Adult Sunday School | W/S 2020
Every Sunday, from 01/05/2020 to 05/24/2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday School for Adults
We were not created to walk through life alone. God made us in his image, and so we are designed to flourish best when we are part of the family of God. Jesus came to renew and fulfill God's mission of salvation by forming a spiritual family, united to God and one another by jesus; own life and love. Christians do not only have a private, personal relationship with Christ. We are members of Christ's body and sisters and brothers to one another in Christ, and thus we can only grow in spiritual maturity and wisdom by worshipping, learning, and serving in the community of God's people.
We invite you to commit yourself fully to God and his people by participating in Central's ministries of spiritual formation. We have many groups designed to help you become like Jesus Christ as you learn the word of God and the ways of God together with the family of God. These classes and communities are places to connect and belong, to know and be known, to be accepted by the grace of Christ and to be transformed by the power and love of Christ in every aspect of your life. With something available for every member of your family, we hope that you will find your place and your purpose in the family of God at Central.
Adult Sunday School Communities
Mike Farley, Cole Lescher, Carl & Amanda Lothman | 10-11:00 a.m. (sanctuary)
This community for young adults from college through 20s & 30s and beyond is a great place to connect, grow, and learn. Our meetings include time to share life’s joys and struggles and to pray for one another and an interactive teaching that fosters group discussion. The winter/spring semester will begin with a study of Matthew 1-7 by Dr. Mark Valeri. The beginning of the Gospel of Matthew contains not only narratives about Jesus’ birth and baptism but also the famous Sermon on the Mount, which offers some of Jesus’ most well-known teaching about what it means to live a blessed life according to the kingdom of God. Come and join us for a rich discussion of Jesus’ vision and mission to establish a world transformed by God’s wisdom, mercy, justice, and healing power in Christ.
My Sunday Family
Tyler Stephens, Thom Avery | 10-11:00 a.m. (Classrooms A & B)
My Sunday Family is a community seeking to connect and support each other to learn how to follow Christ together as the family of God. Our meetings always include teaching and small group discussion as well as time to share life’s joys and struggles and to pray for one another. During the winter/spring semester, Eric Schmidt will lead a study of the biblical book of James. Join us as we study how James provides an abundance of practical wisdom about being doers and not merely hearers of God’s word by following God’s eternal law of love in all dimensions of our lives.
Sam Chimento, John McGowan | 10-11:00 a.m. (2c in student center)
Navigators is acommunity of mixed ages and stages that seeks to deepen faith and develop relationships. During the winter/spring semester, Sam Chimento and John McGowan will lead studies of three topics: (1) the book of Revelation, (2) evil and suffering, and (3) the doctrine of the Trinity. Join us as we study how the God who is love at the core of his being as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit gives us strength to walk with him through the darkness of our doubt and the crucible of suffering with a hope sustained by Revelation’s vision of Christ’s ultimate rule and victory over sin and death.
Neal Nielsen | 10-11:00 a.m. (Parlor)
Gleaners is a group of men and women of mixed ages, marital status, and biblical knowledge. Each semester we study a book of the Bible, and we seek to apply it to our lives and seek greater obedience and faithfulness to the glory of God. During the winter/spring semester, we will study the gospel of Matthew. Matthew is an account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that places special emphasis on Jesus’ fulfillment of the whole story of God’s work through the people and history of Israel. Matthew shows how Jesus is the promised Messiah-King in the line of David who is also a new Moses establishing a new and eternal covenant relationship between God and his people based on his death and resurrection for us. Matthew also contains some of Jesus’ best loved teaching, including the famous Sermon on the Mount.Join us as Matthew takes us through the life of Jesus and shows us the compelling majesty and power of the Messiah who radically changed his life and called him to proclaim the good news of Jesus to the world.
Classes last for approximately 1 hour. If you have questions, or would like help finding the right opportunity for you, please contact Pastor Mike Farley.