A Survey of Early Christian History
Leader: Justin Wainscott
Room A 016 (Old Chapel)
Interested in learning more about the early history of Christianity? Want to develop a better understanding of church history in general and theological foundations in particular? Curious how the Christian faith grew from a tiny sect in Jerusalem to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire within only three centuries? If so, this class is for you. The lecture topics for each session are as follows:
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Leader: Dr. Ben Mitchell
Room: Fellowship Hall | Cost: $7
Martyred by the Gestapo near the end of World War II for plotting to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer left a legacy of writings that has become a prized testimony of faith and courage for Christians around the world. Life Together is Bonhoeffer’s inspiring account of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany. It reads like one of Paul’s letters, giving practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.
What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
Leader: Aaron Kennedy
Room: B 210-212 (Children’s Wing)
It won’t take long for you to realize that your marriage hasn’t escaped the reality of sin or the brokenness of the world. It’s what you do next that will make all the difference in the world in the character and quality of your marriage. The surrounding culture would lead us to believe that a marriage of unity, love, and understanding is rooted in romance. Scripture would rather say that a good marriage is the result of worship. Does this confuse you? Learn how practical these insights are for the everyday issues and situations of a real marriage; and, learn the practical steps that will help couples know how to get from where they are, to where God wants them to be. The truth presented in these sessions is not always easy to hear but it is profoundly good.
Whether you’ve been married for 50 years or 5 weeks, this FBCU class is for you!
God Are You There? Do You Care? Do You Know About Me?
by Kay Arthur
Leader: Sherry Caldwell
Room: D 208-10 (Martha Brewer Classroom) | Cost $5
Popular teacher and speaker Kay Arthur has developed a study of the Gospel of John. It introduces readers not only to God’s Word but to the God of the Word. In this exciting study, Kay Arthur takes readers by the hand, gently leading them through the Gospel of John and introducing the inductive method of study. Readers will come away with solid, tested Bible study methods and an understanding of who God is and how to know Him better. God, Are You There? is a life changing adventure into a beloved gospel.