Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter 2017 Classes

Center for African Biblical Studies
WINTER 2017
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1ST QUARTER BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
CFABS BIBLE STUDY CLASSES

TUESDAY MORNING CLASS
February 7th  March 28th  
11:00 A.M. 12:30 P.M.

WOMANIST GOD TALK
Dr. Linda Thomas
Textbook: Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter/Study Bible
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Ruth and Bathsheba are few women of the Bible that we know.  Do you know the stories of the Wise woman of Tekoa, the wives and women of Pathros and Susanna?  These are women that are often forgotten and not mentioned in your typical worship or bible study.  Come discover the lives and voices of women that we DONT know!  Learn how God spoke, intervened, changed, and proclaimed the story of redemption.  Step into God’s sacred circle of mothers, grandmothers, warriors, prophets, prostitutes and murderers. You won’t come out the same!
BIBLICAL THEME

QUESTIONS GOD ASKS US
Sister Dubra Lazard
Textbook: Questions God Asks Us/Study Bible
God desires a two way relationship with us.  God wants us to be in dialogue, to ask questions of God and listen for the answers. God wants us to listen as we answer the questions God has for us!  Come develop a deeper relationship with God by studying the very intentional questions God asks us along our journey.  Discover the answers that may surprise you!
BIBLICAL THEME


TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES
February 7th  March 28th  
7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.


IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH: LEARNING TRUE WORSHIP
Deacon Tracie Williams
Textbook: Study Bible
Worship is one of the dynamic ways we communicate with God.  We thank God through worship, we lament through worship and we are empowered through worship.  Come learn from one of our dynamic worship leader what it means to worship in spirit and in truth, learn how to overcome the obstacles of worship, and how to worship with no shame and in pure joy!
BIBLICAL THEME


BEING IN THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST
Rev. Barbara Heard
Textbook: Being in the Presence of Christ /Study Bible
2017 is the year we are called as a congregation to grow in Christ. In order to grow in Christ, we must understand what it means to be in the presence of Christ. In this class, students will learn how to receive and nuture the presence of Christ, how to be Christ-like in service and gain personal transformation.
BIBLICAL THEME





WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS
February 8th March 29th  
1:00PM -12:30PM

UNDERSTANDING THE WORD OF GOD
Minister Tennille Power
Textbook: Study Bible/Handouts
Moving into a deeper understanding of God means understanding God’s Word and how to apply it to your life. It is time to go deeper. Come learn how to study the Word for more than facts and information.  Move beyond the surface level, and dig into topics of the Church, Sanctification, Holy Spirit, Kingdom of God, Evangelism and what it means to Honor God.
TIER 2-Intermediate Bible Study


WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS
February 8th  March 29th
6:00PM-7:00PM
HOLY SPIRIT: SPIRITUAL MATURITY PART 2
Rev. Danita Brown
Textbook: Study Bible
In this continuing study of the ministry work of the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit is the one who provides for a mature spiritual life within God’s people. This ministry work moves to develop and nurture spiritual growth, in addition to revealing needed understanding leading to spiritual maturity which results in a transformed life in God.
 TIER 3-Advanced Bible Study

EXPERIENCING GOD
Deacon Ken McKay
Textbook:  Study Bible/Handouts
Who is God?  Who is God to you? What does it mean to experience God while walking into a new space in my life?  Come learn the basics of God and how God is working in your life.
TIER 1-Beginners Bible Study




THURSDAY MORNING CLASS 
February 9th  March 30th   
11:00 AM 12:30 PM

WALKING THROUGH GOD’S WORD: BOOK OF PSALMS PART 2
Deacon Carol Edwards
Textbook: Study Bible/Handouts and Maps
Come discover a more intentional study of the poetic discourse between Israel and God.  Many of these conversations are rooted in praise and pain.  Many of the thoughts are a direct parallel to what we are experiencing in the world today.  We often say familiar psalms, such as The Lord is my Shepherd.  Come discover what this truly means!
TIER 2-Intermediate Bible Study




THURSDAY EVENING CLASSES
February 9th - March 30th  
7:00 P.M. 8:30 P.M.

BLACK CHURCH EXPERIENCE
Brother Antoine Crenshaw
Textbook:  Canaan Land:  A Religious History of African Americans/Study Bible
The black church has been a beacon of life, light and hope for Africans and African Americans for centuries.  Our story DID NOT begin in slavery!  Come learn where our religious history and love of God originated, what Christianity is really about, and learn its history from the fertile land of Africa to the shores of the United States, tracing directly to Chicago.


TIER 3-Advanced Bible Study


SERVANT LEADERSHIP: LEADERSHIP PAIN
Min. Tennille Power
Textbook:  Leadership Pain/Study Bible 
God provides ministry work through the various gifts of God’s people.  Learn how to serve God’s people God’s way through biblical principles of leadership.  This class is for members who are currently leaders of a ministry, and those who are interested in becoming Servant Leaders at Trinity United Church of Christ. We will continue the study of Leadership Pain and connect it to living and growing in Christ
SERVANT LEADERSHIP TRACK



FRIDAY MORNING CLASS
Starting February 10th
11:00 A.M. 12:30 P.M

SEASONS WITH GOD
Rev. Danita Brown
Textbook: Study Bible
Recommitting your life to become more Christ centered is not bound by age or circumstance.  The biblical text reveals new insight, specifically to our seniors, who have paved the way for future generations.   Come and discover new revelations about our sacred texts for our seniors.  Whether you are a novice bible student, advanced bible scholar or somewhere in between, there is something to learn for everyone.  
BIBLICAL THEME** Second and Fourth Fridays only*






SATURDAY EVENING CLASS
February 11th March 25th  
4:00PM-5:30PM

A MAN’S WORTH 
Deacon Richard Sewell
Textbook: The destruction of Black Civilization/Study Bible
We are experiencing a political and social time where white supremacy is the norm and has infiltrated our national platform. However, these are not unprecedented waters we are in. Our men must become equipped on how to strategize and fight this battle , so we can all live free. Learn what this scholar has coined as the destruction of Black civilization and how our communities can rebuild , restore and live in power.
BIBLICAL THEME

A WOMAN’S WORTH
Min. Tennille Power
Textbook: Successful Moms of the Bible/Study Bible
Success is often defined in terms of financial gain.  As a Christian woman, God wants us to define our success by a different standard.  Learn the success stories, learn from the trials of Elizabeth, Rebekah and Ruth. Whether you are a mother or not, learn how these women navigated life. There is something for every woman!  
BIBLICAL THEME




SUNDAY MORNING CLASS
9:30AM 10:30AM Wright Chapel
BIBLE DISCOVERY HOUR
Deacon Joe Griffith
Textbook:  Study Bible
Discover what it means to be on this Christian journey according to the Bible, and how to apply that knowledge to the challenges we face daily.

TIER 1-Beginniners Bible Study



SERVANT LEADERSHIP: LEADERSHIP PAIN
Min. Tennille Power
Textbook:  Leadership Pain/Study Bible 
God provides ministry work through the various gifts of God’s people.  Learn how to serve God’s people God’s way through biblical principles of leadership.  This class is for members who are currently leaders of a ministry, and those who are interested in becoming Servant Leaders at Trinity United Church of Christ. We will continue the study of Leadership Pain and connect it to living and growing in Christ
SERVANT LEADERSHIP TRACK

Sunday, May 25, 2014

THE CENTER FOR AFRICAN BIBLICAL STUDIES WINTER BIBLE CLASS REGISTRATION

START PRAYING NOW!! Get yourself prepared for Fall Classes by praying for discernment regarding which class(es) you should enroll in to increase your knowledge in the Word of God.  Bible study is a requirement of a Christian and it is only through knowing and understanding God's Word will you be transformed to be used by God.

The Center for African Biblical Studies facilitates the Adult Bible Study program, which is unlike most churches.  Bible classes are now offered four times a year in the Fall (Sept-Nov.), Winter (Feb-Mar) and Spring (May - June) Summer (July-Aug)  Our classes are 8 weeks and registration occurs two weeks prior to the first day of class.

How can you get involved in Bible Study?  Here are the ways to register:

In Person:  During Registration Sundays (Sunday, January 29th and February 5th), you will find the CFABS table in the Atrium or Narthex after all three services available for in person registration. Come meet and greet facilitators and learn more about classes being offered at the registration table!

Online:  Online registration is available via the website, www.trinitychicago.org or the Trinity app on your smartphone

In Class:  You can always show up to your class and register with your facilitator.                   Pre-registration is encouraged, but NOT required.


We look forward to seeing you this Winter!  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 773-966-1578 or email at dbrown@trinitychicago.org.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Winter 2017 Classes

Be on the lookout for the new session starting in February. If there are subjects you are interested in, please make your suggestions by commenting below.

God bless you, and keep studying to show yourself approved.

CFABS
Welcome to the Center for African Biblical Studies!  We are excited to launch our blog, which is our sacred space to speak upon African centered Bible classes and learning.  Trinity United Church of Christ has been the trailblazer of instituting, designing, and implementing an intentional adult bible study program to fit the needs of the community in understanding our African Heritage in the context of biblical study.


We will begin the 1st quarter (2016 ) classes within the Center for African Biblical Studies which include Experiencing God, Understanding the Word of God, Applying the Word of God through the Trinity, Servant Leadership and Topic-Specific Bible Classes which are in alignment with the vision for Trinity UCC with the focus on The Fruit of the Spirit: Taste and See!