Our Life Education classes take place at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. They are a context that we like to call “ocassional community.” While our Life Groups ofter ongoing community (groups stick together for far longer periods of time and grow deep relational roots), our Life Education classes typically meet for a quarter of the year and focus on a specific topic. These classes cover a range of topics, but they all seek to connect the gospel to every day life.
Winter Classes (starting December 8)
The Gospel-Centered Parent
Pastor Larry McCall, Pastor Marc Goodwin, Tim Witte, and Justin Hertzler | Room 112
Steve Brown, of Key Life Radio, wrote, “If you’re a parent, the last thing you need is another guilt-producing book or study guide that will tell you how to do it right. You just don’t need more frustration, confusion and fear. What you need is Jesus and the gospel.” Do you relate? Well, whether you are expecting your first child or are planning your youngest child’s upcoming graduation, join us for a conversational study through The Gospel-Centered Parent by Miller, Harrell and Klumpenhower. By God’s grace we’ll find hope and help as together we’ll explore how the gospel shapes our ministry of parenting our children.
First Steps (meets January 12-26)
Pastor Marc Goodwin & Pastor Rod Valentine | Pastor Marc’s study in the office wing
If you are new to Christ’s Covenant Church, if you want to know more about the vision and structure of our church, or if you desire to become a committed member of our local body of believers, then we would like to invite you to attend our First Steps Class. The purpose of the class is to introduce people to our church’s vision and core values. Participants will learn steps they can take to be more actively involved at CCC, such as being baptized, pursuing church membership, joining a Life Group, and serving in various ministries.
Exploring Titus and 2 Timothy
John Sloat and Ozzie Fullmer | Room 114
Most of Paul’s letters were written to churches and contained encouragements, corrections, and instruction for the whole church. In his letters to Titus and Timothy, we see a different side of Paul because he can be more personal in his writing. We see Paul being loving to these young men, instructing them to hold fast to the gospel and how to build up the churches they are leading. While his gospel is the same, some of the topics and tone are different from his other letters. Come and discuss Paul’s words toward younger people in the faith who are attempting to lead ministries.
Hold the Ropes
Pastor Tom Wallin & team | Room 116
“I will go down into the pit, if you will hold the ropes,” promised missionary pioneer William Carey. While the Great Commission is a command for all Christians, not every believer is called to move to another land to serve as a cross-cultural missionary. But many are, and these missionaries need churches back home who will hold the ropes for them as they spread the good news among unreached and underserved people groups. In this class we are seeking to cultivate a Great Commission culture here at CCC. Currently we are learning about “Culture and Communication” using materials from Access Truth.
Andy Bass & Caleb Dudeck | Room 118
Come together with other Christ followers as we study God’s Word and encourage one another in our daily walk with God. The Fellowship will be studying Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller. As we love and support one another, we will try to answer questions like: Why am I doing this work? Why is it so hard? And is there anything I can do about it? Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.
At His Feet
Jan Valentine | Room 128
Matthew 27:51 “And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.” We enter into the very presence of God as we humbly pray. Romans 8:39 “Nothing can separate us from the love of God.” Ladies of all ages, please join us in The Lounge (Room 128) for an hour of prayer as we turn the prior week’s sermon into prayer requests for the family of believers at CCC.
Pastor Larry McCall