Class: Communicants Class
Leader: Herb Ruby & Ken Harris
Location: Pastor’s Study
This class is designed to communicate to newcomers our essential beliefs, our distinctive doctrines, and our philosophy of ministry. It also serves as an opportunity to get to know other newcomers and many church leaders. This class is required to become a member of COG, but everyone is invited to attend, and there is no obligation to join.
Leader: Tom Metzbower
Location: Adult Annex 3
An in-depth Bible study of the book of Genesis will continue into the fall quarter. The genre of Genesis is a narrative history, (which means you can attend anytime and not be “behind” the class) with genealogies. It was written by Moses about 1450-1410 B.C. Key people include Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Joseph. This book was written to record God’s creation of the world and to demonstrate His love for all that He created. Genesis is a book of the Law and the first book of the Bible. Genesis explains the actual events of one of the most debated subjects of our current day – the origin of life. Genesis describes the Lord God, who is infinite and all-powerful, creating everything that exists, by the power of His spoken Word, out of nothing (ex nihilo). He essentially creates material matter out of non-material nothing.
Class: Basic Christianity
Leader: Matt Sherlock
Location: Adult Annex 2
We will be using a book by John R.W. Stott titled Basic Christianity. The class is for not-yet believers, new believers, and mature believers.
The study starts with Christ’s Person, moves on to Man’s Need and Christ’s Work, and concludes with Man’s Response. This is a book and study suited for those wanting to learn the basics of Christianity or get a refresher on the basics we hold to.
Beginning September 10
Women of the Word-How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds (Book by Jen Wilken)
Location: Adult Annex 1
We all know it’s important to study God’s Word, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? This class will help you go deeper in your study of Scripture and will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.