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There are many educational opportunities for Adults at Christ Church. Bible studies that focus on various books of the Bible; Groups that use current books or videos to guide the discussion; Classes that help expand your mind and exercise your body. There is a class or discussion group for you! The Sunday and Weekday opportunities are listed below.
For additional information about any of the classes, contact Vanitta Conrad, Director of Christian Education at Email or at 801-486-5473 ext 12.
Life and Times Class- will be starting a new study on Sunday Sept. 27, 2015 entitled “The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience”. We will be using a lecture series produced by the Great Courses with the lectures presented by Dr. Andrew Newberg. Each Sunday the class views a 30 minute video and then engages in stimulating discussion of the issues. The class will be concentrating on answering the question are we humans wired to worship? In addition, we will be studying the issue of connections between our brains and different types of religious experience. Dr. Newberg is an award-winning scholar and practicing neuroscientist and is Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. All interested persons are invited to attend. Room 101 at 9:00 am.
Teacher and Discussion Leader: Dr. David Hoeppner - Email or (801) 674-7962.
Bible Exploration - Join us as we study Walking with God in the Desert – from the That the World May Know series. In this twelfth volume of the "Faith Lessons" series, taught by historian and teacher Ray Vander Laan, you'll discover that it's only when hard times come and you are totally dependent on God that you will experience God's amazing grace and provision.
Room 207 at 9:00 am.
Facilitator: Paul Conrad (801) 278-0096
Parlor at 9 a.m.
Teacher and Discussion Leader: Jay Vestal (801) 277-1156
Spirits & Spirituality – A monthly gathering for men where we discuss current topics, have guest speakers or visit interesting places. Watch here for information about each month's activity. Friends are welcome.
Invitation to the New Testament – Beginning September 13th at 5:00 pm in Room 101 (8 sessions) led by Vanitta Conrad. Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the testament looks at how the early church took ownership of and was shaped by the story of Jesus and how the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith.
Financial Peace – Beginning September 14th at 6:30 pm in the Chapel (Room 100) (9 weeks) led by Dale McCormick & Bruce Meyer. This is a biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way. We all need a plan for our money. This class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend
and save wisely, and much more! Register now at daveramsey.com/fpu.
Bagel Boys – Enjoy great conversation about men’s faith journeys over bagels and coffee. (Wednesday mornings in the Parlor @ 7:30 am.)
Wednesday Morning Study Group – Joseph – The Journey to Forgiveness – Beginning September 9th at 9:30 am in the Parlor, led by Evelyn Kasworm. This six-week study explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph's story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we'll find truths that echo into our own personal situations as well as practical help for answering common questions, such as:
How do I stop dwelling on the hurt?
Is forgiving someone excusing what happened?
When will I stop having to re-forgive?
Is there a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation?
How can I forgive and still set boundaries?
Is it ever okay not to forgive?
Whether or not you are working through a hurtful situation right now, you can learn from Joseph how to release your past and present hurts to God and allow Him to do a supernatural work of forgiveness in your life. God wants to use the very things intended to hurt you as a source of blessing in your life and the lives of others.
(Wednesday mornings in the Parlor @ 9:30 am) All are welcome.
Yoga – Refresh your body, mind and spirit.
(Thursdays at 4:30 – Room 201)
Facilitator: Nancy Bockelie, email.