Adult Sunday School
Sycamore is firmly "committed to Christ and His Word" and is, therefore, firmly committed to strong Biblical teaching not just from our pulpit but also in our Sunday School classes. Our Sunday school classes are scheduled in three semesters -- Fall, Winter and Spring.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Classes Starting: March 10, 2013
Discipling Your Family
Interrupted family devotions, having no experience in discipling anyone or teaching the Bible, praying with our kids as they are going through the challenges of life, or not being able to answer tough questions about God that kids ask - make carrying out God‘s mandate to raise our children in His ways very difficult or even seem impossible to enter into. Yet In His wonderful blessings and challenges, God calls parents to be faithful in instructing the next generation in the His truths. We know His ways are better than ours, lead us, give us strength and wisdom. Then why does it seem so hard to teach this to our children?
This class will focus on some foundational truths found in God’s word about how God leads us into discipling our families. It will also look at some very practical ideas and resources to help carry it out in your own family. This is meant to be a time of encouragement to spur each other on in this area of discipleship God calls parents to in raising their children. Whether you are an expert, trying hard and feel like you are treading water, crash and burn or never tried – come and grow in this with us.
Taught by Frank Matthews in Room 1
Why do Christians value the Bible? Where did it come from? Is it trustworthy? How can I better comprehend its message? This class will provide an introduction to the Bible, including its reliability, its relevance and how best to read and understand it. We will be using material from the books Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible’s Origin, Reliability and Meaning and Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well, both edited by Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins and Thomas R. Schreiner.
Taught by Stephen Righter and Dave Watson in Room 3
Adult Inquirer’s Class
For those who are interested in finding out more about Sycamore. We will cover everything from the basics of what it means to be a Christian, to particular doctrines of our church, with opportunity to ask questions. It is our orientation for those who would like to join the church, but there is no pressure to join.
Taught by Senior Pastor Harry Long in the Parlor
Two Pastors, Two Letters, Two Thousand Years Apart - How to be a Christian in a culture turning away from God
We will study the common themes in 1 Peter and Dietrich Bonheoffer’s “After 10 Years” letter and apply them to our culture and our time. Peter writing to the Christians in Asia during the rule of Nero and Bonheoffer writing to friends during Nazi rule in Germany give us insight into our own culture, what it means to stand firm and what we are called to do as a Christian in turbulent times.
Taught by Glenn Kurtz in Room 25
Young Adults Class: Two Short Series—Introduction to Hermeneutics and Life After Death
This quarter we will be doing two short series. The first is an introduction to hermeneutics, the art of interpretation. The Scriptures are made up of a number of genres of literature and a basic understanding of the rules of interpreting each can greatly aid in understanding the intent of the author and the message of God. The second short series will focus on life after death. We will study the intermediate state, the resurrection, and the places Paul mentions in Philippians 2: "in heaven and on earth and under the earth".
Taught by Ben Otero and Brad Allen in Room 27
Nuevo Estudio Bíblico:
Estudiamos un introducción de a las doctrinas de la gracia de Dios. Usamos el libro Si, Jesus escrito por Roger Smalling. Por favor, invitar amigos, familia, y trabajadores para aprender mas de la Biblia con nosotros. Preguntas? Contactar Danny Marmelojos en el Cuarto 23
Study an introduction to the doctrines of the grace of God. We will use the book Yes, Jesus, written by Roger Smalling. Please invite friends, family and fellow employees to learn about the Bible with us. Danny Marmolejos, room 23