We believe faith is a journey, not a destination: Fellow travelers welcome.
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism 9:45-10:45 APC Room 202 Mike Foy
We live in a culture of pervasive skepticism about religious faith, with nearly one-quarter of American adults now identifying as “nones”, or having no religious affiliation. In this class based on the best-selling book by Tim Keller, we will consider some of the big questions that skeptics – and many believers – struggle with when considering the claims of religious faith, including: -Why does God allow suffering in the world? -How could a loving God condemn people to Hell? -How can we reconcile our belief in scripture with modern science?
Exploring and discussing responses to these questions can strengthen our own faith as Christians and help us more effectively engage with the skeptics in our own lives.
Epic : 9:45 AM Schulte Hall – Sarah Vick
A Journey Through the Bible
Believe: 9:45 AM Adult Ed Rm Dan Domench
A journey showing how to think, act, and be more like Jesus.
After Words 12:15 (monthly)Mary and Bob Kokesh Area restaurant
Welcome to a time of conversation with church family and friends as we share lunch after the 11 o’clock service and enjoy God’s Presence among us. Talk starts with our lives, then turns to how the sermon helps us move into new places with God, with life, and within ourselves. Exploring our personal responses and insights, we extend and reinforce the sermon’s benefits. Adding prayer and spiritual formation help, our hearts draw closer to God and one another.
Raising a Modern Day Knight 7:30-8:30 pm Domenech home, 34 Heritage Drive Allentown
Come explore what it means to be a truly strategic dad, raising boys who can become men who resist passivity, take responsibility, lead courageously, and expect the greater reward. If this is piquing your curiosity, please join us for the study based on the book and curriculum developed by Robert Lewis. Your boys are welcome to come and hang out with the Domenech family during the dads’ sessions.
Start Here 7:00-8:30 pm
Adult Ed room Stephen Heinzel-Nelson
Start Here is a class designed for those who are either new to Christianity, new to APC, would like a refresher on the basics of faith or all of the above. Start Here is will explore some of the basic questions of faith: What does it mean to be a Christian? What is the Bible? Who is God? What is the church? and more. Start Here is where you can come and ask questions of faith-no topic is too simple or too tough. At the end of the class we will suggest some practical next steps for you in your personal faith journey including the opportunity to formally join APC if you desire.
One Man’s Fight 7pm-8:30pm. Crossroads Rob Rittenhouse/Brad Drew
A six week men’s study by author and pastor Craig Groeschel which helps you uncover who you really are, a man created in the image of God with a warrior’s heart, and how to fight the good fight for what’s right. You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight, the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family.
Pizza Dinner and Devotionals
6:30-8:00 APC (or at a designated pizza joint)
Come if you are hungry! We hope to feed you both spiritually and physically!
During Lent we will follow our congregational-created devotions, and add a bit of history, thoughts and study of our own for flavor. This will be a time to help us all start a new practice over Lent, to share and learn from these
valuable contributions, while sampling new pizza toppings too!
Jesus Among Secular Gods Men’s Ministry 6:30-8:00 am at Crossroads starting Feb 21
Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale defend the absolute claims of Christ against modern belief in the “secular gods” of atheism, scientism, relativism, and more. The rise of these secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute claims of Christ since the founding of Christianity itself. This book is fresh, insightful, and important and will provide readers with valuable help in articulating why they believe that Jesus is who He said He is.
The Final Week in the Life of Jesus The Moth 9:15-10:30 am Stephen Heinzel-Nelson
The Last Week in the Life of Jesus. Primarily using the Gospel of Mark we will explore the events from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, to his tragic death on Good Friday. What happened in Jerusalem that week changed the course of history. The same crowd that called “Hosanna!” on Sunday, cried out “Crucify Him” on Friday. Why? What happened? Come and find out.
L.I.F.T. Women’s Ministry 6:30-8:00pm (every other week) – Homes in the area
We will be doing the study: “The Longing In Me”, by Sheila Walsh. “Closely guided by the story of King David, Sheila makes it clear that your longings are rooted in a need for God alone–and when it comes to filling that void, nothing else will ever do.” Christianbook.com The study will be held every other week, on Wednesday evening, between 6:30pm- 8:00pm. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up for the study, and to select your group location.
Coffee Talk: 9:30-11:30am
Adult Ed room Mary Lynn Nazzaro/Joanie Brown
Take some time and enjoy other ladies’ company! An ecumenical group who gather, graze, and glorify God through Bible studies and great discussions…..And a lot of laughter, too!
Enrich Your Prayer Life Through Personal Contemplation and Communal Prayer
6:45 -8:00 pm Adult Ed room -starting Feb 22
Mary Kokesh – Contemplative/Centering prayer; Rich Cigna – Communal prayer
This small group will help us deepen our prayer life through both contemplative and communal prayer, to appreciate how the two are intertwined, as we are meant to have a personal relationship with Christ and function as one body. Centering prayer helps us begin to see God as the ground of our being rather than only as an object of veneration or religious tradition. It helps us open to the Presence of God, at our center From there we can practice and experience the power and delight of Communal prayer for the benefit of our family, friends, neighbors, church and our world.
Big Trees 9:30-11:00am APC Anne Diebel/Connie Wright
This small group is aimed specifically at parents of Little Tree students, but all are of course welcome. We will be looking at what scripture teaches about parenting. We will discuss ways of nurturing our littlest saints, as well as the moms and dads who care for them. We will gather on Fridays shortly after drop-off time for LT students, allowing time for parents to relax share and be nourished.