How do I share my faith? Why does a “Good God” allow so much evil in the world? What do I say to my friend who is thinking about terminating her pregnancy? How do I faithfully represent Christ to my same-sex attracted friends? Better still, how do I live out my faith while dealing with same-sex attraction? With all of the racial division in our country, how can I be used a vessel of healing? These are questions we deal with in real time. Here at Abundant Life, we are fiercely committed to equipping our people to live as thriving Christ followers in all of the dimensions of their lives. This is why our Equipping Center exists. These classes will outfit you with the tools needed so you can confidently share the love of Jesus with others, and here God say of you, “Well done.”
THE ART OF PARENTING
FACILITATED by ZEKE AND MARIE HARVEY
SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 23–NOVEMBER 11 (8 WEEKS) | 12–2PM | FELLOWSHIP HALL
This DVD, small-group, curriculum, based on Psalm 127:4, helps parents feel confident in building a foundation for their children in four key areas: identity, character, relationships and mission. Dennis and Barbara Rainey share insights and decades of expertise gleaned from ministry and raising six children. Facilitated by Zeke and Marie Harvey, we will explore the following topics: The Goal of Parenting, Forming Character, Applying Discipline, Building Relationships, Understanding Identity, Nurturing Identity, Preparing for Mission, and The Power of Family.
Cost (24 couples): $40/couple (childcare with pre-registration) Info/Register: ALCF.net/signups
MANAGING YOUR FINANCES GOD'S WAY
FACILITATED by THE FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP TEAM
SUNDAYS SEPTEMBER 9–OCTOBER 14 | 12:30–2PM | CLASSROOM 7 (CONFERENCE ROOM)
Did you know that there are over 2,350 verses in the Bible about money? Join us as we go through Crown Financial's DVD series. In addition, the Financial Stewardship team will share their experiences about creating a spending plan, investing, the meaning of debt, and planning ahead, using free online tools.
Cost: $25 (includes materials/book, light refreshments, and childcare with pre-registration)
JESUS AMONG SECULAR GODS
FACILITATED by valarie saunders
SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 28 (6 WEEKS) | 12–1:30PM | ALLIES 2
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). Living in the Bay Area's hi-tech center of the world, we are often confronted with questions about science versus religion. Through a video chat/workbook format, Director of Evangelism Valarie Saunders helps us to prepare to challenge the "isms" of modern belief, including world religions and views, and present compelling evidence for revealed absolute truth as found in Jesus. These classes will help seekers to explore the claims of Christ and will provide Christians with the knowledge to articulate why they believe that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.
Cost: $25 (childcare with pre-registration)
FACILITATED by PASTOR GARY ANDERSON
SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 7–NOVEMBER 11, 12–1:30PM |CHAPEL
Christianity Explored is a 7-week series about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith: Jesus. This class, facilitated by Pastor Gary Anderson, will provide a welcoming environment where questions are encouraged. It is for anyone who is looking to learn more about who Jesus is, and what Christianity is all about.
Cost: FREE (includes lunch and childcare with pre-registration)