person, materials included
 
Location:  Learning Center

Classes:

Bible Exploration and Study
 
Old Testament - Judges            Led By: Heath Casey 

In those days….everyone did what was right in his own eyes. – Judges 21:25

For around 300 years after the death of Joshua, the Israelites were finally able to live as a people in the Promised Land, and not under an earthly king, but in a theocracy, ruled by the One True God.  Sounds about perfect, right?

The fact is, the Israelites failed to trust God over and over again, and as they were living in a very spiritually pluralistic society, they gave themselves over to pagan religions and idols.  We can find a lot of parallels in our own time.  We live among a great variety of gods-not only those of formal religions, but also gods of wealth, celebrity, pleasure, ideology, and achievement.  How are we affected?  We give ourselves over to idols, making a good aspect of creation into the ultimate source of security, identity, and power. 

Judges provides us many powerful warnings to the devastating effects of idolatry, but it also reminds us that God relentlessly offers His grace even when we do not deserve it, or seek it, or even appreciate it after we have been saved by it.  We see that God wants lordship over every area of our lives, not just some, and finally that there is a need for continual spiritual renewal in our lives here on earth.  The Lord is a rescuing, promise-keeping, faithful God!

Come and explore the time of the Judges and you will end up being challenged by God’s Word to explore your own life and tear down the counterfeit gods that are ensnaring you from abundant life. 

New Testament - 1 Corinthians        Led By: Nate Nauman 

Disunity, divisions, immorality, and disorder—these are problems that have plagued the church in every age. During this study through 1 Corinthians we will look at God’s Truth regarding the many issues that were present in the church in Corinth. Divisions, lawsuits, incest, immorality, purity in marriage, abusing our freedom in Christ, and disorder caused by the misuse of the Lord’s Supper and spiritual gifts—this list of problems sounds more a soap opera than struggles within a local church!

 

The reason to take this course on 1 Corinthians should not be to study the sins of a church and its people. Instead, one should take this course to understand how God instructs us to deal these sins which are still present today. This will not be a sit-and-listen-to-the-teacher kind of class. Those who take this course will be equipped with the basics of how to study and teach the Bible, and more importantly, will be challenged to obey the Truth that they discover.


Foundations of Our Faith
 
Leadership Development        Led By: Ron Van Camp and Team

In discipleship training, there are 4 areas of development: Skills, knowledge, vision and character.

 

In this class, we will focus on the skills needed to disciple individuals and lead small groups.  L2L leaders, cell group leaders, and anyone who has a desire to impact individuals should take this class. We will cover scripture memory, devotional life, prayer (individual and group), leading a small group, how to spend one-on-one time with individuals, outreach in your group, the basics of personal counseling, and then finish with how you can stay sharp for the long haul - finishing well.

Each week a topic will be covered by a current leader who has a personal passion for that area . This class will add more tools to your "discipling tool box".


Family Life

The Family Project              Led By: Clint Herring and Scott Johnson

Why do families work? Because God Himself designed them! Thriving families will lead to thriving communities, and thriving communities will transform the world. People will find purpose, joy and redemption; and generation after generation will create a positive legacy.

 

The Family Project will be a session of small group experiences that explores the theological, philosophical, and cultural underpinnings of the traditional family, and combines that information with inspiring stories and practical tools to help 21st Century families thrive.

 

The Family Project also offers a hope-filled, optimistic antidote to the current landscape of familial breakdown, sending a clear message that a return to the time-tested, historical model of the family is where so many of our culture’s wounds begin to heal. It’s designed to develop a new appreciation for why family matters…based on a bigger understanding of who God is in His character and why He created humanity the way He did.

This class will be limited to 40 people, so please sign up early.


Electives

 
Covenant  by Kay Arthur (Women)        Led By:  Leanna Van Eman

Covenant explores God's initiatives with humanity by studying His covenants throughout history. The idea of covenant — God's enduring promise — is key to understanding our relationship to God.  We will explore the benefits and responsibilities of covenant as well as the character of the covenant initiator. Learn about the remarkable ways the old covenant points to the promises of the new covenant.

 

"I first participated in this study over 20 years ago and it not only led me to a deeper understanding of God's commitment to his promises, but it also revolutionized my relationship with Jesus Christ.  I hope you will join us so that you too can have a deeper appreciation for our God and the benefit of being in covenant with him."   


Children's Classes
 
1st - 4th Grade - Honor Club

Join us as we embark on an Honor Club Adventure by becoming Treasure Hunters! Honor affects the way people think, the way they act, and the way they treat others around them. Honor helps us listen to our parents and develop tolerance and patience with our siblings. Honor builds incredibly strong bonds that, in turn, benefit all members of the family. As a Treasure Hunter, we will play games, make crafts, do skits, explore science, and have fun...all with the purpose of learning how to treasure what God treasures! Join us in the PAWS room!


Preschool & Kindergarten - Adventures of Lil' K - "I Can Be Brave"

Through the adventures of Kai and his animated pal, Lil' K, we will meet some of the Bible's bravest - Joseph, Elijah, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - and discover where true bravery comes from. 

Parents - We request that you participate in an Impact Class or serve in an Impact or Student Ministries area for your children to attend children's classes.  


Students - 5th through 12th Grade


Fall Online Registration Closed - If you still wish to attend a class, please come and we will enroll you there!