Community Group Electives
Join us this summer for Community Group Electives at 9:15 am! We will offer two 4-week teaching sessions this summer with three different topics to choose from each session. Feel free to pick any two of the elective topics to attend (one topic during session #1, another during session #2). This is a great opportunity to build a stronger connection with other members of MBCC who aren’t in your regular Community Group while at the same time diving into the Word and learning together.
We invite you to join us!
Info on the Community Groups Electives is below. Please click here for complete info on our Summer Schedule including worship times and Kids’ programming.
Summer Session #1
June 4 – June 25, 4 weeks, 9:15 am
|#1||My Secure Family||Equipping parents to protect children in the digital age as well as guidance on how to have “the talk” with your children.||Traylor Lovvorn||Fellowship Hall 1|
|#2||Faith Culture Ethics: Four Frameworks for Making Wise Decisions in a Chaotic Culture||There are a myriad of questions & decisions facing us everyday – Should I watch this show? This movie? What about my loved one on life support? How can I love my neighbor without compromising truth? The overarching question is: how ought we make wise choices in our complex world? And, how can we disciple others to do the same biblically? We will explore the Scriptures in order to be equipped with four biblical frameworks for making wise decisions in a chaotic culture.||Ben Telfair*||Fellowship Hall 4|
|#3||The Gospel According to James||A study of the book of James.||Fran Sciacca*||Chapel|
*Please see bios below.
July 2nd – No Community Groups, We will only have one Worship Service at 10:30 am.
July 9th – Meet in regular Community Groups for prayer & fellowship. (Click here for a listing of our Community Groups and meeting rooms.)
Summer Session #2
July 16th – August 6th, 4 weeks, 9:15 am
|#1||My Secure Family||Equipping parents to protect children in the digital age as well as guidance on how to have “the talk” with your children.||Traylor Lovvorn –
This will be a video broadcast of Traylor’s teaching with discussion facilitated by Kevin and Marcus.
|Fellowship Hall 1|
|#2||Arrested by Grace: Martin Luther’s Life & Teaching||In this the 500th year since the Protestant Reformation, this elective will look at four key ideas of Luther’s that are formative for Christian living today.||Clayton Hornback*||Fellowship Hall 4|
|#3||Embracing the Divergent Gospel Accounts||Our faith is dependent on written accounts of events in the life of the Lord. But some accounts of the same event diverge from one another, causing many Christians to feel that their public witness for Christ entails a vigorous defense of biblical inerrancy. We will be discussing why this is unhelpful and what should replace it.||Bill Wortman*||Foyer Room|
*Please see bios below.
August 13th – Our regular worship schedule resumes with Worship Services at 8:30 am & 11:00 am and Community Groups at 9:45 am. (Click here for a listing of our Community Groups and meeting rooms.)
Clayton Hornback: MBCC College Pastor
Traylor Lovvorn: Traylor Lovvorn is the co-host of the weekly podcast Undone Redone and speaks at conventions and churches on the topics of addiction, sexuality, marriage, digital safety, and biblical themes like grace and restoration. After 11 years of marriage, Traylor’s addiction to sex and pornography cost him his wife and four children. After being divorced for 6 years, God miraculously restored his family and he remarried his ex-wife Melody. Traylor and Melody founded their restoration ministry, Undone Redone, at their home church, Oak Mountain Presbyterian. They live in Birmingham with their four children and their dog Toto. You can find out more at undoneredone.com or follow him on social media channels using @tlovvorn.
Fran Sciacca: Fran is a veteran Bible teacher and author. He is a graduate of Denver Seminary, and has been teaching Bible for nearly four decades. Fran has addressed audiences of all ages across the U.S., as well as Latin America, England, and Asia. His unique blend of humor, scholarship, and passion for application creates a learning environment that is contagious and transforming. He has authored over 30 books and Bible studies and has won three Gold Medallion Book Awards for his writing. He has also been featured numerous times on the Focus on the Family radio show. He and his wife Jill make their home in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ben Telfair: Pastor of Cultural Engagement at MBCC
Bill Wortman: Bill is the founder and president of Coverdale Institute. He teaches Classics at Samford University and previously served as the Associate Director of Fixed Point Foundation. After earning degrees in classical languages from the University of Minnesota and from Columbia University, NY, Bill began his professional career working in the translations department at the International Bible Society. Bill and his wife, Jenny, are members of MBCC.