The next Redemption Classes will held February 21, 28, and March 6, 2016 after each Sunday service. This class is a prerequisite for membership at L2, but is also for anyone interested in learning more about our three-phased approach to facilitate growth and maturity.
- When: After 9 a.m. Sunday service on February 21, 28, and March 6
- Where: L2 Foyer
- Why: For those interested in membership, or who just want to get to know L2.
- Cost: Free. We will provide lunch and childcare during each class
Class 1 - Bible
Nancy Pearcey defined a person's "worldview" as a "mental map that tells us how to navigate the world effectively." We each have one whether we've considered or spent an time on it - simply because a human being cannot function without some way to interpret himself/herself and the world. We believe that all Christians are to diligently and intelligently apply themselves to know, understand, and apply the scripture in order to live out the Christian faith in everyday life - not simply the things that we do in church. In that sense, we believe that we are to have a world view that comes from scripture rather than the world For most people - even many Christians that is a very different understanding and use of scripture.
Class 2 - Self
This phase is intended to assist you in better understanding yourself in light of what the scripture has to say - about you. The Bible actually defines each of us totally uniquely rather than merely as men or women, spiritual or unspiritual, powerful or weak. This is one off the most attractive yet oftentimes missed aspects of Christianity. The Bible is typically viewed as an ancient writing that tells us some historical stories and talks about spiritual things Yet, it is full of practical instruction that provides great insight into our true identity.
Class 3 - Mission
This is actually where the rubber meets the road and yet it is oftentimes the area in which we are the most confused and/or disoriented. As you learn the scripture, you will inevitably come to understand yourself in a completely new way - your masculinity or femininity, your relational landscape, your career, station in life, hobbies, etc. - all are like brushstrokes on a canvas that paint the portrait of who you really are - completely unique from anyone else that has ever lived, is living now, or will live in the future. But discovering that in-and-of-itself is not enough. As you continue to learn the scripture, you also learn what God has to say about you and what "your" faith uniquely requires of you and the promise of God - through the work of the Holy Spirit to attend those efforts. Accordingly, we believe that each of us has things to do in this life that no one else can do but us - that is "your mission" not the mission that you adopt from church program and function.