Our Sunday School, called School of Discipleship, is a time of growing in the knowledge and grace of the Lord for the whole family. During the school year months we meet from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. in Calvin Hall. Classes for the new semester will resume on Sunday, January 21.
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
Infant Nursery: E103
2 Year Olds: Alaina Torrey & Emily Serven, E104
3 Year Olds: Ellen Stroud, E105
4 Year Olds: Beg. Catechism—MollyBeth Stroud & Melva Loock, E106
5 Year Olds: Beg. Catechism—Sarah Landry & Bailey Cortright, E102
1st Grade: Elem. Catechism—Aaron & Robyn Rhinehart, E100
2nd Grade: Elem. Catechism—Kelly Roberson & Jennifer Koch, E201
3rd Grade: Cathy Scott, E203
4th Grade: Brian & Julia Russell, E209
5th Grade: Beth & Chris Rankin, E210
Middle School (6th – 8th Grade): Wes Strickland & Adam Walton, E211
High School (9th-12th Grade): John Roberson & Grace Einkauf, E212
CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Three Electives
College: Richard Sayles & Ed White, Acton Academy Conference Room
2 Peter – Ruling Elder Bob Phillips
Second Peter is perhaps the most timely epistle in the New Testament for the fundamental challenge facing the 21st-century believer: how to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18) while not being seduced by the subtle (and not-so-subtle) heresies and false teachers proliferating in evangelical Christendom. And how does your eschatology mold your ethical thinking? Well, it does! Come study 2 Peter with us and find out why!
Brothers Karamazov (Part 2) – Dr. Lynn Cates
If you enjoy literature with a Christian worldview, join us for a discussion of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. We’ll be studying the second half of the book—a Christian allegory of human nature and its redemption—analyzing the relationship between spirit, body, and the mind, seeking to better understand how sin enters into the equation. (You are welcome to jump in even if you weren’t in the previous class.)
Learning to Number Our Days – Rev. Jack Smith & others
For the Puritans, living a good life included preparation for the end of life. The prayer of the Psalmist in 90:12 says, “So teach us to number our days that we may present to you a heart of wisdom.” It is important for us all, young and old alike, to live our lives with the end in view. Of course that means caring for our spiritual welfare, but it also includes making wise decisions early in life for the ethical, emotional, financial, and practical needs of aging, illness, and dying.
In our current culture the prospect of aging, illness, and dying are unpleasant mysteries that have been sentimentalized or humorously sanitized. For the Christian, death is as natural and inevitable as birth. Making wise decisions about aging that will honor God and care for those around us is a “Christian thing to do.” In this class we’ll be looking at a biblical/ethical way to make decisions as we plan for the future.
Those who present the topics we’ll be covering have either professional expertise or the practical life experience to address subjects such as: the theology of living and dying; financial stewardship; wills, trusts, and estate planning; dealing with long-term illness; ministering to the grieving; hospice care; and burial costs and options.