LifeSchool is a series of classes, offered each year in two semesters, that focus on biblical studies and Christian life applications. Fall 2017 semester runs from September 17-November 19. Childcare is available for Sunday evening and Tuesday morning classes. There is no cost to attend, with the exception of several classes that have associated expenses for materials. Questions about a specific course? Click on the leader's name to email them. For general information on LifeSchool, contact Derrick Shields.
Fall 2017: Sunday Studies, 5-6:30 p.m.
Red Sea Rules
Have you ever wondered, “How did I end up here?” How do you make sense of life when nothing seems to make sense? Exodus 14 describes an event that could completely revolutionize our own perception and appreciation of grace. In this 10-week study by Dr. Robert Morgan, we will learn 10 biblical principles to help anyone facing difficult times and reveal a depth of grace you may have never dared to believe.
Leader: Brett Peters
Financial Peace University
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This nine-week class will help change the way you view and use money. You will learn how to attainably eliminate debt, save for the future, live generously and impact generations to come. There is a cost of $103 for class materials; a $45 rebate is available for qualified participants who complete the course.
Leaders: Skip and Ashley Perkins
Women’s Study of 1 and 2 Peter
The Apostle Peter is a prime example for a transformed life. The simple fisherman who denied Christ three times became a bold preacher and a great leader of the church. In this 12-lesson, in-depth study of 1 and 2 Peter, we will engage with the wisdom of a man who knew Jesus and truly learned to trust and obey God.
Leaders: Melinda Messick and Sally Whitt
Sermon Sketchnotes and Artful Devotions
An introduction to visual notetaking for Sunday mornings and private devotions. Visual notetaking increases your engagement with ad retention of the sermon, and makes you more likely to revisit your notes. We will start by learning the basics of Sermon Sketchnotes. Then we will unlock artful devotion (also known as Bible journaling). We will cover how to study the Word for yourself to draw out life application, ways to share and fun illustrations.
Leader: Raven Henderson
How to Lead Well
What is it that keeps you from stepping up as a leader? Do you feel inadequate? Or are you already a leader or a coach at CCC but would like to be better equipped? We believe that leaders who know their identity in Christ and are passionate about discipling and developing others will be dangerous for the cause of Christ. Join Pastor of Leadership Development Kelli Wommack and Executive & Leadership Coach Cathy Alford as they equip and empower you with the skills and knowledge to lead well using tools such as personality assessments and Strengthfinders.
Leaders: Kelli Wommack and Cathy Alford
Children ages 6-11 will learn about worship through creativity as they engage in acting, dancing, set design and a relevant Bible lesson, culminating in a semester-ending performance.
Leader: Anne Pelchar
Life Together: Biblical Principles for Healthy Community
The Bible is replete with principles for living life together in the Body of Christ. These are especially expressed in the many “one another” verses in scripture: Love one another. Pray for one another. Serve one another. Forgive one another. And many others. In this gathering, we will explore these principles via large group teaching and small group break-outs.
Leader: Billy Gross
Precepts Study: Revival or Captivity
Precept Upon Precept is a Precept Ministries Bible study that features the Inductive Study Method, enabling attendees to discover truth for themselves. This installment from the Kings and Prophets series will surely impact your walk with the Lord. We’ll watch God raise up a Gentile threat (Assyria) to Israel as its kings continue the spiritual descent begun by Jeroboam, compromising with idols and refusing to repent at the warnings of prophets Elijah and Elisha.
Leader: JoAnn Hill
Youth Bible Study
Youth will experience a study of Scripture that makes the Bible come alive and applies to the challenges students face today.
Leader: Mike Hofer
Fall 2017: Weekday Studies
Women's Precepts Study: Romans, Part 3
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon
The third installment of this four-part study explores how God doesn't go back on His promises; He can always be trusted. Romans 9-11 is an extended discussion of the subject of God's sovereignty – election, predestination and responsibility – with a focus on His choice of Israel and His faithfulness to His covenant. Childcare provided.
Co-Leaders: Lynn Shemwell and Tricia Perkins
Women’s Jail Ministry
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
In Matthew 23:36, Jesus commends those who showed mercy to the prisoners as having shown mercy to him personally. Have you ever desired to be a part of a meaningful ministry of mercy, but didn’t know where you might engage? Join this Tuesday night Bible Study in which women drink in the truth for the purpose of sharing that truth with those in prison – participants lead a study at the Muscogee County Jail on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon.
Leader: Susan Cabaceiras