Sundays in AH-211
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!
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:
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
February 7 - February 28 Be Mine... led by Christen Blore
Love for Us Click here for week #2 presentation
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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