Christian Living Classes
CLC is a ministry of Gospel Life Church that ministers to the high school age - adults. The purpose of CLC is to disciple the body of Christ through the teaching of Scripture. Each class is sourced in the inspired and authoritative Word of God and addresses one of the following three areas of study: exposition of various passages of Scripture, development of Christian theology, or the application of Scripture in practical Christian living. Some core classes are offered on a rotating basis, because we believe the material in these classes should be adequately grasped by every believer.
CLC Scholar is a track of Christian Living Classes making available college-level scholarship classes to the congregation of GLC. The design of the program is to facilitate deeper study of Scripture through in-depth surveys on the Bible and on theology. Each class can be enjoyed by anyone in the way that every CLC class is offered, but if a person desires to learn at a greater depth, the opportunity will be afforded through outside reading and the study of a discussion topic.
For an overview of the CLC Scholar program, click here.
Session 1 (Current Session: September 8 - December 8)
The Law Teacher: Dave Trepanier
The Law is the first class offered in the CLC scholar track. This class will provide a brief introduction to the Old Testament and a survey of the first five books of the Bible. Theological themes, outlines, and thought flows of each book will be discussed.
The Existence & Attributes of God Teacher: John Ozolek
Stephen Charnock may not be a household name in Christian circles but his godly preaching and writings have brought many and hopefully will bring many more into deeper communion with and reverent knowledge of their Creator. Written in the latter portion of the seventeenth century, Charnock’s “Discourses on the Existence and Attributes of God” is considered by many theologians to be the seminal and most comprehensive work describing the God we worship. Charnock’s mastery of logic, apologetics, language, metaphorical expositions, and creativity are uniquely blended to fill the reader with continuing awe and reverence for the Holy God and Creator of the universe. This short course will briefly survey the life of Charnock and the context of the times in which He wrote and preached. Additionally, we will cover such topics as proofs for the existence of God, God as a Spirit, practical atheism, the eternity of God, the immutability of God, the omnipresence of God, His wisdom and knowledge, His power, His holiness, goodness, and patience. At times, this will be a mind-bending exercise, but with the end goal of a deeper worship and reverence for God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Faith is For Weak People:
Responding to the Top 20 Objections to the Gospel Facilitator: Jeff Aronsohn
We are in a battle. At stake? The souls alive friends, family members, and coworkers. In this practical book are shown how to answer twenty objections to Christianity, including questions such as
•What physical proof is there that God even exists?
•Why does a “loving” God threaten eternal torture for not believing in him?
•If there's an all-powerful God, why is the world so out of control?
Don't go into battle unarmed. Be ready with an answer -- not so you can be right, but so you can help bring people from darkness into light. Facilitated by Jeff Aronsohn, this CLC class for adults and teens will help the participant Go with the Gospel with an effective and biblical way to humble the proud, awaken the complacent, and bring a living hope to the humble.