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Get Anchored Sunday Mornings!
by Tom Goodman
January 5, 2011

We all operate out of a set of assumptions about the way the world is.  Assumptions such as:

"If I do good things, then good things will happen to me."
"The only person you can count on is yourself."
"Life is a dressing room for eternity."
"God likes me."
"God hates me."

We make our decisions and respond to circumstances out of the suppositions we hold.  And maybe its time you examined the beliefs that drive you.

That's where the Anchor Course can help, and it's coming to our Sunday morning program starting January 16.

The Anchor Course is an 8-week course designed for seekers who want to discover the Christian faith and for believers who want to develop in their faith.  The study is ideal if...

  • you're a spiritual seeker who wants to learn more about the life and teaching of Jesus, but you don't know where to start; or
  • you've become curious about the Christian convictions of your friends; or
  • you're married to a believer, and you want to learn more about your partner's Christian faith; or
  • you're a parent who's wondered how to explain Christianity to your kids; or
  • you're a believer who wants a better grasp of the main points of your faith.

The Anchor Course is a place to build friendships and faith around a weekly discussion.

I've led the course on Wednesday evenings for years, but we'll offer it on Sunday mornings starting January 16.  On that day, join me for a one-hour introduction following the 10 a.m. worship service.

By coming to the one hour introduction, you're under no obligation to sign up for the full study.  But if you decide to register, you'll receive a copy of my book, The Anchor Course: Exploring Christianity Together.  We'll then meet eight weeks for coffee and discussion starting Sunday, January 23.  The class meets at the same time as our small group ministry, so your family can participate in our children and youth programs while you're with me.

There is no cost for course, but we need your registration.  Contact my assistant, Jami (345-3771 or

Spread the word about this Sunday morning opportunity!  It's easy to invite someone.  Just forward this e-mail to them!


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