Clinging: The Experience of Prayer
This class will explore the book by the same title written by Emilie Griffin. “Clinging has a firm place among an elite circle of what I number the ‘essential’ books on prayer written in our century,” says Eugene Peterson. “Not just another book about prayer. In strikingly original and contemporary language…Griffin offers a description of prayer so vivid that I was led deeply into the experience of it,” says Henri Nouwen. “I warmly recommend Clinging because it leads us beyond discussion and debates about prayer and into the actual experience of prayer,” says Richard Foster. This class will meet in the Room for One More and will be facilitated by Jerry Isler and Nancy Kuenn.
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
In the Name of Jesus is Henri Nouwen’s bold, honest, and heartwarming message about Christian Leadership. According to Nouwen, Christians must give up their desire to be powerful and embrace authority based on prayer and forgiveness. His emphasis on a vigorous Jesus-centered life will be helpful to all those wanting to live with the integrity and compassion of Christ. This class will meet in the Miller Room and will be facilitated by Amanda and Steve Pouliot.
This is Paul’s happiest letter. And the happiness if infectious. Before we’ve read a dozen lines, we begin to fell the joy ourselves- the dance of words and the exclamations of delight have a way of getting inside us. But happiness is not a word we can understand by looking it up in the dictionary. In fact, none of the qualities of the Christian life can be learned out of a book. Something more like apprenticeship is required, being around someone who out of years of devoted discipline shows us, by his or her entire behavior, what it is. When we read what Paul wrote to the Christian believers in Philippi, we find ourselves in the company of just such a master. This class will meet in Room C and be facilitated by Kevin Kirby, Alannah Quiniones and Angie Sower.
Today’s teenagers are starving for more of Jesus- not just more information, but a richer encounter with him. With LIVE Jesus-Centered Life, students spend six weeks satisfying this hunger by exploring the answer to a pivotal question that Jesus asked his disciples in Luke 9:22: “Who do you say I am?” Each week they invite Jesus to reintroduce himself by diving deeply into snapshots of his life that help them know him better and follow him more sincerely. The youth will meet in the Youth Room and class will be facilitated by Liza Bollinger and Bob Mallow.
The children’s class provides creative, multisensory teaching that immerses kids in deep Bible learning, helping them to know Jesus personally and grow in relationship with him. The children will meet in the Children’s Room and class will be facilitated by Julie Lambert and Monique Loseke.
So, please pick a class and plan to join us!