Candlelight Christian Core Curriculum (C4)
C4 consists of studies that help bring that Big Picture into focus. It will touch on a variety of subjects that impact how we live our life in Christ. What do I believe? Why do I believe that and can I defend my beliefs? What does the Bible say about: relationships, marriage, parenting, my job or business, my money, government and political issues, the postmodern world I live in today?
We envision that C4 will give even a new believer a solid foundation on which to build – a good overview of the Bible and how to apply it to the issues that face us each day.
Mondays: 6 pm to 8 pm in the Sanctuary
Childcare available from Infant to 5th grade
Facilitator: Bub Lawson, Associate Pastor
Now thru December 17th: Truth Project Video Series: WHY THE TRUTH PROJECT? Not so many decades ago, 80% of Americans held a Christian worldview (based on a set of very fundamental questions such as: Is there absolute truth?, is the Bible the infallible Word of God?, etc. Today, that figure is a staggering 4%. We would think that the percentage is very different for the true, believing church. But we’d be wrong. Among those who self-identify as born-again, evangelical Christians, the number is 9%. We are confident that the percentage is much higher at Candlelight. But even if it were 5 times higher – that would still be less than 50%! If that stuns and concerns you, the Truth Project is something you should prayerfully consider. It’s goal is to equip believers with God’s truth in a systematic and comprehensive way – showing that there is no place you can turn in this world that God has not given us His truth: science, history, philosophy, government and every other aspect of our world and lives.
January 21st: Dispensations – Pastor Paul Van Noy (Video Presentation)
January 28th: Answers in Genesis FOUNDATIONS – Ken Ham (Video Presentation). Relevance of Genesis: Why is Genesis so important? Ken Ham uses news stories of recent events combined with Scripture to address today’s most pressing issues. Includes scores of photos and illustrations, plus a mini-interview that reveals his passion for helping Christians to truly understand the distressing impact of disregarding the authority of Scripture.
February 4th: Answers in Genesis FOUNDATIONS – Ken Ham. Revealing the Unknown God: Do we need to change our approach to evangelism? American culture has changed substantially, but our approach to evangelism has not. The key is to “de-Greekize” our families and our churches, beginning with ourselves! To truly reach today’s culture we have to help them understand that God’s Word is true as we spread the seed of the gospel.
February 11th: Answers in Genesis FOUNDATIONS – Ken Ham. One Blood One Race: Can we understand what happened at the Tower of Babel? Understanding what happened at the Tower of Babel is key to understanding the origin of nations, “races,” prejudice, and much more! Ken discusses Charles Darwin’s destructive teaching regarding skin color, facial features, etc. On the lighter side, this video uses Ken’s comical perspective on poodles to teach on natural selection and speciation.
February 18th: Answers in Genesis FOUNDATIONS – Ken Ham. Always Ready: Are you ready to defend the truth of the Bible? 1 Peter 3:15 says that we must always be ready to defend the truth of the Bible. But does the idea of being “ready” make your heart beat fast with fear? In these two segments, Ken Ham shares proven ideas and the basics of apologetics to affirm the truth of the Bible in our modern age. This presentation will embolden you to share your faith with others!
February 25th: Answers in Genesis FOUNDATIONS – Ken Ham. In Six Days: Can we really know the truth about the "days" of Genesis 1? What difference does it make today whether the “days” of Genesis 1 were real 24-hour days or millions of years? Here, Ken Ham clears up today’s common misunderstandings in the debate about the “six days” of Creation. Also, discover why some pastors and educators avoid this topic and say we really can’t know the truth.
March 4th: Answers In Genesis FOUNDATIONS – Ken Ham. Death the Enemy: Is death our friend? Some ministers tell their congregations that death is our friend. But God designed a perfect world—no death, no pain. Adam’s sin brought death and suffering. Our world is now in need of restoration, and Ken shares the story of the agonizing death of his brother, a pastor and loving father, to illustrate that death is our enemy, and one day it will be vanquished!
March 11th & 18th: Spiritual Gifts – Pastor Bub Lawson.
March 25th thru April 29th: Old Testament Overview (Video Presentation – Ed Hindson)