Classes are 9:45-10:45 am.
NOTE: The continuation of the "Gospel of John" course will be offered in the Spring quarter.
1. “God's Design for Sexuality in a Changing Culture” - Rev. John Tung, Sophia Wong
The video series, “God’s Design for Sexuality in a Changing Culture,” produced by Harvest USA, is geared toward helping Christians think and talk through the orthodox, historical, and scriptural views on sex, sexuality, and gender in light of the impact of our secular culture’s viewpoints. Increasingly, Christian beliefs on sex, sexuality, and gender are being reshaped – and in some places turned upside-down – and Christians are more confused about how to live with God’s gift of sexuality than ever before. Getting the issues of sexuality out on the table and discussing them in open, safe settings is critical to help people begin to understand why God’s design for sexuality is good and why it remains relevant for our lives today. In each class session, we will watch a 30 minute video and then discuss the topic.
2. "Portrait of a Missional Life" - Hon Lam & Geoff Wong
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gives a mission to every Christian: to make disciples of people of all nations. This mission is not just for pastors and missionaries but for all people, young and old, who are followers of Jesus Christ. EVERY BELIEVER has been called to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The goal of this class is to help us develop a set of life habits that aligns with Jesus’ mission for us. Based on Jesus’ relational practices, these life habits allow us to be more effective in reaching non-believers that we come across each day, people like our neighbors, co-workers, classmates, etc. The principles of this class are taken from the book “The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations” by Mary Schaller & John Crilly. Each week, we will discuss one of the nine arts: Noticing, Praying, Listening, Asking Questions, Loving, Welcoming, Facilitating, Serving Together, and Sharing. The format of the class will be discussion-based with weekly practice exercises and prayer time.
3. "Survey of Church History" - Vincent Ho, Rev. Ken Sun Skimming through boring, old textbooks, recalling difficult to pronounce names, and memorizing endless lists of dates are often our personal experiences of history in school. However, the history of the Church isn’t just a static account of what has happened. It is an exciting, dynamic story of God’s work through two millennia in which we are woven into and which story still continues onward today. We are part of God’s history in the building up and the use of the Church for his redemptive plan. In this class, you’ll join us in a journey as we recount God’s story of His Church as we survey her history from a big picture perspective. We will learn about our early church fathers, discover the origins of many fundamental doctrines, and investigate the influential thoughts and ideas of many Christians (and non-Christians!) that have shaped our faith in one way or another.