Electives: Winter/Spring 2018
As we seek to grow together, our church family pursues instruction and relationships. Shepherding Groups are the key structures for building relationships, but Sunday mornings at 11:00 Electives are the primary time for instruction. After the morning service, we gather in a variety of classes to learn practical ways we can grow in our walk with Jesus and in our relationships with each other. Electives run for varying periods of time, and our calendar year is divided into three sections or trimesters (winter/spring, summer, and fall) with breaks scheduled between. During the adult Electives, children, middle school, and high school students meet according to their grades.
Winter/Spring Elective Schedule
Sundays, Jan 14 - March 25, 11:00 AM
Sundays, Jan 14 - Feb 11, 11:00 AM
Sundays, Feb 18 - March 25 11:00 AM
Sundays, January 14 - March 25, 11:00 AM
Excited About the Bible: Learning to Understand and Enjoy Scripture for Yourself
Overview: Using different passages from previous classes, we will practice ways to dig treasure from Scripture in various literary genres from the Old and New Testaments. Seeking the Spirit’s guidance, we will read each text together, share observations about the words with each other, and seek connections between those words in ways that will allow the authors to make their own divinely inspired point. It is common for this process to reveal good things in the texts that we had not noticed before. Our goals are to increase skill and to stir growing delight in the Bible—not merely for information, but transformation.
Leaders: Stephen Enjaian, Rich Thomas
Getting to the Heart of Parenting: Exploring the Family, the Heart of a Child, and How to Point Them to Jesus
Overview: Each week we’ll watch a video from Paul Tripp’s parenting series, and then we’ll engage in group discussion and questions. God’s Word is our foundation, His Spirit is our helper, and His church is our support as we grow in shepherding the hearts of our children.
Leaders: Kris & Mary Fraley, Pete & Shelley Hansen
The Gospel According to Leviticus
Overview: For obvious reasons, Leviticus remains one of the most neglected books of the Bible. However most of the themes central to the gospel of Jesus Christ come to the surface in Leviticus. Come study with us as we dig up treasures from Leviticus on themes such as atonement, sacrifice, holiness, purity, holy days, and the priesthood so that we can apply them to our lives and grow to be more like Jesus.
Teachers: Mark Centers, Dennis McKinsey
How People Change: How Christ Changes Us by His Grace
Overview: The Gospel of Jesus Christ promises a changed heart, but so many of us are stuck. We make sinful choices again and again. We’re trapped by repetitive selfish behaviors. Scripture tells us that change is a process, not an event. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it promises a heart that is capable of being changed. “How People Change” targets the root of a person—the heart. When our core desires and motivations change, only then will behavior follow. Suggested text: How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp, $10.50, available in class.
Teachers: Brad Hilgeman, Travis Fleshman
Women Abiding in the Word
Overview: Do you desire to hide God’s Word in your heart but find yourself intimidated (or even bored) by the thought of Bible memory? Does meditation seem elusive? Join us as we use various attainable and active approaches to get to know the New Testament book of James intimately and personally, while encouraging one another in community.
Leaders: Katie Gerdt, Michelle Radford
Sundays, January 14 - February 11, 11:00 AM
Membership Matters: An Introduction to the Why, Who, and What of the Heritage Family
Overview: An orientation class essential for anyone wanting to become a Member of the Heritage Bible Church family or any Member who has not yet participated in the class. We believe that local church membership is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, and we will walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of body life at Heritage.
Teachers: Various Elders
Volunteer for Children's Ministries
Overview: Opportunities in our nursery, preschool, and journey groups.
Director: Kevin Delp
Sundays, February 18 - March 25, 11:00 AM
Overview: The Bible tells us the story of God’s mission – His redemptive plan to gather a people for Himself from every tribe and nation. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection make that mission a present reality; it’s happening! But before He returned to heaven, Jesus gave His followers an assignment – to join Him in gathering followers from every nation. In this class we’ll examine what it means to be a follower of Jesus and how joining His mission will shape our lives and relationships.
Leaders: Abe Stratton, Chris Gerber