Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School is large group discipleship. This discipleship ministry has four aims:
- teaching that stirs the heart, informs the mind, and persuades us to follow Christ.
- hospitality that invites and welcomes everyone to feel at home and follow Christ as His disciples.
- prayer that praises God for his Word and asks him for the grace to live it out.
Continue reading for our course descriptions and please contact Pastor Knott if you have a question or simply want more information about a course.
December-February 2013-14 Adult Discipleship Courses
Sunday school is a vital means of discipleship and spiritual growth at EPC. Please consider visiting and joining one of the following courses this quarter.
Growing in Grace – Pastor Harvey, Todd Metzler, Tim Coyle – Fellowship Hall
It is natural that Christians want to grow spiritually, but the dynamics of spiritual growth are not always clearly understood. And with the concept of spiritual growth come many questions: Is spiritual growth the result of my efforts or is it a work of God? Does spiritual growth come by grace in the same way that salvation did? What place do the Scriptures have in spiritual growth? Is spiritual growth a work of the Holy Spirit? How does my relationship with Christ fit into spiritual growth? This will be a very practical study. Therefore if you have questions about growing spiritually or perhaps feel that you are not seeing the growth in your walk with God that you would like to have, we encourage you to join us.
Book of Isaiah – Larry DeHeer & Dave Martin – Upstairs Rm 204
The Scriptures are not only able to lead us to salvation in Christ, but mold us in Christ-likeness and equip us for every good work. We have seen this proven over and over in our study of the Word of God. This course is an ‘inductive’ Bible study which means that the Scriptures are the primary source for this verse by verse discussion focused on Isaiah 40-66. Whether you are new to Bible study or are a life long student of God’s word we invite you to come, explore, and discuss the Scriptures with us as we begin our study of the latter half of Isaiah.
Christianity Explored – Pastor Joshua Knott – Library Rm
This presentation and discussion of Mark’s gospel is aimed at new and non-Christians but over the past 3 years has proven incredibly helpful to Christians. If you are new to Christianity or to EPC, this is an ideal course for you. If you’re a Christian who wants to grow in your knowledge of the Word and be better equipped to minister to non-Christians around you, this is an ideal course for you. If you’ve been through the course once and would like to come back, please do so and bring a friend. Come join us for a quarter, and, if you can’t join us, please pray for us as we continue to create a space and welcome in our non-Christian friends and neighbors and folks new to EPC.
English as a Second Language – Jim Thomas and Rick Gray - Meets in Balcony Room 202 above the Narthex.
This course provides a place for our international guests to grow in their English listening skills as well as to grow in their spiritual understanding. ESL uses the morning worship service as a “spring board” to focus on listening to the sermon by previewing the Scriptures used in the sermon and discussing various elements of the worship service. This is an excellent time to put feet to your understanding & application of the gospel in the life of the church. There is no need for extensive scripture knowledge (although that is always is a help!) If you are a native English speaker, then you are already an expert in the use of English. So,the sacrifice we are looking for is a willingness to listen and talk in the classroom, fairly regular participation, and a love for our international friends.