To make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing His good news with all people, especially with those of Chinese descent, and helping them grow as followers of Christ, so that together we will bear witness of His glory in Austin, in the surrounding areas, and to the ends of the earth.
Ming Dao Classroom 1
There are two major parts to the fall session. The first part of this session goes through the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) where we see Jesus as the storyteller. The second part of this session dives into Matthew, Mark and John where we see Jesus as the miracle worker.
Luke - The Gospel of Amazement (Quest)
John Sung Building
From start to finish, the Gospel according to Luke is filled with amazement. Throughout the life and ministry of Jesus, those who met him were astonished by their encounter, from the shepherds at the nativity to the disciples at the empty tomb. From our study we will learn what it will take for us to respond to this gospel of amazement, to respond to this dynamic rabbi and Savior named Jesus.
Reason for Hope
Ming Dao Classroom 3
Apologetics is not a calling for a select few—in today's culture, it is an essential component of our shared mission as Christian believers. When someone asks "how do you know that God exists?", what would you say? If someone raises an objection to God's existence, like the Problem of Evil, how would you respond? In Reason for Hope, you will be equipped with a firm foundation to solidify and grow your own faith, to represent Christ publicly, and to dialogue with those of other perspectives in a compassionate and understanding way. We will be exploring compelling reasons to believe that God exists as uniquely revealed in the person of Jesus Christ, answering the most common objections to Christian belief, and learning how to interact with those of other belief systems. Together, let us learn to give a reasoned defense—an apologia—for the hope we have in Jesus (1 Peter 3:15).