Wednesday Night discipleship Study
Classes begin on September 12
Dinner: 6 PM
Classes: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Read the class descriptions below. For more info, each course has a contact person listed. Register for one of three Discipleship Study groups to the right. To enroll in EFM, please contact Liza Philpy using the contact info below.
Celebration of Discipline
Christianity Today hailed Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline as one of the most important Christian books of the 20th Century. Using Foster’s classic text as a guide, teachers Lou Kissling and Patrick Gahan will concentrate on the habits or “disciplines” that bring about growth and maturity in Christians, such as meditation, prayer, service, fasting, solitude, confession, and worship. The class will invite participants to both study and exercise these disciplines. Warning! This class demands a significant amount of homework, so, please only sign up for it if you have the time and compunction to complete the assignments and attend weekly.
Contact: Monica Elliott - firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Peace University
Class leaders Justin Lindstrom and Darla Nelson will lead Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and guide you on the journey to financial peace. FPU is a nine week course on how to handle money and build wealth. Patrick says in his last parish it literally saved marriages. Participants will need to register and purchase a materials kit for $119. Those who register and pay through Christ Church will receive a 10% discount. You may also go to daveramsey.com to register. On their site, scroll to the bottom to find the "find a class" link. Partial scholarships are available - talk to Rev. Justin Lindstrom.
Contact: Darla Nelson - email@example.com or
Justin Lindstrom - firstname.lastname@example.org
A wanton and adulterous woman repeatedly spurns the love of her youth. Her betrayed and grieving husband offers forgiveness and seeks to restore the intimacy of their first love. Bold imagery indeed for telling the story of God and his people. Bolder still when God calls a prophet to enflesh this divine suffering and redeeming forgiveness in his own marriage. Teachers Scott Kitayama and Earl Stanley will delve into this remarkable story which sets the stage for Hosea’s message of God’s enduring love, his righteous judgment and his persistent offer of reconciliation.
Contact: Scott Kitayama - email@example.com
Education For Ministry 5:30 - 8 PM
EFM - Education For Ministry,resumes this Fall on Wednesday Nights. This year the group will meet off-campus. We welcome you to join us! EFM was developed at the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Education for Ministry is a four year study and group reflection to support formation for ministry in daily life through the development of knowledge, attitude, skill, and identity as Christians. Year One focuses on the Old Testament, Year Two on the New Testament, Year Three on Church History, and Year Four on Theology. The class will meet from 5:30 – 8:00 PM each Wednesday with breaks for holidays and summer. Dinner will be part of our time together. There is a charge of $375 per year for the course which includes all texts, etc. Partial scholarships are available. A Diploma of Completion from the School of Theology of the University of the South is rewarded to those who finish the course. Class will be led by Liza Philpy, an experienced and trained EFM Mentor and graduate of the Seminary of the Southwest with a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry. Halleta Heinrich, a graduate of EFM, will assist Liza with the class. Please contact Liza Philpy at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at (432)528-9804 with questions or if you would like to sign up for the course.