Sunday Mornings, Multi-purpose Room, Starting January 15 The Truth Project Revisited
In a 2003 study, the Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statistic that continues to reverberate throughout the Christian community – only nine percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview. (The Barna Update, “A Biblical Worldview Has a Radical Effect on a Person’s Life,” December 1, 2003.)
Because of this, today’s believers live very similarly to non-believers. A personal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our money and time on things that fail to satisfy, and we begin to wonder what life’s ultimate purpose really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as a people and a nation.
Focus on the Family’s The Truth Project ® is an excellent starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. As He has throughout history, God continues to call ordinary people to make an eternal difference in our world.
Joining Jesus as a Family, Fourth Sunday of Each Month, Multi-Purpose Room, Starting January 22, Books provided for participants.
Joining Jesus as a family is simpler than you think and a lot more fun! Christian parents want to raise their children to be life-long followers of Jesus. But many parents watch their children grow up, leave home, and then walk away from the faith. What went wrong? And how can a new generation of parents avoid the same result?
Greg and Susan Finke identify what Jesus shows us in the gospels to help parents become more intentional and practical in raising Jesus-followers.
What does it mean to “disciple” my own child?
What are my parenting goals? Where do I want my child to end up?
To lead my child there, how then shall I live?
What is Jesus’ discipleship process?
How can I weave Jesus’ discipleship process into the rhythm of my family’s everyday life?
This book is for anyone helping a child live the fruitful and fulfilling life of a Jesus-follower: parents, grandparents, foster parents, pastors, family ministry professionals and volunteers.
The Book of James – 2nd and 4th Thursdays of Month, 10:00 a.m., in the Library, beginning January 12 (Designed for those who are Growing in Christ, Close to Christ, or Christ Centered)
By faith we are reborn into the family of God. Absolutely, agrees James. But God wants more than justified infants; He wants mature daughters and sons. Faith is foundational, but it must be genuine, proven faith, evident to the world. James’s exhortation is a challenge to Christians of every age to keep growing up.
As we dig into the book of James together, we will discuss such things as: facing trials, trials v. temptations, doing what you hear (from God), avoiding prejudice, genuine faith, controlling the tongue, wisdom, drawing close to God, humbling ourselves, patience, and prayer.
Join us for this study of James and become more and more a doer of the word, as he exhorts us to do.
Everyone His Witness, Monday Evenings for Six Weeks, beginning April 10 in Library
Every One His Witness is a relational, contextual Lutheran evangelism program that teaches you how to witness to your nonchurched friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family members. Using the LASSIE approach to witnessing (listen, ask, seek, share, invite, and encourage), you will learn how to share the Good News of Jesus in a natural way with people who are part of your everyday life.
Every One His Witness is made up of two parts. The first part is a core module that covers how to witness in today’s world through the LASSIE approach.
The second part is a website. There, you’ll find resources to help you use what you learn in the workshop to witness to people in specific contexts. Called “context modules,” these resources are available at no cost to anyone who has completed the core module.