Sunday school is a great way to grow in discipleship. Its not just about knowing Bible content, though that is an important start. It’s about living a Biblical life as a sincere Jesus-follower. You don’t have to be a Bible expert to come: good thing ‘cause no one is a “Bible expert.” You hear information from a leader, ideas from class members, ask questions and wrestle answers. Through it all you’ll discover ways the Bible truly is the book of life.
Explorers - Lessons from Isaiah, Hebrews and Revelation “this quarter culminates with the unshakable confidence of God’s declaration ‘All is done... to the thirsty I will give water from the life-giving stream. Those who emerge victorious will inherit these things. I will be their God, and they will be my sons and daughters.’ (Rev. 21:5-7)”
Disciples - “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp is a “dare to live fully right where you are” recognizing God’s grace, celebrating his blessings, embracing his joy, and learning to receive through giving.
Open Door - Finishing the study of Revelations.
Net Class - begins with Ray Vander Laan’s “Experience the Bible in Historical Connects - 10.” Look at the Tabernacle, the portable temple of the Exodus, and discover God’s plan for intimacy with you.
Youth - will focus on practical challenges of life as a teen. Things like stress going back to school, how to be kind to your neighbor and why, and friendship. Each lesson is designed to help kids live by making good choices toward healthy results.
Children - Classes are organized for children from nursery through youth so if you have a baby and want to attend Sunday school we can help you out. Classes focus on stories of the Bible, as we help our children become familiar with what is in the Bible, the building block for their spiritual and moral growth.
Franklin District Offers School of Lay
School of Lay Servant Ministry is an opportunity for members of the church to receive training in various areas of ministry. The school can be used to prepare for becoming a Certified Lay Speaker, or simply to learn better skills for ministry you are already engaged in. Classes include: The Basic Course, discover your gifts, and begin to develop them; Justice in Real Life, the Social principles of the UMC; Leading Worship and Prayer, focuses on developing skill to lead prayer and or worship publically; Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Wesley’s means of grace and how to employ them in spiritual life; Living Our United Methodist Beliefs, the theology, witness and organization of the UMC; United Methodist Polity, the structure and organization of the UMC; You Can Preach, for those who have not completed a preaching course, pastors who want a refresher course, and others who may be called upon to preach in the pastor’s absence.
The School will meet at East Grove United Methodist Church, 1167 Belmar Road, Franklin. The dates are five Sundays of Lent, March 5 – April 2, 2017, from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED before Monday, February 13, cost $25.00 (checks made payable to Franklin District). Send registrations to: Rev. James Kimmel, Registrar, 217 Hill City Road, Cranberry, PA 16319. For more information, call or e-mail Paula Grucza, Franklin District Director of Lay Servant Ministries at (724) 974-9137 or firstname.lastname@example.org A complete brochure is available in the church office.