Learning Communities at Grantham Church
At Grantham Church, we believe we’re always learning. Our relationship with God grows as we learn more about ourselves, our faith and our purpose. That’s why we offer learning communities for all ages on Sunday mornings. Learning communities are personal spaces that offer you a chance to meet other members of the church and deepen your relationships with others on a journey with Jesus.
Our adult learning communities are intergenerational and meet according to topics. The following learning communities meet at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Fall 2019 Adult Learning Communities
The Book of Hebrews
During the Fall Quarter (September-November), the Philathean Class will be studying the Book of Hebrews. The theme of the book of Hebrews “emphasizes the person of Christ in His role as Mediator between God and humanity."
Leaders: Dr. Sam Brubaker, Dr. Dave McBeth, John Sider, John Yeatts, and Glenn Pierce
Dates: Sundays, September 2 to December 29
Time: 9-10 AM
Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters
The Brethren in Christ "value wholehearted obedience to Christ Jesus through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit," but without a deep understanding of the Jesus of the Gospels, it's hard to trust and obey as we should. This fall, the Discipleship Class will pick up where the late-summer sermon series about Jesus left off with a study based on N. T. Wright's book Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters. Dig in. Discuss. Discover Jesus anew.
Leaders: Ken & Yvonne Martin
Teacher: Randy Basinger
Dates: Sundays, September 8 - December 22
Time: 9-10 AM
Refining Fire Marriage Class
Quality love relationships don’t just happen; they require a lot of hard work. Refining Fire is designed to provide improved marriage building skills for both healthy marriages as well as marriages in distress. Using Danny Silk’s book, Keep Your Love On: Connection, Communication, & Boundaries, the group will explore the importance of connection and understanding. The class will also explore how knowing one’s identity in Christ impacts the marriage relationship. Other topics that will be covered include: connection, powerful people, powerful relationships, communication skills, love languages, boundaries, and navigating conflict. The class will offer opportunities for both teaching and discussion. *If you are planning to attend this class, please email the office by 9/3, if possible (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Teacher: Eileen Gardner (* Eileen is a Christian Professional Counselor and guest teacher from Mechanicsburg BIC Church.)
Dates: Sundays, September 8- December 22
Time: 9-10 AM
* Books for discipleship gatherings will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Cost is typically between $10- $15, but books may be obtained free of charge if cost is a barrier.
NOTE: November 3 is a Combined Missions Sunday Learning Community.