The Story of Christianity

Ongoing Class – Join Anytime
9:30AM / Choir Room
Taught by Wayne Knowles
and Rich Main

You can join this class by using the forms available in the roster on Sunday.

The Early Church to the Middle Ages
(Beginning January, 2016)

The early church era was a time of great persecution and widespread false teaching. Yet, God used this crucible to refine and build His church. During this period, the church developed important defenses of the faith, recognized the God-given canon of Scripture, and formulated key doctrinal statements to combat heresy. This 20-week study explores the foundations of the church and the development of the doctrines of the Christian faith that we share today. It concludes with a journey through the Middle Ages to set the stage for a follow-on study of the Reformation.

The Reformation Dawns and Spreads
(Beginning June, 2016)

Despite the spiritual darkness of the Middle Ages and the doctrinal errors of the Roman Catholic church, the Reformation dawned and spread through the courageous efforts of faithful reformers such as Wycliffe, Hus, Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, and Knox. During this 26-week study, learn about the “5 Solas” of the Reformation and hear the stories of these great heroes of the faith as we take a historical tour of the Reformation through Europe, Great Britain, and ultimately to the shores of America.

The Church in the Modern Age
(Beginning January, 2017)

As the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment gain traction in Europe, the church faces new challenges that still persist today. At the same time, the Holy Spirit builds the church through the Great Awakenings and the evangelistic efforts of men like John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon, D.L. Moody, Billy Sunday, and Billy Graham. This 22-week study journeys from the 17th century to the current day and investigates the people and ideas that have shaped the modern church.