Adult Education

Connect, Learn, Grow

GP Grow 

Wednesdays
September 29 – November 3, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Greater Portland is committed to helping people follow Jesus together. GP Grow is an educational opportunity intended to help you follow Jesus and to equip you to help others follow him. We hope to offer two or three terms of GP Grow over the course of a year. Each term will be six to nine weeks and offer several class options, each of which will benefit your life and ministry with Jesus.

Please register here by September 23 for childcare count.

This term’s classes are: 

Sharing Christ as a Way of Life

Columbia Room
Taught by Dr. Tim Robnett

Dr. Robnett is the director of ETeam Global, a ministry that trains evangelists in the US and internationally, and is one of our Global Partners. He has graciously agreed to bring his evangelism expertise to us to help us prepare for our church’s growing outreach efforts.

Empower: Mental Health Awareness Training

Willamette Room
Presented by Jaimee Hansen, Steve Muir, Wayne Williams & Joyce Wachsmuth

One in five adults experience mental illness every year—no one is immune to psychological distress, including Christians in good churches. This course will help us begin to build a safe and effective ministry of care and support to those in distress.

Bible Study Methods

Clackamas Room
Taught by Dick Middlebrooks

The Bible is the very words of God to us. This course will teach you a time-tested method to get the most out of Scripture and to clearly understand what He wants you to know and to do.

Financial Peace University (9 weeks, through Nov. 24)

Deschutes Room
Presented by Pat Murphy, Susan McElroy, & Don Mejia

In this nine-lesson course, you will learn how to take control of your money; attack debt with a vengeance and pay it off fast; save for emergencies; choose the right insurance plans; invest wisely and build wealth; and give generously (the best part). There is a recommended subscription fee of $60 for this course. Partial scholarships are available.

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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"Another Gospel?" A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity

Hosted by Connection Point
Taught by Don Westerberg
Deschutes Room

Beginning on September 12, we will start a new study, using the book by Alisa Childers entitled, Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity.

Alisa grew up in a deeply committed Evangelical family, and from a very early age embraced Jesus wholeheartedly. But in her young adulthood, she and her husband joined a church that she felt initially reflected their faith in a powerful way. Her own zeal for Christ easily identified her as a devout parishioner to her pastor. This prompted a special invitation from him to join a new small study group that he was forming for an intense “seminary-like” training that was to last for four years.

She was excited to start this journey with a small group of “serious” students who wanted to go deeper in their understanding of Christianity. However, four months into the study, she found herself finding more questions than answers, and a disturbing crisis in her own faith. The study, rather than bolstering her understanding of Scripture, was designed to erode everything she believed. And the pastor admitted that he, himself, was a “hopeful agnostic”.

Discouraged and disillusioned, she left that church and started her own journey of seeking to reconstruct the faith that she knew, but had felt little compulsion to understand the reasons why she had believed it.

She makes us aware of the kind of “progressive Christianity” that has crept into the Evangelical movement that actually espouses a “different gospel” than “the faith once delivered to the saints”. (Jude 3) In this very personal testimony of her own crisis of faith, she helps us not only think through our own reasons for believing what we do, but also points the way for us to help others who might be going through their own struggles.

Psalms

Hosted by: The Come and See Class
Taught by Dick Middlebrooks
Mt. Bachelor/Mt. Hood Room

We are spending some time in the Psalms, the poetry and song book of the Bible. In the Psalms we see deep emotions of loss, fear, and desperation being expressed. We see exaltation and glorious praise. We see repentance and restoration. We see Jesus!
Join us at 9:15am upstairs in the Mt. Bachelor/Jefferson Rooms. Led by Dick Middlebrooks.

God the Magnificent Creator

Beginning October 3
Facilitated by Dave Galvin
Portland Room

“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works and wonderful deeds among all the peoples.” Ps. 96:3 (AMP) Through DVD's and special speakers, this class will explore the wonders of God's creation and the evidence that supports the book of Genesis as true history. This class will also answer questions and provide scientific information that our youth need to meet challenges to their faith. 

Want to get connected beyond Sunday morning?

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