Adult Education

Adult Education Winter Semester

9:00am  – 21st Century Missions: A Gospel That Transforms Individuals And Nations
Ministry Center Living Room
“Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations” involves going, proclaiming the Gospel in contextually appropriate and culturally sensitive ways, and equipping new believers to live as disciples of Jesus.  Preparation for missions at home and abroad includes understanding God’s work through history, responding to God’s call to lay down our lives for Him, and following Jesus in responding to human need with service.  Embracing the Word of God as truth, and developing a Biblical worldview transforms lives and societies.  Come and learn how you can be a part of what God is doing in the world today.  Are you considering a summer missions trip next summer or full time missions after graduation?  This class is a prerequisite for receiving support from Bethel Grove – contact edithjohnson14@gmail.com.
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9:00am Freed-Up Financial Living
Ministry Center Seminar Room
Freed-Up Financial Living is an outstanding tool, designed to help individuals at every stage of their lives effectively deal with day-to-day issues related to finances. Even more, it’s about finding the peace, joy, and freedom that come through following biblical financial principles. Presented in an encouraging, grace-filled manner, Freed-Up’s goal is heart change and a more God-centered perspective on your resources, not just a change in financial behavior.  Be sure to sign up for a workbook by completing a registration brochure that can be found in the foyer or by contacting the church office (bg@bg.org).
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11:00am – Gospel by Matthew: Study of the Sermon on the Mount with Focus on the Lord’s Prayer
Family Center Large Room
The sermon series this year is on the book of Hebrews, in which we learn several important truths about Jesus Christ.  This class will help us to learn how to pray from Jesus himself.  He teaches us how to pray: glorifying God even before we submit our petitions to Him.  Study will be totally scripture based.
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11:00am Christians and the Public Squares
Ministry Center Living Room
Orthodox Christianity entails faith, but not blind faith; it also welcomes sound reasoning and reliable understanding of the world about us.  God wants us to use our minds as well as our hearts to glorify him. One way we do this is to understand that secularists often make claims about how humans should think and live that not only are opposed to Scripture but also in many cases are contrary to clear thinking and the best of science. This class will cover topics such as moral relativism; the meaning of terms such as human freedom, religion,  education, ethics, fact, value, and knowledge;  the U.S. Constitution and freedom of conscience and religion;  the absolutizing of desire (especially  sexual desire) in modern Western culture; Christian beliefs and values: do they have a legitimate place in public education and in the public square, or is Christianity essentially a private matter between individuals and God; and  how to flourish as a committed Christian in a secularist university.  Each class will include substantial time for discussion and questions.  A fuller description of the course is available in the  foyer at Bethel Grove.