Vineyard fall STUDIES
Classes begin Wednesday, September 13th 6:00 p.m.
unless otherwise noted
Course Descriptions, Room Assignments, Leaders, Materials Costs
The Secret Battle of ideas about god
Leader: claude willis
7 Week Study
No material costs
A virus has been spreading across America. Chances are you’ve already been infected without even realizing it. The virus is made up of dangerous ideas—worldviews that don’t reflect Jesus and biblical living.
According to a recent Barna study, less than one in five practicing Christians have a biblical worldview. Idea viruses—stemming from secularism, Marxism, postmodernism, new spirituality, and Islam—are rampant in our churches today. But don’t give up—there is hope!
The Secret Battle of Ideas about God is a manual for winning the battle of ideas that is raging for our hearts and minds. Join Jeff Myers on a fascinating journey exploring today’s worldviews and what they say about life’s biggest questions. What he discovers will astound you; strengthen your faith; and inspire a newfound sense of love, healing, purpose, peace, and hope in your life.
The message of the sermon on the mount
Leader: Jim motes
12 Week Study
Materials cost: $10
“The followers of Jesus are to be different,” writes John Stott, “different from both the normal church and the secular world, different from both the religious and the irreligious.” This Fall we will study the Sermon On the Mount, Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7. We’ll explore what John Stott calls the Christian counter-culture as the “life of the kingdom of God, a fully human life indeed but lived out under the divine rule.
The coming economic armageddon
Leader: Francis Crowder
10 Week study
No Materials cost
Room: SE 105
Since 2008, when the current financial crisis began, calls have been heard for the establishment of a “new world economic order” to deal with international financial problems. World-level chaos has trickled down to the man on the street” unemployment, debt, foreclosures, and loss of hope. The stage is being set perfectly for something Scripture predicted as far back as the prophet Daniel: an end-time global government led by a despotic dictator who will promise peace and safety, but deliver persecution and suffering. In The Coming Economic Armageddon Dr. David Jeremiah covers ten crucial aspects of the present and future economic changes in our world – and reminds listeners to keep their trust in God alone, the only true source of safety and security in our world.
UNanswered: lasting truth to trending questions
Leader: rev. Chase Stone
6 week study
No materials cost
Room se 203
We live in a radically skeptical age. Tough questions are being asked about Christianity. And most believers are ill-equipped to provide the answers our culture and communities desperately need. Many in today's church do not know the Bible as well as they should and they struggle with their own "big questions" about the faith.
This study provides precisely what the church needs today: tools and answers! It addresses several challenging topics, including mental health and suicide, paranormal activity, the resurrection, how we got the Bible, suffering, and why God is sometimes silent. The study will show you how to answer, how to explain, and how to respond in a deeply winsome and attractive way, as a thoughtful ambassador of Jesus. You will leave this study enriched, characterized by a thinking faith, capable to communicate confidently, and committed to escape the tendency to offer trite answers to a skeptical world.
Who am i? Identity in christ
Leader: sid stewart
8 week class
materials cost: $8
Room: SE 201
Best-selling author Jerry Bridges (The Pursuit of Holiness, The Discipline of Grace, The Bookends of the Christian Life, and many other titles) asks perhaps the most fundamental question of human existence: “Who am I?” He then turns to Scripture to unpack for the Christian eight clear, interlocking, illuminating answers.
- I Am a Creature
- I Am in Christ
- I Am Justified
- I Am an Adopted Son of God
- I Am a New Creation
- I Am a Saint
- I Am a Servant of Jesus Christ
- I Am Not Yet Perfect
A direct, honest presentation of biblical truth, and all new material from Jerry Bridges, Who Am I? demonstrates for believers that they can and should rightfully claim for themselves an unshakeable, lifelong, personal foundation of confidence in one thing and one thing alone: the gospel of a victorious, resurrected Savior.