Register for one of the EPIC Classes!

By January 22, 2021February 23rd, 2021Adult Sunday school, Events

Grace’s mission is “Making disciples by equipping people to make Jesus visible in their daily lives.”  Last year, the Grace session approved several strategic initiatives to advance this mission and to help transition Grace into a church that makes disciples that make disciples.

One of these initiatives is to create a discipleship curriculum to be offered during our Sunday morning education hour that helps train our people for a life of being an apprentice of Jesus. This discipleship curriculum is called EPIC which stands for Equipping People in Community. Ultimately, EPIC will consist of a set of core classes centered on Bible, Beliefs and Practices. The EPIC curriculum will move away from lecture style teaching towards a more participative, interactive learning environment.

We have some exciting news! There are new options beginning February 28 to choose from:

1. Get a Grip on the Bible This class is an overview of the narrative arc of the Bible. If you have never studied the Bible or if you have done so for years and have never pieced your time in the Word into the larger picture of God’s pursuit and rescue for the lost and the hurting, then we invite you to join us in a 12-week journey grasping hold of the events and the people God has impacted, chosen, rescued, and redeemed. This is “the greatest story ever told!” Come learn and then tell of its wonders!

How can I sign up?

Get a Grip: Because this is a pilot program and because we want to create a more participatory learning environment, the class size will be limited and requires registration in advance. There are still plenty of spaces available. Two books will be included in the cost of $20. You may registerHERE.

2. When Helping HurtsWhen Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation.  Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, we will explore the roots of the issues: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation.  We will unpack the basic principles of poverty alleviation in an accessible way. This six-week course will be team taught by Chris French, Nancy Bailey, and Bert Crump. Any questions, please contact Chris French (cfrench@gpch.org). 

How can I sign up?

The class size will be limited and requires registration in advance. You may register HERE.

Note: Participation in the course will require:

Workbook: When Helping Hurts – The Small Group Experience (orange cover) Purchase HERE.
Text: When Helping Hurts (blue cover) Purchase HERE.