Old and New Testament Classes

Two In-Depth Studies of the Bible Led by Larry Hayward, Pastor
September 2019 – April 2020

In either class, you will read the entire Testament, learning the basic content of the book and exploring the text in detail. You will be responsible for reading about 2 hours a week (4 chapters/Old Testament, 2 chapters/New Testament). Participants provide their own Bible; Larry recommends The New Interpreter’s Study Bible (New Revised Standard Version), because of its introductions to each book.

Together with the class, you’ll reflect on how those texts and the Bible as a whole impact our faith and life. Learn what it means to say the Bible has “authority,” is “inspired,” is the “word of God,” and is the “unique and authoritative witness to Christ.” Each class will have an overall presentation of themes by Larry, with “whole group” discussion and reflections in small groups. Come with an openness to differing interpretations!

The classes are open to members, visitors, and friends! The cost is $25.

Old Testament

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
September 11, 2019 – April 22, 2020
The class will meet weekly, excluding: November 27, December 18, and December 25, 2019; January 1, 8; February 19, 26; and April 8, 2020.

Old Testament Class Syllabus

Handouts and Audio

New Testament

Sundays, 4-6 PM
September 8, 2019 – April 26, 2020
The class will meet weekly, excluding: December 1, 2019-January 5, 2020; February 16, 23; April 12, 2020.

New Testament Class Syllabus

Handouts and Audio