Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter 2018 Classes

Center for African Biblical Studies
Winter 2018
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1ST QUARTER BIBLE STUDY CLASSES


TUESDAY MORNING CLASS
January 30th - March 20th
11:00 A.M. 12:30 P.M.

WOMANIST GOD TALK
Dr. Linda Thomas
Textbook: Hope in the Holler: A Womanist Theology/Study Bible
We are living in interesting, turbulent times which may cause one to ask “Where is the
hope in this?”. A theology of hope is necessary, and our ancestors laid the foundation.
Hope moves Black women beyond endurance and survival to transformation of
their personal lives. Come learn about the narratives of enslved, emancipated and
contemporary black women in conversation with Womanist Theology.

BIBLICAL THEME


BIBLE: THE BEGINNING
Sister Dubra Lazard
Textbook: Bible for Vital Congregations/Study Bible
Come learn a basic overview of the Bible, through the Hebrew and Christian scripture and it's relevance for the church today. The bible is the core of the Christian walk. It is critical to learn what is does and DOES NOT say.
Beginners Bible Study




TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES
7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.


GET OUT OF THE BOAT!
Rev. Barbara Heard
Textbook: If You Want to Walk on Water/Study Bible
What is your greatest fear? How is your fear keeping you from fulfilling God's divine purpose in your life? Fear is the weapon satan uses to undermine your trust and faith in God. Let go of your fear, hold to God's hand and step out into the uncharted waters then watch God show up and show out!
BIBLICAL THEME

YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS
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




WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS
January 31st - March 21st
1:00P.M. - 2:30P.M.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORD OF GOD
Minister Tennille Power
Textbook: Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home/ Study Bible
Have you ever struggled with prayer? Are you frustrated with unanwsered prayer? This class will uncover these answers and students will discover a fresh new meaning of prayer. Learning to pray and the power of prayer is essential to growing in Christ.
Intermediate Bible Study


WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS
January 31st - March 21st 
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 is the one who provides spiritual maturity, continues the work of spiritual growth within which leads God's people to the place of transformation. This ongoing work within God's people, leads to a deeper relationship with God and a transformed way of living daily.
Advanced Bible Study




WEDNESDAY AT THE WELL
Every Wednesday Night
Prayer Service 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. - The Teaching Moment 7:14 P.M.




THURSDAY MORNING CLASS 
February 1st - March 22nd 
11:00 A.M.  12:30 P.M.

WALKING THROUGH GOD’S WORD: BOOKS OF ECCLESIASTES AND SONG OF SOLOMOM
Deacon Carol Edwards
Textbook: Study Bible/Handouts and Maps
We all have lives that are full. But where is the meaning in our lives? Ecclesiastes and
Song of Solomon provides the wisdom we need to find that meaning and love in our lives.
Join us on this journey as students identify obstacles that stand in our way and begin to
renew our relationship with Christ.
Intermediate Bible Study



THURSDAY EVENING CLASSES
February 1st - March 22nd
7:00 P.M. 8:30 P.M.



DIALOGUE WITH THE DIVINE
Deacon Caroline Minter
Textbook: Questions God Ask Us/Study Bible  
This class explores Questions God Ask US. We will look into the deep interpersonal dialogue which moves us into action related responses. God is listening, it is our responsibility as Christians to own our truth on this journey. Discover how to personalize our prayers, pray with partners and move in our purpose through reflection and active responses to the questions God Ask Us!
BIBLICAL THEME

HOWARD THURMAN INSTITUTE  (BEGINS MARCH 1ST)
Rev. Dr. Norval Brown
Textbook:Wounded Healer/Study Bible
**Meeting location: Brookins Funeral Home - 9316 S. Ashland Chicago Il
Howard Thurman and Henri Nouwmen were spiritual giants of the 20th century and continue to set footprints for the 21st century church. Nouwen is known for his "theology of the heart" and gave a model for building the knd of relationships and communities which allow each person to find his or her personal mission. Come join in learning about these great theologians and the impact their work can have on our spiritual lives



FRIDAY MORNING CLASS
Starting February 9th
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 3rd - March 24th
4:00P.M. - 5:30P.M.


BIBLICAL THEME

A WOMAN’S WORTH
Min. Tennille Power
Textbook: Girlfriends/Study Bible
Friendships are gifts from God that enahnce our everday lives. Having girlfriends
can be life giving! Students will discover the hidden girlfriends in the Bible that are
traditionally not studied or talked about! You will walk away learning the power that exist

with you and your girlfriends!
BIBLICAL THEME


A MAN’S WORTH 
Rev. Terrance Thomas
Textbook: GOD: A Human History/Study Bible
We have an innate desire to humanize God. God is a mystery to all, but an attempt
to examine God through a human lens by identifying human traits to God, makes us
grow and renew our relationship with God. Come be fascinated by a new learning and
understanding of God.

BIBLICAL THEME



SUNDAY MORNING CLASS
Febuary 4th - March 25th
9:30A.M.  10:30A.M. 
BIBLE DISCOVERY HOUR
Textbook:  Study Bible
During the month of February, studnts will walk through the MAAFA experience by 
learning the roots of Christianity from the shores of Africa through current times. Take 
this ancestral journey as a congregation! 
Beginners 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.
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