Study fellowships are on-going communities that meet for the purpose of growth in Christ through teaching and fellowship. Interactive instruction includes large and small group discussion that provides both a place to learn about God's Word and a place to connect with members of Covenant.
Study Fellowships meet during the Sunday school hour from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Contact the study leader(s) or contact Aaron Roberts, Pastor of Adult Discipleship, at 433-3051 or email@example.com with any questions.
Spring Adult Study Fellowships, March 5-May 28:
A Survey of Church History, Part 6: The Best and Worst of Human History, 1900-2000 A.D., meets in the sanctuary: The twentieth century witnessed the rise and fall of empires, as well as the vast growth of the church through world missions. In many ways, this century contains both the best and the worst of times. In this final installment, Dr. Robert Godfrey considers the development of the church in the modern era, even as world wars, social revolutions, and doctrinal controversies threatened its expansion. From missions to Fundamentalism, Aimee Semple McPherson to Pentecostalism and Roman Catholicism to Islam, the church met many challenges during this century. Yet still, Christ continued to build His church as His gospel spread throughout the world. There will be a 23-minute video lecture by Dr. Robert Godfrey followed by discussion. This class is facilitated by Elder Lyle Jacobsen.
Help Me Lead: Biblical Studies, meets in Multi-purpose Room West: This training class is currently full, but please know that we will be regularly offering this for members. This intermediate level training course will provide the tools to grow in your ability to read and study Scripture as you lead others. It also aims to increase your confidence and capability to prepare, write, and lead a Bible study, while growing your ability to spot doctrinally sound secondary resources. For those members desiring to teach, lead Bible studies or home groups, please consider this. This course will be taught by Pastor Aaron Roberts and Covenant member Teri Jacobsen.
College & Career Fellowship, meets in Multi-purpose Room East: Christianity Explored is a way of sharing the best news ever heard, and gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life. Over seven sessions in Mark's Gospel, find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ. Anyone interested in going through this material is welcome. Last class is May 7.
All Nations Fellowship, meets in Annex 3: The purpose of the class is to create a welcoming dynamic for people from all nations. Each Sunday we feature a different country or culture, integrating Bible Scripture with cultural content. May 28 we feature Jordan with Fariss Mousa, a native of that country (and married to an Ecuadoran) giving his cross cultural perspective. Bring your international neighbor, co-worker, or friend with you to the class. For more information contact Covenant members John Couric, Deb Grathwol, Linda Doherty, or Jack and Barbara Tapping, or follow us on Twitter at @ANFellowship.
Welcome to Covenant Class, meets in Annex 4: This 11-week class is designed to introduce you to other people who attend Covenant, communicate what we believe, and show you areas of ministries in which you can be involved. Taking the Welcome to Covenant Class is a very practical way to help you discern whether or not Covenant is the church where the Lord would have you worship Him, grow in discipleship, and use your gifts to reach the world for Christ. Participating in the class does not commit you to becoming a member, but it is a pre-requisite to membership. Class is taught by Pastor Burress McCombe.
Doctrine of God, meets in Annex 6: “Let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth.” (Jer. 9:24) God has made Himself known to us in part because our joy depends upon our knowledge of God. Our purpose in studying the doctrine of God will be to take hold of that which God has revealed about Himself in His Word so that our hearts and minds will be filled with a greater love for Him. The goal of the study of God is not informational but transformational. It is about doxology and devotion. Among the topics of this study will be God’s existence, His simplicity, His eternality, and His triune nature. Class it taught by Pastor Todd Pruitt.
Adventures in Mothering, meets in Annex 5: This class provides an opportunity to encourage and support all mothers and mothers-to-be in glorifying God in our lives, homes, and community. It will be a time to hear an encouraging message for mothers, discuss various parent-related topics, and a time to build relationships. Class is facilitated by Covenant members Jane Blair, Mary Cunningham, Dawn Frederick, and Jane Marsh.
Una Vida Centrada en el Evangelio, se reúne en el salón W-10: Muchos cristianos hablan del Evangelio, pero ¿cuántas personas realmente lo entienden y lo aplican a sus vidas? Queremos amar y ser amados, más sin embargo el vivir en la iglesia a menudo resulta ser más difícil de lo que pensamos. Este curso enseña cómo el Evangelio cautiva nuestro corazón, penetra nuestra vida cotidiana, y nos transforma en una comunidad genuina. El Pastor Jacinto Hernández enseña la clase.
SUMMER STUDY FELLOWSHIPS, June-August (no classes on the first Sunday of the month):
Christianity Explored, meets in the sanctuary: This is a means for sharing the best news ever heard, and gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life. Centered on Mark's Gospel, Christianity Explored shares about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ. Anyone interested in going through this material is welcome, and for those of you who have made Covenant/Alianza your home, please know that we plan to use this material in the Fall to begin a regular weeknight venue to invite our friends, coworkers and family members who do not know the gospel of Christ. This summer is a great time to familiarize yourself with this material. Class is taught by Pastor Aaron Roberts.
Earthy-Mindedness, meets in Annex 6: Paul warns us in Philippians 3:19 that there are those "whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things." This verse well describes the age wherein we live. The class is based on the book “Earthly-Mindedness” by Jeremiah Burroughs which addresses these very real and serious conditions. We will look at the 14 evils of, 7 reasons for, and 11 considerations of earthly mindedness. Lastly, we will explore the 5 directions on how to free our hearts from earthly-mindedness. Class is taught by member Jeff Jordan.
La Santidad de Dios, se reúne en el salón W-10: En “La Santidad de Dios” se estudia el sentido de la santidad y se investiga el por qué la idea de un Dios santo fascina a la vez que infunde temor. Del examen detenido que se hace del carácter de Dios brotan imágenes nuevas acerca de lo que es el pecado, la justicia, y la gracia. El resultado es una nueva percepción de nuestra dependencia de la misericordia de Dios y el asombroso descubrimiento de Su majestuosa santidad. El Pastor Jacinto Hernández enseña la clase.
All Nations Fellowship will not meet in June, July, and August. During these summer months, we recommend that class participants attend "Christianity Explored" taught by Aaron Roberts. See above for more details about this tool that can be used to introduce others (including Internationals) to the person of Jesus Christ and why He is the center of our faith.
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