To make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing His Good News with the ethnic Chinese in Greater Austin and by helping them grow as followers of Christ so that together we will bear witness of His glory to the world.
There will be 2 sessions during the semester. Each session will be 6 classes.
In the first session, we will dive into the books of Daniel and Ezra. We are inspired by the courage and faithfulness of Daniel and his friends. Because they remained true to their identity as God’s chosen people and because they were willing to demonstrate their trust in God through their actions, they provided a testimony to God’s power and goodness while in exile. As believers, we are sojourners and exiles in this world, redeemed by the blood of Jesus and called to be a testimony to His grace by remaining true to our identity in Christ.
In the second session, we will dive into the books of Esther, Nehemiah, and Malachi.
- In Esther, we will learn how to seek the Lord even during those seasons of life when His hand of providence seems to be hidden. We will learn to see ourselves as playing a role in God’s sovereign plan for the world, and we gain the courage to accept the risk of following God, no matter the cost.
- In Nehemiah, we will learn that God calls us to do the right thing in the right way and then give Him glory for success. We will also learn that God is glorified not only in our fulfillment of a task but also in the way we fulfill that task.
- In Malachi, we will learn about God’s people and how they should worship Him, or perhaps more specifically, how they shouldn’t worship Him. The word delivered to Malachi was a wake-up call to a people who were halfhearted in worship, and Malachi’s message resonates with us still today.
Beyond "Swiping Right": Building Authentic Relationships Enrollment is closed for this class
God says in Genesis 2:18, "It is not good for man to be alone..." He created us to be relational - to have intimate and meaningful connections with Him and other people. In this 7-week course, we will combine Biblical principles with professional counseling practices to discover how to establish and maintain authentic and intimate relationships with God and others around us. We will be using curriculum from a Christian-based counseling workbook, Discovering Intimacy, published by the Great Commission Ministry. The course does not assume you are in a married or dating relationship. The principle and practices should apply to any and all relationships - those with friends, parents, children, co-workers, fellow believers, and God Himself.