Essential Paths are courses that help us experience the transforming presence of Christ. We want all of our members to abide in Christ actively in these 6 areas: The Words of Life (Understanding the Bible), The Spiritual Life (Prayer), Truths for Life (Creeds and Confessions), Proclaiming the King (Evangelism), New Life Together (Renewal), and Stewards of Grace (Generosity).
Introduction Note from Mark Davis (PDF)
Truths for Life: Doctrine
January 15 – March 26, 2023 (11 Weeks)
An introduction to key doctrines of the Christian faith that shape our lives as Christians every day. Topics will include Scripture, God, Salvation, the Church, and the End Times. With the Bible as our foundation, we’ll also explore what the Westminster Standards teach on these topics as well as R.C. Sproul’s book, “Everyone’s a Theologian: An Introduction to Systematic Theology.”
Proclaiming the King: Evangelism
This course was taught in June 2022.
One of the key steps along this path is being faithful in evangelism. Join us as we deepen our understanding of the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and explore how God has equipped each of us to make the gospel known widely in our world. This is the third course in our new Essential Paths series of discipleship courses. This 4-week course will begin in June and have 3 available options for you to participate:
- Sunday Morning Community at 11:00 a.m. - Oak Lawn West (beginning June 5) Main Meeting Room
- Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study at 7:00 a.m. - Classroom 8 (beginning June 7) Lower Level: WATCH
- Wednesday Midweek at 7:00 p.m. - Classroom 8 (beginning June 15) Lower Level: WATCH
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Be our guest this Sunday for worship services at 8:00 (Chapel), 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. or watch online. Find community in one of our Sunday Morning Communities that meet at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m.
Stewards of Grace: Generosity
This course was taught in the spring from February 6 - 27.
“Stewards of Grace” is the second course in our Essential Paths series of discipleship courses. This course aims to equip our congregation to respond to God’s gracious generosity to us by living as “good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10). With God’s Word as our guide, we will explore how God calls us to be good stewards of the time, talent, and treasure He has sovereignly and specifically entrusted to each of us. We will also give special attention to how good stewardship flows from a heart of gratitude and joy, and to the primacy of the local church in our generosity.
This course was first taught in Sunday Morning Communities parallel to the “Stewards of Grace” sermons series that was preached from February 6-27, 2022.
The Words of Life: Reading the Bible with Christ at the Center
The first step along this path is knowing and loving God’s Word together. Join us as we explore the riches of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and see how all Scripture points to Jesus Christ. This is the first course in our new Essential Paths series of discipleship courses. Listen to the course below.
- Essential Paths: Week One
September 15, 2021
- Essential Paths: Week Two
September 22, 2021
- Essential Paths: Week Three
September 29, 2021
- Essential Paths: Week Four
October 6, 2021
- Essential Paths: Week Five
October 13, 2021
- Essential Paths: Week Six
October 20, 2021
- Essential Paths: Week Seven
October 27, 2021
- Essential Paths: Week Eight
November 3, 2021
- Essential Paths: Week Nine
November 10, 2021