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September 13-October 25 @ 6:30 -7:45 pm
Confirmation is a discipleship program used by many churches for their youth. The process at GBPC includes an overview of the Old and New Testaments, the survey of a gospel, an overview of church history from Pentecost until now, and a review of key Christian beliefs in order to produce a statement of faith. Do you come from a tradition that didn’t have Confirmation, or you had Confirmation but you’ve forgotten everything you ever learned? Then Confirmation for Adults is designed for you! This year on Wednesday nights, we want to give adults the opportunity to learn for the first time or to revisit these topics themselves! In order to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s actions that are credited as the beginning of the Reformation, we’ll be tackling church history first. In January, we’ll cover the gospel of Luke, and then in February-March, we’ll revisit key Christian beliefs. Adults are invited to participate in any or all of these segments. Below is the fall schedule:
Sep 13 Old Testament Overview part 1 (Ralph)
Sep 20 Old Testament Overview part 2 (Ralph)
Sep 27 New Testament Overview (Ralph)
Oct 4 Church History: Pentecost-500 AD (Anita)
Oct 11 Church History: 500 AD-1500 AD (Anita)
Oct 18 Church History: Reformation
2017 marks the 500th anniversary from the historic event of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg, Germany. This night will be an intergenerational, interactive experience! Come learn why this is significant to us as Christians today!
Oct. 25 Church History: Post Reformation-Modern (Anita)
November 1-December 13
Galatians is important for several reasons. First of all, it is among the earliest, if not the earliest, of all the writings in the New Testament. The letter gives us an insight into the problems that arose in the Christian churches of the first century after Jesus’ physical death, and most important of all, it reveals one of the most essential elements in Paul’s conception of Christianity. The letter has sometimes been called “Paul’s declaration of independence,” a designation that means freedom from bondage to laws of any kind, whether human laws or divine laws. On this particular point, Paul made a definite break not only with Judaism but with those Christians of Jewish descent who thought of the new religion in terms of obedience both to the Mosaic Law and the laws enunciated by Jesus.
Join us for a six-week Bible study of this important book with Pastor Ralph!