Adult Education

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Sunday Adult Classes 

Adult classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15am. Their purpose is to exalt Jesus and to keep Him at the center of our lives. Our desire is to equip and encourage people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. It is also an opportunity for people to connect in a smaller setting beyond the large church gathering.

We have ongoing classes that meet throughout the year as well as four to six-week elective classes to help people know Him better, understand and apply the Word to everyday living and to learn life skills for living in the family of Jesus as well as in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces and community. 

No registration is necessary for our Sunday classes unless otherwise noted. You are welcome to simply show up any Sunday and give them a try. We certainly hope you do!

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GP Connect

Are you new to the church or haven't yet connected to a small group? Then this class is tailor-made for you!

Check back to see when the next class is scheduled to start!

Connection Point Class

Beginning September 10
Facilitated by Don Westerberg
Deschutes Room
The New Testament Canon: Maintaining Confidence in the Midst of Controversy

     Over the last year, our Sunday morning sermon series has camped out in the Gospels. There is something profound about being able to have a written record of the most important events in the life of Christ and to hear many of the significant things He said and did, not the least of which is the providing of Himself as the sinless sacrifice for our redemption.
     But there are many that claim there were many other gospels written about Jesus, but that didn’t “make the cut” to be included in the New Testament, because powerful people, who were in charge politically at that time in Church History were biased against them. These are seen by them as being just as legitimate a source of information and doctrine as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. In fact, because they were resisted by the leadership elites of the Church, they are seen by critics as being even more valuable in bringing us closer to the true historical Jesus.
     Are the Gospels of the New Testament only the survivors in a process that was controlled by a social/political elite? Are the Gospel of Thomas or the Gospel of Peter, two of the so-called “Gnostic Gospels,” a reliable source of information about Jesus of Nazareth? The question at the root of this discussion is what theologians call "canonicity." In other words, “How do we know that we have the right books in the New Testament? How did we get the 27 books we have and that have been historically recognized by the Church as the authoritative Word of God?” This question is what we will be seeking to answer as we delve into this discussion. Is the New Testament the authoritative Word of God or just a collection of writings and sayings chosen by a biased, flawed committee? It is a critical question that we must answer for ourselves, as well as for our family, ministry, and friends.

Living the Sermon on the Mount
Starting July 16!

Hosted by the Come and See Class
Facilitated by Dick Middlebrooks
Mt. Bachelor/Mt. Jefferson Rooms

What would it look like if we really decided to live out “The Sermon” in Matthew 5-7 to its full obedience? How might it transform us, our relationships, our work, our service, and our world? Stay tuned for more information on this new weekly Sunday morning discipleship opportunity based on the Sermon on the Mount starting July 9 at 9:15am in the Columbia Room. An opportunity for non-Christians to mature Christians to both humbly engage in the invitational words of Jesus.

Want to get connected beyond Sunday morning?