Choose from a variety of Life and Bible Studies (LABS) that focus on different topics within the Christian faith. Join us between services on Sunday and on Wednesday nights following Wednesday Night Dinner! Open to all adults.
Sundays | 10:10 - 10:55 a.m. | September 8 - November 24
Tales of the King: A Discovery of the Parables of Jesus | Dierenfield Hall
To the people who first heard him, Jesus was a storyteller, telling parables - simple stories to invite them to experience God's kingdom. Today, these Tales of the King still engage our minds and stir our emotions. Join us for our first Sunday LABS during the Gap in between services each Sunday as we rediscover the stories of Jesus, the King.
Wednesdays | September 18 - December 11
(not meeting on 11/27 for Thanksgiving)
The Church in Crisis: Barmen and the Protestant Resistance to Hitler | B014 (Gibson Room)
Led by: Steven Good
What could cause ordinary church-going people to turn a blind eye, or worse, to enthusiastically embrace the fusion of church doctrine and Nazi ideology? What does it look like to claim that Christ is King in an age of moral and cultural crisis? This LABS series will explore how the six evangelical statements of Barmen serve as a vivid reminder of the ongoing need for the church to remain true to her identity under the Lordship of Jesus Christ above all earthly powers.
Deadly Sins and Godly Virtues | Dierenfield Hall
Led by Dennis Okholm
Ancient monks came up with the list of the seven deadly sins. They defined them, described their symptoms, and prescribed cures to counter them. They were really doing what we today call “psychology.” We will explore their wisdom and find ways to apply it in our everyday lives. If you have never had to deal with gluttony, lust, greed, anger, envy, sloth, or pride, this class is not for you. Otherwise, join us!
Parenting the Whole Child | Grace Chapel
Speakers: Bonnie Bruce, Phyllis Lempke, Tara Mackenzie, Brieana Searcy and Janice Zorn.
Each week a different expert in the various areas of child development will share their experience and knowledge with parents of children ages 0-8 years old. The areas being explored and discussed are: Cognitive, Social/Emotional, Physical, Spiritual and Guidance ideas.
Contact Karli Berkompas for more info, firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.574.2262.