Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter 2019 Classes

Center for African Biblical Studies

                                      Winter 2019
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                   1st QUARTER BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
                                           2019 Bible Study Classes

TUESDAY MORNING CLASS

February 5th-March 26th
11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

WOMANIST GOD TALK
Dr. Linda Thomas
Textbook: Showing Mary/Study Bible
Relationships women have with each other are critical to survival. God encourages all women
to support and empower one another. We welcome a new year where we will learn how to be a
servant to one another along our journey.
BIBLICAL THEME


TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES

February 5th-March 26th
7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

BIBLICAL ADVOCACY: JUSTICE TO THE STREETS
Rev. Mark Barclay
Textbook:Handouts/Study Bible
Micah 6:8 gives us as the people of God a mandate to do justice. We as Black people, should be
committed to this mandate of justice through our walk with Christ. The question becomes HOW? Come learn from our Outreach pastor how we take the justice that we preach and teach and make it real in the community.
BIBLICAL THEME


SERVANT LEADERSHIP: LEADERSHIP PAIN
Min. Tennille Power
Textbook: Leadership Pain/Study Bible
God provides ministry work through the various gifts of God’s people. Servant leadership
principles teach us how to serve God’s people, God’s way, through biblical principles of leadership. Come learn these principles that translate in and out of the church. 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


UNDERSTANDING THE WORD OF GOD-POWER OF PRAYER
Sister Rae McCray
Textbook: Prayer: Finding the True Heart’s Home/Study Bible/Handouts
Faithfully serving God requires us to gain a deeper understanding of God. Prayer is a means
of communicating with God, as well as a method of serving God. Students will learn to seek the
intimacy we need with God by developing and growing your prayer life.
TIER 2-Intermediate Bible Study


YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS
Rev. Clyde White
Textbook: You Will Get Through This/Study Bible/Handouts
You are worried you won’t make it through! It is a new year, yet things are still the same! You
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 there is the answer: to teach us to trust God to overcome evil.
BIBLICAL THEME


WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES

February 6th – March 27th
6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.


HOLY SPIRIT: TRANSFORMATION THROUGH REVELATION
Min. Danita Brown
Textbook: Study Bible
In the continuing study of the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit does the work of
transformation through our lives as God’s people. The Spirit provides revelation which deepens
understanding of god’s purposes for our lives daily. The result: faithful servants!
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. This is a great beginning to your journey in growing in Christ!
TIER 1-Beginners Bible Study


IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH
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 leaders 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!
Tier 1: Beginners Bible Study


                               WEDNESDAY AT THE WELL
                                            Every Wednesday Night
                 Prayer Service 6:00-7:00PM~ Teaching Moment 7:14PM


THURSDAY MORNING CLASSES

February 7th – March 28th
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


WALKING THROUGH GOD’S WORD: BOOK OF ISAIAH PART 3
Deacon Carol Edwards
Textbook: Study Bible/Handouts and Maps
Come continue the journey 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 7th – March 28th
7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.


YOGA AND SPIRITUALITY: EMBRACING MIND, BODY AND SOUL
Min. Tennille Power
Textbook: Handouts/Study Bible
Jesus provided a blueprint for us, not only how to treat one another, but also how to treat
ourselves. Jesus was the master of REST! Balance in mind, body and spirit are critical to
our well being in a society where OVER productivity is valued. Students will learn the spiritual
dimensions of yoga and engage in the actual
physical practice of yoga.
BIBLICAL THEME

              ** HOWARD THURMAN INSTITUTE**
             *Meeting location: Brookins Funeral Home- 9316 S. Ashland
                                                          Chicago, IL

Rev. Dr. Norval Brown
Textbook: Handouts/Study Bible

Two of the most prolific theologians of our time are now sitting with the ancestors, but
their legacy is left for us to study and live out. Howard Thurman and James Cone,
the father of liberation theology will be in conversation with one another in this study.
Trinity UCC hails as teaching and preaching from a black,theological framework, that
is like no other in the world. Come study in depth these two profound theologians
that shape and mold the God talk today.


FRIDAY MORNING CLASS

Starting February 8th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


SEASONS WITH GOD
Min. Danita Brown
Textbook: Handouts/Study Bible
God has given us much, and in return, requires us to serve God’s people. In this season of life, 
God is still working and still has a plan. Come learn how the wisdom of the elders is critical in
being a servant of God.
BIBLICAL THEME** Second and Fourth Fridays only*


SATURDAY DAY CLASSES* Located at Woodson Library
February 9th – March 30th-
*Three team taught sessions*
A WOMAN’S WORTH 1:00PM - 2:30PM & A MAN’S WORTH -11:00AM - 12:30PM
Min. Tennille Power & Rev. Terrance Thomas
Textbook: Sexuality and the Black Church/Study Bible
Sex and Sexuality are two of the most taboo topics that are avoided by the Black church and
community. The silence and lack of knowledge causes frustration in dialogue around male/female relationships. Come join our team taught approach and community in discussing in a safe and healthy space, sex and sexuality. Come hear the voices of black men and black women together tackle this important subject.
BIBLICAL THEME


SUNDAY MORNING CLASS

February 3rd- March 31st
9:30AM – 10:30AM

BIBLE DISCOVERY HOUR-THE I AM SAYINGS OF CHRIST
Textbook: Study Bible
Students will journey along the footsteps of Jesus in the Book of John. Come discover how Jesus developed personal relationships and set the model of being the servant of all.

TIER 1-Beginners Bible Study

Online Classes
CFABS offers online classes through Google Classroom. Follow these simple steps to login:

1) Go to classroom.google.com
2) Click join a class
3) Enter the class key
4) Participate in class

BIBLE THE BEGINNING class key: pv7tcw 

Textbook:Study Bible 
Come learn a basic overview of the Bible, both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian scripture and its 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. 
TIER 1: BEGINNERS Bible Study 

WALKING THE WORD: SPIRITUALITY OF THE PSALMS class key:x2pxid 
Textbook: Spirituality of the Psalms/Study Bible 
We are called to live a life of faith. We are given an example of this in the Book of Psalms. Come to take a journey along the Book of Psalms and learn the different types of orientations, and types of living in the psalms. 
TIER 2: INTERMEDIATE Bible Study 

DISCERNING THE VOICE OF GOD class key:2lih179 
Textbook: Discerning the Voice of God/Study Bible Have you thought you heard God’s voice but questioned anyway? Do you listen to other outside voices instead of the Holy Spirit within you? Students will go through a journey of listening and discerning both God’s voice and how God is leading you. 
TIER 2: INTERMEDIATE Bible Study