Adult Discipleship

Part of the way we seek to make disciples who make disciples is through adult Christian education. Ideally, every adult member of MABC would be involved in personal discipleship through one-on-one relationships, and group discipleship through participation in a small group. These discipleship strategies are sustained and enhanced through Christian education, which happens through weekly Bible preaching and weekly Sunday School electives.


Our adult Sunday School electives provide opportunities to learn and grow through topic-specific classes that include Bible-book studies in both the Old and New Testaments, theology, apologetics, worldview and a variety of topics that focus practically on living out our faith in the church, our homes, schools, workplaces, communities and the world.

Current adult Sunday School electives being offered from January through March are:

 

  • Women's elective: Restless

    What would happen if you let God be bigger than your fear and insecurity, and you spent the rest of your life running after God's purpose for you?

    In Restless, a study by Jennie Allen, we look at the life of Joseph and see how his passions, relationships, and suffering fit into the greater story of God--and how our stories can do the same. Through short teaching videos and discussion, we'll discover how to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God's glory and purpose. This study is taught by Amy Pearsall, and is held in the large adult Sunday School room behind the offices.

  • Men’s elective: Act Like Men

    In this six-session study (spread over 11 weeks), Pastor James MacDonald will challenge you to take hold of your God-given role. Through video teaching, group discussion, and personal Bible study, he will urge you to live out Paul's instruction in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14: Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. This a video study led by Clyde Patches and is held in the youth room (downstairs).

  • The Gospel Project:  Pastor Tim leads a study in The Gospel Project curriculum called The Story Begins - Genesis.  

    We continue to see the story of redemption unfold through the interactions between broken people and a covenant-making God. See His faithfulness to His people in the past and understand what it means for us today in Genesis 12 - 50.

    The Gospel Project is a Christ-centered chronological study through Scripture, beginning in Genesis and proceeding through the Bible. This class meets in the lower level classroom across the hall from the youth room.
  • Living the Christ-life in Light of Ecclesiastes: Pastor Matt will be continuing a class for young adults studying through Ecclesiastes and the life of Jesus. This class explores the meaningful and practical connections between the wisdom of Ecclesiastes and the teachings of Jesus.  We hope to be challenged in how we live a God-oriented life in our current time and culture. This study takes place in Pastor Matt's office.
  • Answering Skeptics

    Jason Buck will facilitate a discussion and teaching about how to respond to people who are skeptical of Christianity. This is an important study for Senior High students and is held in the first floor conference room.