Winter/spring 2018 CORE Classes
At Christ Presbyterian Central, we offer classes in the template of Christian Living, Orthodoxy, Reach, and Exposition (CORE). We do this through a rotating scope and sequence of standard semester-long modules of teaching on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings. Registration is not required unless noted.
C – Christian Living
Lessons in Honesty and the Person of Jesus
This Inspirations Class is for adults with special needs and seeks to develop community through fellowship, learning, and parties. Participants desire to have friendships and to serve within the CPC body. The class is led by Carl Sanders and his daughter, Mimi Sanders, as they teach interactive lessons on Honesty and the Person of Jesus.
Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: E113
Teachers: Carl and Mimi Sanders
Ongoing study of Tim Keller's book, "The Meaning of Marriage," this class will offers opportunities to gain insight and learn skills that help build loving and lasting marriages. Through honest dialogue about the challenges of maintaining a healthy marriage, this class will strive to counter the isolation couples can fall into, especially in a church setting where it may feel unsafe to be real. There are no perfect marriages in this class, only couples who desire to be accepted for where they are, yet open to experiencing more in their relationship.
Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: M201
Teachers: Steve Jackson, Wendy Martin, Jen Seger
Life Issues 2018*
This course aims to go deep with the everyday and universal problems of life. We will learn to move toward people with struggles in a way that is engaging, helpful, and Christ-centered. Topics addressed biblically include anxiety, worry, hopelessness, addictions, depression, despair, fear, anger and suffering and trials.
Thursday afternoons, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., January 11, 2018-March 29, 2018; Location: The Hope House
Teacher: Virginia Stewart, Ph.D.
O – Orthodoxy
Book Club with Pastor David - Gather with Pastor David Filson in an intimate Wednesday evening setting, as he offers a guided tour of one of his very favorite books - A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life by J.I. Packer. Who were Puritans, and what can we learn from them today about living as followers of Jesus Christ? From John Owen, to John Bunyan, to Jonathan Edwards, we will learn about a period in the life of the Church, that bore such fruit, as Pilgrim's Progress, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, Communion with God, and more!
Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m., February 28-Apr 4, 2018. Location: Meeting Room
Teacher: Pastor David Filson
R – Reach
Christ, Race, and Culture
This semester we will study, recognize and confront injustice within our criminal justice system, talk about how faith can fuel racial reconciliation, and wrap up by examining beauty and hospitality as acts of worship. This class is highly interactive! We get in the weeds together, hear from diverse perspectives, and discuss what it means to follow Christ in 21st century America by digging into Scripture with people different than we are.
Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: M214
Teacher: Dr. Brandi Kellett
E – Exposition
Survey of the Bible in the Light of the Cross
From the opening pages of Genesis to the final words Revelation the entirety of Scripture tells one story–it’s the story of Jesus Christ and his remarkable act of redemption. Join the Common Ground CORE class as we survey through every book of the Old Testament seeking the Christ of the New Testament.
Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Gathering Room.
Teacher: Lee Eric Fesko.
The Book of Acts
Acts records the ongoing drama of the redemptive work of Christ through the leadership of his apostles and the witness of his followers as the movement begins its growth from its Jewish roots in Jerusalem into its expansive trajectory to all peoples and nations worldwide.
Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Meeting Room.
Teachers: Jimmy Hodges, Buz Graham and Pastor Todd Teller.
Scatter the Darkness: 1-3 John
John, the "son of thunder," gave us a glorious vision of the suffering Christ in his Gospel. As the aged apostle, he gave us a majestic vision of the victorious Christ in his Revelation. As the apostle of love, he invites us to intimate fellowship with Jesus and one another in three letters, throbbing with pastoral urgency, tucked away near the back of our Bibles and too often overlooked. Writing to guard against false teaching and worldly living, John's letters give us insight into the pressures and trials facing our earliest brothers and sisters in Christ.
Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Choir Room
Teachers: Pastor David Filson, John Arndt, Dr. Matt McEvoy
Study in Hebrews
Join us as we explore the journey of early Christian faith in context to the book of Hebrews.
Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m., Location: Window Room
Teacher: Dr. Paul Lim
CORE RESIDENT FACULTY:
Lee Eric Fesko