Harbor, Pepperdine Bible Lectures
It Seemed Good to the Holy Spirit and to Us, Part 2 (Luke’s Church in the Power of the Spirit)

It Seemed Good to the Holy Spirit and to Us, Part 2 (Luke’s Church in the Power of the Spirit)

May 10, 2018

Mark Love

What if the momentous statement in Acts 15:28, "It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to Us, " was a natural outcome of the church's way of life? This class explores what led the church in Acts to this moment and whether or not today's congregations are set up to experience the same kind of moment.

It Seemed Good to the Holy Spirit and to Us, Part 1 (Luke’s Church in the Power of the Spirit)

It Seemed Good to the Holy Spirit and to Us, Part 1 (Luke’s Church in the Power of the Spirit)

May 10, 2018

Mark Love

What if the momentous statement in Acts 15:28, "It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to Us, " was a natural outcome of the church's way of life? This class explores what led the church in Acts to this moment and whether or not today's congregations are set up to experience the same kind of moment.

Christian Meditation: The Key to Intimacy with God

Christian Meditation: The Key to Intimacy with God

May 9, 2018

Anthony Fischetto, Cheryl Fischetto

Discovery the biblical principles of meditating on God's Word, Works, and Wonders to draw close to God and be Transformed by His power and glory, 2 Cor. 3:18. Learn how to be still and know that He is God, Ps. 46:10. Be ready to experience a 20-minute biblical meditation time during this session and experience the presence of God.

Trauma in the Pews: Long Term Consequences of Child Maltreatment

Trauma in the Pews: Long Term Consequences of Child Maltreatment

May 9, 2018

Patti Patterson

Childhood maltreatment is exceedingly common and rarely acknowledged in our congregations. Victims of child abuse have higher rates of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) than combat veterans. The physical, emotional, mental and spiritual consequences of child abuse will be discussed, as will potential roles for Christian communities to promote prevention and healing.

“Why Me, God?” Ministering to Those Trapped in Long Term Suffering

“Why Me, God?” Ministering to Those Trapped in Long Term Suffering

May 9, 2018

David Berry

One of the most difficult areas in our lives is when we feel trapped in long term suffering. We are filled with questions, anger, anxiety and a feeling that God does not care. Yet, God does care and provides hope to the brokenhearted.

Social Media and Identity Development in Tweens, Teens and Young Adults

Social Media and Identity Development in Tweens, Teens and Young Adults

May 9, 2018

Jennifer Shewmaker

Young adults, Teens and tweens are highly engaged with social media. They use it to construct and share their own identity and to navigate social relationships. Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities that social media presents and strategies for helping tweens, teens and young adults navigate its use in a healthy, spiritually formative manner.

Uninvited

Uninvited

May 9, 2018

Dusty Rush

The one person NOT welcome at the Lord's table...and why it matters for your church

Living the Shepherd’s Prayer

Living the Shepherd’s Prayer

May 9, 2018

Jack Williamson

Psalm 23 and the Lord's prayer are so well known that many believers take these passages for granted. In this class we will take a closer look at how these key passages can be pivotal in our spiritual formation and relationship with God.

When the Spirit Messes with Your Life: Living the Cross-Shaped Life

When the Spirit Messes with Your Life: Living the Cross-Shaped Life

May 9, 2018

Russ Corley

This session will look at the challenges of character formation for those serious about following Jesus and being taught by him as our lives are transformed through the Spirit while we learn to faithfully obey Jesus.

Building Bridges to Children, Teens and Families

Building Bridges to Children, Teens and Families

May 9, 2018

Thereasa Winnett

Young people are rejecting the Church and choosing their own individual paths now more than ever. In the process, they are losing the benefits the Church provides in helping them develop strong faith foundations, reach their godly potential and survive the storms of life. Ministry to children and teens can change this dynamic by building a bridge between young people and the Church. Learn creative and effective ways to reach out to children and teens in the community, while also strengthening the faith foundations of the young people in their congregation.

Can’t We All Just Lead Together? Principles and Practices for Shared Church Leadership

Can’t We All Just Lead Together? Principles and Practices for Shared Church Leadership

May 8, 2018

Jason Thompson

Our movement has a long history of shared leadership which is difficult, but possible. When done well, it is rewarding. When done poorly, it creates inertia, chaos and conflict. We will discuss best practices and principles for partnership among elders and ministers and review models of various sized congregations.

Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

May 8, 2018

Richard Beck

God comes to us in strangers, but the strangeness of strangers causes us to miss the call to hospitality. Welcoming the Jesus who comes to us in disguise requires spiritual formation.

Disenchantment with Disenchantment: Faith in a Secular Age

Disenchantment with Disenchantment: Faith in a Secular Age

May 8, 2018

Richard Beck

Disbelief and doubt are on the rise with the "Nones." How do we nurture and cultivate faith in a secular age?

Naming the Devil: Spiritual Warfare Isn’t What You Think

Naming the Devil: Spiritual Warfare Isn’t What You Think

May 8, 2018

Richard Beck

Satan. Lucifer. Beelzebub. Explore how the names for the Devil can expand and challenge our notions of "spiritual warfare."

Open to the Spirit, Part 2

Open to the Spirit, Part 2

May 8, 2018

Scot McKnight 

One study after another has demonstrated both that the church is declining in the USA and that more and more of us are becoming self-oriented. We are in need of renewal of the church and revival of a Spirit-shaped life. The message of the Bible is clear and compelling, but are we genuinely Open to the Spirit? Many claim they are open but are they genuinely open?

Open to the Spirit, Part 1

Open to the Spirit, Part 1

May 8, 2018

Scot McKnight

One study after another has demonstrated both that the church is declining in the USA and that more and more of us are becoming self-oriented. We are in need of renewal of the church and revival of a Spirit-shaped life. The message of the Bible is clear and compelling, but are we genuinely Open to the Spirit? Many claim they are open but are they genuinely open?

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 3

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 3

May 8, 2018

Jeff Childers, Joel Childers 

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort. We have a tendency to fall for half-truths. While these myths may seem convenient, they can undermine a healthy life of faith and Christian community. Even when we claim not to believe the myths, our practices can reveal otherwise. This class examines some common 'tall tales' about commitment, tradition, and over-reaction, offering practices that can remedy the dangerous impact of these myths in our lives, homes, and churches.

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 2

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 2

May 8, 2018

Jeff Childers, Joel Childers 

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort. We have a tendency to fall for half-truths. While these myths may seem convenient, they can undermine a healthy life of faith and Christian community. Even when we claim not to believe the myths, our practices can reveal otherwise. This class examines some common 'tall tales' about commitment, tradition, and over-reaction, offering practices that can remedy the dangerous impact of these myths in our lives, homes, and churches.

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 1

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 1

May 8, 2018

Jeff Childers, Joel Childers 

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort. We have a tendency to fall for half-truths. While these myths may seem convenient, they can undermine a healthy life of faith and Christian community. Even when we claim not to believe the myths, our practices can reveal otherwise. This class examines some common 'tall tales' about commitment, tradition, and over-reaction, offering practices that can remedy the dangerous impact of these myths in our lives, homes, and churches.

Keynote (2 Corinthians 3)

Keynote (2 Corinthians 3)

May 7, 2018

Andy Wall

"Transformed!"

Wind, Water and Fire, Part 3

Wind, Water and Fire, Part 3

May 7, 2018

Jeff Walling

"The Fire That Changes Us"

The Tale of the Dove, Part 3

The Tale of the Dove, Part 3

May 7, 2018

Don McLaughlin

"The Shocking Untold Story of the Holy Spirit"

Never has religion seemed less relevant and the church been more essential. Critics rail and Christians wail about the church. Both sense the church is meant for more, so what's missing? Join us for a practical look at how to reengage the Spirit in our local churches.

Keynote (Luke 4)

Keynote (Luke 4)

May 7, 2018

Kindy DeLong

Keynote (Galatians 5)

Keynote (Galatians 5)

May 7, 2018

Jovan Barrington

"Indulgences For Sale"

"You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." - The Apostle Paul. How do we love and produce the fruit of the Spirit in a world where self-gratification and overindulgence are virtues?

The Tale of the Dove, Part 2

The Tale of the Dove, Part 2

May 7, 2018

Don McLaughlin

"The Shocking Untold Story of the Holy Spirit"

Never has religion seemed less relevant and the church been more essential. Critics rail and Christians wail about the church. Both sense the church is meant for more, so what’s missing? Join us for a practical look at how to reengage the Spirit in our local churches.

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