adult bible classes


Sunday 9:00-10:00 am

Family Life Center

Through our Adult Bible Classes, we seek to equip the church to Passionately Pursue Christ through biblical teaching by instilling an understanding and love for the Bible, creating a core foundation to living the Christian life, challenging believers in practical areas of life, and digging deeper into key theological and apologetic concepts.


Classes change quarterly and class offerings will typically include a BIBLE class that studies a book of the bible in depth; a PRACTICAL class addressing various areas of life; a CORE class covering the foundations of faith; and a DEEPER class covering a variety of topics in church history, theology, and apologetics.


The Hospitality Team will be happy to help you choose and find your class on Sunday morning. If you need assistance, please stop by our Welcome Center. 

Spring 2020 Classes

Classes run March 15th - May 17th. (No classes on March 22, April 12)


Explore the Bible – Romans [ Family Life Center Cafeteria ] 

Teachers: Jerry Mohr, Denny Dragas, Phil Nelson

The gospel – “the power of God for salvation” (Rom. 1:16) – is the theme of Romans. This gospel not only saves us from the penalty of sin but also breaks the power of sin over us. Feed on this letter and taste for yourself God’s life changing power. The more you study Romans, the more precious the gospel will become to you.

 

Seekers - 2 Samuel – Kingship of David [ Family Life Center Room 207 ] 

Teacher: Jan Burd

(Ladies Only). Saul was the type of King that God, through the prophet Samuel, warned the Israelites against. David was the King that God had promised. In David we find a man who loves the Lord; who worships Him passionately; who persistently depends on His faithfulness. And yet, in David, we still see the imperfection of man. But despite, or because of, the failings of David, we see the grace of God on full display. And through David we receive the promise of a future king who is the perfect King.

 

The Book of Revelation [ Family Life Center Room 211 ] 

Teacher: Pastor Dan Gilbert

The Book of Revelation describes how life will be lived on earth just prior to the Savior’s return from heaven. God enables the apostle John to see how earth’s final events will unfold. God in His goodness does everything He can to bring men and women to faith in His Son while there is time. Sadly, men become so hardened they reject all that God does to reach them. Earth’s only hope is the return of the Savior.

 

Biblical Anthropology [ Family Life Center  Room 210 ] 

Teacher: Dr. Dan Sheard

What is the proper view of man and the human condition? How can we remain optimistic in a sinful world and live a life of victory in spite of our past mistakes and the onslaught of Postmodern thinking? How does God want us to view our relationship with Christ with all our weaknesses, and what is the path forward without a positive future with an eternal and almighty God? 


College Class (ages 18-24) [ Family Life Center Room 209 ] 

Leaders: Brad & Janelle Burkholder; Jared & Katie Griest; Roni Masters; Kathleen Allen

The MCC College Bible class is geared toward young adults who are looking to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ while connecting with other students and young professionals. Whether you are home from college for the summer, attending college locally, or starting in the workforce, this class is a consistent place to grow your relationship with God and your peers.


Finding Your PLACE in Life and Ministry [ Church Office Conference Room ] 

Leader: Tory Allison

Are you asking yourself, “Where do I fit in? What are my spiritual gifts? What do I have to offer others in service?” If so, we invite you to this class that will walk you through a self-discovery process using the PLACE assessment tool. In the class, we will explore your personality type, spiritual gifts, abilities, life passions and experiences through a biblically based curriculum developed by Jay McSwain.

 

 

Winter 2019/2020 Classes

Classes run December 8th - February 23rd. (No classes December 1, 22, 29)


Explore the Bible – Numbers & Deuteronomy [ Family Life Center Cafeteria ] 

Teachers: Jerry Mohr, Denny Dragas, Phil Nelson

God doesn't just want us to read His Word, He wants us to know it and live its truth. That's why Explore the Bible: Adults takes groups book by book through Scripture, framing every passage in its appropriate biblical and cultural context. This winter, we are studying Numbers and Deuteronomy and learning that our life’s journey—not the destination—has important things to tell us about God and ourselves.

 

Seekers - 1 Samuel & Psalms - Life of David [ Family Life Center Room 207 ] 

Teacher: Jan Burd

(Ladies Only). To many, David is a larger than life figure. He is the boy shepherd who defeats the giant Goliath and becomes king. He wins battle after battle for the Lord. He walks in faith for years waiting for God to do what He has promised. Come and learn about how we can relate to the man after God's own heart. And realize that despite all of his passion and zeal and faith; David is only a man who fails just like we do. 

 

Introduction to Missions – God’s Heart & Our Response [ Family Life Center Room 212 ] 

Teachers: Joe Dukes & Ray Stuart

As William Carey stated, "It is the duty of those who are entrusted with the Gospel to endeavor to make it known among all nations." Therefore, during the 10 weeks of sessions on an Introduction to Missions, we will be looking at GOD’s heart for all peoples and our response to HIS call upon every follower of JESUS CHRIST.  This primer will also be looking at anecdotal evidence of how various individuals over the ages followed GOD’s call in their lives and our individual responsibility to fulfill our role in GOD’s mission purposes.


MCC Believes [ Family Life Center Room 211 ] 

Teacher: Pastor Dan Gilbert & Ryan Hostetter

MCC is a church home to men and women from different faith traditions. And we are honored to have each one who attends with us! However, not everyone has been raised with the same faith traditions that have shaped MCC. This can lead to the question "why does MCC believe this way?" which is a legitimate question. Our class will discuss those questions as we present the distinctive beliefs of MCC.


What is in Their Backback? [ Family Life Center Room 210 ] 

Teacher: Dr. Mike Robinson

Unpack the experiences and discuss the challenges that students are traveling to school with each day.  Consider your role as a parent or educator and the impressions that you can make to form the development of a school-aged child.  Engage in this ten week session that will inspire your thinking and support your actions to include principles and perspectives that are biblically grounded and quickly becoming counterintuitive to the current parenting practices in the culture.


 

College Class (ages 18-24) [ Family Life Center Room 209 ] 

Leaders: Brad & Janelle Burkholder; Jared & Katie Griest; Roni Masters; Kathleen Allen

The MCC College Bible class is geared toward young adults who are looking to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ while connecting with other students and young professionals. Whether you are home from college for the summer, attending college locally, or starting in the workforce, this class is a consistent place to grow your relationship with God and your peers.