Scotland United Church of Christ
Merge with Jesus  |  Scotland, South Dakota
Adult Elective Classes
Engaging Scripture for Everyday Life.
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growing FAITH
Our church offers a variety of Adult Elective Classes both on Sunday mornings and during the
week.  Topics range from Bible study, Archaelolgy and the Bible, Book Study and topics on
practical Christian living such as merging your marriage, finances, parenting, etc. with Jesus.
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"The Faith and Practice of the Earliest Christians"
6-week course: Sundays @ 10:45 am starting October 6

How did the first Christians practice their faith?  The Didache, an
early handbook for an anonymous Christian community, "is the
most important book you've never heard of."  It spells out a way of
life for Jesus followers, including how to love one another, the
Early Church's stand on abortion, how to practice Baptism and
the Lord's Supper, and how to take in wandering prophets.  Likely
written before many of the New Testament books, this little-known
text can enlighten the way that Christians are church today.

This 6-week DVD led course will explore the text of the Didache
and compare it to other writings within the New Testament.

Cost: $13.00 for companion book, "The Teaching of the 12"  

Registration deadline: September 15

Location: Adult Class Room
Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
"Body + Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism"
6-week course: Sundays @ 10:45 am starting January 5, 2014

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism with
this special 6-week study.  Find out why this beloved catechism is
still so relevant today.  In
"Body + Soul" participants will explore the
Heidelberg Catechism's warm spirit, personal perspective and
abiding truth for contemporary Christians.  Whether you've studied
the Heidelberg Catechism as a kid, or are checking it out for the first
time, this contemporary study of our historic Reformed faith, with
DVD introductions by pastor and popular author Craig Barnes, will
help feed your body + soul.

Cost: $15.00 for book, "Body & Soul"

Location: Adult Classroom
"Battles BC: Joshua & the Conquest of the Promised Land"
2-week course: Sundays @ 10:45 am starting September 8

We've all heard the story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho.  
Now, take an in-depth look at how Joshua conquered the
Promised Land for God and the people of Israel.  This DVD led
course will look at Joshua's military strategy in light of the biblical
text from the book of Joshua.


Location: Adult Class Room
"Bethlehem: Beyond the Christmas Story" & "Herod the Great"
3-week course: Sundays @ 10:45 am starting December 8

We've all heard the Christmas story recorded in the Gospels of
Matthew and Luke.  Now go behind the scenes and explore the
"Little Town of Bethlehem" in this DVD led course to see where it all
happened.  We'll discuss what we see with the Gospel accounts of
Jesus' birth.

The next two weeks we'll explore the background of King Herod the
Great who played such an important part in the Christmas story.  
We'll take a DVD led tour of some of King Herod's building projects
and how they became the locations for Jesus' ministry.

Location: Adult Classroom
Spring Quarter
"Jewish Roots: The Heritage of the Christian Faith"
9-week course: Sundays @ 10:45 am starting March 2, 2014

Steeped as we are in modern Western culture, it's easy to forget
that we worship a Jewish Messiah. But Jesus was Jewish, and
Christianity is deeply rooted in Judaism. The first Christians never
thought otherwise because they themselves were Jews. To them,
Christianity was not a different religion from Judaism—it was the
fulfillment of all that was written in the law and the prophets. The
Jewish Roots of Christianity takes you to Jerusalem for eye-opening
insights into the link between Judaism and Christianity.  This 9-week
course includes Bible study and DVD led discussion with modern
day Jewish Christians filmed on location in Jerusalem.  You'll never
look at Judaism - or even some modern day Christian practices - in
the same way again.

Location: Adult Classroom