Spring Elective Descriptions: Part 2

Below you will find two more Electives that are being offered in the Spring. The Spring Semester starts April 12 and ends on May 31. There are 8 sessions in this semester. 

If Christians are "saved by grace" (and they are!), totally apart from good works, what difference does it make if we do good or not? In this Elective, which is a study of Titus, Chip Ingram (via DVD) reveals there are four key reasons why doing good matters so much. He also explains how we can become people who habitually do good...and the first step begins with who we are, not what we do. According to the Bible, doing good is not just a suggestion, it is very powerful, and can be costly. As you study Titus, you will discover that the cost of doing good is far less than the cost of NOT doing good. The study will clarify what doing good will do in you, and then through you, for the benefit of others and the glory of God. 

The Elective leader for Doing Good is Jeff Shirkman. After each video he will lead a discussion using God's Word and Chip's insights to discover the importance of doing good. This Elective is for college students and young adults. The materials for this elective cost $6 per participant. 


Explore the Bible is used by our students (grades 6-12). Grace students have a continuous elective (goes year round) designed just for their unique challengs as teenagers. In the Spring Semester our students will begin a series of lessons through the books of Esther, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Sam Catalona, using God's Word and the Explore the Bible curriculum, will lead discussions encouraging students to apply God's Word to everyday life situations. 

Esther, a teenage girl, was used by God to prevent a genocide. Ezra, a priest, was used by God to encourage people who had lost sight of God and His purposes. Nehemiah, a high ranking political figure who rubbed shoulders with a pagan king, built a wall that saved a city. Each of these individuals had very different backgrounds, unique circumstances, and special challenges that required a savvy faith. Students will be challenged to follow Christ as they learn from these heros of the faith. This is a STUDENTS ONLY (grades 6-12) elective. There is no cost to participate.