Join us for dinner and elective series for 3 Wednesday nights in January (11, 18, and 25) 6:00-8:00pm.
*Pre-registration for 3 weeks is $10 per person or $40 per family
Register at the MCCU table at the back of the church on Sundays or click here to register online by 1.3.2017 for pre-registration.
Walk-in per week is $5 per person or $20 per family
1. Jesus, Jack and Coke - Pastor Ben Kerns
In a world that is increasingly disconnected and difficult, people are finding all sorts of substitutes to cope and connect. As the Judeo-Christain worldview seems to be on the decline, the church has a unique opportunity to be salt and light. In this seminar we are going to take a look at our cultural context and explore some ways that Jesus is still very good news to a world that is in desperate need of it.
2. Parenting: Living in the Impossible, Messy Middle - Debbie Wood, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
No matter the age of our kids, we all want to parent them the best way possible. But how can we navigate the challenging terrain of social media, identity influences and development, academic pressure, and the inevitable experiences of tragedy and loss? Let’s discuss the foundational, underlying principles and needed wisdom along with concrete ideas. This will be an interactive class designed to challenge your assumptions and give practical suggestions along the way.
3. A Living History and Bible Study of Jesus - Steve Branch
Experience Jesus in the physical and cultural context enhancing our understanding of Him. Learn how Jesus drew upon the Synagogue, sheepfold, olive tree, threshing of wheat, houses, and ritual bath in his teaching. Understand Jesus as his original audience heard him.
4. Necessary Endings: A Solutions Mini Course - Donna Kramer
To everything there is a season... Are you hesitant to pull the trigger when things obviously aren’t working out? Do you feel “stuck” continuing to do what you are doing because of the fear and risk of the unknown and familiar? Dr. Henry Cloud gives strategic steps to identify realistic hope and assess what must end to better our lives. Understand when and how to "let go” in a personal relationship, a job, or a business venture which isn’t working.
5. Developing Healthy Financial Habits — Ken and Jennifer Kroner
Financial habits you form today will be with you for your lifetime. In this class, we’ll share six biblical financial principles we’ve learned over the years and are now passing along to our kids. These principles arise from our own experiences, Ken’s decades of work in finance, and from studying what scripture says about managing one’s finances. We won’t discuss math, but we will discuss pigeons, umbrellas and hubcaps. We won’t discuss investing and diversification, but we will discuss saving, giving and prioritizing.
Hope to see you there!