adult classes

SUMMER 2017 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.

Class Descriptions:

C – Christian Living

The Daniel Plan

Have you ever heard a sermon or teaching on stewardship of the physical body? Yet the Bible teaches us that our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made. It is really not about pounds gained or lost. It is about a lifestyle lived to the glory of God—”Whether you eat or drink, do all to the glory of God.”

Come join us for a six-week course called The Daniel Plan to get us moving the right direction of good health. The goal is progress not perfection! We will study the Five Essentials of The Daniel Plan—Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. Each 30-minute video focuses on these essentials and is then followed by group discussion and encouragement. Together we will learn practical tools that encourage us and our families to make wise choices toward better health.
 

June 18-July 30, Sunday mornings,10-10:50 a.m. Location: Window Room. 
Teachers: Clarke Holmes, MD; Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN, FAND; David Ferris, MD, MDP and Pam Ferris.

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Lessons in Discipleship from the Book of John
This Inspirations Class is for adults with special needs and seeks to develop community through fellowship, teaching, and parties. Participants desire to have friendships and to serve within the CPC body. The class is led by Carl and Mimi Sanders, as they teach interactive Lessons of Discipleship from the John, using “Beyond Limits” curriculum. 

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m. Location:  E113.
Teachers: Carl and Mimi Sanders.

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O – Orthodoxy

Poets and Pulpiteers: Hymns, Hurts and Hopes in the Lives of John Newton, William Cowper, Charles Wesley and Augustus Toplady.
18th century England witnessed the riches or spiritual renewal set to song and sermon. This course walks through the stories and songs, lives and letters, hurts and hopes of four hymn writers. They will call us to deeper places with Jesus—the Congregational Singer—who is proud to call us his sisters and brothers (Hebrews 2:11-12).

Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m. Location: Event Center.
Teacher: Pastor David Filson, Matt McEvoy, John Arndt. 

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R – Reach

The Truth: Francis Schaeffer on Christian Life and Persuasion
Few people set a compelling trajectory for the engagement of gospel and culture in the 21st century like Francis Schaeffer (1912-84), whose life and teaching was a beautiful tapestry of thoughtful apologetics and deep spirituality. We will learn the love story of Francis and Edith, as we consider the contours of his teaching on faithful, disarming Christian living before a watching world.

July 9-August 27, Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m. Location: Event Center.
Teacher: Pastor David Filson, Matt McEvoy, John Arndt. 

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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.

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CORE RESIDENT FACULTY:

John Arndt
Wilson Benton
Lee Eric Fesko
David Filson
Jimmy Hodges
Charles McGowan
Anderson Spickard
Todd Teller