Monday, December 14, 2009

New Class @ Willow Creek McHenry County - Starts January 13, 2010

Please join us in Januray for:

The Genius of Bible Genres

All Bible books are not the same! So don't read them all the same way! This class will help you discover how the genius of each genre can bring remarkable clarity and insight to your Bible reading. Each week will explore the unique aspects of a new genre of scripture as the class studies representative passages.

This course is open to anyone who wants to dig deeper into the rich literature of the Bible. Although each topic stands on its own, class sessions will build upon each other as later classes draw on principles and assumptions established earlier.

Class Schedule

13 – Overview & How to Read New Testament Epistles
20 – How to Read Old Testament Narratives
27 – How to Read The Book of Acts

3 – How to Read The Gospels & Parables
10 – How to Read Old Testament Law
17 – How to Read The Prophets
24 – How to Read The Psalms

3 – How to Read Wisdom Literature
10 – How to Read The Book of Revelation

Teacher Bio
Dave Leigh is no genius but he holds an M.A. in theological studies from Wheaton College. His varied ministry experiences include having served as an editor and freelance writer for a number of Christian publications, plus several years in pastoral ministries. Dave says, “I’ve learned more from my many failures than from books. But my greatest life-lesson has been that God’s grace is big enough to include even me.” Dave combines humor with academic and experiential dimensions to his classes that are bound to bring you inspiration and insight.

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New Small Group in Grayslake, Illnois!

DISCIPLESHIP 101--And What's A Family To Do About It?

Our unique angle is that we will be addressing discipleship as couples and singles from the vantage point of family. Consider yourself invited!

We will meet every other Friday night starting January 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Grayslake. We are planning to tackle some essential elements of discipleship. The outline below is our tentative Winter-Spring agenda (subject to change). Contact Dave Leigh at for details.

The Essentials:

PURPOSE - Jesus' Mission & Our Commission
MESSAGE - Jesus' Kingdom Teaching & Our Gospel
FOUNDATION - The Word of God
WORLDVIEW - Basic Theology
SYMBOL - Baptism & Communion
SUBSTANCE - The Spirit-Filled Walk
ETHIC - Jesus' Creed & Yahweh's Commandments
COMMUNITY - Jesus' Body: Spiritual Gifts & Life Together
PRACTICE - The Spiritual Disciplines
PRAYER - The Lord's Prayer
WITNESS - Words & Deeds
WORSHIP - Spirit & Truth
SACRIFICE - Stewardship
SOLD OUT - Back to the Mission & Cost of Discipleship