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Sunday Morning Classes

Purpose: Engaging Real Questions under God's Word in Community for the Purpose of Maturity and Ministry (Eph. 4:11-16)

  • Engaging Real Questions: Classes are a forum to explore the real questions for our Christian worldview.
  • Under God's Word: All that we teach is under the authority of God's Word.
  • In Community: We will seek to grow together.
  • For the Purpose of Maturity and Ministry: We will equip people for the work of ministry as well as maturity, conformity to the image of Christ.
  • Utilizing Biblical/Theological Exegesis, Cultural Exegesis, and Personal Exegesis.

Schedule: January 8-April 30

 

WHEATON CAMPUS at 9 a.m.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? - Dr. Jeter Livingston - room 106 (Starting March 5)

This course provides tools to help build relationships with people from other cultures. We will break down elements that can hinder communication to sharing Christ. These tools include understanding different worldviews, how to listen well, heart attitudes, and methods of engaging people cross-culturally, both across the street and around the world. 

Dr. Jeter Livingston pastored in two Alliance churches (South Holland, IL, Schererville, IN) from 1977-1982. He studied at Wheaton Graduate School, University of Chicago Divinity School, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D). Jeter and his wife Laura served as International workers with the Alliance from 1982 to 2016. He was a Professor of History of Christianity, Missiology and Adult Education at the West Africa Alliance Seminary for 15 years.  Jeter and Laura are now retired and living in Wheaton.

  

WHEATON CAMPUS at 11 a.m.

BECOMING TELESCOPES: MAGNIFYING GOD (for high school students) - James Lee and others - Foundation Room

This is a 14-week course which introduces you to the processes and disciplines of personal spiritual formation "till Christ is formed in you" (Gal. 4:19). This series is a whole-person approach to growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ; it includes focus on spiritual health and spiritual practices. Consider this series as a personal laboratory. Much of the time together on Sundays will be spent in large group interaction and small group conversation. It will be primarily experiential in nature but will include weekly assignments. To get the most from the course it is beneficial to commit to all 14 weeks. There is an enrollment cap of 21 people.

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN - Malcolm Broadhurst - room 108 at 10:30am (starting Mar 5)

The apostle John was very close to Jesus during His ministry. His Gospel gives many details of Jesus' life and some major teachings. But nearly one half of the Gospel is about the last week of Jesus' life and then His resurrection. John's main purpose seemed to be to lead people to become followers of Jesus.

He taught Bible at Wheaton Christian Grammar School (Junior High), Wheaton Academy and Moody Bible Institute Extension courses--as well as adult Bible classes in churches for over 40 years. 

FOUNDATION FOR OT THEOLOGY - Dr. John Walton - room 103-105 at 10:30am (Mar 5 - Apr 30; no class Mar 26 or Apr 16)

Christians often find themselves spending most of their time in the New Testament and feeling that as long as we have Christ and salvation, that we have enough. But God gave us all of Scripture as his revelation. Often we are a loss when reading the Old Testament because we don’t know what to do with it. In previous courses we have discussed methodology for studying the various genres of the Old Testament. In this course we will discuss the enduring theology of the Old Testament—Old Testament Theology for Christians. We will not just focus on the Old Testament as it relates to Christ, but as it teaches us about God plans and purposes as they have been worked out from the beginning until now. Here is the chance to formulate a robust understanding of the Old Testament as Scripture.

John H. Walton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Some of his books include Ancient Near Eastern Thought Essential Bible Companion), Old Testament Today (with Andrew Hill), Genesis NIV Application Commentary and IVP Bible Background Commentary (with Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas).

 

WARRENVILLE CAMPUS - 9 a.m.

DRAWING NEARER - Scottie May - Warrenville Sanctuary

This course introduces you to the processes and disciplines of personal spiritual formation “till Christ is formed in you” (Galatians 4:19). This series is a whole-person approach to growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ; it includes a focus on spiritual health and spiritual practices. Consider this series as a personal laboratory. Much of the time together on Sundays will be spent in large group interaction and small group conversation. It will be primarily experiential in nature but will include weekly assignments. To get the most from the course it is beneficial to commit to the entire course.

Dr. May Scottie May is an experienced church educator, editor and developer of materials for children & family ministries, and a writer of curriculum and articles dealing with Christian Education issues. Recently retired, she has been Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College since 1998.