CONNECTIONS EDUCATION HOUR for adults of all ages and life stages is held Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM, with Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions.
2018 Spring Session runs April 8 – May 27, with registration available in the church office. Four class offerings are as follows:
- Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges (Leaders: Donna Fagan and Linda Clegg) – Have Christians become so preoccupied with the major sins of our society that we have lost sight of our need to deal with our own more subtle sins? This book takes a look at those sins we tend to tolerate in ourselves such as jealousy, anger, pride and judgementalism and shows us the profound mercy of the gospel and the transforming grace of God as a means to overcome our subtle sins.
- Be Joyful by Warren Wiersbe (a study of Philippians – Leader: Phil Goehring) – Paul wrote to the church at Philippi primarily to thank them for the gift they sent him upon learning of his detention in Rome. He also wanted to encourage them to stand firm in the face of persecution and to rejoice regardless of their circumstances.
- Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ by Dallas Willard (Leader: Dallas Hyde – As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit” – a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.” This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians with. Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him drinking in the living water.
- The Hour that Changes the World (Leader: Becky Shields) – Are you happy with your prayer life? Do you have questions about how to pray? Would you like to establish a prayer routine which will help you grow closer to God and grow spiritually? The Hour That Changes the World will help you do exactly that.
A word about Connections member books: If books are used for a class, they will be available for purchase from the leader during the first 2 sessions only. You are free to purchase a copy from another source, purchase an e-book if available, or borrow a copy. Scholarships are available for all Connections classes. Contact Coordinator, Susan Hutson at 928-443-0469 for more information.