Events & Classes
For the Greater Glory of God
Lenten Bible Study
Wednesdays, through March 21, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. in the Parlor
Pastor John will teach from the life of Christ, focusing on the spiritual exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. You may remember that Pastor John went on a thirty-day retreat at the Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa, during his sabbatical in 2016. “For the greater glory of God” is a phrase that Ignatius repeatedly used as the motivation for Christian action. As a companion to the class, Pastor John has written a Lenten Devotional by the same name. It is available in the church lobby.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Men are invited to meet for prayer, coffee, donuts and fellowship.
Saturdays at 7:30am in Room 11
Contact: John McCormick
God's Love Letter to Humanity
COTC has a new Christian Education Class called Open Hearts, Open Minds. The class is open to all seeking to know more about God and living out their faith. They will study the complete narrative of "God's Love Letter to Humanity"--The Bible. Mark Egloff, who will be leading the class, says, "We will be starting at Genesis and working our way through the Old Testament and the New, tracking the covenant and relationship that has been between God and humankind."
Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Room 202
Contact: Mark Egloff
The Epistles of John--I, II, and III
Join the Faith Studies Class in the parlor as Dr. Tony Evans leads us through John's short letters that emphasize the importance of our fellowship with God as the means to love, obedience, and truth. Dr. Evans warns us against a weak Christianity that has become comfortable and complacent. We will use video, Bible study, and discussion.
Sundays at 11:00am in Room 11
Contact: Cathy Jenkins
The Christian Faith from Genesis to Revelation
Join the Bereans Class for a study of the Christian Faith. We will read and discuss selected Bible passages beginning with the creation story and concluding with the return of Jesus in glory. Between the beginning and the end we will discover how God works out His redemptive purpose through a nation (Israel) and through a person (Jesus Christ).
We will study the ups and downs in the history of Israel leading up to the birth of the Messiah. We will then look at key passages that help define our faith, beginning with the Sermon on the Mount, continuing with the parables of Jesus, Paul and grace, concluding with the "New heaven and the new earth" of Revelation. Be prepared for thoughtful and vibrant discussion and warm fellowship.
Sundays 9:30am Room 11
Contact: Dick Wright
Book of Hebrews
While the intensely captivating language of the Epistle to the Hebrews may stir and invigorate modern New Testament readers to renewed spiritual energy, readers often remain clueless as to the book's overall theme and message. Join the Seekers Class as we explore the message for each of us that is contained in the Book of Hebrews.
Sundays 9:30am Social Room
Contact: Dave Washburn
Understanding Poverty: A Lenten Study
This unique series of lectures and Bible Study occurred during Lent in 2017 on a subject that is at the heart of the gospel—our relationship to poverty. If you missed it, or want to review it, listen below.