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We are THRILLED to announce there are TWO opportunities-day or night- to take Experiencing Jesus Through the Scriptures this semester! 

Stefanie writes: EXPERIENCING JESUS THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES is a 10-week course birthed out of my own journey back to God. I had worked on staff at church for 9 years leading high school students in their own faith journey and creating environments for others to experience God. In the work of creating spaces for others to encounter Christ in meaningful ways, I overlooked my own spiritual journey. How was I encountering Christ? I am so tired and busy! Now, I never had a crisis of faith or anything, but I didn’t know how disconnected I was until I left my position. 

I spent the next four months reevaluating everything. Instead of just teaching the Bible, I was reading it for myself. Instead of thinking of ways to make Sunday services better, I began closing my eyes and participating in them. I began praying on my knees. I would raise my hands in my kitchen with worship music on when no one was looking. I started being still for once, in the silence of my home and in the silence of my heart. That is when it happened. I felt God again. I started doing all the things I was teaching others and I began to experience Him instead of just going through the motions. 

And here’s what I learned. It’s not rocket science. There’s no magic formula. Connecting with God is really simple, it just requires one thing. Time. Nike was right. The secret is, “just do it.”

I also learned another tough truth. We can’t run on fumes. Just because I had a good quiet time yesterday, doesn’t mean I can dial it in today. Every day we start back at start. Every day we have to be with Jesus. Our spiritual journey is relational and time with God is transformational. It’s vital.

Read the entire Introduction to Experiencing Jesus Through The Scriptures: Part 1 here.


EXPERIENCING JESUS THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES

PART ONE

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, September 25-December 4

Classes held at Immanuel Church 2300 Dilleys Road Gurnee, IL 60031

Facilitator: Nicole Howe

Women’s study

Cost: $20 (no child care available)

No matter where you are on your faith journey, Experiencing Jesus through the Scriptures: Part One is your invitation to awaken to what God is doing all around you. Using new and old spiritual disciplines, large group instruction, intimate table discussions, and guided by Scripture, part one will challenge you to change your perspective on life, death, joy, suffering, and everything in between.

Join us for ten weeks as we take some risks and explore with our mind, body, and spirit what it really means to long for Jesus. This class has no homework other than practicing what we learn in class.

Register HERE.


EXPERIENCING JESUS THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES

PART TWO

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, September 26-December 5

Classes held at Immanuel Church 2300 Dilleys Road Gurnee, IL 60031

Facilitator:  Stefanie Boyce

Women’s study

Cost: $30 (no child care); $40 (includes child care)

The conversation continues, exploring new topics and Scriptures in the same 10-week format. Using new and old spiritual disciplines, large group instruction, intimate table discussions, and guided by Scripture, part two will focus on creating space to listen and be present with God, remembering and cultivating a heart of gratitude. Join us as we continue to take risks and explore with our mind, body, and spirit what it really means to long for Jesus. This class has no homework other than practicing what we learn in class.

Register HERE.