EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Christian Life Training Classes

Christian Life Training classes are offered for all ages and stages.  Sunday morning and Wednesday evening classes are offered.  Our Fall courses begin on Sunday, August 5th, but feel free to jump in anytime! Questions?  Please contact our Lay Minister for Christian Education, Valerie Mote, or one of our Discipleship elders,  Eddie Capparucci, Steve Hartt, or Paula Barbin.

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Class Schedule and Locations

Sundays 10:15 – 11:00AM

The General Letters: James, Peter, Jude and John 1, 2, 3 | Led by Mary-Evelyn Starnes, Room 204.

Two Brothers, Two Friends: The letters of James, Peter, John and Jude. While Paul’s letters are rich in theology and
directed to specific communities, the “general letters” of James, Peter, John and Jude are letters of encouragement and
hope to the broader community of first and second generation Christians. James illustrates how faith lived out looks.
Peter encourages holy living amidst persecution. John assures believers of the certainty of their faith. And Jude seeks to
correct a false teaching that being saved by grace gives Christians a license to sin. We will examine their letters, tying the
unique voice of each writer with their appearances in the gospels and Acts.

Book of John and the Book of Daniel | Led by Carolyn Waters, Room 209.

Carolyn will be continuing her current study of the Book of John and then begin the Book of Daniel by mid to late
August. Daniel quickly distinguishes himself from the men of Babylon. He is loyal to his God. He is wise beyond his
years. He can even interpret visions and dreams accurately. Daniel’s gifts are from the God of Israel, and the young man
becomes a living testimony to his God in a strange land. Daniel also has vivid, symbolic visions about the future of Israel,
world kingdoms, and the kingdom of God exposing us to some of God’s long-term plan for the world. The book of Daniel
is about how God shows His everlasting wisdom, power, and faithfulness through one of Israel’s greatest prophets.

Faith and Reason: Thinking and Believing Today | Led by Dennis Maddox and Mitchell Ridgeway , Room 206.

Are you saddened by the ridicule and mocking of the Bible and Christian faith increasingly on display in public media and
institutions? Have you been stymied by an objection to Christianity for which you wish you had a better answer? Maybe
you are wondering how Christian beliefs will withstand the onslaught of arguments and reasons enticing the young and
old to abandon The Faith for more culturally acceptable religion. The questions posed by our skeptical world are not
usually new, even if they are often presented that way. And with the help of some great Christian thinkers and authors, we
can be better prepared to follow 1 Peter 3: 15 to “always give a reason for the hope that is within us.” This class will
utilize the video lecture series of Dr. R.C. Sproul’s Defending Your Faith produced by Ligonier Ministries.

Grace Based Parenting | Led by JJ Griffin, Room 208.

Need help parenting and raising Godly children? Good parenting is hard work and we all need help to better our skills in
raising Godly children. Join us for a study in Grace Based Parenting. Graced Based parenting is not another manual full of
impossible standards, rather it is a new map for learning to see ourselves and our children through God’s limitless
tenderness-to raise our kids the way God raises us. Dr. Kimmel offers a revolutionary concept that focuses on the model
and guidance provided by God the Father, the ultimate child and family expert. This thoughtful, profound and
compassionate message presents a truly liberating way to nurture a healthy family. As we embrace the grace God offers,
we begin to give it – creating a sound foundation for raising morally strong and spiritually motivated children.

 

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM Beginning August 15th

The Book of Jeremiah | Led by Pastor Aaron Moore, Room 208.

Current culture and events. Being Christian in today’s world. We are using Warren Wiersbe’s “Be Decisive: Taking a Stand for the Truth,” which is available for purchase here.

Book of John and the Book of Daniel | Led by Carolyn Waters, Room 209.

Carolyn will be continuing her current study of the Book of John and then begin the Book of Daniel by mid to late
August. Daniel quickly distinguishes himself from the men of Babylon. He is loyal to his God. He is wise beyond his
years. He can even interpret visions and dreams accurately. Daniel’s gifts are from the God of Israel, and the young man
becomes a living testimony to his God in a strange land. Daniel also has vivid, symbolic visions about the future of Israel,
world kingdoms, and the kingdom of God exposing us to some of God’s long-term plan for the world. The book of Daniel
is about how God shows His everlasting wisdom, power, and faithfulness through one of Israel’s greatest prophets.