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Sacred Times and Places: Rhythms of Life for God's People
Please join us for our Sunday morning Bible class series! Classes begin at 9:35 a.m.
To go along with the 2018-2019 theme ”The Refuge: Rest in His Presence,” our adult classes will do a study called ”Sacred Times and Places” for the fall quarter. We’ll look at the rhythms of life in Bible, including Sabbath, festivals, the Year of Jubilee, and others, to see how God ordered life for his people. While we know we are no longer under the old covenant and thus do not keep all those specific commands, we can see the heart of God, who does not change (Mal 3:6), in these principles. Our study will be part textual/historical and part practical application of some of the broader principles.
University | S1 (in the Summit)
College and university students
Launch | Campus Lounge (in the Summit)
Reach | A116
Young Professionals | A109
Connected | A111
Couples in their first years of marriage, many of whom have started families
Christian Couples | A101
Late 20s – mid 30s, many with infants and toddlers
Foundations | A201 (above Fellowship Central)
Early-late 30s, many with children in preschool and elementary
Christian Families | A103-104
Mid 30s – early 40s, many with children in preschool and elementary
New Beginnings | A117-118
Early-mid 40s, many with children in elementary and middle school
Reflections | A108
Mid 40s – mid 50s, many with children in middle school or older
Families & Friends | A119
Late 40s – early 50s, many with children in high school
Cross Walk | A121
Early-late 50s, many with children in high school and college
CIA | A113
50s – 60s, many with children college-aged and older
Upward Bound | A102
Late 50s – mid 60s
Cornerstone | A120
Early – late 60s
Forever 50 Something | Fellowship Central
Mid 60s – early 70s
Emptynesters | A105-106
Early 70s and older
Generations | A122-123
Adults of all ages, married or single
Step by Step | A110
A diverse group of new Christians, Christians whose spouses do not attend church, or people wanting to know more about Christianity
Explorers | Conference Room
For those in a season of spiritual exploration
Vida Nueva (New Life) | A112
Una clase de Biblia con “el sabor Hispano” (A Bible class with a “Hispanic flavor”)
International | Gym (in the Summit)
A small group discussion class of basic Bible teachings for internationals
Fall Wednesdays: September 5 - November 28
John Curtis | A121
Would you like to meet Jesus? How would you react? How would he react toward you? Let’s explore together the recorded encounters various individuals had with Jesus and consider how our own encounter may affect our lives.
Fractured Society, Faithful God: The Book of Judges
Harold Shank | A117-118
The book of Judges takes up three issues: a charitable God; a chaotic world; and a compromised faith. This book’s ancient stories reflect the headlines we read today. How can such horrible things happen and why are they in the Bible? One observer said the book of Judges tells us that God does not need good people in order to do good work. That may explain God’s commitment to the people of this wild time, “I’ll never break my covenant with you—never!” Judges tells what happens when the pagan world has a stronger influence on the faithful than the faithful have on the pagans.
Jeff Simmons & Bob Clouse | A119
Have you had a particularly exhausting Wednesday and you need a brief reprieve? Do you travel often and find it hard to plug in to a multi-week class? Do you need some encouragement this week? This class is a great way to spend an hour with fellow Christians and recharge. There’ll be a video from the Gospel of Matthew Visual Bible series and some relaxed discussion for those who want to participate.
Grant Stevens | A113
This series from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is designed to equip Christians in evangelism. The 30-minute videos and accompanying table discussions will help you respond to people around you who are looking for answers. This series will prepare you to faithfully love your neighbors and share the gospel in today’s complex and ever-changing world.
Contribute (Live Podcast Recording)
Brandon Tatum & Phil Brookman | Preschool Multipurpose Room
How do we become contributors to society rather than just consumers? How do we help our kids do the same? This live podcast recording will feature interviews with different contributors each week.
Beau Bailey | A122-123
This combination of our Launch and Young Professionals groups will meet weekly to study and discuss scripture and its application.
Lies Women Believe (Women’s Speaker Series)
Various Speakers | A105-106
From the beginning, Satan has distorted God’s truth. He continues to lie to women about God, themselves, and sin. Join us for our annual fall speaker series as nine MRCC women and a panel expose his lies and strategize how to replace lies with truth. Click here for the full schedule.
Western Christians in Global Missions
John Wilguess | A101
Do you see yourself as a missionary? How do you prepare? What should you say? Where do you turn? This interactive class will feature discussions with missionaries from throughout the world, assigned readings from the book Western Christians In Global Missions, and participation of class members to find ways to better serve those around us in the name of Jesus.
International | Clay Hart
This class is designed for one on one or small group conversations centered on discussion of short texts from a simplified English translation of the Bible. Internationals are paired with native English speakers in order to improve language skills, share their stories, and develop friendship while talking about God, culture, and life.
Loren Gieger | A105-106
This class is for those who would like to attend a class at an earlier time. You will feel welcome in this class that spans all ages and life situations.
Foster & Adoptive Families
Kari Laxson | A103-104
This group addresses the needs of our continually growing foster and adoptive community. Each week will feature a video, discussion, and sometimes some break-out groups according to your family’s situation and needs.
Jennifer Gotcher | A201
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Free to attend, recommended workbook fee is $15. Please register at mrcc.org/care.
Cherry Hart | A102
This is a warm, supportive program of support and education for anyone grieving a loved one’s passing. Free to attend, recommended workbook fee is $15. More details and registration instructions at mrcc.org/care.