Summer Learning Opportunities

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Fail: What to Do When Things Go Wrong by Matt Miofsky

(5 sessions) Begins July 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Using the biblical character Jeremiah and the teachings of Jesus, Matt shows that truly following Christ means learning how to fail and fail well. Some of us don’t respond well to failure. When that happens, we sometimes choose paths that are less risky. Those paths can lead to lives of safety and mediocrity. By contrast, people who learn to weather life’s disappointments often are prepared for lives of risk-taking boldness. When we learn how to fail, we learn how to live.

Reckless Love: Jesus’ Call to Love Our Neighbor by Tom Berlin

(5 sessions) Begins July 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

Participants in this study will explore Jesus’ teaching and travels with his disciples, that suggest that Jesus teaches us how to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength by showing us how to love our neighbor. While many hope to learn to be a better family, friend, leader, and neighbor by finding a deeper relationship with God, what if becoming a better neighbor leads you to that deeper love of God?

A New Reformation: From Luther’s World to Ours by Rob Fuquay

(5 sessions) Begins July 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Justified by faith. This rallying cry of the protestant reformation is just as relevant and true for Christians today as it was in Martin Luther’s time. Rob introduces us to the life of Martin Luther and two important themes of the Reformation Luther sparked: the centrality of scripture and the power of God’s grace.

Messy People: Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes by Jennifer Cowart

(5 sessions) Begins July 11, 2021 at 8:00 am

Learn how God uses broken people, restores damaged hearts and relationships, gives us power to handle our critics, and helps us deal with the hard moments of life. In this study we will examine the messy stories of Rahab, the prodigal son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel and how God uses them in powerful ways.

Understanding Grief

(3-4 sessions) Begins July 11, 2021 at 10:45 am

There is no greater privilege than to walk a dying person to the door of eternity, and to support their loved ones in the sometimes dark and lonely tunnel of grief that follows. Loss – whether it’s loss of a loved one, a family pet, a job – loss is loss, and predictably generates a grief response. Grief is not something we as human beings get over, rather it is something we live with. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about your own personal grief and you will find a safe place where you can express your journey without fear of being judged.


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