Small Groups Session II Sign-up
August 25 @ 11:00 am
One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:00 am
Our second round of small groups will offer different study options for participants. Unlike our Lenten study during which all groups focused on the same study topic (What Makes a Hero?), this session of small groups will have 3 different topics. By offering more options during Session II we hope to attract more people into our small group program.
Based on the positive evaluations from our Lenten small groups it was apparent that participants really enjoyed those experiences. We hope Session II will prove just as fruitful. Check out the topics and join a small group. They fill up fast so don’t delay in signing up. Invite a friend.
Groups 1 & 2
Focus: Christian: It’s Not What You Think
In this video-based study we will join captivating Atlanta Pastor, Andy Stanley as he examines the characteristics Jesus used to define those who follow him and the implications they have for believers today. In this study you will learn:
¨ What does it mean to be Christian
¨ What one word should be descriptive of every Christian
¨ How Jesus’ followers should treat those who are outside the faith
¨ Why people love Jesus but can’t stand his followers
Focus: Doing the Right Thing: Making Moral Choices in a World Full of Options
This five-session video small group Bible study from Chuck Colson, Robert George, and an all-star panel examines how ethical and character issues relate to all of life.
Doing the Right Thing explores the ethical and moral breakdown hitting culture from all sides. Through panel discussions, interviews, and live student questions it raises ethical issues in a non-condemning but challenging way, stimulating thought, discussion, and action.
These discussions will encourage us to promote a Christian ethic of virtue in our spheres of influence and in the culture at large.
This examination of ethics consists of five sessions, each designed to last approximately one hour. Each session consists of thirty minutes of video and thirty minutes of discussion.
1) How did we get into this mess?
2) Is there truth, a moral law we all can know?
3) If we know what is right, can we do it?
4) Ethics in the market place
5) Ethics in public life
Focus: The Witness of Religion in an Age of Fear
As the author says in his preface, “Our contemporary American society is saturated with fear, fear that is often out of proportion to the actual threats we face. Such excessive fearfulness leads to attacks on the wrong targets and to the misdirecting of finite public resources. It turns suspicion into a virtue, thus making it harder to interact constructively with others.”
“Distinguishing between ’normal fear’ that protects us and ’abnormal fear’ that paralyzes us, the author draws on biblical tradition and rich spiritual resources to offer a powerful call to action.”
“Time and again our faith has served us well when confronting our worst fears, and this book reminds us that God always offers us a way forward.”
1) The Culture of Fear in Contemporary America
2) Jewish and Christian Responses to Fear
3) The Response of Other Religions to Fear
4) The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Case Study
5) Recommendations for Religious Communities.