Adult Education

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Sunday Classes 

Adult classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15am (9:30am during the pandemic). 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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The Problem of Pain

Hosted by Connection Point Class
January 3-March 28
Taught By Don Westerberg
Deschutes Room

For most of us 2020 was a year “for the books,” as far as facing unique and often painful challenges. Some of us lost jobs, relationships, and even loved ones. But God was faithful in seeing us through those times and continues to sustain us and bring hope for something better, if not in this next year, certainly in the light of his coming.

Though all belief systems must somehow account for suffering and pain, Christianity’s claim of an omnipotent and righteous God, has often left us open to the charge that these two tenets seem at odds, when it comes to the existence of pain in the world. C.S. Lewis, an Oxford and Cambridge professor of a previous generation, who spent much of his adult life as an atheist skeptic, tackles this topic as a Christian laymen in his book, The Problem of Pain. It was one of his most requested topics on his frequent speaking circuits. As a class, we will avail ourselves of this brother’s insight as well as look to Scripture to wrestle with this pertinent topic. I look forward to walking through this time together.

Truth Seekers: Basic Bible for Internationals

Taught By Sherrie Love
Clackamas Room

On hold.

The Gospel of Luke

Hosted by: The Come and See Class
Taught by Dick Middlebrooks
Mt. Bachelor/Mt. Hood Room; 9:30am

"... And that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations beginning from Jerusalem." Lk. 24:47

This verse shows the heart of Luke's Gospel. Luke, the Gentile physician, presented a logical presentation of the gospel, with a foundation for a intelligent faith built on "exact truth" primarily for the Gentile world. He builds his case on historical facts, eyewitnesses, pictures, types, and prophesies from the Old Testament. There are many beautiful stories found in Luke that are not found anywhere else. I believe you will be greatly blessed by this study, so please join us.

On Hold: The Truth of Genesis and Why It’s Important

January 5-April 5
Facilitated by Ron Spears and David Galvin
Join us at 9:15am in the Portland Room beginning January 12 as we explore evidence in the world around us that supports the accounts in Genesis 1-11. This information will help: 1) provide another avenue for people to come to faith; 2) strengthen Christians’ confidence in the Bible’s reliability; 3) prepare you to engage in meaningful, gracious conversation with those who may be promoting the secular theory of origins; and 4) show scientific evidence which better supports the Bible’s accounts of origins.  Below is a tentative schedule of topics and speakers.

Class Topics:
January 12: Creation Explorers, Tracking the Flood
January 19: "How Old Is the Earth?"
January 26: "Buried Clues," Craig Hubler, guest speaker
February 2: "Dinosaurs," Craig Hubler, guest speaker
February 9: "Circular Reasoning in Dating Methods," An examination of radiocarbon, Dr. Andrew Snelling, guest speaker
February 16: "The Ape Man," Dr. Terry Mortensen, guest speaker
February 23: Topic TBD, Michael Oard, guest speaker
March 1: Mt. St. Helens, Lloyd Anderson, guest speaker
March 8: "Discover and Design: Thinking Our Thoughts After God," Bruce Malone, guest speaker
March 15: "Ice Ages and Glaciers"
March 22: "The Design of Life, the Beauty & Design of Butterflies"
March 29: "Uniqueness of Earth"

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