BRENTWOOD HILLS ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS INFORMATION
Fall Adult Class Offerings
September 10 – November 26
A Lifelong Love David Tiner | Jeff Whitehorn | Aaron Kelly Reception Room
A Lifelong Love, a video series by Gary Thomas, explores how to have a lasting friendship, intimacy, and purpose in your marriage.
Hosea & Amos Lamar Bowman | Hank Staggs Main Auditorium
Prosperity and wealth had come to North Israel. With their enemies weakened and an invasion from Assyria only a whispered threat, the nation enjoyed a new era of peace and affluence. Over time, however, Israel would succumb to the power of sin. The Canaanite culture they failed to root out in the Conquest would exert its corrupt influence and taint every arena of life. Political, moral, economic, and social injustices would become status quo. Those of influence would use their power to oppress the less fortunate for their own gain. The poor were not entirely blameless, either. Sin and depravity would be evident from the throne to the fields. In the midst of this, God would call Hosea, a man struggling with marital problems, and Amos, a meddler from the nation of Judah, a mere shepherd and tender of fig trees. These unlikely men would confront not only the ungodly common folk, but the faithless religious and political leaders, in order to expose their corruption and call them back to the God who loves them. Join us as we study the books of Hosea and Amos and explore how God speaks to us through these prophets today.
First Corinthians J Baugh | Jim Arnett | John Young Small Auditorium
When we read Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, we are literally reading somebody else’s mail. This letter, originally addressed to a young church plant in Corinth, was written to instruct a community that faced a specific set of problems in the middle of the first century. Paul addresses a wide array of topics including unity, spiritual gifts, sexual conduct, the significance of the Lord’s resurrection, and a unified celebration of the Lord’s Supper. But what does that mean for us in 2017? Join us as we examine the way Paul reflects on these issues in light of the gospel and how the word of God comes to the church today through 1 Corinthians.
This Week’s Question Jon Lowrance | Josh Allen Cedar Room (306)
Join us as we explore topics and questions that fall into four broad themes: church, gospel, culture, and future. Each class will feature a different video that facilitates deeper engagement with a particular question facing the church in its broader culture, followed by collaborative discussion that explores how we can be an expression of the gospel in the world today—and into the future.
Women’s Class Don Howell | Susan Hale Room 500
Join us as we explore topics and questions that fall into four broad themes: church, gospel, culture, and future. Each class will feature a different video that facilitates deeper engagement with a particular question facing the church in its broader culture, followed by collaborative discussion that explores how we c
Veteran’s Class: God’s Word for Warriors Fred Frawley | Ron Ream | Buzz Rice Room 301
Fred Frawley, Buzz Rice, and Ron Ream will lead a class based on Dr. Tom Seals’ (Lipscomb University) book, God’s Word for Warriors. This faith-based study will focus on spiritual development and address the physical, mental, and moral experiences many veterans have faced. Please sign up for this class in advance, as this offering will be limited to twenty (20) veterans. Spouses of veterans are welcome to attend the class.
BHCC 6.2 Jonathan Seamon | Kerry Stiles Room 502
Whether you are new to Brentwood Hills or you are a 62-year veteran—BHCC 6.2 is the class for you! You will learn about WHO we are and WHAT we are all about! Meet our elders and staff, and learn about all our ministries! We will navigate through E-journey, put faces to names, and match members to ministries as we learn how to “connect” on our Journey to the Son!
Leadership & Self-Deception Greg Brown | Ritchie Pickens Room 507
How can people simultaneously create their own problems, be unable to see that they are creating their own problems, and yet resist any attempts to help them stop creating those problems? The short answer is self-deception: something that blinds us to the true cause of our problems and traps us in a box of endless self-justification.
In this study we will learn what self-deception is, how people get trapped in it, how it undermines us, and how the life and teachings of Jesus empower us to overcome it. As leaders in all walks of life, we will wrestle with the idea of living abundant and honest lives, freed from the boundaries and constraints we so often inflict upon ourselves and others. For adults of all ages. Class members will receive a copy of Leadership and Self-Deception.
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family Various Parent Teams FLC
In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.
In his life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.
Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.
For adults with children based on Paul David Tripp’s book Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. We will use this book as a guide for a discussion-based class and encourage each other through shared experiences. One book per couple will be provided.
Caregivers Support Group Pat Carmody and Others Room 504/506
The role of caregiving for a loved one is a physically, emotionally, and even spiritually demanding one, but you are not alone. This class offers caregivers a space to connect with others who are in similar seasons of life, share difficult emotions, receive support, and encourage one another to face the day.