Starting on Wednesday, September 14th, Central will be offering 3 different studies for any adult interested in participating.

A Bible study on the book of Acts. Using only our Bibles as textbooks, we will mine the treasures of Luke’s sequel to his Gospel – the amazing story of the early church, it’s birth at Pentecost, it’s growth and challenges and the many characters and leaders that brought it into being. One of the things we learn from Acts is how the church preserved its integrity and found its identity in the midst of a very powerful Greco-Roman culture. Needless to say, there are many parallels between the experience of the early church and the church today. Come and join us as we delve deep into what some have called the “Gospel of the Holy Spirit.” It will be a fun, inspiring, and thought provoking study. Rev. David Turner will lead this study in the Fellowship Hall.

Couldn’t make it to General Assembly, but like to hear good preaching? We’ll be showing DVDs of the sermons from the General Assembly. Come get connected with the general church of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)! The first will be Rev. Holly McKissick’s sermon from the opening worship, which we will watch on September 14th. Rev. McKissick started a new Disciples church before new church ministry was “cool” among Disciples. Twenty years later, Saint Andrew Christian Church, Olathe, Kansas, has welcomed 800 members, constructed one of the Disciples first “green” buildings, and taken on issues of justice and mission “from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth.” Honored with the Innovation in Ministry Award from Brite Divinity School, this story-telling preacher translates complex theological ideas into missional action for today’s Christians. Larry Merkle will moderate this offering in the Sanctuary.

A book study based on Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover. Dave condenses his 17 years of financial teaching and counseling into 7 organized, easy-to-follow steps that will lead you out of debt and into a Total Money Makeover. Plus, you’ll read over 50 real-life stories from people just like you who have followed these principles and are now winning with their money. It is a plan designed for everyone, regardless of income or age. This is not a “Christian” book, and it isn’t a Bible study on the subject of money. But this is a book about a “Proven” Plan to Financial “Fitness” that Dave and his team have developed over two decades, and that plan includes addressing the spiritual issues surrounding money. Please note: this class does require the Total Money Makeover book, which can be picked up at most bookstores. If you pre-register, we will order a supply of these books and have them available on the first night of class. Melissa Moody will lead this study in Classroom E.

These classes will meet each week at 7:00 pm and to kick off the study there will be a light dinner provided starting on the 14th at 6:15. See you there!