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Developing disciples who live and love the word of God

The Adult Education Ministry disciples people at all stages of spiritual maturity to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We strive to transform our people into lifelong students of the Bible, and to develop their ability as teachers and servants to share God’s love.

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sUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASSES

Listen to My Voice

As part of our 2022-2023 theme called “Listen to My Voice,” our adult classes will take a journey through the broad story of scripture. Each week, the Sunday class lesson will align with the sermon and small group discussion guide.

Adult classes meet in-person every Sunday at 9:35.

We also offer classes for children and teenagers. You can find out more information on our Children’s Ministry page and our Youth & Family page.

Age & Life Stage Classes

University

College and university students

Launch

Young single and married adults in their mid-late 20s

Reach

Mid 20s – early 30s, most of whom have begun to have children

Connected

30s, many with children from infants to elementary

Young Professionals

Young single and married adults in their 30s-40s

Thrive

Mid 30s-40s, many with children from infants to elementary

Foundations

Late 30s-40s, many with children in late elementary and up

Christian Families

Late 30s – early 50s, many with children in middle school and up

New Beginnings

Mid 40s-50s, many with children in high school and up

Families & Friends

Mid 50s – early 60s, many with children in college and beyond

Cross Walk

Mid 50s-60s, many with children in college and beyond

Christians in Action

Late 50s-60s

Upward Bound

Early-late 60s

Cornerstone

Mid 60s-70s

Forever 50 Something

Late 60s and up

Emptynesters

Mid 70s and up

Multigenerational Classes

Generations

Adults of all ages, married or single.

Women in the Word

Women of all ages, married or single.

Step by Step

Mature Christians who work directly with the prison ministry, mentoring women from the pre-release facility.

International

A small group discussion class of basic Bible teachings for internationals.


WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSEs & Events

Winter Wednesdays: December 7 – January 4

December 7

Early Bird (5:15 pm) and Children’s classes meet as normal

Adults meet in auditorium – Christmas WOW

December 14

Early Bird (5:15 pm) and Children’s classes meet as normal

Adults meet in auditorium – Christmas WOW

December 21

No evening classes or activities

December 28

MRCC hosts Area-wide Year-end Service

January 4

No evening classes or activities

Join us for one of our winter Wednesday classes and events from 6:30-7:30 pm, except where noted.

A list of classes available in January is coming soon!

Fall Classes and Groups

Struggling with Scripture: Looking at the Author’s Perspective

Dan Waugh | A117-118

This class will give a unique view into scripture with tools and methods likely utilized by its authors. These tools and methods will help us examine scripture with a new perspective, starting in Genesis and ending with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

The Scandal of the Cross: Atonement in Scripture and Christian History

Alden Bass | A122-123

This class will explore the variety of biblical images which early Christians used to make sense of Jesus’s death and trace the models which evolved from these images in later thought. We will also consider what images are most effective to share the good news in today’s world.

The Chosen [Video Series]

Jerad Lovett | A115-116

Imagine you could see the life of Jesus through the eyes of the people who walked on earth with him – the disciples, Mary his mother, the Pharisees, the children, those he healed. What would that look like? Now you can experience it! As you encounter the characters in The Chosen each week, you will build a new curiosity about the life of Jesus and those who followed him when he walked the earth. This series will give you a better understanding of Jesus as both God and human. Note: We are now showing season 2.

Managing Leadership Anxiety [Men’s Class; Sept. 7 – Oct. 26]

Various Teachers | A119

This class, based off the book by Steve Cuss, will help you develop the capacity to notice anxiety and reactivity in yourself and those you lead – whether at work, at home, or anywhere else. Your personal self-awareness will increase as you learn how self gets in the way of identifying and addressing issues. If you’ve ever wished you could “show up” better to groups you lead or participate in, this class is for you!

Psalms of Thanksgiving [Men’s Class; Nov. 2-30]

Various Teachers | A119

Each Wednesday in November, this class will look at a specific psalm of Thanksgiving (106, 107, 118, 136), and see how each helps us be more thankful for God’s mercy, love, salvation, and deliverance.

Strengthening our Grip On… [Women’s Speaker Series]

Various Teachers | A105-106

Anyone who’s ridden a roller coaster has gripped tightly through ups and downs and hair-raising curves. In an upside-down world, with more downs than ups, onto what do we grip? Come this fall to be reminded of how to strengthen our grip on leisure, integrity, prayer, missions, attitudes, aging, godliness, the family, priorities, encouragement, involvement, and discipleship. All women are invited to join us!

Ongoing Classes

The Hub [For Young Adults]

Lee Langdon | Fellowship Central

The HUB is a place where single and married young adults in their 20s and 30s can connect with each other through fellowship, worship, and service. Join this vibrant community of believers as we learn to follow Jesus in every aspect of our lives.

DivorceCare [6:30-8:00PM]

Jennifer Gotcher | A108

This weekly seminar and support group is for people who are separated or divorced and who would like to be around others who understand the complex feelings and experiences that are common in this recovery.   These meetings include education and discussion about healing from the hurt of separation or divorce, as well as a time to gain support. To register, please visit mrcc.org/care.

Western Christians in Global Missions

John Wilguess | A111

Bringing the gospel to those who have not heard it, or sharing our lives with those who desire to see the fruit of a life lived for Christ, are just two ways we see mission work at work. This interactive class features discussions with missionaries and participation of class members to find ways to better serve others in the name of Jesus.

International

Clay Hart | A103-104

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.

And the Word Became Flesh [Earlybird Class; 5:15-6:00pm]

Jeff Tefertiller | A105-106

This class will study the life of Jesus as told by John. We will discuss Jesus’s life and ministry, and we’ll see how it applies to us.

Staff

Feel free to send us a message if you’re interested in getting involved or have any questions about the Adult Education Ministry!

Sarah Boydstun
Adult Education Assistant