Fall Midweek begins Wednesday, Aug. 31. Each Wednesday, dinner is served in Pirtle Hall starting at 5 p.m. ($5 for adults, $1 for kids) and classes meet from 6 to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
You may register by clicking the highlighted text below or by calling the church office (903.592.7396).
BIBLICAL THEOLOGY AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
12 weeks, Aug. 31―Nov. 16
This class will explore two main topics: (1) how the Bible fits together as one long story with a clear beginning, middle and end, and (2) how we fit into that story as followers of Jesus today. We will look for connections and common themes among some of the major events in the Bible and our own lives as Christians in order to develop a clear understanding of God and ourselves. Dr. Robert Hand, adjunct professor at LeTourneau University, will teach this course.
JESUS REVEALED: THE I AM STATEMENTS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
Six weeks Aug. 31―Oct. 5
Join Rev. Brandy Stevens in a discovery of Jesus’ character through the “I Am” statements in the gospel of John. Light. Bread. Shepherd. Life. The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is. Through the I Am statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers. Experience the profound truth at the heart of the "I Am" statements: Jesus is light and life, and he calls us to himself and offers us the hope of resurrection.
12 weeks, Aug. 31―Nov. 16
What is Alpha? Alpha offers content and guidance to create a space for honest, open and judgment-free conversations for anyone to explore the Christian faith as we look at life’s biggest questions together. Everyone is welcome and no questions are off limits! Rev. Jacob Joiner invites all who are interested to join the discussion.
EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY
Nine sessions Aug. 31―Oct. 26
Learn to slow down and grow a deep relationship with Jesus! Find out how to apply eight biblical themes that will forever change the way you love God, yourself and others. Janet Tyner facilitates this course. Each session lasts about 1½ hours. Sign up for either the morning or the evening session.
13 weeks Aug. 24-Nov. 16
Contact Shannon Pogue to register.
GriefShare is for people experiencing fresh grief as well as long-ago grief. Each participant will receive a free workbook to go along with the video series. Rev. Gerry and Laura Giles lead this program which begins at 5:45 p.m.
Aug. 31-Dec. 14 (no Nov. 23)
Marvin Church is partnering with Shine ministries to bring Warrior Women, a much-needed single mom’s class, to our campus. Shine and Warrior Women’s founding purpose is loving God and others. No matter how a woman becomes a single mom, she faces unique and often daunting struggles. She needs a community who “gets it,” resources to help her along the way and a chance to lean on others who can empower her to lead her family in strength, confidence and wholeness. We will discuss a variety of relevant topics, as well as get encouragement and inspiration. Angela Jennings leads this evening program
MISSIONS LEARN & SERVE
Four weeks, Oct. 5―26
Missions will offer this course. Each class session will highlight one of Marvin’s ministry partners and end with completing a small service project for that partner, all within one hour! Facilitators will be Karyn Hacker and Melissa Brigman.
EPIC OF EDEN
10 sessions from 6―7:30 p.m. on Sundays beginning Sept. 18
Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, dates, places, books, events and ideas? Do you want to make sense of it all? In The Epic of Eden, Dr. Sandra Richter clearly and powerfully communicates a history of God’s redeeming grace, weaving together a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. The course will includes pot luck dinner.
KIDS AND LITTLES
Contact Sarah Scott for information
Midweek for Marvin kids and littles too! Activities, Bible lessons, and fun for our kids - nursery to elementary ages. While parents get their "spiritual buckets" filled the kids can too!