The Genesis Class is a class for engaged and married couples, for twenty and thirty year olds. They have various teachers who lead them in studying a variety of topics, from Biblical lessons to contemporary Christian issues. The Genesis Class is committed to growing together in faith through learning, service and fellowship. We meet at 11:00am in Room 205.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Genesis Class Update for 1/9/2011

Genesis Class,
Heath led a discussion on John 7-9 last Sunday. The discussion was focused on Christ’s healing of a blind man and the aftermath of the miracle. As usual, John describes surface level events with a spiritual parallel. We plan to focus on John 10 and 11 next week if you want to read ahead. Our class size has held steady lately around 15 or 16 people which greatly increases the enjoyment and depth of conversation so we hope you join us soon if you have been out for the holidays.
Regarding the officer changing for 2011… Amanda and I have offered to remain in office as presidents if no one else is interested in serving. We did not receive any responses to the last email requesting officer nominations. We are reducing the demand for officers down to presidents and teaching coordinators. Heath & Courtney and Brad & Kristin have volunteered to oversee the teaching coordination; however, we need more volunteers to do the actual teaching...this can be one Sunday, one month, once per month, or however much/often you would like. A recent notice went out to class presidents that the church has just purchased several new curriculum series varying in topic and length. Our class is welcome to these, and the list will be distributed at a meeting in January and placed online. This leads to the next opportunity....
The Intentional Faith Development Team and Dr. Oliphint are asking us to participate in a church-wide study called 24 Hours that Changed the World by Dr. Adam Hamilton. We have used some of his stuff before. It is a seven week study March 13th - April 24th and examines the last days of Jesus' life and how his death changed the world forever. We will be provided with the materials necessary for this series; however we have been asked to send 2 representatives to a curriculum meeting on Sunday, january 23 at 11am or Thursday, January 27 at 6:45pm. Let me know if you would like to represent us. This does not mean you have to teach the whole thing. Brad & Kristin did this last year, and it was an interesting series.
There are enough lessons in our John series to take us through February and half of March and April are taken up with the church-wide series so if you would like to teach, the materials are already prepared.
We also need 2 or 3 volunteers on February 20th to help with "Clean Out the Cabinets" Sunday in order to tidy up the classrooms. Jeff & I will be there, and I'm sure the more help there is the faster we will get everything tidied up.
Socials: Our after Christmas party went well with many “interesting gifts” exchanged. Thanks to Brad & Kristin for hosting! Since we will not be having a social officer, whoever would like to propose the next social is welcome to head up whatever you would like. I propose that we have at least one social per quarter so that would mean April, July, and Octoberish at least.
Missions: Brad M. has offered to oversee this as the contact person, but just like the socials all are welcome to lead or suggest a project.

We are looking forward to another great year with the Genesis Class!

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