Pursuing Christ, Together

Summer Schedule (May 26 – July 28):
Sunday Mornings 

9:15am, No Summer Programing

10:30am, Family Worship
(elementary-age children join us in the sanctuary for worship;
birth-preK childcare provided)

ACG Schedule

Current ACGs

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.

  • Current Series:
  • I Am Awesome!?!, with Joel Wong (Begins Apr. 7th). What does it mean to be proud and humble? The answers are surprisingly complex when we recognize that both pride and humility are multifaceted concepts. Indeed, the Christian philosopher Robert Roberts has argued that some varieties of humility are vices, while other varieties of pride are virtuous. In this ACG, we will explore the complexities of humility and pride, including Roberts’ taxonomy of the virtues and vices of pride and humility. We will consider biblical, philosophical, and psychological perspectives on humility and pride against the backdrop of U.S. societal norms that emphasize the cultivation and protection of one’s self-esteem. We will reflect on what we can learn about humility and pride from Jesus, as well as from the biblical characters of Saul, David, Zacchaeus, Mary, Paul, and others. Finally, each ACG session will include practical exercises through which we can cultivate healthy and godly expressions of humility.
  • Past topics: Reducing Suffering from Anxiety; Managing, Sharing, and Stewarding Wealth; Spiritual Transformation; The Good News of Failure; Shame; The Life of Joseph; Putting Our Faith to Work; Conflict Engagement; Battling Fear and Doubt; The Prayers of Jesus; Giving Thanks Together: Building Grateful Communities.

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.

  • Current Series: Protestant Political Thought with Stephen Morton (Begins Apr. 7th).The interactions of faith and politics in the modern world are fraught and often confusing. In this 7-week series, we’ll take a step back from our contemporary scene and examine how Christians in ages past thought about what governments are for, how laws work, and how they should relate to the Church and the truths of Scripture. The Protestant Reformers had a lot to say on this topic; we don’t have to agree with all of it, but we can learn a lot from their example.
  • Past topics: The Atonement; Christ in the Old Testament; The Love of God; Healing; The Wisdom of the Early ChurchThe Birth Narratives; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; The Challenge of the Old Testament.

Women’s ACG (Room 17)

The women’s ACG is a wonderful community of women committed to growing together in their knowledge of God and in their daily walk with the Lord.
  • Current Series: Hospitality, with Melissa Hullinger & Amy Hendershott (Begins Apr. 7th).
    During this seven-week series, the women of CCC will take a look at the biblical mandate to love our neighbors and practice hospitality. This topic will explore who “counts” as a neighbor, what hospitality is (and what it is not), and what barriers we may have to faithfully practicing it. Studying together, we will learn to look for opportunities to be open to others and will challenge each other to take new steps toward genuine, biblical hospitality.
  • Past topics:  The Psalms; The Time of Our Lives – Reorienting Our Perspectives on Time; Reducing Suffering from Anxiety; Ruth; Spiritual Practices; The Story of EstherThe Fruit of the SpiritJonah: A Study of Mercy.

International Coffee Hour (Room 5)

Hosted by Scott and Tracy Ketrow, the International Coffee Hour is designed for international students and visiting scholars to explore the claims of Christianity or to grow in their Christian faith. Being a Christian is not required. This will be a great time to ask questions and explore what Christianity is about. Breakfast will be provided and there is no cost to attend. If you need a ride, contact the church office for the Ketrows’ contact info.

Past ACGs

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). 

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 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 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 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8

1 Timothy, with Jerry Frederick. Week One: handoutvideoWeek Two (handout link in video description; Week Three, no video; Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9

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 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 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 OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek FourWeek 5Week 6Week 7 (manuscript, no video available)