We want every person to prayerfully consider taking a class for the sake of growing in Christ Jesus together as a church. Christian community is not so much about socializing nor is it about eliminating loneliness. Christian community is about uniting together for something that is greater than ourselves. It is the body of Christ that encourages one another in their journey through the sanctification process and admonishing one another to live righteously before God - thus living out their new identity in Christ and fulfilling their calling to be holy heaven-bound citizens.
Deciding to become a Christian is not the "end" of the Christian journey but just the beginning. As soon as a baby is born, he/she seeks to eat. As they do, they grow to become a toddler, preschooler, grade-schooler, teenager, young adult, then an adult. Our church wants you to mature in Christ. Growth does not occur through osmosis nor does it happen automatically without any effort. I want you to join the classes offered unless God tells you otherwise. Why? Because we want to see our church growing together. Don't stay in this church as a spectator. Grow and mature in Christ Jesus. And if you are mature, partner with us to help others mature in their faith.
Ephesians 4:11-15 (CSB)
11 And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into maturity with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. 14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. 15 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into him who is the head — Christ. (cf: 2 Peter 3:18)
Seek First - How the Kingdom of God Changes Everything This class will be taught using a book written by Jeremy Treat, which puts the true meaning of seeking first the Kingdom of God into proper perspective. Treat shows that it's not just about prioritizing the Kingdom over everything else in our lives, but that it is actually the framework around which all other things in our lives ought to be formed. In other words, truly seeking God's Kingdom is not about doing some tasks or exerting effort into some activity or cause over other less “godly” endeavors, but it is engaging in those endeavors in light of the Kingdom. Please sign up to join David Kim in tackling this important topic.
Essentials of Prayer - Jesus prayed constantly - in the morning, in the evening, and in some occasions - all night. As a church, we endeavor to become the house of prayer. Join Carol Lee in learning together the essentials of prayer from EM Bounds, one of the greatest saint and prayer warrior of the past century.
Here is a quote by Dr. Bounds: “What the church needs today is not more and better machinery, not new organizations or more innovative methods, but men whom the Holy Spirit can use- men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not show up on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men- men of prayer.”
Everyone will download the free book onto their Kindle, Essentials of Prayer by EM Bounds, through Amazon and read carefully two chapters weekly with the aid of questions before meeting up through Zoom. Please have the first two chapters read before the first class. This class is recommended for mature believers who are wanting to deepen their walk with the Lord and new believers who want to grow in their faith.