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The focus of the Covenant Class capitalizes on the experience and the education of the adult participants. They contribute ideas, and we usually vary the content and instructional methods, including relevant DVDs, to meet the interests of the class members. We have, in the past, studied and discussed the lives and works of some major reformers and authors. The latter have included C.S. Lewis, Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, Nabeel Qureshi and Lee Strobel, to name a few. One of our guiding principles is “spiritual formation,” trying to learn how others have striven to be more Christ-like so we may follow and grow from their examples, according to our needs. Group discussion is often and lively. We recently finished MIRACLES: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life by Eric Metaxas. We are currently studying, “Practice Resurrection”.
Leader: Barbara Buckley
The Dan Adams Class is named for the late Dan Adams, a long term member of First (Scots) who ably led this class for many decades. Many members of the present day class were members during his tenure as our teacher. We are a bible focused class but are embarking upon a six week study of a text on Dietrich Bonhoeffer starting now. We are blessed to have many long term members of First Scots but welcome all to join our active group of members. We are couples, singles, widows and widowers. I would note that very little home work is required but we do enjoy our substantial discussions. Please do come join us. We are currently using the study: The Great Ends of the Church.
Leaders: Chris Hawk and Bob Baldwin
This class is for people who like in-depth study of topics relevant to Christians. Our class is conducted like a seminar, but without required reading assignments. Come-as-you-are works well. For the past several years, we have read our way through transcripts of various Great Courses from The Teaching Company. We specifically do NOT simply watch videos, because that does not promote discussion. Typically, one of the teachers reads a bit at a time from the transcript, perhaps presenting some additional material, and the class jumps in with comments and questions. It generally takes us two or three sessions to work our way through the transcript of a single half-hour lecture. We are currently reading “The Grammar of God”, by Aviya Kushner.
Leaders: Boyce Cox, Darlene and Richard Daehler-Wilking
This year we are using “The Bible Project” (www.thebibeproject.com) as our guide – providing an entertaining video summary of each book of the Bible (one per week), its associated history and general themes/lessons for life application. Special topics may be covered from time to time using such external resources as questions from class, news stories, blog posts, podcasts, etc. We are comprised mostly of couples with children from infants to college graduates. Class structure is very conversational from week to week, with a brief lesson and lots of good discussion as class members share related impacts upon their lives and families.
Leaders: Clarissa and Greg McKenzie and Hayley and Jon Carter
We are studying Ron Greer’s book, If You Know Who You Are, You Will Know What To Do. This is a class designed for parents who want to come together each week for discussion, encouragement, and fellowship with one another.
Leaders: Caroline and David McLean
We use The Wired Word Bible study curriculum. With it you’ll have everything you need to link the latest headlines and current events to appropriate Scripture — with minimal preparation time! Each weekly email includes everything you need for your adult bible class or group meeting: Gain insights at a glance to the importance of the weekly lesson topic. Get a quick summary of the news item, plus tips on where to learn more. Challenge participants with the 3-6 critical questions provided that are sparked by the study lesson topic. Discover 5-6 Scripture verses drawn from both Testaments to help students see how the news fits into a biblical context. Generate in-depth discussions with additional questions provided that relate to the lesson topic. Conclude the session by addressing God about the issues raised.
Leaders: Ann and Bob Dukes
This class is currently studying 8 Themes in the Bible Everyone Should Know by Barry Ensign-George. Come join this lively group as they discuss and learn more about the Bible every week.
Leaders: Steve Harth and Martha-Jane Hudnall
New Members Classes are held on a regular basis. Please join us in learning more about our denomination and our congregation. Contact Jamie Kuznik in the church office at 843-722-8882 for more information and to register for the next class.
The Betty Noble Circle meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in member homes. Contact