Adult DISCIPLESHIP Classes

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK

10:45 – 11:30 AM Sundays

January 15 – March 5

Facilitator: Eric Elder

Location: International Room (201)

This class will be a discussion based study of the gospel of Mark, the shortest of all the four gospels that presents a vivid, vigorous, straightforward account of the public ministry of Jesus. One commentator says that “the key verse of the gospel is the disclosure of Jesus that the Son of man is the Suffering Servant of God who will give his life as a ransom for many” (10:45). 


HELPING ALL ARC FAMILIES TO FLOURISH (CONTINUATION OF FALL OFFERING) 

10:45 – 11:30 AM Sundays

January 15 – March 26

Facilitators: See below

Location: Fireside Room (202)

No two families are alike and families face a wide diversity of challenges to human flourishing. The purposes of this Adult Discipleship series are: To gain a better understanding of the unique joys and challenges facing different family arrangements as revealed by personal stories told by selected ARC families. Based on such understanding, to explore ways in which ARC members, individually and collectively, can better support those ARC families facing unique challenges. 


#1: Divorce and Blended Families (January 15, 22 & 29) 

Facilitators: Jerry and Kim Van Es


#2: Singles and Couples without Children  (February 5, 12 & 19) 

Facilitators: Steve Mahr and Wanda Korthals


#3: Families That Include LGBT Individuals  (February 26 & March 5) 

Facilitator: Tamara Fynaardt


#4: Families that Include Individuals with Special Needs  (March 12) 

Facilitator: Sara Tolsma


#5: Inter-Generational Families  (March 19 & 26) 

Facilitator: Lynne Hubers



RIDDER CHURCH RENEWAL: EMBRACING YOUR LIFE OF MISSION

6:30 – 7:30 PM Wednesdays

January 18 – February 22

Facilitators: Two members of the Ridder Church Renewal Team

Location: Fireside Room (202)

In the company of others who are on their own Christian journeys, attendees will first reflect on the joys and challenges of their life experiences to date. Then, based on a conversation about the redemptive work that God is doing in our world and an assessment of their particular gifts, attendees will reflect on possible ways that they can partner with God in the future in the work that God wishes to do within the walls of our church, in our local community and beyond.

Women's Morning Prayer Group

Mondays at 10 AM

Women of all ages are welcome to come and witness the mighty effects of prayer and it's impact on your relationship with God and those around you.


Location: Prairie Ridge Center, 1005 7th St NE, Grandview Cottage Dining Room, located in the southwest part of the building next to the cottage leader's office.


Contact: Arlene Punt (707-4600)