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Christian Teaching
God & Exile: The Book of Jeremiah

GROW Class
Class Teacher: Dr. Ed Gallagher
Format: Lecture
Meeting Time: Sunday 10:15-11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Auditorium (and available online)
Our auditorium class invites adults of all ages.

Has the last year felt a bit like living in Exile? Jeremiah can relate. This Old Testament prophet shares lament and heartbreak for a people dealing with hard questions about God and the disruptions of life. The prophets have never felt more relevant to our contemporary world. Join Ed (a master teacher and Old Testament scholar) in our auditorium class for this walk through the book of Jeremiah.

Start Here: Christianity 101

Class Teachers: Justin Pannell & Luke Snodgrass
Format: Lecture & Discussion
Meeting Time: Sunday 10:15-11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Room 101 (next to the Welcome Center)
Our START classes are short introduction to the Christian faith and to Sherrod Avenue. We encourage all interested visitors and new members to find orientation to our way of life in one of these start classes. What is the story of Jesus all about?

What are the essential truths of the Christian faith? Where do I start in my journey with God, or in my new relationship with Christ? If you are new to faith, new to Sherrod, or just want to be reminded of the basics, this is the class for you! Join Justin and Luke in room 101 next door to the welcome center.

Living the Sermon on the Mount
(3 class offerings)

GROW Classes
Young Professionals Class Teacher: Nathan Guy
Encouragers Class Teacher: Dusty Wear / Stuart Mitchell
Faith Builders Teacher: Don Snodgrass
Format: Discussion
Meeting Time: Sunday 10:15-11:00 AM (CST)
Locations: Various

John Wesley called the greatest sermon ever given "the complete art of happiness." But did Jesus mean it? Can we really live it? What would it look like to put into practice Matthew 5-7? Three different classes are taking up the challenge of discipleship, with readings from great books by Randy Harris, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Ed Gallagher. We read a section of the Sermon on the Mount, put it into practice, then discuss what we learned by doing so.

Christians and Contemporary Culture
(Ambassadors Class)

GROW Class
Class Teacher: Ken Springer
Format: Discussion
Meeting Time: Sunday 10:15-11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Room 103

The Ambassadors is one of our largest classes. Ken Springer has taught this class for decades, and is known for discussing current events with spiritual application, just after cooking up some breakfast for the class. Age typically ranges from 30's to 60's, though all are welcome.

current zoom classes available

Invisible in Times of Insecurity:
A Study of the Book of Hosea

GROW Class
Class Teacher: Janie Walton
Format: Zoom / Discussion
Meeting Time: Monday 6:00-7:00 PM (CST)
Materials: GroupMe / Method: Discovery Bible Study
Length: 7 weeks
Begins: March 8

Do you ever feel invisible in this insecure world? Join us as we study the book of Hosea and are reminded that we are never invisible to God, just like Gomer. During class, the first 15 minutes we will have a time to share and pray together. This will be followed by a reading of a portion of Hosea. Then we will break into small groups to discuss 4 key questions. Join us as we grow closer to one another and as we grow into a deeper relationship with God.

He is Risen:
Easter Bible Reading & Scripture Writing Class

GROW Class
Class Teacher: Janie Walton
Format: Zoom / Group Discussion
Meeting Time: Saturday 9:30-10:00 AM
Communication: GroupMe
Length: 30 days
Begins: March 6

He is Risen! Do you wish you spend more time in the Scriptures, reflecting on Jesus? Would you like to read with other women as you grow in your relationship with God?Here is an invitation to join like-minded disciples to spend 30 minutes each Saturday morning with readings about the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ leading up to Easter Sunday. Join Janie Walton for this time of reading, writing, and reflection.

Avenue For Faith:
Creating A Dynamic Adult Education Ministry

LEAD Class
Class Teacher: Nathan Guy
Format: Podcast / e-mail discussion group
Meeting Time: On Demand
Materials: Avenue for Faith podcast / emailed class guide
Length: 13 weeks
Began: February 1

Pandemic class
Fires, Floods, Famines & Faith:
Trusting God and Being Church in a Pandemic

GROW Class
Class Teacher: Nathan Guy
Format: Zoom / Group Discussion
Meeting Time: Thursday 6:00-7:00 PM
Materials: YouTube videos; e-mailed class discussion guide
Length: 13 weeks
Began: February 3

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