January to April 2018
Note: Classroom assignments may be adjusted based on attendance
Christianity Raises Many Questions
Teacher: Rev. Scott Bissell
Where is God when bad things happen? Why are there so many different churches? Is there really only one way to God? Was Jesus real? Is the Bible we have today credible? Is there any purpose to life? Why do Christians seem against certain people?…..and many more that will come up in class.
Do you have a friend that would like to discuss these or other questions? What are yours? Is there a reasonable Christian response? Come, explore, invite a skeptic and ask.
Apologetics 102 : Is the Bible Reliable?
Facilitators: Ben and Esther Tou
Can we prove the existence of God, or are we left to grapple in the dark and take blind leaps of faith about what we believe?
Everyone asks these questions, and maybe you think you have the answers. But can you defend your beliefs when others are challenging your worldview? Utilizing the TrueU Video Series by Focus on the Family [the Truth Project] as the framework, the class will explore challenges of our faith, through Scriptural foundations, spiritual conversations and discussion – equip and encourage young adults to meet the challenges of living out our faith – to know why we believe what we believe through three life-changing questions: Does God Exist? Is the Bible Reliable? Who is Jesus, Really?
This Term, we will continue on with the second session – Is the Bible Reliable?
Who is God, and how can we know Him? The Bible claims to be the direct revelation of our Creator. Therefore, if the Biblical record is true, it is a primary means by which the God of the universe has revealed Himself to mankind. However, if it can be proved false, then the God of whom it speaks is simply one more pretender in the pantheon of gods that man has created. You will be challenged to examine the historical and archeological evidence to determine for yourself the veracity and accuracy of Scripture. Is the Bible true? You decide. And if it is, how are we to understand what it is intended for?
“… always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” (1Peter 3:15 NIV)
Wisdom Literature : Job (series 2)
Teachers: Melodie Bissell and Deacon Thomas Choy
Of the various Wisdom books of the Old Testament the book of Job, by general consent, is outstanding both for literary beauty and the intenseness in wrestling with the reality of sufferings. We need to draw on God’s wisdom and dig deep into the book of Job to expand our understanding of our Sovereign God, strengthen our emotional quota, nurture our sensitivity to people in pain and deepen our faith in Him by encountering Him as Job did, as we navigate through the many unavoidable and unthinkable trials in life.
A Practical Approach with Tactics & Techniques for
Lovingly Sharing the Gospel
Teachers: Shirley Moncur and Peter Yien
As Christians, we are called to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt 28:19) but we struggle with what, where, when and how to share the gospel. In this class, a number of Christian leaders will share their insights on the approach, tactics, techniques and steps for starting and continuing a conversation about the Good News of Christ! Through prayer, discussion and exercises, you will learn to discover and refine your own unique evangelism style and listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, you will learn to tell your story diplomatically and lovingly to share your Christian convictions and make disciples of all nations.