Jesus commanded us to love one another. One of the best ways for St. Mark’s members to honor this command within the church is to actively love through an educational group. We study the Bible together, but group members also have the opportunity to love and be loved.
Praying for and supporting each other in the challenges of life is one of the greatest ways we can love like Jesus. The important thing is that you start living life with other believers. Groups are available for all ages, locations and meeting schedules.
It’s easier to journey through life with the support and accountability of like-minded believers. So why wait any longer? Join with us, and let’s honor Christ.
Adults of all ages are welcome. We meet on the second floor of the educational building. Our classroom is located in the parlor. Our curriculum consists of DVD studies that apply biblical scriptures to everyday life situations. We are an open discussion group and our curriculum changes every 4-6 weeks. Through these in-depth studies we will grow spiritually, bonding with each other as we learn more about God’s love for us and the hope he has for our future.
Beginning in January 2017, we will utilize the group study series, “That the World May Know” by Ray Vander Laan.
Ray Vander Laan has always believed that to more greatly understand and appreciate the Bible, one had to have a sense of the land and the culture from which it sprang. Biblical analogies and examples, while meaningful and helpful even to this day, were first meant to convey God’s truth to particular people in a particular time and place. So the more fully we can appreciate those times and places, the more fully we can respond to the power of the Word.
So in 1992 filming began in Israel with Ray Vander Laan leading bible studies throughout the Holy Lands. Filming continues today as he is working on his fifteenth series. We will begin with the original series in January and throughout 2017, we will continue to present his work as we “travel” along with some of our favorite bible figures.
The Alpha Class is a discussion class for adults of all ages. Continuing on Sept. 10, the Alpha class will be using The Greatest Story: Paul. We will journey through the Epistles with the Apostle Paul directly using Bible text. Bring your Bible and join us or feel free to use one of ours.
THE BELIEVERS Class
The Believer’s class will be completing 2 book studies this year. We will continue reading our favorite author Max Lucado as a well as a new author Lysa Terkeurst and her book “Unglued”. We will also continue our study of the women of the bible using the Max Lucado bible study guide.
Our class is informal and we generally read and discuss a chapter a week. Please feel free to join us, we enjoy having visitors and welcome new members to our group.
We meet each Sunday in the Sunday School Auditorium for devotions and then gather in the library.
The Story begins this Fall…
This Fall we will together read and study the Word of God using the resource ‘The Story’ which is the Bible in a narrative format. We will begin with creation and go thru Revelation. We will have time on Sunday morning to discuss in our worship and during the week. Let us enrich ourselves in the Word together. There will be copies of “The Story” for your purchase.
The Esther Class uses discussion, in-depth Bible study, and relevant topics as they relate to daily life as the format of study. We will be studying the women of the bible, from the most notable to the least notable – all are important in the eyes of our Lord. We will begin with Eve and continue on throughout the fall.
We would love to have new members join our class, feel free to stop by and check us out on Sunday morning!
RENEWING OUR FAITH IN THE AUTUMN OF OUR LIVES
The setting takes place in our homes. We share our thoughts and prayers for our friends, and help each other with day to day experiences. In the small group setting, it is very comforting to listen and learn from each other. The group chooses a chapter from the bible or individual stories that we may be interested in re-visiting, and at times we do see things differently than when we were younger. We encourage one another to live our lives with more love, caring, and serving.