BRENTWOOD HILLS ADULT  CLASS INFORMATION

SUNDAY CLASS LISTINGS for Fall Quarter 2018  (September 9-November 25)

Class Title – Teacher(s), Location
Description

Jonah, Nahum, Obadiah – Lamar Bowman and Hank Staggs, Main Auditorium
Jonah, Nahum, and Obadiah tell how God deals with the enemies of Israel. Through these books, Israel learned that the very essence of God—his love, his anger, his disappointment, and his grace—extend to all people in all nations. God’s sovereignty is limitless. Come Sunday mornings to learn how Israel was taught both to love her enemies and to trust in the God who avenges all wrongs.

Called to be UNCOMMON (Men’s class) – Ritchie Pickens and Friends, Cedar Room (306)
Out of a worldview built firmly on his faith, Tony Dungy, a follower of the risen Messiah, challenges men in his book Uncommon to strive for uncommon success and achieve real significance. As a coach, his primary job was to build men worthy of being role models to a nation of boys who look up to them: men of character, integrity, courage, confidence and humility — men who know the value of family, faith, and career. As an author, Coach Dungy shares his insights from on and off the field — insights that might impact you more than any other wisdom outside of that which our Lord provides. Learn from Dungy as we read his book and learn from The Master Teacher as we study scripture and explore how to be the man you are called to be! Class members will receive a copy of Dungy’s book.

When You are Tempted – Mike Grose, Reception Room (303/304)
The face of temptation may be different for most of us, but the reality of its presence and the severity of its impact are common to everyone. We need some resistance training and an escape plan that works! The biblical account of Jesus’ temptations (Mt 4; Lk 4) provides the necessary tools for those times “when you are tempted.”

You Are What You Love – Josh Allen and Jon Lowrance, Small Auditorium
What do you love? What is it that you desire most? This is perhaps the first, last, and most fundamental question of Christian discipleship, but it is not a comfortable question if we strive to answer honestly. With guidance from the book You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith and scripture, this class will explore the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. We will consider not only what it is that we should love, but also how we can learn to love what we should. The class will be discussion oriented and includes individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life. Each individual/couple will receive a copy of Smith’s book.

Sacred Marriage – Kevin Hagan and Jeff Whitehorn, Family Life Center
This class will work through the Gary Thomas’ book Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? We will explore how we can use the challenges, joys, struggles and celebrations of marriage to draw closer to God, with spiritual growth as the main theme. Together we will learn how to use our marriage to grow in our service, obedience, character, pursuit and love of God.

Caregivers 101 – Terry Booker and Guest Speakers, Room 502
Caregivers must care for themselves to care for others. So be prepared! This course is designed to assist present and future caregivers as they navigate through the myriad of issues that caregivers may and will confront to care for care recipients. The course is a series of lessons covering topics such as anticipated needs, legal issues, spiritual needs, health care and associated insurance options, caregiver planning and self-care, options, approaches to dealing with grief and loss, understanding hospice care, nutrition improvements, exercise options, dealing with Alzheimer and dementia, and resources to navigate the difficult issues a caregiver will encounter. Each lesson will be presented by instructors who are educated and experienced in the unique field that each will present, and your questions will be an important part of the knowledge and understanding to be gained.

BHCC 6.3 – Jonathan Seamon, Kerry Stiles, and BHCC Elders and Staff, Room 507
An introduction to Brentwood Hills and what we’re all about. Discover our history, meet your elders and staff, and learn about our ministries. This class will have something for everyone, whether you have been here for a month or 63 years! Join us for orientation, information, and ways to connect — all wrapped up in one class.

Women – Susan Hale, Rooms 504/506
Join us as we study Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg.

FriendSpeak – Mike Wiley, Rooms 503/505
A class for individuals of any age with English as their second language.

On My Own: Flying Solo – Mike Canterbury, Room 501
A class for single individuals four years out of high school or just finishing college through their twenties.

CLICK HERE for information about our special Wednesday evening class for adults with Dr. Earl Lavender!

Questions? Contact Josh Allen.