Life Training Electives

As our vision statement clearly states, “We exist as a scriptural community, seeking to make disciples of Jesus Christ …” Life Training Electives are one avenue that assists us in accomplishing this mission in three different ways:
1. We offer a variety of classes for adults that are related to spiritual growth, Bible knowledge and application, life issues, and ministry preparation. Each class is designed to better equip you for life and ministry.
2. Our Men’s and Women’s Ministries offer gender groups /classes which focus upon related issues of men and women.
3. Several classes are offered through specific Discipleship Communities designed to provide a deeper level of relationships designed to move people in discipleship.

List of Electives – Summer 2018 (May 24-September 22)

How to Study the Bible
Stephen Vernon — Egypt, M234
Are you interested in studying the Bible inductively? Join us as we will be walking through parts of the Old and New Testament while using the three parts of inductive Bible study. We will be going through a resource called, “Lord Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days” along with a few other resources aimed at using what you’ve studied in the Bible and how it applies to your life.
Marriage Elective
Dr. Jared Pingleton— Lybia, M238
Dr. Pingleton will be leading couples through his book, “Making Magnificent Marriages.” Marriage
is one of God’s highest gifts to us. Sadly, couples don’t often have the skills necessary to
experience this gift. This study serves as a practical relationship toolkit to minister to marriages
from both a Biblical and a psychological perspective.
1 Corinthians (Beginning June 20 – August 8)
Steve Nichols — Algeria, M240
Corinth is an amazing city with incredible history and archeology. This book was written almost
2000 years ago but Paul says it was written for all Christians in all places at all times, which has
incredibly modern application for us today. This book is filled with controversies that almost killed
the church – including jealousy, church discipline, sex, singleness, Christian liberty and spiritual
gifts. Taught by Steve Nicholes, Executive Dean, Word of Life Bible Institute, Jeju Island, Korea
Harvest Partners
Jim Vernon, Marilyn Bumgarner, Bonnie Rencher — Germany, W127
Join us as we learn more about our missionaries and their work, as well as unreached people
groups and other religions around the world. Our missionaries are frequently guest speakers in the
meetings, and every meeting has focused prayer for our missionaries and the people they are
reaching. Each segment stands alone, so you may attend a Harvest Partners meeting at any time.
ESL Café
Various Leaders — International Plaza
Each Wednesday night during electives, this team connects with international members of our
community. Our goal is to provide one-on- one English tutoring and a grammar class to help
community members increase their English skills. We also share culture and engage in intentional
conversations. For more information, contact
Main Elective: Knowing God
Various Teachers — Korea, M234
Join in the study of J.I. Packer’s classic book, “Knowing God” led by various teachers each week.
May 23 – Pastor Jeff – “The Study of God,” & “The People who Know Their God.”
May 30 – Pastor Nathan – God the Judge.” & “The Wrath of God.”
June 6 – Nathan Puzey – “Knowing and Being Known” & “The Only True God.”
June 13 – Pastor Jeff – “Thy Word is Truth.”
June 20 – Nathan Puzey – “The Heart of the Gospel.” & “God the Incarnate.”
June 27 – Doug Johnson – “Wisdom of God,” & “God’s Wisdom and Ours.”
July 4 – Independence Day – NO ELECTIVES
July 11 – Bob Rencher – “Love of God.”
July 18 – Jon Gregory – “Jealous God.”
July 25 – Josh Erb – “God Unchanging.”
Aug 1 – Wayne Brindle – “The Grace of God.”
Aug 8 – Tim Gregory – “Goodness and Severity.”
Aug 15 – Ben Forrest – “Majesty of God.”
Aug 22 – Pastor Jeff – Summary of Remaining Chapters
Women’s Elective
Various Women — Morocco, M244
Women of Heritage, don’t miss the opportunity this Summer to hear from different women each
week sharing their hearts with you about how God is working in their lives. Come join us for a time
of fellowship, prayer and discussion!
May 23 – Stacey Hester – Worship
May 30 – Nancy Young, Kriss Hartman, Gina Anderson, Heather Cook – “Mother in law/Daughter in
law Relationships (panel)”
June 6 – Caryl Sheppard
June 13 – Kristin Durand – “Identifying and Removing Idols.”
June 20 – Lerisa Forrest – “God with Us – Cultivating a Life of Surrender”
June 27 – Jamie Banister – “Contentment.”
July 11 – Molly Jensen – “The Greatest Commandment.”
July 18 – Lori Amos – “Seeing God in Your Journey.”
July 25 – Sue Hoyt and Melissa Bengds – “Releasing your children”
Aug 1 – Wendy Adams – “Pursuing Peace in His Stillness”
Aug 8 – Stephanie Eubank – “Practical Faith: Responding to Interruptions and Unmet Expectations.”
Aug 15 – Beth Sites – Coming Soon!
Aug 22 – Joyce Lemon – “Just Bragging, Bragging about Jesus That Is.”
“let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”

Hebrews 12:1