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ilightiLIGHT is an ongoing class for individuals and couples navigating career and family. The class offers diverse topics and formats for a diverse group within our family of faith. Whether you're married or single, the parent of a toddler or a teenager, or not a parent at all—you are welcome! We are all Learning In God's House Together!

 

 

 April 23- May 7                   "Christian...Is It What You Think?"

There are Christians on all sides of political, of financial, of legal, and of social issues.  Why? Culture allows "Christian" to be defined in many ways.  Christians are often characterized as "judgmental, homophobic moralists who think they are the only ones going to heaven and secretly relish the fact that everyone else is going to hell."  Join us, discovering together Jesus' teachings, what being a Christian looks like, and how Christians can change communities when they follow Christ!

Led by Leslie and Derek Gearhart

 

 

March 5 - April 9                          Jesus of Nazareth: Risen or Not?

If a Discovery channel special unquestionably proved that Jesus did not rise from the dead….would it matter? Would a disproven resurrection in 2017 affect the Church’s 2,000 years of Christian life and faith?  Would it affect yours? Could you, would you still be a Christian?

Was Jesus really dead when placed in the tomb? Was the tomb really found empty? Did people really see him on that Sunday and in the weeks to follow? These were great questions then and remain worthy of debate now.  This Lenten season iLIGHT digs into the significance of the resurrection.  A Yale historian once said, “If Jesus rose from the dead than nothing else matters…if Jesus didn’t rise than nothing else matters”.

 

March 5                    LIVE! Resurrection Debate: Larry King vs. Keith Roberts

March 12, 19, 26      Distinct Discovery with Peter Crooke

April 2 and 9            Significant Supper with John Willingham

 

 

February 5 – 26                                         “The Cost of Discipleship”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived, preached, and died during World War II.  His work The Cost of Discipleship invites all Christians to redefine “discipleship” through the lens of real life challenges.  He argues that our salvation is free but discipleship will cost us our entire life.  During the month of February, iLIGHT will focus on Bonhoeffer’s inspirational—while challenging—teachings on discipleship asking, “Am I Jesus’ disciple”.

February 5       Cheap Grace vs. Costly Grace Led by Mina Choi

February 12     The Sermon on the Mount Led by Mina Choi

February 19     The Disciples and the Messengers Led by Krista & Steven Spadt   Presentation

February 26     Living as Jesus’ Disciple Day by Day Led by Kristen & Frank Roland

 

 

November 27 - December 18        Hell-Yes...OR...Hell-No

Take a 4-week journey to Gehenna, Hades, and Sheol.  Where and what might Hell be? What does the Bible tells us and not tell us?  How does your understanding of the “after-life” shape your views as a Christian and the life you live each day? Share your perspective and hear others. (What you find out just might scare the Hell out of you!) Led by Jeff Toner and Scott Blore

November 27     Click Here for Presentation

December 4       Click Here for Presentation

December 11     Click Here for Presentation

December 18     Click Here for Presentation

 

 

October 23 - November 20     "Who, What, When, Where, Why"

The “Five W’s” are questions. They are commonly referred to in research and reporting. The answers to these basic questions provide the recipe for getting the complete story on a subject. Join us for a 5-week series as we ask the “Five W’s” of The Story—the Bible. Fellow DPC’ers will share their “W” of interest in a unique way! See the bulletin or check us out online for weekly topics. All are invited and welcome any or every week.

 October 23      Krista and Steve Spadt     "Bread"     Click Here for Presentation

 October 30      Matt Rizk     "Weddings, Water, and Wine"     Click Here for Presentation

November 6     Charlie Sweet     "Herbs, Spices, and Other Remedies"     Click Here for Presentation

November 13    Pauline Sexton     "A Grief Observed"

November 20    Mina Choi     "Calvary"

 

 

 

2015 - 2016 Topic Archive:

September 20-October 18  The Story--Live!  led by Mina Choi (The Sinful Woman), Larry King and Keith Roberts (David), Naomi Darville and Susan Darville (Mary & Martha), Linay Richards (The Judge), Art Shull (The Sower)

October 25-November 8  Sneak Peek--Barbara Butler Bass' Grounded: Finding God in the World led by John Willingham

November 15-December 20 TED..."Ideas Worth Spreading"  led by Scott Blore and Steve Spadt...check each week out below:

TED week #1  Broken  Discussion

TED week #2  Happiness    Discussion

TED week #3  Connected but Alone  Discussion

TED week #4  We Need to Talk  Discussion

TED week #5  Water  Discussion  Performed LIVE! by special guest Jeff Fulgham!

January 3-February 7  Pagans, Popes, Peasants, Presbyterians, & Postmoderns  led by Christen Blore, Josh Gill, Keith Roberts, and John Willingham

Pagans            week #1    Early Church--The Way         led by Christen Blore

Popes              week #2    Middle Ages--The Cathedral   led by Josh Gill

Peasants          week #3    Reformation--The Word         led by John Willingham

Presbyterians    week #4    Modernity--The Quest           led by Keith Roberts

Postmoderns     week #5    Today--The River   1 Peter Handout  led by Christen Blore

February 7 - February 28  Be Mine... led by Christen Blore

Love for God       Click here for week #1 presentation     Handout

Love for Us         Click here for week #2 presentation

Love for Others   Click here for week #3 presentation    Handout

 March 6   Interpretations of the Last Supper   led by Christen Blore

March 13 & 20   We're Off to See the Wizard   led by Mike Rush

April 3 - May 1  Faith & Life Lessons   led by Steve & Krista Spadt, Jay & Barbara Belding, Vicki & Josh Gill, Allen & Glenda Childs, and Pauline Sexton

 

2014-2015 Topic Archive:

September 14 - October 5  Faithful Finance led by John Baker

October 12- November 16 Approach to the Bible vs Approach to a Stephen King Novel--Different or the Same? led by Christen Blore, Josh Gill, Keith Roberts, and John Willingham

 November 23 - December 21 Conversations with Rob Bell led by Scott Blore and Mike Rush

 January 4 - January 18 Focus on Family led by Nancy Roe (Children's Behavior Concerns), Sharon Shaw (Eating Disorders), and Emsley Willingham (Healthy Family Eating)

 January 25 - March 1 Great Ends of the Church led by Christen Blore, Josh Gill, Keith Roberts, and John Willingham

March 8 - March 29 Faith and Life Lessons led by Dick & Judy Mumaugh, Jay Stough, Art & Lindsay Shull, and Mina Choi

April 12 Faith through the Generations: Kept or Lost? led by John Willingham

 

 

 Back by Popular Demand! iLIGHT is returning for the 2014-2015 program year.

iLIGHT is an ongoing class for individuals and couples navigating career and family. The class offers diverse topics and formats for a diverse group within our family of faith. Whether you’re married or single, the parent of a toddler or a teenager, or not a parent at all—you are welcome! We are all Learning In God’s House Together!

Thank you for making iLIGHT’s inaugural year abundant. Abundant? Each Sunday morning the room was a melting pot of ages, of life circumstances, and of spiritual knowledge and experience. Names were exchanged, conversations flowed, and a nurturing community of faith and acceptance was re-created each week. Whether the topic was: how to improve your listening skills, using the Myers-Briggs Inventory to find spiritual balance, finding God in movies, or simply listening to fellow members share their life lessons and faith stories—there was abundance. There was an abundance of laughter, of learning, and of support in a “no expectations” setting. All were blessed with an abundance of shared grace, of shared growth, and of shared gifts.

iLIGHT began on a Sunday morning in January and in 4 short months welcomed 90 different people through its door. iLIGHT is an open and flexible forum for people new to such an experience or to seasoned church school goers alike. Please join us this September as we continue to grow, to connect, and to create abundance.

 

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