Winter Quarter 2018-2019 | December - February
Christ Covenant Church offers Sunday Bible School (SBS) classes for all ages and life stages. Classes meet at 9:00 AM each Sunday. For more information about each class (community), go to our SBS Communities page or click on the titles of each community to go to their individual webpages.
COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER
Click here for a pdf file showing the layout of the Community Life Center where many of the classrooms are located. See below for topics as well as the locations for each of the classes.
WINTER QUARTER STUDIES
Below are the studies that each community will be focusing on this quarter. Updates and changes will be in the Courier (printed newsletter) and the E-Courier (online newsletter found on the News page). Note that there will be NO SBS on December 23 or 30.
Location: Worship Center, Room 201 (Choir Room)
Topic: Exploring the Story of Biblical Worship: at Seven Mountains
Teacher: Paul E. Engle
Join us in a fresh exploration of what the Bible teaches about worship. We’ll look at the sweep of the historical biblical story from Genesis to Revelation and consider applications to the contemporary worship of today’s church. We will discover the overarching umbrella that unlocks the meaning of worship as we climb seven mountains of worship. The course will utilize hundreds of slides, video clips, discussion, and handouts along our 10-week journey. Our instructor, Dr. Paul Engle, has written on this subject and has had the privilege of teaching biblical worship in several countries as an adjunct and visiting professor.
Location: Worship Center, Room 211
Topic: Hebrews and 1 Thessalonians
Facilitators: David Abernathy and Marcus Smith
We will finish our study of the epistle to the Hebrews during December. Beginning in January, Marcus Smith, a gifted pastoral intern at Christ Covenant, will teach Paul’s first epistle to the Thessalonians. There is much to learn from the conclusion to Hebrews and this important epistle to the church at Thessalonica! So, join Young Seniors for this series and enjoy rich fellowship and growth in your knowledge and love for the Word of God!
Community: Also called Sojourners, these are people who have college-aged children
Location: Community Life Center (CLC) Room 5
Topic: Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
Teacher: Larry Blythe
Let’s face it — fear is the main factor keeping us from sharing our faith with confidence: fear of rejection and fear of the unknown (“what if they reply with something I’m not prepared to answer?”). In this class, based on the excellent book by friend and author Gregory Koukl, Larry Blythe will help you learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously as you share your faith with others. Learn how to navigate the “minefields” and get people thinking about Jesus. Our job is to “put a pebble in their shoe.” You will learn the effective game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with both confidence and grace.
Community: Parents of middle school and high school students
Location: Community Life Center (CLC), Rooms 3 & 4
Topic: Hebrews: The Supremacy & Sufficiency of Jesus Christ
Teacher: Pastor Brian Peterson
God is not silent, but has spoken to us in His Son, and now He speaks to us in His Word. In the book of Hebrews, that’s how Jesus is presented: the final and glorious Word of God, the Logos. In Him, God has shown Himself to be faithful and entirely sufficient for our life, salvation and godliness. Jesus is the long-promised Messiah and has fulfilled all that God has said. Join us as we discover His supremacy and sufficiency.
Location: Community Life Center (CLC), Rooms 1 & 2
Topic: The Spiritual Life of the Home
Teacher: Pastor Derek Wells
One of the greatest challenges in the Christian life is to shape our homes into places where the truths of the gospel come into greater expression. The challenges of marriage, parenting and ordinary life often overwhelm the notion that the home can be a place of spiritual maturation and formation. In this series, we will discuss biblical principles in shaping the spiritual life of the home. Our weekly topics will include marriage, parenting, and family worship. We will examine truths that undergird the life of the home and seek to apply them in practical ways. Our goal is to grow in our vision for the home as a primary place where discipleship in Christ is lived and nurtured.
Young Professionals (Young Pros) & 18|22 Generation
Community: Young singles & newly married; college age
Location: Community Life Center (CLC), Room 6
Topic: Advent Meditations and Facing Temptations by Faith
Teacher: Pastor Dave Baxter
The Young Pros and 18|22 communities will combine for Sunday school this winter and will begin by warming our hearts through Advent reflections on the wonder, beauty and significance of the grace of God in the gift of Christ. We will also consider how faith in God’s promises of future grace can empower us to honor Christ in the face of present temptations through a short series based on John Piper’s Future Grace.
Community: College age
Community: Senior high school
Location: Youth Center (lower level of CLC)
Topic: Lessons from Genesis
Teachers: Pastor Stewart Neely & the youth ministry teaching team
Through the new year, our high school ministry will continue in an overview of the book of Genesis. Our topics will range from creation, the creation mandate, the fall of man, the flood, God’s covenant with Abraham and other texts. This chronological series is intended to establish a biblical understanding of the beginning of the world and inform our understanding of purpose, how God interacts with his creation and how we see the unfolding of the gospel even from the beginning of time.
Community: Middle School
Location: Youth Center (lower level of CLC)
Topic: The Atonement
Teachers: David Chambers & Becky Creswell
During the winter and spring quarters, we’re going to be teaching on the events following the atonement. We will work through the resurrection, ascension, Pentecost, and the growth of the early church as recorded in Acts. We will then work through the “not yet” of his return and the restoration of the world. Middle school students will understand the work of Christ in the church and the glory that is to come in the New Heaven and the New Earth.
Location: Worship Center, Room 105
Teachers: Team Rotation
This class is for teens and young people beyond that age with intellectual and developmental challenges. The median age of class members is 25. The class time is devoted to fellowship, worship music, a teaching lesson based on a curriculum specifically geared for special needs, and a prayer and praise time. Distinctive features of this class include caring buddies who encourage and help facilitate learning. If you would like more information, please email Tiphany Speck or call her at 704-641-1711.
NOTE: Christ Covenant trains and certifies all of our nursery volunteers and all Children’s Ministry personnel who work directly with children. Email Gatha Schleicher (or call her at 704-814-1045) or visit the Children's Ministry webpage for more information.
Our Children’s Ministry offers a full schedule of classes for infants through elementary grades. For security, every child is issued an ID tag through the Visitors’ Center in the worship center north lobby. Your child’s specific room information will be provided at the first check-in.