Pathways

Pathways is our adult Sunday School class for the Meta English congregation.

Next Series: Real Change

Experiencing the transforming power of Christ in the struggles of everyday life

All of us, if we are honest, desire to change in our lives. But, as followers of Jesus, how do we get there? How we do actually experience change in the daily challenges we face, both big and small? How does faith in Christ impact how we think, feel, and act so that we are increasingly being transformed into the image of Christ? This class will encourage and equip you to see more honestly the struggles in your heart to love God and others rightly and provide a framework of how to experience real change through the power of Christ in the gospel.

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Current Series

 

 

Passing the Baton: A Study in 2nd Timothy

In a world that is increasingly hostile to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, how do we maintain our focus on preserving the truth of the Gospel for the next generation? How do we find confidence that God’s truth will prevail, and courage to speak that truth regardless of the consequences? How do we maintain our joy? Come see how the Apostle Paul wrestled with these issues in an inductive Bible Study of 2nd Timothy.

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Class Schedule & Recordings

Pastor Andrew Bywaters will lead this class, which will run from Sunday, December 6th, to Sunday, January 31st. We will meet on Zoom each Sunday from 11:00am-12:15pm. The Zoom room will be open at 10:45am so we can mingle beforehand!

Links to the recordings will be added after the class occurs.

Syllabus

 

Date Outline Assignment Recordings
12/6/20 Introduction and Overview Read 2 Timothy 5 times Audio
12/13/20 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Write Spiritual Autobiography Audio | Video
12/20/20 2 Timothy 1:15-2:13 Write Spiritual Biography Audio | Video
12/27/20 2 Timothy 2:14-26 Spiritual Self-Inventory Audio | Video
1/3/21 2 Timothy 3:1-9 Scripture Memorization Audio | Video
1/10/21 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Scripture Memorization Audio | Video
1/17/21 2 Timothy 4:1-8 Scripture Memorization Audio | Video
1/24/21 2 Timothy 4:9-22 Scripture Memorization Audio | Video
1/31/21 Review and Wrap-up Passing the Baton Audio | Video

Archive

Jesus, the Church, and Politics (Sep 2020 - Nov 2020)

How should Christians think about civic and political engagement?

In an increasingly polarized and toxic political environment, as believers we need to think Biblically about our participation in the political arena. This class will help us to do that. We will not advocate for any particular candidate or political party’s agenda, and it certainly will not tell you who to vote for. It will, however, give you the Biblical framework to help you think through the critical issues of the day within the framework of a Biblical worldview and be swayed not by particular partisan passions, but by fidelity to the Word of God.

9/13: Politics in light of Creation, Fall, and Redemption Video | Audio

9/20: The Power of the Sword: The need for and role of human government in a broken world Video | Audio |  Outline

9/27: Kingship, Theocracy, and the Church: The role of the Mosaic Law and Israel’s monarchy in God’s plan Video | Audio | Outline

10/4: Citizens of the Kingdom of God: The church’s relationship with the state Video | Audio | Outline

10/11: The Common Defense: How should Christians approach policing, criminal justice, and war? Video | Audio | Outline

10/18: Identity politics and intersectionality: How should Christians view race? Video | Audio | Outline

10/25: Identity politics and intersectionality: How should Christians view gender and sexuality? Video | Audio | Outline

11/1: Life and Death: How should Christians view abortion? Video | Audio | Outline

11/8: Election Postmortem Video | Audio | Outline

11/15: Justice and Mercy: How should Christians approach economic policy? Video | Audio | Outline

11/22: A Christian critique of the Right and the Left Video | Audio | Outline

Managing Our Finances God's Way (Jun 2020 - Aug 2020)

The way we manage our money—often referred to as Christian stewardship—is another spiritual discipline, like prayer and studying God’s Word. The Bible contains more than 2,000 verses about money, and about half of Jesus’ parables center around possessions. This 12-week series focuses on how to be more faithful in handling the money God entrusts to us, including many practical tips to manage God’s money. Given the current COVID-19 environment makes these lessons even more important as so much financial uncertainty exists and personal budgets are stressed.

The objectives of this Sunday School quarter’s module are to: 1) educate and inform about Biblical principles regarding financial stewardship; 2) encourage the church as a body of Christ to develop a culture of generous giving; 3) encourage each member to personally be more holistic in giving of their time, talent and treasures to God’s service in various local and global opportunities; and 4) challenge us to be more generous and target giving to financially support missions—at WHCC or other organizations.

Find all resources and recordings from this class in this Google folder.

Hebrews (Sep 2019 - May 2020)

Find all available class recordings and resources in this Google folder. Please note that not all classes were recorded.