The Gospel and Work Book Study (Virtual) 

Mondays at 7:00pm | September 14th-November 16th

In the beginning, God himself did the great work of creation and, creating us in his image, made us to work as well (Genesis 2: 1 - 3, 15). We were made to work and work was “good.” So what happened? How did our work become such a tireless grind where we are simply looking towards retirement with great excitement? Can our work ever be renewed to be the “good” that the Lord ordained it? Does it require me to do only the things I feel called to do? Do I have to me in ministry or mission in order for my work to matter and bring about the Kingdom of God? If you have ever had these questions, this study is for you! During the 10 weeks, we will dive into the theology of work using Tim Keller’s Every Good Endeavor as our guide. We will explore God’s original design for work, where work has fallen short, how Jesus’ resurrection can change our view of our broken work, and how we can take small steps to redeem our work. We will also discuss the difference between work, calling, and vocation. Both in large and small group settings, this time will help each of us grow in our relationship with Christ, with each other, and with our work providing us a new concept and compass to enter our 8-5 (and maybe beyond) refreshed and renewed. To register for this study, please contact Jefferson McMillan-Wilhoit.

The Gospel and Race Book Study (In-person) | September 16th - November 18th, 7:00pm

This Fall, Nick Swan and Chris Reed will be leading a book study on the gospel and race. This study will include short articles written by Tim Keller and the book White Awake by Daniel Hill. The goal of this study is to work towards a biblical understanding of race and how this biblical understanding intersects current discussions surrounding race in our culture. The use of the book White Awake is not an endorsement of all that it contains. Rather, the book will be used to stimulate thought and discussion surrounding the topic, and give us the opportunity to discern to what extent the book represents a biblical worldview on race. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, this study will be in-person. The study will last for 10 weeks (September 16th through November 18th), and will be held Wednesdays at 7pm at the church building (room TBD). In order to create an environment conducive to discussion, the class will be capped at 10 participants. If there is excess demand, we will consider offering the study again in the Spring. To sign-up for this study, please contact Nick Swan.