Sun, May 01|
Great Valley Presbyterian Church
Christian Education Electives for May/June 2022
Starting Sunday, May 1 we will again offer two classes during the 9am Adult Christian Education Hour (CEH).
Time & Location
May 01, 2022, 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). Your registration is helpful to us in determining the locations for our classes.
Proclaiming the Gospel in Our Daily Lives: Lessons from I Peter
Led by Dave McDonald
In his first letter, Peter writes to encourage the Christians who were scattered throughout Asia to be Christ’s faithful witnesses. He calls them exiles, strangers in their own land. They were not literal exiles, but they were being called to live Christlike lives that were very different from the culture around them, and they were being treated as strangers and exiles as they faced ridicule and social exclusion. In the face of opposition and suffering, Peter encouraged them to show love to all and to “declare the praises of him who called them out of darkness into his wonderful light. (I Peter 2:9).” The message of I Peter speaks to us today as well.
In our study together we will be learning and discussing key passages from I Peter that teach us what it is like for us to live on mission, proclaiming the gospel to others in the workplace, our neighborhoods, and our own homes. The book Evangelism as Exiles by Elliot Cark will be serving as a resource to guide our study and discussions. It is not necessary to have a copy of the book for the class.
Here's Looking at You: Uncomfortable Themes from Amos
Led by Rev. Keith Fink
If you are highly defensive, if you always feel the need to insist you are in the right, then this class is likely not for you. In this class we will be looking at a few themes from the hard-hitting prophet Amos. The themes are meant to shine a light on our own life and the culture in which we swim with little thought. Amos was an outsider sent by God to the northern kingdom of Israel. The people to whom he spoke had no interest in listening, yet his words can speak into God’s people today. Will join us in allowing God’s Word to prod us on touchy subjects like wealth, religion without justice, a life of ease, and national pride? We will also hear God’s invitation to “return to me” and His message of hope for failures like us.