Wednesday Nights at First
Classes begin at 6:15 pm, with the exception of Financial Peace University beginning at 6 pm.
COUNTER CULTURE BOOK STUDY | room 428 north
Welcome to the front lines. Everywhere we turn, cultural battle lines are being drawn. Seemingly overnight, culture has shifted to the point where right and wrong are no longer measured by universal truth, but by popular opinions. How are we as Christians to respond to all of this? In this study, using the book Counter Culture by David Platt, we will seek a gospel perspective on issues such as poverty, abortion, sex trafficking, racism, same-sex marriage, the transgender issue, and the refugee crises. Book is available on Amazon for $9
1 PETER | café
Peter—one of the first followers of Jesus—became a key leader in the early movement of Christianity. Peter witnessed the Christian faith begin as an obscure movement and watched it grow into a persecuted minority under the Roman Empire. Toward the end of his adventurous life, Peter offered words wisdom on how to remain strong in faith during strange times.
SEX AND SPIRITUALITY | fellowship hall
From the very beginning, Christianity has almost always been counter-cultural in its vision of human sexuality. In this course, we will see that the Christian understanding of sex and gender is, from beginning to end, an astonishingly beautiful and unrivaled vision for human flourishing. Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, American culture has drifted farther and farther away from seeing a Christian view of sexuality as beautiful or good. It is crucial that Christians today understand not only the “do’s” and “do not’s” of Christian sexual ethics, but the full beauty and purpose of God’s glorious design of sexuality, gender, and marriage.
THE DANIEL DILEMMA BOOK STUDY | room 410 north
Christians today face a dilemma: in a world that seems to reject everything we believe, how do we walk closely with God without caving to pressure or alienating those we hope to reach? In this eye-opening new book, Chris Hodges provides a solution by examining the life of the prophet Daniel, who persevered in a corrupt culture that closely resembles our own—and emerged as an influential force in God’s redemptive plan.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY | room 439 north
This nine-week study by Dave Ramsey, is designed to change the culture of giving in our country – starting with the church, spreading to the community, and ultimately impacting the world. This is an initiative to completely revolutionize the way we handle God’s money. It’s about creating a church filled with intense, passionate, sold out, cheerful givers. In this nine-week course, you will learn to truly be doers of the Word in the area of financial responsibility. Cost is $100.00.
HEALTHY LIVING | Student Center 3rd floor
It is hard to worship and serve at your best when you don’t feel your best. Having a restored temple is a doorway joy. In this course we will work on moving from good intentions and resolutions to developing a lifestyle of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Please come in your active gear and ready for exercise.