Core Scripture Class
The goal of this class is to help disciples better understand how every part of Scripture reveals the glory of Jesus. The Bible is not a bunch of separate stories strung together, but all ONE story about Jesus. Classes will be held from 4-6pm on Sundays, beginning January 16, and will run for 11 weeks. The class costs approximately $15 for materials, and will require a few hours of homework—reading and journaling—per week.
The Purpose Of This Class
The Bible is full of epic stories about kings and queens, armies and nations, giants and demons, miracles and prophecies. As Christians it is easy to be familiar with these stories without understanding how they all come together to tell one story about Jesus. The purpose of this class is to study the story of Scripture so that we can see how it all fits together to proclaim the glory of Christ from beginning to end. Doing this will help us become better readers of the Bible, it will help us marvel at the story God is writing, and it will help us love the One the story is about. Whether you have never read the Bible before, or you have been reading it for decades, come join us as we behold the glory of Jesus together.
What to Expect
Each week, participants will be expected to complete prep-work before attending class—including scripture reading, approximately 20-30 pages of textbook reading, and journaling through some questions about what you read. During each weekly class, there will be discussion of your prep-work within table groups, a teaching on a specific biblical narrative, worship, applicational discussion, and prayer.
Reading, writing in your own words, discussing, hearing and doing, even singing—we all learn in different ways. We’re going to sample all of these learning styles on a weekly basis in the hopes that you will not only retain information, but transform your heart, mind, and practices.
This class is for everyone! While the content of this class is designed to be challenging to adults, we believe it is also accessible to high-school-aged students.
…“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures…
01. Core Scripture Overview
03. The Fall
08. The Prophets
09. The Gospels
10. Acts & the Epistles
- Group Pre-Work Discussion (with your table group)
- Teaching + Worship (pastor and elder led)
- Group Application Discussion (with your table group)
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Part of a Core Discipleship Series
In 2021, we launched Core Discipleship classes for everyone! In an increasingly post-Christian world, the church body needs to know first-hand the sacred text that is the Bible. These classes will help you deepen your understanding of Scriptures and doctrine, and how to apply them practically to your everyday life. In the fall of 2021, we’re offered a Core Doctrine class. In early 2022, we will offer a Core Scripture class. These Core Classes will become an annual rhythm of our church, so if you miss it this time around, we will offer them again.