What gets planned is what gets done in life. This goes for churches too! Jesus gave us our mission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20) I rejoice to say that we have an established plan to respond to Jesus’ great commission! Where are you in this plan? Are you growing as a disciple? Are you ready to take the next step? How could you encourage others to get in the game? Our core classes are designed to move someone to new levels of understanding, faith, and servant leadership. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? This year something new is happening: we’re moving them online to make them more accessible to busy families and broaden our reach to those who live further away. All you’ll need to join us is
the ability to use Zoom.
Class 101 “Discover the Christian Life” This is a one session seminar on the basics of the Christian faith. It’s for the curious, the seeker, the newbie or anyone who just wants to brush up on the essentials. The session is built around responding to some basic questions: What is the gospel? How can I have the new life Jesus gives? How do Christians live? What do they believe? Why does church membership matter? Our basic written material is The Bible and The Apostle’s Creed.
Class 201 “Spiritual Maturity” This class runs 7 sessions on the basics of Christian morality and spirituality through a deep dive into The Ten Commandments and The Lord’s Prayer. Participants will be taught, inspired and challenged to a life of Christian prayer and obedience. We call this holy living! Pastor Tom will lead a new session of this class beginning in September. Basic resource: The Bible and suggested book Ten Words, Two Signs, One Prayer: Core Practices of the Christian Faith by Timothy C. Tennant. Watch for more information at www.myhumc.com!
Class 301 “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts” The Holy Spirit is the leader of Christian life. Is he leading you? Who is the Holy Spirit? What does he do? What are the fruits of the Spirit in me? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit to me? How can I serve God and my church with my gifts, time, and talents? This class runs 6 sessions and uses Billy Graham’s book, The Holy Spirit along with a spiritual gifts inventory to help each student discover their own gifts and graces for ministry. This class will be offered in November.
Class 401 “Discovering a Life that Matters” Does your life have purpose and meaning? Are you connected to God’s purpose for your life? Are you a disciple who makes disciples? This four-session class will focus on Christian mission and witness: The effective Christian life; the victorious Christian life;
the Christian’s witness; and caring for new Christians. This class will next be offered in January of 2021. Set a reminder for yourself to watch for more info in December!
You don’t have to take them in order but please do take them! Whether you live in our area or someplace else, why not join us in these opportunities to connect, grow and serve our Lord Jesus Christ?