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1) Understanding Jehovah's Witnesses
Most Jehovah Witnesses have received extensive training to answer the objections of Christians and get you to consider their beliefs. It is possible to win them to Christ--just ask Don Nelson who used to be a JW and now attends Golden Hills. However, if you want to bring a JW to faith in Jesus Christ it will take some training so you know how to exalt Jesus as the eternal Son of God, not as a lesser being as the JW's teach.
2) Understanding Scientific Skeptics
Who is a "Scientific Skeptic"? Someone who believes in science, but is not sure whether there is a God or not. Their "religion" is science, and they see faith as non-scientific, and therefore, suspect. They might believe that "science has proved that we don't need a God because all things started at the big bang and have evolved from there." This 9-week class will teach you how to dialogue with someone who holds these types of beliefs in a caring and thoughtful way.
"The Gospel of Jesus Christ is offensive enough, we don't need to be offensive ourselves." It's sometimes difficult to engage people of other worldviews without becoming aggressive; and when this happens we often lose our witness. In this 7-week class, we will learn communication skills that equip us to be more gracious and diplomatic, yet be even more clear and persuasive. Whether you are a trained theologian, or a soccer mom who only knows the basics of the faith, Tactics will equip you to engage the world with confidence and grace.
Ever had two Mormon elders knock on your door and wonder what to say? Do you invite them in or send them away? Could you intelligently talk with them if you invited them in? Billy Parker is a former Mormon who has become a Christian and now attends Golden Hills. In this 9-week class, he will teach you what the Mormons believe, and how their beliefs don't stand up to scrutiny. Learn how he came out of Mormonism and how you can lead your Mormon friends and neighbors to question their own beliefs, and begin understanding true Christianity. Led by Billy Parker.
"The Muslim, My Neighbor - the Muslim, My neighbor with whom I want to share the Greatest Gift that God has given to humanity, His Son Jesus Christ. As a Christian coming from a Muslim background, living within Muslim Communities, I would, along with my wife, like to share my experiences, my years in ministry amongst Muslims, sharing with them the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
This 1-day training seminar is a dynamic interactive study that equips believers to share their Christian beliefs with their Muslim neighbors with compassion and understanding. Participants will learn to bridge the gospel, understand the New Testament's credibility, explain Jesus' sacrifice, and more. Using real-life stories, interviews, and practical teaching, this class will clear up the confusion surrounding Islam and help participants see Muslims as Jesus sees them. (This class will use the popular "Bridges" material developed by the Crescent Project). Drinks provided. Bring your own lunch. Book is included in class fee. This 1 Day Class is from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Cost: $15.00.
Meeting now through April 26th, we are being lead through the book of Philippians. There were also perils to watch for, because there were enemies of the church, both inside and outside. Paul warns the Philippians of the present dangers of a self-seeking attitude and an attitude of pride, both of which could lead to harmful divisions. The Book of Philippians also contains the most profound statement of the meaning of the incarnation (2:5-11). The theme of the book is "JOY" or "Rejoicing in the Lord." The word "Joy" in its various forms occurs 16 times. Taught by Bill Uhlrich.
Covenant: Through this DVD study by Kay Arthur, we will see how covenant is God's enduring promise, and how this is key to understanding our relationship to God. Learn about the remarkable ways the old covenant points to the promises of the new covenant. You will have an entirely new appreciation of what it means to be in covenant with God. Cost: $20.00. Caring Hands Childcare available, $5 per child, per event; reservation required by calling Cher @ 516-0653 x7120.
If you are a teen mom who is pregnant, or a teen mom with a child under 6 years old, you'll love the practical and emotional support through great speakers, fun activities, and interaction with mentor moms. Visit our webpage for more info at http://www.goldenhills.org/connect/women/mops
This first meeting is a preview of what is to come July 17-21. Come check out the curriculum, get reacquainted with last year's VBS volunteers, sign up to volunteer, and choose where you would prefer to serve. If you have never served at VBS and are considering it, now is the time to start praying about how and where the Lord can use you. Volunteers are needed in many areas, and both men and women can serve. This informative meeting is just for you and will answer all of your questions! Bring some food to share and join the fun! More VBS meetings will be held in June.
Small Groups will meet on various nights of the week for about 1 to 2 hours for 8-12 weeks. This is a great place to meet new friends, grow in your faith, and study God's Word together. Don't miss out. Get connected; most groups close once studies begin. For more information about signing-up, check our small group page under the GROW link at www.goldenhills.org.
Learn about Baptism and why Christ commands us to be baptized as a necessary step to discipleship. Classes usually meet the 1st Sunday and 1st Thursday of the month. Sign-up w/Sunny at x7150.
Rod Aboke Linda Suniga
Marco Gentile Cody Wolfenbarger
Madison Hord Bo Wu
Tyler Parrett Lan Wu
Katie Stahli Zhenghua Wu
We want to learn how to talk to others in a non-offensive and friendly way. That is the main purpose for this weekend conference.