Winter Electives 2019

Six terrific electives are coming to Sunday mornings at The Oak. Beginning Sunday, February 3 you are invited to attend one of these six-week electives.  All adults are invited, whether you currently attend an ABF or not. Room locations will be posted by Sunday, January 27.

Discovering Membership

EWOBC Elders / 9:00
Examine the mission and history of the church, doctrine, ordinances, and the devotional life. This is the next step for anyone pursuing church membership.

The Art of Marriage

Frank Henard / 9:00
Take your marriage from good to great. Build your marriage according to God’s design. Focus on real-life topics and the practical application of biblical truth. For newlyweds, empty-nesters and everyone in between.

What is a Healthy Church

EWOBC Elders / 9:00
There are no perfect churches, but some are healthier than others. Find out how to assess the health of any church—including your own.

Modern Parables

Steve Mann / 9:00
Modern Parables seeks to re-create the emotional immediacy that Jesus’ 1st-century audience felt when hearing his parables. It does this by using some of the best parable scholarship and exploring it through creative filmmaking. A powerful combination of cinema and theology.

Extreme Grandparenting

Bill & Diane Fahrenkrug / 10:30
Grandparenting is a second chance to do the “ought to’s” and “should have’s” that the busyness and demands of daily parenthood kept you from doing. Your grandchildren need you to be the best grandparent you can be. Come get encouraged and equipped.

Life-Changing Prayer

Dirk May / 10:30
Explore God’s promises in His Word to always hear you, answer you, and extend His mercy toward you when you come to Him.


Why do we offer winter electives?

Change can be hard. We get into a routine and it gets comfortable. Same time, same place, same people is non-threatening. So, sometimes we resist change.

Is there any good reason to change up Sunday mornings?
Why would anyone mess with everyone’s Sunday morning routine, cancel ABFs, and ask that everyone attend an elective? Could there be any good reason to embrace this temporary change? Consider these advantages:
• Going deep in one particular area of interest.
• Hearing from new and different teachers with different styles and personalities.
• Rubbing shoulders with people you would not typically interact with.
• Nurturing your ability to be flexible and adaptable in other areas of life.

Can you think of any other ways in which this temporary change could be a good thing in your life? Why not give it a try?