Summer Electives 2018

Over the summer months (June-August), MBC's regular adult Sunday school classes take a break temporarily as we offer a variety of 12-week elective classes. The following is a list of the electives offered this summer:

What Does the Bible Teach About the Church (Pastor Steve)
If you are interested in pursuing church membership at MBC or are new to our church and would like to find out more about us, this is the class for you.

Boots on the Ground Evangelism (Pastor Todd, Gene Strait, John Birkebine)
For most Christians the idea of sharing their faith is their greatest fear. This elective is designed to help you with that fear through a combination of instruction, interaction and practice. Some of the activities will take place outside of MBC's church campus during normal Sunday morning church hours.

Ezekiel: "The Other Son of Man" (Abe Rodkey)
A study of the Old Testament book of Ezekiel. The main thrust of this study will be to get to know God for who He really is. We will also learn, as did Ezekiel, that when our society seems to be coming apart at the seams, the answers are not political and economic but moral and spiritual. This will be a topical expositional study.

Lord, Teach Us To Pray (Dr. John Hoover & Todd Stewart)
In James 5:16, we are told that "the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." In this elective we will look at what Jesus taught us about how we should pray in both His teaching and his example. We will focus on the components of the Lord's Prayer, study the prayers of Jesus, and learn from his life of prayer, in an effort to become more effective in our prayers.

Questioning Evangelism (Pastor Eric)
You don't need to memorize evangelical formulas or answers. You just have to be willing to ask. There was something different about the way Jesus communicated with the lost: He didn't force answers upon people, He asked questions. So why don't we? We will be using Randy Newman's book, Questioning Evangelism, as a springboard for our weekly discussions together. The goal is to provide practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations, and to challenge us as believers to examine how we think about people, their questions, and our crucial message.

The ABCs and the XYZs of Spiritual Growth (Art Hart)
The title of this series was chosen on purpose. Many will see the first part and figure this is for the beginning Christian. They would be only partially right because spiritual growth is a life-long process. We never arrive at full maturity so the XYZ helps us realize that the principles of this session are good for a lifetime. Who of us would say we are satisfied with our spiritual growth? To say that would only show our lack of maturity. These sessions will present the positives and the negatives of spiritual growth. The positives will help in developing healthy habits for growth and the negatives will help identify the hindrances to growth. Of vital importance is the recognition of who we are in Christ and the role of the Holy Spirit in the victorious life.

Women mentoring Women (Kris McAllister, Jolene Snyder, Carla Kouterick)
Should I be involved? Is it important? Am I qualified? Am I considered an older woman or a younger woman? How do I find a mentor or mentee? Is there a program I must follow? Join our summer elective as we explore the answers to these questions and what God's Word teaches us. Lots of ingredients will be added to a Titus 2 stockpot. With some fun and lots of interaction, we pray a sweet aroma of various mentoring relationships will form. All organic and quite tasty!

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