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FALL 2019 CORE CLASSES

At our Old Hickory Blvd location, 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

Lessons in Faith and the Person of Jesus
The Inspirations class is for adults with special needs and seeks to develop community through fellowship, learning and parties. We invite anyone interested in befriending our adults with special needs to come and join us: you will be blessed!
Sunday mornings, 10–10:50 a.m. Location: E113
Teachers: Carl Sanders, Mark Petty and Mimi Sanders

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O – ORTHODOXY

Acts of the Apostles: Christianity’s Early Frontier
When did the church first become the church? Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the apostles set forth a model for who we are as a body now—what we believe and how we express those beliefs. Join us as we explore the founding of the Christian church as recorded in the book of Acts, and how it impacts what we do as a church today.
Sunday mornings, 10–10:50 a.m. Location: Choir Amphitheater
Teacher: Lee Eric Fesko 

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R – REACH

Christ, Race and Culture
We will examine the tension in Christ's command to love God and others, to care about justice now because we were made for eternity. We will study various approaches to culture as Christ-followers, and terms that are often misunderstood, like privilege, injustice and fragility. This class is highly interactive, as we lean in and explore hard realities together in a safe, holy space.
Sunday mornings, 10–10:50 a.m. Location: Window Room
Teachers: Brandi Kellett, Ph.D.

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E – EXPOSITION

A Study of Nehemiah
A careful study of Jerusalem’s restoration through the lens of God’s larger story of redemption.
Sunday mornings, 10–10:50 a.m. Location: Meeting Room
Teachers: Pastor Todd Teller, Buz Graham and Jimmy Hodges

Sweeter Than Honey: Trusting, Reading & Living the Bible
Have you ever held your Bible and felt a bit intimidated and disconnected? How do we make sense of such a big book, spanning so many cultures, contexts and characters? This "seminary-lite" course is designed to help you know and believe what the Bible says about itself, and how to understand and apply its life-giving message in your story.
Sunday mornings, 10–10:50 a.m. Location: Gathering Room
Teachers: Pastor David Filson, John Arndt

Justice & Mercy, Shalom & Reconciliation: Study of Minor Prophets
We will take an in-depth survey of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament to see the heart of God seeking justice, mercy, reconciliation and restoration of his people. Join us for this exciting journey into an under-explored terrain in the Hebrew scriptures to see how the ancient message of God for Israel might also be relevant for our walk of faith in contemporary contexts.
Sunday mornings, 10-10:50 a.m. Location: M214
Teacher: Paul Lim, Ph.D.

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HOPE MINISTRIES COURSES

Systematic and Practical Theology of Intensive Discipleship
We all live out what we believe. We will be learning how to think and walk using a fully biblical theology, and how to help others do the same. Topics include Bibliology, Anthropology, Pneumatology and more.
Registration is required. Donations: $30 (scholarships available.)
Wednesdays, September 11 - October 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays, September 12 - October 31 at 12 p.m.
Location:
Conference Room & Meeting Room
Teachers: Virginia Stewart, Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling; Pastor Todd Teller

The Calling of All Christians Mini-Course
Paul said, “I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.” (Romans 15:14, ESV) Come join us as we learn how to fulfill our calling. Registration is required. Donations: $12.
Wednesdays, November 6-20 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays, November 7-21 at 12 p.m.

Location: Conference Room & Meeting Room
Teachers: Pastors, Elders, and leaders of Christ Presbyterian Church

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CORE RESIDENT FACULTY:

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