Current Sunday School Classes
The Art of Dying Well: Living Fully into the Life to Come – Taught by Bruce Brinkman and Phil Challans - Begins March 18 (9-week course)
As Christ-followers, we as a community have all the resources that we need to face life’s most critical issues with His power and grace. And yet, suffering and death often catch us and our loved ones unprepared. After laying a Biblical foundation, this class will deal with the emotional and ethical issues that surround end-of-life issues.
How to Be Holy without Being Holier than Thou – Taught by Stan Shelden - Begins March 18 (6-week course)
In an effort to own up to our own abiding sinfulness and highlight the gospel of free grace, have we removed any notion that we can obey God or that he can delight in our good works? Kevin DeYoung encourages us to pursue holiness with courage because our good works are accepted by God, not because they are "wholly unblameable and unreproveable in God's sight (WCF)," but because God is pleased through Christ to accept our sincere obedience, although it contains many imperfections. The Hole In Our Holiness is a book for people who are wanting to take holiness seriously, wanting to be more like Jesus, wanting to live by the Spirit, in light of the grace that produces godliness. This is a book about God's power to help us grow in personal holiness and to enjoy the process of transformation.
Obsessed: What are the Topics Driving Our Culture Crazy – Taught by Pastor Gary Goodrich and Brandon Layton - Begins March 18 (6-week course)
Every day we are surrounded by various ideas and ideologies. It seems our culture is divided and even hostile and the Church is not immune. In this class, our aim is to explore ideas and ideologies that divide us. Over the next six weeks, we will seek to explore these topics through a combination of teaching and interactive-discussion. We will explore topics from multiple angles and empathetically and gracefully engage with those with whom we don’t agree.
Desiring God – Taught by Morten Vigilius - Begins May 6 (3 week course)
Each of us is hardwired to pursue our happiness. We long for significant, profound joy. Some try to satisfy it with exotic vacations, high-tech gadgets, career success, sports, academics, drug experimentation, even ascetic rigors. Yet the longing remains. Why? Come along on a journey from desperate desire to infinite delight. Learn how you were created for ultimate satisfaction in God, and how this new perspective will change your attitudes toward worship, relationships, material goods - and everything. ‘Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.’ - St. Augustine (Adapted from John Piper, The Dangerous Duty of Delight)
Officer Training Class - Taught by Pastor George Granberry - starting March 18 (20 week course)
This class is open to anyone in the church but is required for anyone seeking ordination as a deacon or elder. Come and learn what it means to be a godly leader in Christ’s church. This class will cover some of the core doctrines and documents that make up Heartland Community Church and the PCA.