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Wednesdays, September 20-November 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
An educational series in the fall featuring dinner, fellowship, and learning programs for all ages. Excellent teachers from the community plan exciting classes in biblical study, essentials of the Christian faith, marriage, mission, prayer, and more. This is a highlight of Blacknall’s life together!

Adult Courses

The Gospel & the Arts – What role does the imagination play in being a follower of Christ? What role could it play in the life of a Church? Come explores how various forms of art can enrich our communal worship, foster a deeper engagement with the Scriptures, and bolster the Church’s witness and calling to discipleship. By paying close attention to poetry, literature, visual art, and music, we will seek to identify the key theological and liturgical resources Christians can bring to their experience with the arts as well as ask ourselves how the arts might better help us be the people we are called to be in Christ.
Leaders: Stephanie Ladd, Liz Shively, Dan Train, Amy Whisenand

A Missionary Encounter with Durham – Lesslie Newbigin, a British missionary to India who returned to England in the late 20th century, asked “What would a missionary encounter with Western culture look like?” We will look at Newbigin’s answer along with the response of Tim Keller of Church of the Redeemer in New York City. The purpose will be to discuss and analyze how Blacknall can engage in such a “missionary engagement” to our culture.
Leader: David Dunderdale

Discovery Bible Study – Read the Bible and cultivate community together in this M:28 Discovery course! We will focus on gaining a new appreciation for God’s Word, experiencing genuine fellowship, and being further equipped to share the Good News of Jesus with others in your sphere of influence. Local international students will be invited to join us.
Leaders: Scott Hawkins, Dan Kronstad

Financial Discipleship – A practical, highly interactive discussion on what we do with what we have—and how it affects who we are. Beginning with an overview of what Scripture says about financial stewardship, we will consider giving (how, when, why) as well as related topics such as dependency, gratitude, worship and justice. Will talk about the Paradox of Generosity, as well as the Theology of Enough.
Leader: Mark Paulson

Prayer Practice – “Lord, teach us to pray!” (Luke 11:1). Do you love to pray? Do you want to pray more? Do you wonder how to pray? Join us as we gather to practice a different style of prayer each week. The styles vary from corporate to contemplative and are based in the scriptures and focused on the Trinity.
Leaders: Ann & Dean Storelli

Youth & Children

High School – Youth are welcome to join any of the adult classes.

Middle School Course – Join us in the Youth Room for conversations on faith and school. Our hope is for students to be encouraged in their relationships with Christ and to think together about what it looks like to be a light for Christ.
Leader: Tanya Kronstad

4th & 5th Grade Course – Girls: A friendship book club led by Karen Strubel and Stefanie Tokiyama. Boys: Book club and game time led by Christian Pikaart.

Kindergarten-3rd Grade – Homework, craft & game rooms.

Nursery – Available for birth through age 4.