These classes are on various subjects and are sometimes introductory in nature, and other times have an in-depth focus. Classes are taught by our pastors or members of our church family who have a background in adult education. Major Messages from Minor Prophets Mondays, through November 27 | 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Oliver Blosser How well do you know the Jewish/Hebrew Bible? This course will be an overview in chronological order of six of the Minor Prophets— Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea and Micah. ‘Minor” does not reflect the importance of the scrolls, but simply their length as compared to the other prophets, such as Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The mission of the Minor Prophets was to proclaim (to tell forth) God’s Word and to prophesy (to foretell), i.e., to reveal the flow of history before the events occurred. The message of the Minor Prophet was to encourage disobedient people to repent from sin, to return to the LORD and to remember the Covenant Promises and the future Messianic Redemption. Their basic message is that God will ultimately triumph and that God’s People will ultimately be vindicated. Key themes and the ways each scroll point to the Messiah will be examined. The other six Minor Prophets will be studied in the Spring Semester. Apologetics – Giving An Answer For What You Believe Tuesdays | 7:00-8:15 p.m. Instructor: Pastor Max Frazier In First Peter 3:15, Peter admonishes us with these words: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” This class will focus on some of the important questions of faith, such as: Do we have the right books in the Bible? Are the books within the Bible reliable? Is there a God? How can we know there is a God? Which is the right God to believe in? Where did we come from? Can Scripture and Science be reconciled? Was there a real historical Jesus? Did Jesus rise from the dead? Why is there evil in the world? Homework will be assigned. Contact Pastor Max for more information. Deep Waters Discipleship & Leadership for Men – Year 1 Wednesdays | 6:00-7:30 a.m. Instructor: Pastor Max Frazier The focus of the first year of Deep Waters is on a verse-by-verse study of the book of Nehemiah. This book reveals the story of one of the greatest leaders who has ever lived. Contact Pastor Max for more information. Deep Waters – The Mission Tuesdays | 6:00-7:30 a.m. Instructor: Pastor Steve Wintermantel One of the qualities God put into men is to get things done. Men, we were made for a mission. Jesus completed his mission by doing a hand-off, and giving us our mission, “go make disciples.” Contact Pastor Steve for more information. Discipleship Equip (DSE): Making Disciples Everyday Wednesdays | 6:00-7:30 p.m. Instructor: Pastor Steve Wintermantel One of the questions we most often bring to God is, “What is your will for my life?” During His final days on earth with His disciples Jesus laid out a road map providing direction for everyone who follows him, “Go make disciples of all nations.” DSE is a 30-week disciple-making experience which will prepare you to enter into the life-changing ministry of making disciples everyday at home, in our church family, in your neighborhood, workplace or school. As with all things truly worthwhile, DSE will come with a cost—investing some time and a few $$ for resources to learn how to be an effective disciplemaker. Be assured that as you prayerfully pursue this mission you will be equipped to reap the blessings of seeing lives changed by Christ and His gospel. For more information, contact Pastor Steve.