PM Elective Classes

Sunday PM Elective Classes begin again on January 14th, 2024, at 5pm!

In addition to Awana and in addition to The Shore, we have TWO PM Elective Opportunities that will be starting on January 14th and TWO that will be starting on January 21st! Please look over the descriptions below and, when/if you’re ready to sign up, you can do so by clicking here.

Starting on January 14th:

Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Kyle Kaufman: This 11 week course aims to help Christians understand the Arab-Israeli Conflict from a historical, human, and biblical perspective. As a class, we will study key figures and developments in the conflict from the late 19th century to the early 2000s using a variety of sources (academic works, maps, videos, and primary documents). In addition, we will compare the perspectives of Israelis, Palestinians, and others affected by the conflict. Each week, we will study passages of Scripture that inform our understanding of the conflict and how we should respond to it. This class will utilize the book Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict: What the Headlines Haven’t Told You by Dr. Michael Rydelnik, professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute. The cost of the book is $13.00.

Following Christ and Life in the Early Church with Chris Fritz and Ries van den Heuvel: This 10 week study will cover 3 video series: “In the Dust of the Rabbi”, “Death and Resurrection of the Messiah”, and “Early Church”. This is a part of the “That the World May Know” study, and in each video we’ll be “on location” in the middle east, at various biblical locations, with archaeologist and Bible teacher Ray Vander Laan. We’ve never before offered this particular study and we’re looking forward to learning and growing in our understanding of what it means to love and follow Jesus! There is no cost for this study.

Starting on January 21st:

Pursuing Peace: A Christian Guide to Handling Our Conflict with Fritz Good: This study is based on the book Pursuing Peace: A Christian Guide to Handling Our Conflict by Robert Jones. We all, at times, find ourselves in difficult situations where Jesus calls us to be “peacemakers”. How do we “walk in” and model the peace of Christ? How do we promote peace and encourage biblical reconciliation amongst others? Join us for this highly encouraging and extremely practical study on peace, conflict, and reconciliation! This book/guide is biblical, Christ-centered, practical, and proven! The cost of the book by Robert Jones is $13.00.

Coffee Chats (Women Only: College Age on Up!), with Lynette Good and Our Alabaster Jar Indy Team: This is a wonderful serving, growing, and learning outreach opportunity! Our Alabaster Jar Indy Team will provide the training, the resources, the computers (for texting), the fellowship, the prayer support (and more!), but we need women willing to engage by texting vulnerable and “at risk” women. Would you be willing to be a voice of truth and encouragement, using the provided computers, to text and offer hope on Sunday nights? There is no cost to be involved in this outreach, and if you are considering serving in this outreach ministry, please take a moment to read this letter.

Other Sunday Evening Opportunities:

Awana and/or Nursery: Awana and nursery leaders and helpers are needed. Contact Steve & Nyla Kester for more info.

Alabaster Jar Indy: AJ Indy ministers to women at risk and involved in the sex trade. Contact Lynette Good for more info.

The Shore: The Shore is for those students in junior and senior high! Contact Matt Vohwinkel for more info.