Lisa Harper's riveting study of Luke's gospel reveals Jesus' unshakeable solidarity with people who were poor, marginalized, and oppressed. This class will challenge anyone with privilege and position to empower outcast and overlooked people in our communities.
Lisa Harper is a compelling communicator whose style combines sound biblical exposition with engaging anecdotes and comedic wit.Lisa has 30+ years of ministry leadership that include directing Focus On The Family’s national women’s ministry and creating conferences attended by almost 200,000 women. Lisa has been featured on television shows, radio programs, best-seller lists. Learn more at lisaharper.org.
WHEN: (every other) Monday from 6:30pm-8pm WHERE: Meeting Room at UCCMEDFIELD WHO: led by Carolyn Samson
In this immensely popular and intensely prophetic book, Rob Bell calls the church to break from its cultural captivity and challenge the assumptions of colonialist Christianity. This class will appeal strongly to people dissatisfied with easy answers to hard questions.
Rob Bell is the New York Times Bestselling author of fourteen books and plays that have been translated into 25 languages. His visual art can be seen on Instagram @realrobbell, his band is called Humans On The Floor, and his podcast is called The RobCast. Learn more at robbell.com.
WHEN: Fridays from 9:30am-11am WHERE: Meeting Room at UCCMEDFIELD WHO: led by Arturo Rodriguez
Filmed on location in the hills of Qumran, the wilderness of Judea, and the gardens in Gethsemane, Ray Vander Laan takes us into the heart of Holy Week. This class will challenge participants to live as Jesus did - by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Ray Vander Laan's preaching, writing, and teaching emphasize understanding the Bible in light of the historical and cultural context in which God placed it. During his 35 years as pastor, author, and professor, Ray has authored best-selling books, founded That The World May Know Ministries, and guided over 10,000 people on study tours of Israel, Turkey, and Egypt. Learn more at thattheworldmayknow.com.
WHEN: Thursdays from 9:15am-11am WHERE: Parlor at UCCMEDFIELD WHO: led by Susan Holbrook
Buried between the pages, lines, and stories of Luke's gospel are priceless and powerful insights into leadership in the kingdom Jesus came to build. This class works to dig out those lessons. It is designed for anyone called to church leadership at the ministry, operational, or governance levels.
Luke set out to capture the full story - a complete account of Jesus' life - organized for a reader to discover how Jesus lived and led. As a Greek medical doctor and faithful follower of Jesus in first-century Asia Minor, Luke was uniquely equipped for this task. This class starts with the ways Jesus modeled leadership, then brings those principles into contemporary church life.
WHEN: Thursdays from 6:30pm-8pm WHERE: Rodriguez home WHO: led by Arturo Rodriguez