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Christian Education Electives for November /December 2023
Christian Education Electives for November /December 2023

Sun, Nov 05


Great Valley Presbyterian Church

Christian Education Electives for November /December 2023

Starting Sunday, November 5 we will offer two new classes during the 9am Adult Christian Education Hour (CEH).

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Time & Location

Nov 05, 2023, 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 and setups for our classes.

Exploring Early Christianity: the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Led by Sandy Haney

When we look for role models and heroes of the Christian faith, we might not think to turn to the desert. In the early centuries of the church, however, the desert was full of Christian saints – women and men who dedicated their lives to God and served as role models for other believers. These desert-dwellers drew people to Christ and shaped the church for years to come. In this class, we’ll meet some of those desert fathers and mothers, learn about their lives, and consider what they can teach us today about living faithfully as followers of Christ.

The Good News of the Kingdom

Led by Rev. Robert Scott

This class will consider the central focus of Jesus' preaching and public ministry – the Kingdom of God. In Matthew 4:23, "Jesus went throughout Galilee... preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness among the people." 

Kingdoms have kings; kings rule over subjects who are to submit to and obey the king. Interesting that this was the lens through which Jesus preached abundant living. Life at its best; life as it was designed to be lived is "kingdom living." God's people   in God's place   under God's rule   enjoying God's blessing; sounds like heaven, doesn't it? But we are still 'earthlings', living this side of heaven. Yet we can, even now, taste heaven's blessedness when rightly related to the Kingdom of God. Join us in pursuing a better understanding of the good news of the Kingdom in the Gospels.

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