Sojourn ACG (Room 18)
Sojourn ACG focuses on topics related to Christian Living. Certainly not lite on content or theology, teachers work to connect their topics to everyday life as a follower of Jesus.
- Battling Fear and Doubt, with Dan Waugh. In this four-week series, we will consider the nature of doubt, good doubt versus deadly doubt, and how we battle against doubt. In addition, we will think together about the related topic of fear and how we “fight fear with fear.”
- Past topics: The Prayers of Jesus (Sept 25 – Nov 6). Giving Thanks Together: Building Grateful Communities, with Joel Wong (Aug 14 – Sept 18).
Cultivate ACG (Room 15)
The Cultivate ACG focuses is geared towards the life of the mind, cultivating Biblical and theological knowledge that will, of course, spill over into our lives as we seek to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
- The Birth Narratives, with Steven Lulich. he birth of Jesus can be viewed from many different angles – as a miracle, as an event in history, as the fulfilment of prophecy, and so on. In this 4-week series, we will approach the birth of Jesus primarily from an incarnational perspective.
- Past topic: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with Tim O’Connor (Sept 25- Nov 6). The Challenge of the Old Testament, with Dan Waugh (Aug 14 – Sept 18).
Women’s ACG (Room 17)
- The Fruit of the Spirit, Amy Hendershott and Melissa Hullinger, Sep25 – Dec 11. This 10-week series will start with a look at what it means to be free in Christ and led by the Spirit. The subsequent weeks will tackle each “fruit” from Galatians 5: How do we define and embody love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? Join other Christ Community women in learning together how to live life in step with the Holy Spirit so that these attributes are cultivated
- Past topic: Jonah: A Study of Mercy, with Amy Hendershott and Melissa Hullinger (Aug 14 – Sept 18).
International Coffee Hour (Room 5)
Internationals and Americans are welcome to socialize, have coffee and baked goods, and study the Bible together. We will be studying the Gospel of Mark and the Life of Jesus. Rides can be arranged. For questions and further information, please contact John Lee or the church officeL
Spring 2022: Doctrines of Grace through the Hymns of the Church (Dan Waugh) video: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5), New Testament Foundations (team taught), Keep Awake: 1 Thessalonians (Dan Waugh), Sabbath Keeping (Amy Hendershott).
Fall 2021: Old Testament Foundations (team taught); Mother Church (Dan Waugh)
Creation Care, with Dr. Ben Brabson, Professor Emeritus of Physics of Climate Change at Indiana University, and Dan Waugh. A look at biblical texts, from Genesis to Revelation, that have bearing on the topic of creation care and environmental stewardship. Dr. Brabson considers ways believers can take these principles and put them into practice into today’s world.
Video: Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four.
The Lord’s Supper, with Stephen Morton. Stephen explores how different segments of the church understand the Supper and wrestles with some important questions. (Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7)
Spiritual Renewal, with Dan Waugh. Pulling from historical accounts of revivals and drawing on the wealth of Scriptural insights, accounts, and prayers we want to think, to open ourselves up for, and pray for a new work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8
The Book of Micah, with Dan Waugh. At points, Micah’s enumerations of the people’s sins and God’s judgments are hard to read, but they prepare us to hear the good news of God’s salvation. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7
Political Theology, with Dan Waugh: Laying the foundations of biblical teaching regarding political thought the class explores different models of political theology through the ages, with a specific eye to how these models could be helpful, or not, in our modern, pluralistic culture. Week 1 (Intro), Week 2 (Early Church), Week 3 (Medieval Church), Week 4 (Augustine & Aquinas), Week 5 (Anabaptist & Theonomists, Oh My!), Week 6 (Calvin’s Two Kingdoms), Week 7 (Application of Two Kingdom Approach).
The Historicity of Exodus, with Steven Lulich: This ACG pulls together evidence from archaeology, ancient literature, and the Bible itself. Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7 (manuscript, no video available)