Sunday School Electives


All Sunday Electives meet from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Christianity and the Problem of Racism: Understanding the Broader History and Realities

March 31, April 7 & 14
In the Choir Room
Taught by Doug Messer

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced” —James Baldwin.

This quote reflects well the need for the Church to grow in its awareness of the broader structural realities of race, racism and injustice; particularly as these exist and have been cultivated by Christians throughout history and still today. While some in the Church have led the fight against the wickedness of racism, many in the Church have perpetuated it in personal and systemic ways. Join us as we attempt to face and address this difficult reality.

Your Role in the Great Commission

April 7, 14, 28 and May 5
In the Chapel
Facilitated by Piers van der Merwe, Kathryn Ann Holt, Alison Fleetwood, Karen Vogel, Almaz Gemechu, and Dale Berry

The mandate is clear: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...” but what does that look like in today’s world? This elective is designed for those wanting to learn what the Bible says about missions, as well as ways to actively participate in the Great Commission both globally and locally.

Parenting Our Parents: Biblical Principals of Engaging with our Aging

May 5, 12 & 19
In B224
Taught by Clay Harrington

Come for three weeks and consider some principals of caring for our aging parents and how to deal with grief. While such a topic cannot be contained in a three-week elective, be encouraged that we can become more aware of God’s grace and strength in times of weakness for many of us. All ages are welcome even those who are more experienced in life. As J. I. Packer said in his book, Finishing our Course with Joy, “…we should think of ourselves as embodied souls that are also ensouled bodies…”

Parenting: Equipping our children to face today’s world

May 5, 12 & 19
In the Choir Room
Taught by Summers McMurray

It’s daunting to think about raising kids in today’s world. Over three weeks, we will discuss how to relationally engage with your children and, with God’s help, to shape their character to reflect Jesus and not the world in which we live.