Classes

Forming the Faithful

Our word “disciple” comes from the Greek word mathétés, which primarily means “learner.” While discipleship at Peace Church means much more than just learning “head knowledge,” we have to acknowledge that learning about and from Jesus is a primary way through which we become more faithful disciples.

Peace Church Classes are one way in which we engage in such learning, diving deeper into the Bible, theology, history, and culture in a thoughtful, discussion-oriented way.

View this year’s upcoming classes below and join us on Sundays from 5:30–7:00 PM in Room 207.

2018-2019 Classes

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Module 7 (April 28) 
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Why Our Faith Is Not Blind

Teacher: Kyle Rodriguez, Pastor Ryan Kimmel
Location: Worship Center

Description: This class will examine how Christians can combine both faith and reason to form a solid foundation of confidence for our hope in Jesus Christ. Is there good reason to believe the core tenets of Christianity, beyond just blind faith? Is there any reason to doubt Christianity, like the existence of evil or the advancement of modern science?

View Video Here

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Module 6 (March 17–24) 
Heaven & Hell (And Why It Matters)

Teacher: Kyle Rodriguez, Pastor Ken Kuiper, Pastor Ethan Ezikian
Location: Worship Center

Description:What does the Bible tell us about Heaven and Hell, and why does it matter for the lives of Christians today? Find out at a two-part panel discussion on March 17 and 24 in the Worship Center from 5:30-7:00 PM. If you have any questions about heaven and hell, please submit them at peacechurch.cc/questions.

Watch Video of Class I: Judgment and Hell 
Watch Video of Class 2: Heaven and Hope

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Module 5 (February 10–March 10) 
The Meaning of Marriage

Teacher: Panel
Location: Worship Center

Description: Join us on Sunday evenings for the next three weeks for a group class on God's meaning for marriage. Whether you are married, engaged, or single, this class is intentionally designed for all of us to better understand the purpose for marriage and how God enables us to flourish within it. This class will use video and discussion elements from Tim and Kathy Keller's group study of the same title. 

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Module 4 (January 13–27) 
Apocalypse: Knowing the End Times

Teacher: Kyle Rodriguez
Location: Children's Ministry Wing (Room 207)

Description: What is going to happen at the end of human history? What is all of our existence pointing toward? These questions have lingered for thousands of years, and though the Bible is murky in some of these areas, we can also gain hope-inducing clarity if we take the time to honestly assess what Jesus, John, Paul, and others have to say about the future to come.

Listen/Download Audio of Class 1 (apologies for the poor audio quality): A Hopeful Foundation
Watch/Download Video of Class 2: Reading Prophecy
Watch/Download Video of Class 3: Putting Prophecy Together

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Module 3 (November 11–25) 
C.S. Lewis: From Skeptic to Saint

Teacher: Kyle Rodriguez
Location: Children's Ministry Wing (Room 207)

Description: The figure of C.S. Lewis looms large over modern-day Western Christianity. Whether it's the former atheist's conversion story, capturing imagination through the fantastical world of Narnia or illuminating the mind with melodic apologetics, Lewis offers a unique opportunity to see how creativity and beauty can help see the wonders of God in a new way.

Listen/Download Audio of Class 2: Developing a Mere Christian (View Video Here)
Listen/Download Audio of Class 3: The Fantastic Worlds of C.S. Lewis

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Module 2 (October 14–28) 
Spiritual Warfare: Practical Preparation

Teacher: Pastor Ryan Kimmel, Pastor Ethan Ezikian, and Kyle Rodriguez
Location: Children's Ministry Wing (Room 207)

Description: The aim of this class is to equip Peace Church adults with a practical understanding of the nature and reality of spiritual warfare, preparing them for what to expect and how to biblically respond.

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Module 1 (September 9–October 7) 
The Fitness Guide: The Attributes of Christ

Teacher: Kyle Rodriguez and Pastor Ethan Ezikian
Location: Children's Ministry Wing (Room 207)

Description: This fall, our congregation will be going through the sermon series Fit: How the Spiritual Disciplines Help Us Look More Like Jesus. But, that begs the question: What does Jesus look like? To give us more context to our spiritual walk and grow closer to our Redeemer, this five-week class will complement the Sunday morning sermon series by looking at the attributes of God through the lens of Christ.