Adult Sunday School

 

Adult Sunday School at OCEC

Winter Term 2017 Class Schedule

Kick off is Sunday, January 8th and the following classes will be offered:

Ecclesiastes and Lamentations: Facing the Tough Stuff

Instructor: Carmen Imes
Sundays at 9am in C5-6

The books of Lamentations and Ecclesiastes are two of the more uncomfortable Old Testament books for us to read. As its name suggests, Lamentations wallows in grief in the aftermath of the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem. Where is God when things fall apart? Ecclesiastes takes a rather cynical look at the fleetingness of life and asks ‘What’s the point?’ So why study these books together? Both books create space for our own tough questions. Through our wrestling with these difficult texts, we’ll discover the value of lament and the gift of joy. I’d love to have you join us!

The History of Revival (continued)

Instructor: Dr. Allen Solheim
Sundays at 10:45am in C5-6

Since the founding of our country, there has been an unusual moving of God’s Spirit about every 40 years [each generation] that we call revival. Seeing how God has moved in these unique and defined ways helps us understand how God works with us as individuals and a nation. This class will look at these God movements in our country and enable us to see what is needed to help usher in a possible future revival in America.

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

Instructors: Wayne Schock and Bruce Benson
Sundays at 10:45am in FC1

In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi’s inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike. Come read the book with us and join the discussion to help you better understand how Muslims think and how to develop meaningful friendships with them. Sign-up to order the book in class on Jan. 8, or with the church office (we will get a group discount). High School and Young Adults welcome!