ELECTIVES (Fall 2018)
First Hour 9:45 am
To the Ends of the Earth: The Book of Acts
Teachers: Mike Buehrer, Jeff Graf, Sandy Young & others
Join us as we spend a semester studying the early church from the time of Christ to the imprisonment of Paul. We will walk through the Book of Acts to see what God teaches us about the apostles, the church, and the vital work of the Holy Spirit in the advance of gospel throughout the world.
Teachers: Everetts, Davises & Sullivans
If you are in college, come join us as we wrestle through Ecclesiastes and Mark this Fall. Whether you have been a student of the Bible for years or you have never heard of the Bible, join us for honest discussions about Christianity and how to apply the Bible to daily living. Free coffee and donuts provided!
Teachers: Ruth Derrick, Teresa Ko, Ali Wieboldt & Stacey Wilkin
Women Who Encountered Jesus – With his compassionate, respectful manner of treating women, Jesus gave a new example for how to honor and value women. We invite you to join us to explore Scripture and learn how these encounters with Jesus changed the lives of the women who were fortunate to meet and know Him. The class will begin discussing this topic on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Spanish Bible Study
Leader: Alan Fabrycky
Bible study conducted in Spanish.
Leaders: Ralph Amateis and Ward Stevens
We all get one life to live and deep down we’re all asking the same question – what’s it all about? This 7-week course will explore the Gospel of Mark and give you space to think about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ.
International Christian Fellowship (ICF)
Leaders: Jay Lester, Bob Jackson
The Psalms grab our attention, arouse our emotions, and touch our souls. They effectively communicate powerful truths about God, humanity, and our relationship with Him. And they point to the good news of abundant life in Jesus Christ. Join us as we “speak to one another with psalms.” This Bible study is suitable for both believers and seekers/inquirers, and involves a combination of lecture, big group discussion, and small group discussion around the tables.
Second Hour 11:15 am
Joshua, Judges, Ruth
Teachers: Dean Bork, Chris Faith & others
In response to God’s promise, His people, in faith inherited the Holy Land. Sadly, however, they failed to finish the task. In the same way, in our day, many of Jesus’ followers fail to enter and fully enjoy His rest. Our aim is to grow together in God’s rest, learning from these men and women, and benefit from their examples, both good and evil.
Marriage Class – What Did You Expect?
Facilitators: John & Robin Hairfield, Cary & Amy Hill, Dennis & Linda Schnecker
This class will be a time of learning, discussion, and encouragement for your marriage. Using Paul Tripp’s DVD series, “What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage”, we will apply biblical principles, shared wisdom, and prayer to strengthen your relationship with your spouse.
Visitor’s Welcome — Offered the first Sunday of each month
Leader: One of our elders
A welcome and introduction to Blacksburg Christian Fellowship – our beliefs, our vision, and our ministries. Informal Q&A format.
Blacksburg Chinese Church
Leaders: Caisy Ho, Peter Lo, & Johnny Yu
This is a Worship & Preaching Service in Chinese. A Communion Service is held once a month. Mid-week small group Bible studies and prayer meeting are also part of the ministry.
Baptism Class: place & time TBA
Leader: Dennis Schnecker
This class looks at what the Bible says about following the Lord’s command to be baptized. If you are a believer and have not been baptized, this class offers you the opportunity to develop your personal testimony and to be baptized. Class materials should be picked up and reviewed prior to the class and are available at the Welcome Desk. For more information contact Dennis Schnecker, email@example.com, 552.1287.