Tuesdays starting in January:

Philippians and Colossians

Weekly - Begins 01.09.18 | 7-9 pm  | $12
Led by Janette Dickerson

This nine week session dives into two of Paul’s short letters to the early church.  Philippians may be summed up by the word joy: joy in living, joy in service, joy in fellowship, and joy in rewards. Christ is the secret of our joy.  Colossians proclaims Christ as the Head of the body. He is our life, and we are complete in Him. Paul urges us to be rooted in Jesus, to be built up in Him, to be hidden in Him, and to present Him to the world.  This structured study class includes 5 days of homework, a large group lecture, and small group questions.  

*No child care is available

The Sermon on the Mount

Weekly  - Begins 01.09.18 | 9-11 pm  | $12
Led by Joan Wagner

In this DVD study by Jen Wilkin, you will learn what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven according to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture.  It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of true righteousness?  Examine your life in light of these questions and more from this poignant and applicable Sermon of Jesus.

*No child care is available


Wednesdays starting in January:

A Women's Wisdom: How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything

Weekly  - Begins 01.10.18 | 9-11 pm  | $16
Led by Diana O'Connor

This cross-generational group of women will look at the book written by the wisest man who ever lived. Advice books are no short-lived trend, even though much of the advice parading as “wisdom” proves shallow in the long run. What we need is biblical wisdom, and even more than that we need hearts set on the One who governs all our practicalities.

*No child care is available


Thursdays starting in February:

Fresh Encounters: Colossians

Weekly  - Begins 02.08.18 | 9-11 pm  | $9
Led by Heather Soukup

Do you long to dive deeper into God’s word?  Do you want to learn how to read the Bible analytically and how to apply it correctly?  Do you want to love God with your heart, soul, AND mind?  Then Fresh Encounters: Colossians is the study for you.  Combining journalling, study, and scripture memory, this class is for beginners and veterans alike.  At the end of this study, you can easily answer Pastor Jay’s question, “What does the text say?”  We will also look at questions such as Who is Christ, why pray, what lies and comparisons deceive us, and how can I advance the gospel.  The class requires 3 days of homework and class time is spent in discussion on key points from the text. 

Women of the Word: Jude

Weekly  - Begins 02.08.18 | 9-11 pm  | $9
Led by Emily Peterson

Do you long to dive deeper into God’s word?  Do you want to learn how to read the Bible analytically and how to apply it correctly?  Do you want to love God with your heart, soul, AND mind?  Then Women of the Word is the study for you.  If you participated in Colossians last summer, this study will follow a similar style and format.  At the end of this study, you can easily answer Pastor Jay’s question, “What does the text say? Looking at the genre, structure, context, unifying theme, aim and application will help us understand this book of the Bible.  


Tuesdays starting in March:

Jonah

Weekly  - Begins 03.06.18 | 7-9 pm  | $8
Led by Janette Dickerson

This 5 week class includes 5 days of homework, a large group lecture, and small group questions.  The book of Jonah tells the story of an obstinate prophet who said “No” to God's command to prophesy to Ninevah, and fled in the opposite direction. God pursued Jonah, bringing him to the realization that God's way is best, that he could do nothing by himself. The book of Jonah teaches us to obey God's call at once, the first time, and then prepare to be amazed at what God can accomplish through us. 

*No child care is available


Thursdays starting in March:

Questions? Contact us...

Heather Soukup
Director of Women's Ministries
815.459.1095 x323
hsoukup@efccl.org

Fresh Encounters: Galatians

Weekly  - Begins 03.08.18 | 9-11 pm  | $9
Led by Heather Soukup

In the same style of study as Colossians, we will study and journal through the book of Galatians.  Our basic purpose is to read the Bible, think about what the text says, understand what the text means, and apply it to our life.