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Great Valley Presbyterian Church
Christian Education Electives for January/February 2022
Starting Sunday, January 1 we will offer two new classes during the 9am Adult Christian Education Hour (CEH).
Time & Location
Jan 01, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Great Valley Presbyterian Church, 2025 Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
About the Event
You can choose from two classes for this round of electives (click "read more" for full descriptions). Classes meet from 9am to 10am each Sunday morning. Your registration is helpful to us in determining the locations for our classes.
Psalms: A Fresh Look at Scripture’s Hymnal
Led by Bob Scott
Many Christians have favorite Psalms. It has been said that these are “little oases of familiarity that punctuate a desert of unfamiliarity.” This class will seek to be a guide into the “desert" portions of Psalms.
The first week we will look at the varied original functions of the different types of Psalms. Next, we answer the question, “How can writings that appear to be personal and communal responses to God in prayer and praise be inspired Scripture?” Then we will examine five key topics, one each week, that are specially addressed in Psalms praise, faith, blessing, salvation, and hope. The last two weeks will focus on praying the Psalms.
Our intent is to not simply know more about Psalms, but to be encouraged, shaped and strengthened in Christ through them!
Human Sexuality: Beauty and Brokenness
Led by Keith Fink, Sandy Haney, Greg Porter and Paul Reader
Gender and sexuality are hot topics in our society, and Christians often wrestle with how to participate in the conversation about these difficult, personal, and complex topics in ways that honor God and love others. This class is the beginning of a conversation about gender and sexuality – a topic that applies to all of us, not just one group of people. Through panel discussions, interviews, and study of Scripture and Christian theology, we’ll address both the beauty and brokenness of our gender and sexuality.
As the body of Christ, we’re fallen-yet-redeemed people, and we’re called to love God and everyone whom God has created. This class will challenge us to ponder what loving God and others looks like in matters related to gender and sexuality. Each week will address a different topic, such as marriage, singleness, pornography, LGBTQ+, gender identity, and sexual fidelity.