Fall Bible Classes

September 9th thru November 25th

An Introduction to Isaiah / Taught by Dorothy Spencer / Activity Center

Isaiah: Please join us for this last section of “Isaiah,” even if you were not in the studies with the two previous classes. Isaiah’s prophecies re the Messiah, the restoration of Israel, and the glory of Zion–all to be discussed.  More songs to sing, more of Handel’s “Messiah” to hear. Bring your Bible and a friend!

Every Thought Captive, Defending the Faith /Taught by Prof. Ed Straka / B115 Kitchen

Ed Straka has taught at the university level and is currently a professor at Grace Academy, where he teaches Ancient and Medieval History, Literature, Philosophy, and Historical Theology.  This fall he will be teaching a class on Christian Apologetics – understanding the truth of the God’s Word and learning how to communicate it with nonbelievers and those who are young in the faith.  He will be using down-to-earth language and illustrations to bring the topic to life, as well as leveraging the text book Every Thought Captive:  A Study Manual for the Defense of Christian Truth.

“The Pericopes” / Taught by Pastors Walt Pohland and Bill Crowe / Choir Room

Each Sunday morning worship service includes selected readings from the Bible, liturgically referred to as “The Pericopes for the Day.”  The main reading is the Gospel reading, which this fall will be drawn primarily, and for the most part sequentially, from Mark.  This is supplemented by an Old Testament reading, an Epistle reading, and a Psalm.  How the readings fit together and how they inform sermon themes, seasons of the church year, prayers, and hymn selection will be topics of discussion.  Since Scripture speaks with one voice to lead us to Jesus for our salvation, we will listen to the readings in the certain expectation of being drawn closer to Him.

LifeLight:  Life of David /Small Group led by Beth Crowe & Kim Herndon / B115, Library

Participants will personally study the major stories of David during the week in their daily time with God and come together each Sunday morning with their small group for discussion and conversation, sharing together what we are learning through God’s Word and the LifeLight study materials during the week.  The study explores David’s flight from Saul, his rise, the throne, the sword, David’s Son and David’s Lord, and so much more.

Grief Support / Facilitated by Pastor John Selle / Family Room

We have a grief support group that meets in the Family Room during our Bible class hour.  It will continue to meet through the end of this quarter.  New participants are welcome to join the grief support group at any time.  This group has benefitted many members and visitors at Faith, and you are welcome to jump in and join us.

College Age/Young Adult / Led by Grace Nemec / Starbucks

This class meets between the two services at the Starbuck’s at DB Wood/Shell Road and Williams Drive. The group reads and discusses Scripture together each week.


Midweek Classes

Where Love Abides / Shelly Curren / Wednesday at 10:30am, B120

An 8-lesson DVD Bible study written by Donna Pyle.  Based on John 15:1-17, it takes an in-depth look at what it means to abide in Jesus, the True Vine, to bear lasting fruit.


Men of Faith / Team taught by the Pastors / Thursday at 6:30am, B116