Day One RE-Fuel Classes
Tuesday Nights @ 6:30 pm (Beginning Oct 2)
The Silent Illness…How the Church Can Respond to Mental Illness ~ Pastor Dennis Goff (w. Pastor A.)
When someone in our church family becomes physically ill (i.e. homebound or recovering from hospitalization), it’s not uncommon for others to bring a casserole to cheer them up and help them out. But what about when someone is struggling with mental health issues? Many have said mental health issues are the “silent illness” because people don’t know what to say or do, and so consequently often do and say nothing. In this class we will identify the commonness of mental and behavioral health issues among us, as well as explore opportunities for the faith community to respond. Too often there is silence and stigma related to mental health issues, but the Word of God has much to say on this issue. Pastor A. will co-host.
Week One (10/2): "What is Mental Illness? Starting the Conversation and Silencing the Stigma"
Week Two (10/9): "What Does it Mean to be 'Trauma Informed'? The Impact of Trauma on our Mental Health"
Week Three (10/16): "Mental Health Awareness in Children and Youth"
Week Four (10/23): "Mental Health Resources and Opportunities for the Church to Respond"
Surviving Adolescence ~ Jen Schlicker
Can you imagine being a tweener (10-12) in today’s world? It’s a challenging time to be a kid, and maybe even harder to be a parent. That’s why we do "Surviving Adolescence," a 3-session workshop (Oct 2, 16 & 23) dedicated to helping parents & pre-teens develop a plan for the next 5 years, learning together to connect faith to the daily highs & lows of a teenager. When they’re 18, you’ll be glad you did! Targeted to 6th grade parents and their children (and a required part of our HC Confirmation process).
Sunday Mornings @ 9:30 am (Beginning Oct 7)
The Crazy Cycle in Marriage (A RightNow Media ) ~ Chad & Lesa Van Meter
We know that divorce is a major issue in our culture today, both inside and outside the church. Despite our best attempts at love, couples find themselves paralyzed by dysfunction and mired in conflict. Why do we face so many seemingly insurmountable problems today? Is there hope for the struggle? What are we missing? Join us for a 4-part series exploring God’s unique design of men and women and how we can embrace the differences. Check out a promo video to learn more.
Luther’s Last Will (A Study of Smalcald Articles) ~ Pastor Ahlersmeyer
The Smalcald Articles -- a writing by Luther in a collection of writings known as The Lutheran Confessions -- has been nicknamed "Luther's Last Will and Testament." It expresses what he believes to be of first importance for Christian faith -- Jesus Christ and His saving work. Luther then takes this guiding principle and uses it as a diagnostic tool to consider our beliefs and practices. Pastor A leads this fascinating study of a nearly 500-year-old document that still speaks to the faith challenges of our age.
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