Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spring 2018 Classes

Center for African Biblical Studies
Spring 2018
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2nd QUARTER BIBLE STUDY CLASSES


TUESDAY MORNING CLASS
May 8th - June 26th
11:00 A.M. 12:30 P.M.

WOMANIST GOD TALK: WOMANIST SASS
Min Tennille Power
Textbook: Womanist Sass and Talk Back/Study Bible
As African American women living in this Trump era America, we are continuously in a dance of navigating living with racism, sexism and classicsm. Come learn how these systemic issues are placed in dialogue with sacred texts and lived out  in our context
BIBLICAL THEME


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 light hope and life for Africans and African Americans for centuries. Our story DID NOT begin in slavery! Come learn where our biblical history and love of God originated, what Christianity is about and its history from the fertile crescent of Africa to the shores of the United States, tracing directly to Chicago
TIER 3 - ADVANCED BIBLE STUDY



TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES
May 8th - June 19th
7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS - PART II
Rev Clyde White
Textbook: You'll Get Through This/Study Bible
You are worried you won't make it through.  We are afraid that the depression will not lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never cease. In this dark place, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this load ever lighten? In this Old Testament story about Joseph is the answer: to teach us to trust God to overcome evil!  
BIBLICAL THEME

PRAYERS THAT WORK
Rev. Barbara Heard
Textbook: Beyond Loneliness /Study Bible
Many of experience loneliness, depression, doubt and anxiety. During this year of RENEWING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST, students will learn that God and does not leave us to face life on our own. Jesus Christ walks with us during all parts of life's journey. 
BIBLICAL THEME

INTRODUCTION TO WOMANIST THEOLOGY
Min Tennille Power
Textbook: Introduction to Womanist Theology/Study Bible
We believe the Bible is our sacred text, our blueprint for life. Come explore how African American women have claimed the bible text as their own and interpret the text through the lens of the African American woman experience.
BIBLICAL THEME 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORD OF GOD
Sister Rae McCray
Textbook: Handouts/Study Bible
Have you ever struggled with prayer? Are you frustrated with unanswered prayer? This class will uncover these answers and students will discover a fresh new meaning of prayer. In RENEWING OUR COMMITMENT TO PRAYER, learning to pray and understanding the power of prayer is essential to growing in Christ.
TIER 2 - INTERMEDIATE BIBLE STUDY

  


WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS
May 9th - June 27th
1:00P.M. - 2:30P.M.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORD OF GOD~ POWER OF PRAYER
Minister Tennille Power
Textbook: Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home/ Study Bible
Prayer is communicating and growing a loving relationship with God. Students will continue to develop this love relationship by RESTORING OUR COMMITMENT TO PRAYER, learning to pray and understanding the power of prayer is essential in growing in Christ. Come learn how!
TIER 2 - INTERMEDIATE BIBLE STUDY


WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS
May 9th - June 20th 
6:00P.M. - 7:00P.M.
HOLY SPIRIT: SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION
Rev. Danita Brown
Textbook: Study Bible
The third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit, the one who provides spiritual maturity, continues the work of spiritual growth that leads God's people to transformation and allows the rebirth in our lives of the Holy Spirit within. This ongoing work within God's people, leads to a deeper, renewed relationship with God and a transformed way of living daily.
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 means 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. This is a great beginning to your journey in growing in Christ!
TIER 1 - BEGINNER BIBLE STUDY




THURSDAY MORNING CLASS 
May 10th - June 28th 
11:00 A.M.  12:30 P.M.

WALKING THROUGH GOD’S WORD: BOOK OF ISAIAH  
Deacon Carol Edwards
Textbook: Study Bible/Handouts and Maps
This book, the first of the Major Prophets, gives us lead way into the Israelites understanding of God who is great, powerful and exercises universal dominion over God's people. Discover how God's grace and mercy for the Israelite people continues to extend to us when we turn away from evil and live righteously before God.
TIER 2 - Intermediate Bible Study



THURSDAY EVENING CLASSES
May 9th - June 21th
7:00 P.M. 8:30 P.M.



PRAYER- HOW TO RAISE YOUR GPA-General Prayer Altitude.
Deacon Caroline Minter
Textbook: Study Bible/Handouts  
Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, un-uttered or expressed, the motion of a hidden fire that trembles in the breast. If you have ever felt loss and unsure of what to say when you pray, how to respond when others ask you to pray, feel you ask God a lot of questions with no response, and find yourself in situations in which you wish you could pray yourself through? Let’s take this LOSS feeling to the next level. Come learn how to L-Listen (after praying)- O-others (pray for others) S- Self (pray for yourself) S- Situations (Pray about situations). Let’s get your Prayer fire burning and keep your soul’s desire from yearning. Get READY!!!!!!!
BIBLICAL THEME

BIBLE THE BEGINNING
Textbook: Bible for Vital Congregations/Study Bible
Come learn a basic overview of the bible, the Hebrew and Christian scriptures as well a their relevance for the church today. The bible is the core of the Christian walk. It is critical to learn what it does and DOES NOT say. 


HOWARD THURMAN INSTITUTE  (BEGINS AUGUST 3RD)
Rev. Dr. Norval Brown
Textbook:TBD
**Meeting location: Brookins Funeral Home - 9316 S. Ashland Chicago Il


FRIDAY MORNING CLASS
Starting  May 11th
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
May 19th - July 7th
4:00P.M. - 5:30P.M.


BIBLICAL THEME

A WOMAN’S WORTH
Min. Tennille Power
Textbook: Anonymous/Study Bible
Have you ever been in a space in your life when you felt loss, invisible, hidden from the world? You felt like God is silent during this season in your life?  Discover how God works to develop an unshakable identity in us and how we learn to rest in God's timing for our lives.
BIBLICAL THEME


A MAN’S WORTH 
Deacon Richard Sewell
Textbook: The Cross and the Lynching Tree/Study Bible
The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful work, theologian James H.Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk
BIBLICAL THEME



SUNDAY MORNING CLASS
May 6th - June 24th
9:30A.M.  10:30A.M. 
BIBLE DISCOVERY HOUR
Textbook:  Study Bible
Discover what it means to be on this Christian journey according to the Bible, and to apply that knowledge to the challenges we face daily.
Beginners Bible Study


SERVANT LEADERSHIP:  WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP 
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.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP TRACK

Online Classes

Bible: The Beginning
Learn a basic overview of the Bible, both the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and their relevance for the church today. The bible is the core of the Christian walk. It is important to learn what is does and DOES NOT say  

Discerning the Voice of God