2019 - 2020 High School Bible Classes
Please review the High School Bible Class options for the 2019-2020 School Year. Use the form below to indicate your preference of class. Students will be assigned to a Bible class, based on their preference from Seniors to Freshmen. Some students may not be placed in their first or even second choice of class.
Apologetics: How to share your faith with others; John Mark Niehls
In Apologetics our year will be spent in three main areas. First, we will examine some of the biggest challenges to Christianity and how to answer those challenges. Next, we will study the book of Acts in order to see how the early church stood up for Christ and what led to its rapid and massive growth. Lastly, we will read and study Nabeel Qureshi’s book: Seeking Allah Finding Jesus which will help to equip us on how to interact with those of the Muslim faith and how best to share the Gospel of Christ with them.
How to Read the Bible: Biblical Hermeneutics; Abbie Overbey
Description: Whether you like it or not, the Bible is not about you. God used authors from thousands of years ago to communicate His Word at a specific time in a specific place to a specific people. But, because God is eternal and because He gives His Holy Spirit to those who believe His Gospel, the Bible is still for us even if it was not written directly to us. Biblical Hermeneutics is the science of how to interpret the Bible. In this class, we will study the different types of writing in the Bible and discuss how to understand both the bigger picture and the specific message of each biblical author. You will never read the Bible the same way again.
Life of Christ; David Smith
In Life of Christ Bible class we will be taking a comprehensive look at Jesus Christ beginning with prophecies about the Messiah in the Old Testament and then going through the four Gospels. We will look at Jesus' life through two lenses. One view will build a student's understanding of the significant events of Jesus' life and give the student a solid scope and sequence of his life, death, resurrection and ongoing work in our salvation. The other view will focus on specific things that Jesus said and did and how those things can teach us how to live in a way that is glorifying to God. In the end, the student will be challenged to grapple with Jesus extraordinary claim that he is 'the Way, the Truth and the Life and that no one comes to the Father but through him.'
Superheroes, Pop music, and Instagram: Searching for God in American Popular Culture; Nicole Stoltzfus
The way that Christians engage with culture matters. A LOT. Yet we often see Christians engaging with culture like their most secular friends or disengaging from mainstream culture all together. This class will be an exploration, through discussion, debate, and reflection, of what it means to be in the world, not of the world. We will look at how the popularity of Marvel movies hint at a natural craving for goodness, justice, and objective morality. We will investigate how Paul and others handled the wider culture in light of Christ. We will debate the music we listen to and the art Christians produce and consume. We will examine how popular culture reflects the human need for meaning even in the midst of rising secularism-and what this means for us. This class will be a blend of biblical investigation, apologetic debates, and sociological examination.