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Studying God's Word
At Christ Pres we consider "training" in the Word to be one of our top priorities. Below you can find what we offer for adults & some of our previous recordings.
For the Life of the World
Letters to the Exiles
We are excited to announce, starting June 27th, our Adult Sunday school class will be viewing & discussing a seven part series entitled For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles. Join us at 9:45am in the sanctuary each Sunday morning.
A moment of honesty for Christians out there: have you ever wondered what your Salvation is actually FOR? Is it just to get to heaven? Is it so we can have a "friend in Jesus"? Is it even just about us? "For the Life of the World: Letters to Exiles" is an invitation to explore the scandalous and beautiful story of God's plan for the whole world. It starts with this key question: what is our Salvation FOR? How does it affect every part of our existence?
You Never Stop Being a Parent
Adult Sunday School | Summer 2021
Below you can find the audio from our most recent Adult Sunday school series. Recordings of each week's study are posted below.
"Our goal in training and discipling our children is to bring them to maturity … [that they might be] ready for adulthood long before it is time to release them from the home." "Somehow, we thought that when our children reached eighteen, our parenting would be pretty much over. On the contrary, we discovered that our most challenging years as parents were in the vicinity of ages eighteen to twenty-three. … When the children were small, parenting was simple - not easy but simple."
For some, this is a pressing topic as you consider your relationship with your adult children; for others, parenting is still an everyday reality. And for still others who may not have children of their own, it may mean asking questions like, what is my role to the children within my church family? So, whether you are still parenting within your home, have children who are about to leave home, or parenting at a distance, there is something here to learn for anyone. Based on "You Never Stop Being a Parent (Thriving in Relationship with Your Adult Children" by Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick, plus facilitated discussion. Led by Curt Presley.
On December 4th & 5th Christ Pres, along with College Hill & Grace Bible, hosted Dr. John L. Cox for a much anticipated Parenting Conference. Dr. Cox walked us through the big picture of what kids need in order to become healthy adults, with a special focus on powerful discipline and what it looks like to speak love to your kids.
Below you will find the video recordings of each of the four sessions.
- Session 1: The Big Picture of Parenting, Part 1
- Session 2: The Big Picture of Parenting, Part 2
- Session 3: Teaching Your Kids How to Choose Well: Getting Godzilla Out of Tokyo
- Session 4: Teaching Your Kids About Love: Despite the Way Their Room Looks, They Are People Too
Dr. Cox also included a handout with his talk, which you can find here.
If you'd prefer to listen to the conference, you can listen to all four sessions here or wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts.