Have you ever wanted to go more in depth into a passage taught on Sunday morning? Or have you ever wondered how best to apply a particular teaching from the sermon? If so, Adult Connections is the place for you.
For our spring semester all Adult Connections classes will be moving through the Gospel of John in sync with Pastor Dan’s sermon series on John. Dr. J. Carl Laney calls John the “Gospel of Belief”. In it, we have the record of the conflict between belief and unbelief due to Jesus’ claim to messiaship. Belief in Christ leads to life; unbelief leads to darkness and death. The purpose of John’s gospel is to persuade the reader to believe. Each week in connections we will discuss and expand upon the passage taught by Dan and seek to become more like Christ as we apply the teachings of this gospel to our lives.
Join us as we explore what it means to believe in Christ as seen through the eyes of Jesus’ beloved disciple John.
If you’re not currently in a connections class, contact Larry Farlow or stop by the welcome desk on Sunday morning to find out how to get involved.
The Adult Ministry
The Adult Ministry develops people in the character and priorities of Christ through teaching God’s Word for understanding and application. This is what Jesus referred to as “making disciples” in His Great Commission to the church in Matthew 28:18-20, in which He instructed the church to go, to baptize, and most importantly to the Adult Ministry, to teach.
In its pursuit of a unity of faith and Christ-like maturity for Grace Fellowship, the Adult Ministry trains and deploys teachers to equip the people of Grace Fellowship to do the work of ministry (Ephesians 4). In this way, that the Word of Christ will “dwell richly” in Grace Fellowship (Colossians 3) as His grace bears fruit in us for His own glory and to our great delight.
In this pursuit, we value:
- Growth in Christ-like character over mere acquisition of knowledge
- Direct study of the Scriptures over study of another’s synthesis of them
- Doctrinal purity over cultural relevance
- Humility and teachability over certainty in minor matters
While we find the above items on the right to be helpful in developing disciples we find the above items on the left to be more so.
We measure our faithfulness to the task by the growth we see God producing in the adults under our influence as they are transformed and equipped so that they increasingly become reproducing disciple makers. Specifically, we look for application of the Word of God that produces:
- Growth in community with one-another
- Adoration of the Lord
- Nurture of one-another
- Service to one-another