Current Xenos Classes

ALL CLASSES THIS SESSION WILL BE OFFERED IN A DIGITAL FORMAT THROUGH ONLINE ZOOM MEETINGS AND EMAIL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.  YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM MAY ALSO BE USED. INSTRUCTIONS AND LINKS WILL BE SENT OUT.

FALL QUARTER
2nd session 2020

 

CURRENT CORE CLASSES:
 

Survey of the Bible
A 5-week class with John Cleary
Whether you’re discovering the Bible for the first time, or eager to rekindle your passion for Scripture, this course will help you understand, enjoy and obey God’s Word in ways that draw you near to Christ and transform your life.
Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.
November 4 - December 9 (skipping 11/25)
$45/adult or $15/student

 

CURRENT ELECTIVE CLASSES:
 

Strategies for lifelong faithfulness
a 5-week class with Liz Sweet
Christ came that we would have abundant life-- life connected to a vital relationship with Christ and His mission; yet, at all stages of life we can find ourselves losing perspective and allowing things, such as hurt, suffering, comparison, loss of vision, and enticement of the world to squelch our passion for following Christ fully. We will explore strategies for exercising faith, maintaining Christ as our first love, and battling our temptation to settle for less than true, fulfilling life.  
Wednesdays, 7 – 8 p.m.
November 4 - December 9 (skipping 11/25)
$45/adult or $15/student

 

Testifying Before both Small and Great: Examining the Speeches in the Book of Acts
a 5-week class with Nick Hetrick
Have you ever glossed over the speeches in Acts because they seemed so similar? Have you wondered how to apply the speeches because they were given at such a unique time in history? Why did Luke include the material he did from the speeches? This course will address these questions and more. Our aim will be to deepen our appreciation for the speeches in Acts with special attention to the apostles' use of Old Testament prophecy and their understanding of Jesus.
Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.
November 4 - December 9 (skipping 11/25)
$45/adult or $15/student

 

Is the New Testament Historically Reliable? 
a 5-week class with James Rochford
In this 5-week course, instructor James Rochford will take an in-depth look into the historicity of the New Testament, and specifically the Gospels. Students will get robust training on how to answer the most pressing critical and skeptical questions coming from our culture.

  • Who wrote the four Gospels?
  • When were the four Gospels written?
  • Were the stories of Jesus passed along like a game of Telephone?
  • Is eyewitness memory reliable?
  • Were the NT documents copied and transmitted accurately?
  • What evidence do we have for trusting the NT authors as credible? Weren't they biased?
  • What evidence do we have for the NT in secular literature and archaeology?

In answering these questions, we will appeal to some of the latest in both Christian and critical NT scholarship, and students will come away with a renewed trust in the veracity of the NT and its historical depiction of Jesus.
Wednesdays, YouTube video lecture posted by 7 p.m.  Zoom discussion following at 8:30 p.m.

November 4 - December 9 (skipping 11/25)
$45/adult or $15/student

 

On The Shoulders of Giants: Moses 
a 5-week class with Jim Leffel
This class is part of a series of studies on the life of faith from key Old Testament believers.  Scripture says of Moses that he knew God "face to face."  This five week class is a spiritual biography of Moses, detailing key aspects of his relationship with God and how we too can experience God more fully.  As we trace the life of Moses through Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, students will learn how to draw application from narrative texts.  The course is designed to foster deep personal study and is ideal for developing material for cell group and home church teachings.  
Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
November 4 - December 9 (skipping 11/25)
$45/adult or $15/student

 

Training for Godliness: Building and Keeping Good Habits in Crisis
a 3-week class with Chris Risley
2020 has been turbulent and it’s not over. How can we cultivate godliness while in the midst of difficulty? This course will explore the biblical case for habits, as well as recent scientific research on formation of habits, the need for grace, and offer some practical ideas to consider. 
Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.
November 4 - 18
$25/adult or $9/student