Fall 2018 Classes

Introduction

God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - is inviting us into an adventure to know, love, obey, enjoy, and glorify him forever. An adventure to be part of his eternal, redemptive work in our lives and the lives of others. An adventure that appoints us as ambassadors for Christ. An adventure whose mission is to love God, to love our neighbors, and to go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to observe all he commanded us (Matthew 28:19-20).  An adventure that accomplishes his purposes for his glory.

One of the many ways we accomplish this is by providing sound, Biblical teaching to educate, equip, and inspire us to grow as disciples of Jesus.  I am excited to add to our Sunday morning curriculum a series on the foundations of the faith.  We are offering classes to address these essential questions and more: “How do we begin with Christ? What do we believe about Christ?  How do we belong to Christ? How do we behave like Christ?  And how do we fulfill his purpose in his great adventure?” Foundational classes will include topics like Anglican essentials, the Beatitudes, the Book of Common Prayer, the creeds, cultural diversity, hospitality, personal devotion, prayer, sharing the good news of Jesus, spiritual disciplines, and more.

The Sunday morning classes will be offered in the Learning Center at 9 and 10:30 a.m. during the fall, winter, and spring trimesters. Each class will be approximately 60-90 minutes long and last 6 to 10 weeks. Every trimester, we will provide an updated list of class offerings.

In addition to the 101-301 Sunday morning classes, we are also offering a targeted needs series. There is additional information provided inside.

I pray each of us and all of us continue to grow “until we all attain... the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,” Ephesians 4:13. 

- Steve Cannizzaro, Director of Discipleship and Outreach

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Newcomers Class

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 30
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.
Location: Learning Center Rm. 108
Series: 101
Teachers: Erin O'Keefe, Will Shafferman
Contact: eokeefe@tfcanglican.org
Description: Welcome! Anyone is encouraged to sign up. Learn about our Anglican worship, our beliefs, and our history. Plus, you will meet staff members, learn about home groups, and how to volunteer. (Next class: Saturday seminar in January).

Part of the Together class series

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Authentic Manhood

Dates: Sundays, ongoing
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.
Location: Learning Center Rm. 112
Series: 201
Teachers: Jim Shirey, Ray Chartier, Fred Clapp
Description: This class will use the "33 The Series" videos about authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus and based on Biblical truth. This series and discussion challenges and equips men to go below the surface. We will explore some areas that are all too easy to ignore - but critical to address - in our journey towards Authentic Manhood.

Part of the Together class series

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The Beatitudes: What is the Christian View of the World?

Dates: Sundays through Nov. 4
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.
Location: Learning Center Rm. 114
Series: 201
Teachers: Cheryl McKeon
Contact: cmckeon@tfcanglican.org
Description: The Beatitudes are likely the most important, subversive, and revolutionary text in the Bible. In order to follow Jesus and live the Christian life, we need to enter into the challenging but beautiful world of the Beatitudes, and that is what this course is all about.

Part of the Heart class series

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Verse-by-Verse (currently studying the book of Isaiah)

Dates: Sundays, ongoing
Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Location: Learning Center Rm. 110
Series: 301
Teachers: Richard Eldridge
Description: The Verse-by-Verse class conducts in-depth study of a book of the Bible, examining each verse to understand what it is saying. The class alternates between Old Testament and New Testament books and provides a family atmosphere where class members get to know each other and encourage each other in their walks with God. The class runs year-round and is open to all adults.

Part of the Mindful class series

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Before It's Too Late: Necessary Planning for the End of Life

Dates: Oct. 7-21
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Location: Third Floor
Series: 201
Teachers: The Rev. Scott Bailey, Dr. Allen Roberts, Martha Sotelo
Contact: jlbyrne@tfcanglican.org
Description: There are many decisions and much paperwork when faced with the end of life. Let’s make it easier on ourselves and on our loved ones by being intentional and orderly while preparing for the inevitable. “For God is not a God of Disorder, but a God of Peace” (1 Cor. 14:33).

Part of the Mindful class series

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Introduction to Christian Ethics

Dates: Mondays through Nov. 5
Time: 7-8:45 p.m.
Location: Ridley Room (third floor)
Series: 201
Teachers: Greg Strong
Description: In general, ethics consists in the attempt to discern and practice what is right and good. For Christians, such discernment and practice root in and stem from theological beliefs, spiritual practices, and the church community. Through this class, we will explore sources, ends, means, and matters for Christian ethics. Join us this week! Taught by Dr. Gregory Strong, and using the text Exploring Christian Ethics: Biblical Foundations for Morality by Kyle D. Fedler, (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006; available in electronic and paper format).

Part of the Heart class series

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Part of the Targeted Needs class series

GriefShare • Starts Sept. 4 (13 weeks)

Dates Sept. 4-Dec. 11
Time Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location Cornerstone Evangelical Church
Coordinators Ricki Bates and Steve Uphill
Contact 703-536-2955 or 703-743-2438

A 13-week program for people who have lost a loved one. Each week begins with a video on the many facets of grief, followed by a time of sharing. The videos comprise stories from everyday people grieving a loved one, as well as well-known theologians who have struggled with their own grief. 

Beat Depression (Hope & Joy Workshop) • Starts Sept. 10 (11 weeks)

Dates Sept. 10-Nov. 12
Time Mondays, 6:45-9 p.m.
Location Learning Center
Coordinators Chris
Contact 703-627-9156

Materials: $20. For information & to register, call Chris at 703-627-9156. Christian oriented workshop for adults suffering from current or chronic depression or anyone with a history of recurrent depression. In a Christ-centered setting learn effective skills to battle depression & keep it from returning.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?
People with current, recurrent or chronic depression. While this is effective for severe first-time cases of major depression, it is especially valuable for the treatment of chronic or recurrent depression – the really hard cases to treat. It is for those who have tried everything and have given up hope because nothing makes them feel better for long. It is tailored for Christians at any stage of development – from searchers to the truly devout. It is also a resource for recovery for those who have lost faith and hope because of their repeated bouts with depression.

HOW IS THIS WORKSHOP UNIQUE?
The format of each session is a small group which supports each other spiritually and emotionally. It includes: opening prayer, brief Bible study, teaching and exercises, sharing, and praying for each other. It combines Christian principles and teachings with effective clinical psychology methods. And, it includes the essential element of developing plans and exercises to prevent relapse (very common among those who have had one or more episodes of major depression); this is rarely discussed in the psychology literature or during standard therapy.

TESTIMONIALS:

  • “I have always been chronically depressed w/ occasional drops into major depression. My mood is now the best it has ever been & I know how to fight against sliding down again.”
  • “As a mental health professional and a Christian, I find this workbook to be outstanding. It is the only book that blends Christianity with cognitive behavioral methods.”
  • “When I came to this workshop I was headed in a downward spiral into a deep depression. This workshop has lifted me up and given me strength to fight depression.”
  • “This was a truly outstanding class which I would recommend highly to anyone who can use it. The course materials are excellent, user friendly, clearly written, and very comprehensive without being too long. They consist of a collection of Bible verses that were really on target for our needs and a brief but thorough overview of scientifically validated psychological techniques that class members do in the privacy of their own homes as homework. The class itself was upbeat, encouraging and even lots of fun. We were free to keep anything private and not discuss it if we wanted. The atmosphere was warm, encouraging and supportive.”
  • “This workshop was absolutely fantastic!”
  • “My wife says that she has seen a big change in me over the past several weeks.”
  • “I’ve been doing well and haven’t needed to refer to my suicide prevention plan, but am glad to know it’s there in case it’s needed.”
  • “I recommend this course to everyone who struggles with depression. It provides Christian compassion and Bible verses so you know where you can turn in dark times, fellowship so you know you’re not alone, and practical tips on what to do if... I give it a 10 out of 10! Best wishes for future classes!”
  • “ 🙂 Thank you for your groups. They helped me get through a difficult time and I will pass on my knowledge gained to others.”
  • “I’m doing better every day. Blessings, my friend.”

Compassion/Anger Management Workshop • Starts Sept. 11 (12 weeks)

Dates Sept. 11-Nov. 19
Time Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Location McLean Bible Church, Rm. 2400
Coordinators Chris
Contact 703-627-9156; Click here to register

For men and women who want to address all types of anger from hurting feelings to outbursts.

Overcome Anxiety • Starts Sept. 13 (9 weeks)

Dates Sept. 13-Nov. 8
Time Thursdays, 6:45-9 p.m.
Location Learning Center
Coordinators Chris
Contact 703-627-9156

Cost: $20. For men and women. In an overarching Christian atmosphere, topics include generalized anxiety, panic, phobias, and OCD. 

Intimacy, Desire and Singleness • Sept. 15

Date Sept. 15
Time Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location Ministry Center
Contact www.regenerationministries.org/events

How do you live as a Christian single in today’s sex-saturated, digital world? What do you believe about intimacy and desire? Hear open and honest talk regarding dealing with sexual desire as a single man or woman. Find intimacy apart from sex. Experience the good God has for you now instead of just waiting for marriage. 

Career Re-Boot • Starts Sept. 22

Dates Sept. 22-Nov. 3
Time Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location Third Floor
Coordinators Chris Stallsmith
Contact 703-627-9156

This is a free Comprehensive Career Transition Program. This interactive program is sponsored by multiple churches, designed to re-energize your job search, and will focus on the professional, personal and spiritual issues of a job search. Faculty have taught, counseled, coached and encouraged hundreds of individuals through successful job searches. Limited class size. Registration closes Sept. 20.

Divorce Care • Starts Sept. 18 (13 weeks)

Dates Sept. 18-Dec. 11
Time Tuesdays
Location Learning Center
Coordinator • Lisa Henderson
Contact • 571-282-0204

Join us for a 13 week video-based workshop if you are experiencing separation or divorce. Workbook $20.

Path Through the Wilderness • Starts Oct. 4

Dates Oct. 4-Apr. 13
Time Thursdays
Contact • 703-591-4673; www.regenerationministries.org/programs
Applications due Sept. 28

Are you looking to start your journey to sexual and relational wholeness in a place where you can be seen, heard and understood? A place free of condemnation and filled with compassion? 

Pure Desire Support Groups • Mondays

Meet Mondays from 6:45 - 8:45 p.m. at 6565 Arlington Blvd - 3rd floor. For more information go to www.puredesire.org. The first step in joining a Pure Desire group is to contact C.B. Nagel at (410) 822-1002. 

The Conquer DVD Series

Coordinator • C.B. Nagel 
Contact • 410-822-1002

This is a 10-week study (view the 3-minute movie trailer) offered at various times and locations as interest dictates. Learn to live free of porn through the proven strategies and practical tools taught in the Conquer Series. Includes Biblical teaching to help men walk in freedom. 

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