Adult Christian Education

  Adult Christian Education  
 
SPRING  2017 SMALL GROUPS!
 
The Six Marks of Discipleship will be the topic of Pastor Tim's workshop on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 pm. New members and anyone who has not yet learned about these six time-tested marks of living your faith are invited to attend. Questions? Contact Tim Stern at timsstern@gmail.com. MARSHALL ROOM
 
Word by Word will continue to be the topic in the Spirited Sisters Group, led by Kim Champagne. Open to men and women, the group will meet on Saturdays at 9 am on April 29 and May 13. The words for the first meeting are Receive and Enjoy. The group will decide together on the words for the second meeting. You need not have participated in the Lenten Study to join in. Let Kim know if you want to borrow a book or if you have any questions at kim.champagne@gmail.com. MARSHALL ROOM
 
 
 
Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis, by experts from World Relief, will be the focus of a new small group in response to the congregation's interest and activity in supporting refugees. Facilitated by Linnie Girdner, this group will meet on Tuesdays at 7 pm on April 25, May 9, and May 23 to read the first half of the book. The second half will be the topic for a fall small group. (Signing up for the spring group does not commit you to the fall group.) Contact: Linnie at Lkgirdner@comcast.net. ARK AND DOVE ROOM
 
 
Presbyterian 101 is the offering led by Pastor Jon, jgnelson1985@gmail.com, Tuesdays at 7pm on May 2, 9, and 16 in the Marshall Room. Are you wondering what it means to be a Presbyterian? Please sign up in the lobby to join in this light and interactive study on being Presbyterian. MARSHALL ROOM
 
  • May 2: What's our story? (Presbyterian History)
  • May 9: What do we believe? (Presbyterian Theology)
  • May 16: How are we organized? (Presbyterian Polity)
 

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY Spring studies now in full swing! Are you interested in delving a bit deeper into the Bible? Are you looking for some companions on your journey of faith? Come as you are, there are no prerequisites. We discern and discuss new Bible passages every Wednesday, 10:00 am. Questions? Contact Pastor Jon, jgnelson1985@gmail.com. 
 
 
New Small Groups are continually being formed.  To ensure an updated list of offerings, please review the sign-up sheets located in the church lobby. 
 
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS Are you serving as a leader at Ark and Dove?  Have you led in other ways, or plan to in the future?

Equipping the Saints is a discipleship program offered to gain tools and develop skills to better serve our community as leaders. Please check back for our 2017 schedule! 

Past Programs 2015-2016 In his book entitled, Power Surge: Six Marks of Discipleship for a Changing Church, Michael W. Foss addresses the problem of an irrelevant church in the early 21st century.  He states, “When we teach, train, equip, empower, encourage, support, and challenge people in their calling as disciples of the risen Christ, the power of Christ’s life surges through the church and wonderful, grace-full, life-giving, life-celebrating things begin to happen.”

The 2015-2016 program year focused on the Six Marks of Discipleship: (1) Daily Prayer, Reflections, Devotions, (2) Daily Bible Reading, (3) Regular Worship Attendance, (4) Commitment to Spiritual Growth and Helping Others to Grow, (5) Generous Stewardship, and (6) Acts of Mission, Mercy or Justice.  Through the use of these six marks of discipleship, Foss believes that, “Christian leaders can be spiritually renewed and equipped for mentoring congregations into a new age of effective ministry and faithful discipleship.”

Questions? Please contact, Samantha Dewey, samanthadewey@gmail.com.