The vision for Adult Ministry and our curriculum is to coordinate and interact with Student Ministry and Kids Ministry in a commitment to moving from the Well to the Word to the World.


Life Courses
 
Our courses are offered during our Sunday Morning Education Hour
from 9:15-10:15am. Courses are taught by church and community members who are experts in their field, have a passion for their subject, and commit to teaching from a Judeo-Christian perspective.
 
LIFE COURSES FOR WINTER/SPRING 2018
 

 Joel – The Day of Lord  Gym (5/6-5/20)
Last Fall we had the opportunity to hear from the Prophet Amos and what he wrote to God’s people. Starting in May we have another opportunity to hear the Word of God from the Prophet, Joel. The book of Joel is a timeless message to God’s people warning us that the great and dreadful day of the Lord is near and this should lead us to action. Whether this day is great or dreadful for us depends on God’s character and our response to his warning. This poetic prophecy teaches us about the character of God, that he hates sin, is defeating evil, but desires to restore those who repent. The book of Joel provides us a posture for life corporately and individually: destruction which leads to lament, repentance, and restoration.  Taught by Adam DeBroux, George Aidoo, and Eric Campos

 
Ask An Elder  Café (4/29-5/20)“Ask An Elder” is an unstructured get-together during the 9:15 hour to discuss whatever you would like to talk about in the world of the church and the Christian life. Have a question about last week’s sermon?  Want to learn a Bible study method? Heard an objection to the faith that caught you off guard? Wondered what the “free” in Free Church means? Come and sit with a cup of coffee and talk with elder Mike Lopata. Seekers, new believers and long-time attenders are all encouraged to attend.  Taught by Mike Lopata
 
Titus Gym  (4/15-4/29)
This is a follow-up series to 1 Timothy where we will look at the last pastoral epistle. There will be practical application for Christian living. Taught by Tage Klint, Paul Bialek, and Carson Long

 

Exploring Biblical Greek  Hospitality Room (4/15-5/20)We will learn more about the Alpha and Omega by looking at the Greek alphabet. With each passing lesson, the study of the language’s grammar will be observed in a devotional light as we explore how to apply it to our devotional time with the Lord.  Taught by David Nonnenmacher

 

True U: Who is Jesus?  Café (4/15-4/22)This class is all about Jesus and based on the Focus on the Family video True U series. It covers the question, “Who is Jesus” from the promise and prophecy of his coming, his life, death, and resurrection as well as his nature and claim to be God and the only way to God. We will be challenged to be able and willing to share our faith effectively. Taught by Bill Schneeberger

 

WINTER/SPRING LIFE COURSES
 
“The Church 500 Years after the Reformation:
To Be Continued?”
Mar 4, 11, 18 in the Gym
Taught by Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer
We’re now officially past the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. But are we over it? Should the church get “over” the Reformation, and put all those Protestant divisions behind herself once and for all? This three-week series looks back to the Reformation to find inspiration and wisdom for how to do church today. In particular, we focus on the church as a “creature of the Word” (i.e., the Bible). The first weeks examines the Reformation, the recovery of biblical authority, and the place of the church. The second week takes a closer look at the most controversial sola of all: sola Scripture (“Scripture alone”), which some critics say is the Achilles’ heel of Protestantism. Should evangelical churches be Protestant and affirm sola scriptura? The third week looks at two other solas – “Christ alone” and “For the glory of God alone” – and asks what the Evangelical church can, indeed must learn from the Reformation for the sake of her life and witness today.
Lecture 1. Reformation 501: Bad or Good news for the Church?
Lecture 2. Sola Scriptura: The Church as creature of the Word alone
Lecture 3. Following Christ to the glory of God alone: how Scripture rules the imagination
 

Feb 25, 2018
Adult Life Course: Foundations of Evangelism Week 3
Adult Life Course:  Foundations of Evangelism Week 3
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  • Feb 18, 2018Adult Life Course: Foundations of Evangelism Week 2
    Feb 18, 2018
    Adult Life Course: Foundations of Evangelism Week 2
    Foundations of Evangelism Week 2
  • Feb 11, 2018Adult Life Course: Foundations of Evangelism Week 1
    Feb 11, 2018
    Adult Life Course: Foundations of Evangelism Week 1
    Foundations of Evangelism Week 1
 
Foundations of Evangelism (2/11, 2/18, 2/25)
This class will lay a theological foundation for the more practical evangelism work
that will be led by the NCD Team in the coming months. Join us if you want to soak your own renewed evangelism efforts in deeply-rooted, sound theological reflection. Taught by Pastor Tim. Gym
 
 
 
Reconciliation (2/4)
Christians in conflict: How do we reconcile? 
In this one-day-only class, we will be touching briefly on a deep and difficult issue fundamental to the human experience. If you’ve ever wondered if Jesus was serious when he spoke about forgiving others, or if you’ve wrestled with how forgiveness is even possible, this class is for you. We will be guided by the book Reconcile by international mediator John Paul Lederach as well as other resources by Christian researchers in discussing definitions of and steps toward forgiveness and reconciliation. Together, we will seek to live out this seemingly-impossible but liberating commandment to love others as we love ourselves.
Taught by Sarah Nonnenmacher.  Gym
 
 

The Heart of Parenting (1/7-1/28)

Parenting is more than using your power to get children to behave in certain ways.  Parenting is all about the exposure and change of the child’s heart.  When the heart of a child changes, the behavioral change that is needed will last. Learn how to be an instrument of heart changing grace in the little moments of life that God will give you with your children, whether toddler or teens.  Join us on Sundays in January to better align God’s Word and your home.  

Taught by Brandon & Missy Brown.    Gym

 

Exploring Biblical Greek (1/7-2/25)

Studying God’s Word using the original languages brings a rewarding adventure that has no end, but it does have a beginning!  We will learn more about the Alpha and Omega by looking at the Greek alphabet. The study of the language’s grammar will be observed in a devotional light as we explore how to apply it to our devotional time with the Lord. Come and join in on the discussion as we seek to grow together and be both humbled and uplifted in reading Scripture in its original writing.

Taught by David Nonnenmacher. Hospitality Room

 

 True U: Who is Jesus? (1/7-2/25)

This class is based on the Focus on the Family video TrueU series.  It covers the question, “Who is Jesus” from the promise and prophecy of his coming to his life, death, and resurrection.  It covers his nature and his claim to be God and to be the only way to God.  We will look at ways to handle questions we have and questions in the minds of other people.  It will challenge us to be able to share our faith effectively.  We will watch a video first and then examine what has been said and taught by the teacher, Del Tackett. 

Taught by Bill Schneeberger. Video Cafe
 
 
 

LIFE COURSES – Fall 2017 (started Sept 10 at 9:15am)

  • WHERE IN THE WORLD?

 Gym • Doug Adams with Various Speakers

  • GOSPEL-SHAPED LIVING

 Hospitality Rm •  Dr. Paul Bialek,  Dr. Chris Firestone with Guest Teachers

  • CHRIST, THE CENTER OF SCRIPTURE

 2E • Dr. Chuck Cruise with Guest Teachers

 

Winter 2017

Gospel-Shaped Political Dialogue (Pastor Tim Higgins)

Gym, March 19-April 2 (3 weeks)

Red voters. Blue voters. Single-issue voters. Never-Trumpers. Those proud of their vote. Those embarrassed of their vote. We sit side-by-side on Sunday mornings, worshipping the same God together. But at the dinner table Sunday night or on the Facebook wall Monday morning, things can get awkward, even within the Body of Christ. At this critical moment, our enemy wants to divide us over politics, but we are determined that he won’t succeed.

For three weeks, join us in the gym as Pastor Tim guides us through some principles regarding how our political dialogue might be increasingly shaped by the gospel. This class will be recorded for those unable to attend.

 


Apr 6, 2017
“How Should We Say It?”
Week 3 of the Gospel-Shaped Political Dialogue class.
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    Week 3 of the Gospel-Shaped Political Dialogue class.
  • Mar 27, 2017“What Should We Say?”
    Mar 27, 2017
    “What Should We Say?”
    Week 2 of the Gospel-Shaped Political Dialogue class.
  • Mar 19, 2017“Should We Engage in Politics More, or Less?”
    Mar 19, 2017
    “Should We Engage in Politics More, or Less?”
    Week 1 of the Gospel-Shaped Political Dialogue class.

 

Exploring Biblical Hebrew  (David Nonnenmacher)

Hospitality Room, Feb 19 – May 21  (12 weeks)

Studying God’s Word through the original languages introduces to the reader a rewarding adventure that has no end, but it does have a beginning! In this class, your journey starts with the Hebrew alphabet and some basic grammar. With each passing lesson, the study of the language will be observed in a devotional light as you learn how to apply it to your daily walk with the Lord. Come and join in on the discussion as we seek to grow together and be both humbled and uplifted in reading Scripture in the language of its contemporaries. In the words of John Newton, the author of the famous hymn “Amazing Grace”, “The original Scriptures well deserve your pains, and will richly repay them!”
 
 
 

Missional Living  (Stephen and Bethany Labue)

Gym, Jan 8 – Mar 12  (10 weeks)

Have you often wondered how you can be more like Jesus in your day-to-day life? Would you like to have a greater understanding of how you can effectively engage with the people at your “Wells” for the Kingdom’s sake? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, or you simply have a thirst for the mission of God, this class is for you. Join us as we seek to follow Jesus and live our faith in the real world, while also desiring to better understand and practice what it means to live with mission in the normal routines of our daily lives.

 

 

If you have questions or need more information, contact Karen Santelik at ksantelik@northsub.com .