Sunday Morning Classes

Sunday Morning Classes

CGS is a deliberately thoughtful community of believers, endeavoring to bear witness to the Real Jesus. One of the ways we further this desire is by meeting together on Sunday mornings at 9:30 before our worship hour begins, to study God’s Truth together. During these gatherings, our goals are to understand Scripture more clearly, for the purpose of applying it to our own daily lives more faithfully.

We tackle Life in all of its manifestations in these gatherings, because we believe Scripture is intended to inform our approach to every aspect of the world’s brokenness: Family. Vocation. Marriage. Divorce. Singleness. Sexuality. Culture. Gender. Pain and Suffering. Justice. Despair. Joy.

Come join us for education, for friendship, for discussion, for encouragement, and for perspective on living in Christian relationship with each other in service of Christ’s purposes in our world. Come learn how to apply the teachings of the Real Jesus to the problems of Real People who are confronting the daily realities of the Real World!

Current Offerings

FOR THE INTERVAL OF 10.28.18 — 11.25.18  (Running Concurrently) :
OPEN CLASS FORMATS:

The Psalms: When Scripture Sings.  Simon Stokes.  Held in S203-204.  Looking at one Psalm each week, we will explore how these songs speak into our lives and experiences.

The Story of Redemption.  All 4 of our TEs collaborating.  Held in S212.  Continuing the study of God’s saving purposes in history.

Re-Frame.  Norman Acker, John Hawkins, and Andrew Parish.  Held in Conference Room N310.  Continuing the video-based Bible study designed to help Christians connect faith with what they do day-by-day.

BOOK STUDIES:

To Change the World (by James Davison Hunter).  Josh Briscoe and Kyle Osborne.  Held in S202.  An exploration of Hunter’s landmark book exploring the possibilities for Christianity in the Late Modern world.  (This class has size limitations:  To secure a spot, please contact Liz Stoioff at lizstoioff@cgsonline.org  or  call the CGS Office at 919.490.1634).

 Wholehearted (byChuck DeGroat).  Diane Jacob, LPCA.  Held in L104.  Investigate how God moves one from a fragmented life toward wholeness.  (This class has size limitations:  To secure a spot, please contact Liz Stoioff at lizstoioff@cgsonline.org  or  call the CGS Office at 919.490.1634).

Cry of the Soul (by Dan Allender and Temper Longman).  Janet Burns, LPCA.  Held adjacent to the Sr. Pastor’s Office.  Explore how God uses emotions to shape us in his image.   (This class has size limitations:  To secure a spot, please contact Liz Stoioff at lizstoioff@cgsonline.org  or  call the CGS Office at 919.490.1634).

FOR THE INTERVAL OF 12.02.18 — 12.16.18  (Running Concurrently) :
OPEN CLASS FORMATS:

Messianic Prophecies.  Chris Garrett.  Held in S203-204.  A study of key Old Testament Messianic prophecies culminating in Jesus’ birth.

Luke’s Advent Narrative.  Justin Carlson.  Held in S212.  Looking into the details of Jesus’ birth found in Luke’s gospel.

Blue Christmas:  The Other Side of the Holidays.  Bob Burns.  Conference Room N 310.  While called “the most wonderful time of the year”, the holidays can elicit feelings of loss and sadness.  In this class we will consider biblical ways to cope with holiday blues.