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 and depression.  It is a friendly, fun class where deep fellowship and friendship are 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 gain deeper understanding of the Life of Christ thru an examination of the four gospels. This class offers a welcoming format for informal fellowship over a meal beforehand and open discussion throughout the class period.


Registration requested for these classes

Winter Term Classes

A Study of the Prophet Amos
Wednesdays, January 9 – February 6, 7:00 pm (5 weeks)
Instructor: Bill Yake
This class will provide a thematic and in-depth look at the timely message of the eighth century B.C. prophet Amos. His message still resonates for our modern age. In particular, we will examine numerous themes concerning sin, judgment, repentance, grace, hope and restoration. We will explore how Amos addressed issues of social injustice, materialism, arrogance and corruption, and we will contrast them with the biblical models of righteousness, spirituality, humility and kindness. Please join us as we hear God’s word expounds these still-relevant issues.

In Step with a God of Love
Thursdays, January 10 – February 7, 7:00 pm (5 weeks)
Instructor: Paul Teal
Quite a lot of the New Testament is about salvation being based on faith, rather than works. But is salvation the only plan that God has for us? Sometimes we lose sight of the bigger picture message. Throughout the Bible it is clear that one of God’s most exciting plans for us is usefulness. “Christian service” might sound frightfully dull, but is actually one of the best kept secrets there is – the most rewarding way of life possible. A true sense of purpose can only come from contributing beyond ourselves in life. Psychologists tell us something that God already shared a long time ago.

Worry in the Gospels
Wednesdays, February 13 – March 13, 7:00 pm (5 weeks)
Instructor: Casey Opitz
In Philippians 4:6-7, Paul tells us not to worry about anything. How do you react to this? Who can say they have no worries? Who can say that they are able to perfectly and completely turn everything that might worry them over to God, and so they are at peace? If we can’t do it, are we failing? Do these verses make us feel like failures, because we cannot meet Paul’s–and therefore God’s–expectations for us…and in the areas of our lives that strike the deepest chords? We’re going to spend time exploring the Bible’s in-depth teaching about worry and what to do with it. We’ll focus on cases of worry in the Gospels and how Jesus addressed it – both for himself and for others.

God, and How We Fit
Thursdays, February 14 – March 14, 7:00 pm (5 weeks)
Instructor: Cam Beeler

  • God’s Name
  • God’s Plan
  • Our Place in God’s Plan
  • Jesus the Firstfruits
  • The Two Adams

 


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:
https://zoom.us/j/7069926765

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