Adult Communities (1)

Christian Life Communities are electives. Participants are encouraged to attend the same community all five days.

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Tim Cosby, Coaching Based Ministry

This community will introduce you to the core skills, process, and mindset of the coaching approach in ministry. Discover how coaching guides spiritual transformation. When people complete this community, they will have learned how to use open-ended questions more effectively, how to listen more reflectively, and how to help people set and achieve the goals that are important to them.

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JUAN HERNÁNDEZ JR, Observations on the Book of Revelation

This community on the book of Revelation will include a blend of historical, literary, and theological observations grounded in a close reading of the text. Particular attention will be paid to the book’s inaugural vision and its relationship to the letters to the seven churches, as well as to the rest of the work. Readers will gain an appreciation for the book as a combination of three genres (letter, prophecy, and apocalypse) and learn effective reading strategies for interpreting the text and applying its message today. The series will build on the foundation laid in the 2020 presentation at Okoboji Bible Conference.

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MELISSA SPOELSTRA, Isaiah: Striving Less and Trusting God More

Isaiah served as God’s mouthpiece to the nation of Judah but also to the surrounding nations. His message echoes into our lives today as we read his call to rely on the Lord. Using the genres of poetry, narrative, and prophecy, Isaiah communicated clearly that followers of God could trust in Him. In this community we will discover the following benefits from our time together: Learn to trust God for who He is and how He reveals Himself in scripture; grow in understanding of the book of Isaiah and its prophecies; grasp how Jesus fulfills the promises in the book of Isaiah; and discover peace in God’s commands, character, and comfort.

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CHAD HAYENGA, Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart

Kids learn a lot about themselves and God in discipline situations. In this community, you will learn four powerful identity forming messages that will grow wisdom in your kids while staying connected to their hearts.

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MATT MANNING, Searching for Biblical Justice in the Modern World

Injustice is the cause of much of the suffering we experience in our world; consequently, it’s a primary reason many people struggle with faith in God. Our culture has exploded with demands for justice. Groups from various. backgrounds and belief systems all seem to have an opinion on what needs to change. Christians believe the church can — and should — advocate for true and restorative justice by joining the conversation. In this community we will address the question, “But where to start?