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Richmond, VA 23225



Adult Christian Education

Fall study of Romans:

A study of Apostle Paul’s Last Letter:  Come join us for a study of the book of Romans this fall at 11 a.m. after worship each Sunday.  Romans is a unique book in the New Testament.  Unlike his other letters in the New Testament where the apostle Paul wrote about particular issues facing individual congregations with which he was familiar, Romans is Paul’s attempt to introduce himself to Christians in Rome who he did not know.  As such, he sought to present in an organized form his view of who Christ was and what his life meant for those who had faith in him.  No other letter of Paul gives such a succinct summary of Paul’s understanding of the good news to be found in Jesus Christ like Romans does.  So please join us.  No prior knowledge of the Bible is required.  

Sunday School:

Sunday school for adults and youth starts its new year on September 16, 2012 at 11:00 immediately after coffee hour. We hope to see you there!

This fall we will begin our adult Sunday class with a series on giving and stewardship.  We will examine stewardship using the study guide “Giving: Unlocking the Heart of Good Stewardship”.  The book combines a short reading, a spiritual exercise based on the reading, and a Bible study to lead us to understanding giving as a spiritual practice.

You may say “not for me.”  But consider that, if we are not here for spiritual growth and learning, why are we here?  The study is based on the principles that spiritual transformation is a process, not an event; spiritual transformation is God’s work, but requires my participation; spiritual transformation is essential, not optional, for Christ’s followers.

Joe Coalter will lead this study.  Please join us beginning September 16 for four Sundays.

Also for Adults:

Join the Adult Class for a six week DVD and discussion series entitled Bridges. Bridges is a curriculum developed by the Crescent Project that introduces Christians to Islam and paves the way for building relationships with Muslims in our community. Christians have responded to Muslims in many ways, but all too often, without the compassion that characterized Jesus. Bridges is unique because it focuses on similarities, not differences. The teaching found in Bridges is easy to understand even if you don’t have much prior knowledge of Islam. The material is also valuable to those seeking to build on what they already know about Muslims. Bridges is practical and biblical. It allows you to gain biblical insight into Islamic history and Muslim beliefs, while providing useful next steps and stories that help you put the teaching into practice.

For Youth:

Youth at Good Shepherd will be engaged by the David C. Cook Ministries Bible-in-Life curriculum, which is Scripture-based, recognizes the life needs of students and provides practical application.

For Children:

Children’s Chapel is an interactive instruction during the service on the biblical passages of the day and the liturgy led by adult volunteers. Children recess for chapel before the sermon and return for Communion.

Nursery:

Open on Sundays from 9:15 – 12:00 for children up to pre-K.