The Mission of Adult Sunday School at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church is to glorify God by providing teaching, encouragement, and support to our church family.
Each Sunday morning adults can choose from a variety of Sunday school classes. Formats vary from topical studies to systematic Bible studies taught by the pastoral staff and lay teachers. Sunday school begins at 10:00 am. We invite and encourage you to participate with us in one of our Sunday school classes as we, together, seek to know God through Jesus Christ in a more personal and intimate way.
Adult Classes Winter 2017
The Bible in 90 Days
Read the Bible in 90 days – COVER TO COVER IN JUST 12 PAGES A DAY. That’s all it takes to read the Bible in 90 days. It’s easier than you thought! As you break it down into bite-sized pieces, what may have seemed to be an overwhelming challenge becomes doable and enjoyable. And this specially designed program will help you get the most out of your experience. We’ll be using The Bible in 90 Days curriculum for all the benefits of sharing God’s Word in community. Either way, you’ll be fulfilling what for many people is a longstanding desire: growing closer to God by reading through the entire Bible. There is no better way to grow stronger in the Word than by diving into it. Who needs the gym for their New Year’s resolution?
led by David Rushing | SonRise 203
Christ Is All: What Jesus Is to His Followers
Christ alone brings us eternal happiness and, without him, nothing else will satisfy. He is the One we need most for this life and the world to come. Christ is sufficient for all our needs and problems, and Christians are complete in him. Scripture teaches that Jesus is our Foundation, our Food, our Freedom, our Fountain of life. He is our Shield, our Strength, our Song, our Sanctification, our Supply. Christ is our Root, our Refuge, our Righteousness, our Resurrection, our Redemption. He is our Light, our Life, our Ladder to Heaven. Jesus is our Prophet, Priest, and King, and much, much more. Come learn with us how to glorify Christ Jesus and to enjoy him forever.
led by Dr. Bob Roane | SonRise 204
Discipleship as Servanthood
When Jesus commanded us to make disciples in Matthew 28:19-20, he was really asking us to be servants of his Word and to help others to be servants of his Word through obedience. This study will examine how Jesus led his disciples toward the goal of servanthood and what stood in the way of that goal. As we study some of what discipleship is and what it is not, the hope would be that we all come to desire to be servants of Christ.
led by Roger Wernette & Rev. Richard Colquitt | Room 214
The Gospel-Centered Life
The gospel is a term that Christians frequently use. We talk about the gospel, what it is, what it means, how it is changing us. Like any term that is frequently used, fully understanding it can become difficult if we are not careful to thoughtfully and precisely consider its true meaning. In this new class, “The Gospel-Centered Life” we will thoughtfully and precisely consider the gospel message, what it means for our lives, and how it applies to us. Join us as we spend nine weeks considering how the gospel-centered life changes everything.
led by Rev. Nolan Williamson | Room 213
How People Change
Are there parts of your life you'd like to change? What about your marriage or your kids? Good news! In this course we'll find plenty of help from experts Paul Tripp and Tim Lane. They will guide us in understanding how Christ's life, death, and resurrection bring lasting life change. As we follow them on DVD, class application & discussion will focus on personal change, but also how to apply these principles in parenting and marriage. You can go ahead and pick up a copy of the book and get started!
led by Rev. John Rogers | Room 211
The New Birth by Steven J. Lawson
“Unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) Christians often describe themselves as “born again.” While this phrase is familiar to many, people rarely explain what they mean when they use it. Unfortunately, talk of being “born again” often accompanies a man-centered understanding of salvation. In this 12-week teaching series, Dr. Steven J. Lawson will examine what Jesus said about the new birth in John 3 in order to recover a biblical understanding of what happens when a person is born again. Our class format is prayer, lesson introduction, 20-minute video, and discussion.
led by Dan Tidwell | Room 212
Which Interpretation Should I Believe?
Somebody has rightly said: “We do not disagree with each other about what the Bible says since that is clearly written down for us in the Bible.” What we disagree about is what we each say that God is communicating to us in those biblical writings.” In other words, the bottom line is arriving at the best and most biblical interpretation. Those of us who trust in the Bible should – for biblical reasons – be more self-conscious about ourselves in the process of interpretation. Our own unself-conscious ‘mores’ (beliefs) will always influence our understanding of Scripture – many times in the wrong direction. This is a Sunday school class study to help us better understand ourselves, the Christian world as it now exists, and the Bible in the process of interpretation. The first 21 households will each receive 2 free books (one Baptist and one Presbyterian!) both dealing with very basic but extremely important issues of biblical interpretation.
led by Rev. Tim McKeown | SonRise 202
Women's Discussion Class
Study of the Psalms (continues through February 4)
Choosing Forgiveness by Nancy DeMoss begins February 18
We will continue our study on prayer focusing on Psalms through February 4. On February 18 we will begin a new study using the book, Choosing Forgiveness. Through our study, we will discuss biblical principles of forgiveness as we seek to deepen our understanding of what it means and how to cultivate a forgiving heart and lifestyle. Contact Nancy Polis if you want her to order a book for you.
led by Nancy Polis & Joy Walz | SonRise 201