Ongoing Classes

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – Women’s Bible Study
Discussion Leader: Dana Pratt
This is a dynamic class that looks at issues relevant to women from a Biblical perspective. Topics covered include things like: joy, gratitude, character studies, and depression. It is a fun class where deep fellowship is created. Feel free to bring your lunch along!

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – Round-Table Discussion Class
Discussion Leader: Ray Pratt
All are welcome to participate in a lively, stimulating discussion format. Join us as we glean some of the wealth of wisdom and guidance from the exhilarating book of disciples on fire for their Lord in the Book of Acts of the Apostles. The welcoming format includes informal fellowship over a meal beforehand and open discussion throughout the class period.

Registration requested for these classes

Fall Classes

How to Study the Bible
Wednesdays, September 5 – October 10, 7:00 pm (6 weeks)
Instructor: Paul Zilmer
Jesus said, “Seek and you will find.” But it can be hard to know how to do the seeking! The place to seek and to find is the Bible, which really will speak for itself if we give it the chance. In this class we will explore tips and techniques, and practice them, so that you can immediately start getting more out of your study. We will start off by looking at reading for detail and examining context. Then we will explore and practice with some key Bible study tools, including cross references, concordances, and electronic study aids. Bring your Bible and your seeking mind, and let’s see what we can find!

Abigail: A Woman of Good Understanding and Beautiful Countenance
Thursdays, September 6 – 20, 7:00 pm (3 weeks)
Instructor: Mary Styles
It was the stuff of fairy tales and romance novels – a beautiful girl imprisoned by an evil overlord and rescued by a handsome prince living the life of an outlaw – a tale as fascinating to an eighty year old as an eight year old!
The story line is gripping, poignant and memorable; but is there more to this story than immediately appears? What can we learn for our daily life? The story of Abigail is one of love and trust, anger and desperation, faithfulness, courage and commitment to principle. It provides encouragement, reassurance and hope in the midst of trial.

Lessons from the Kings – Ahab, Asa & Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah and Josiah
Thursdays, September 27 – October 18, 7:00 pm (4 weeks)
Instructor: David Styles
The Kings of Israel and Judah are often overlooked in our Sunday School and Bible study schedules. However, these accounts are full of thrilling stories that provide powerful role models, stirring exhortations and practical life skills for troubled and uncertain times.

The Judaizers
Wednesdays, October 17 – November 14, 7:00 pm (5 weeks)
Instructor: Kyle Tucker
The class centers around the group of people who have become known in history as the Judaizers. These Christians believed that the servant of Jesus, in addition to believing in Jesus and getting baptized, must also follow the Law of Moses in order to be saved. The study will show that a great deal of the New Testament is dealing with this controversy. The hope is that by studying this topic, those portions of the New Testament will now make sense in the context of the day. Furthermore, we hope to show that these issues are far from an isolated, ancient incident but shed light on our modern discipleship and how easy it is to fall prey to the allure of legalistic thinking.

Israel’s Neighbors: Past, Present & Future
Thursdays, October 25 – November 15, 7:00 pm (4 weeks)
Instructor: Levi Gelineau
The Bible is the story of Jesus, but, it’s also the story of the Hebrew people. In telling that story, it includes history and prophecy for the nations surrounding Israel. We, as Bible students, benefit from knowing the context of these different nations, as well as the part they may play in the events prophesied to occur before the return of Jesus Christ. In this series we’ll look at biblical history, current state of affairs, and future prophecies of Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and others.

Not in Urbana?

Even if you do not live in the Urbana/Champaign area, you can still attend our classes!  For our Wednesday and Thursday classes you can connect via video conferencing.

To join the classes from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States : +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 706 992 6765