Sundays at Bonhomme: Growth Hour

What exactly happens on Sundays from 9:45-10:45 am? Some of the words used to describe this hour are “Sunday school,” “spiritual formation,” “Christian education” and even just “classes.” We know that there’s something for everyone during that hour: from infants to children to students and youth to all manner of adults, but why exactly, are we gathering people together for that hour? In short: to help us all grow as disciples of Jesus. Our community exists to help new people discover Jesus and to help all of us grow as his disciples. Bonhomme, is, after all, where faith grows. And that’s exactly what this hour is dedicated to: providing environments where we can grow as disciples. So think of this Sunday morning hour as “Growth Hour.” Ask yourself, “How does God want to grow me as a disciple over the next couple of months?”

Sundays at 9:45 am | Session III [January 3-February 11]

I & II Peter [Curt Ruhlman, Room 3208]

A study of the First and Second Epistles of Peter. Originally addressed to persecuted believers of the first century, these words encourage us to face trials with a living hope, certain of Christ’s return, and wrn us of the danger of false teaching and spiritual laziness. We will take these same lessons written for those believers and seek to find their practical use by us in our time.

Sermon Discussion Group [Jim Graham, Room 3224]

In this class we will study the scriptures used in (or relating to) the sermon with attention paid to background, context etc. We then move into a discussion of the sermon message and application to our lives.

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus [Tom Hobson, Room 3226]

One of our ECO values is a “Jesus-shaped identity”. What exactly does that look like? We need to take our cues from the historical Jesus, who he really was, not one we have created according to our own wants and wishes. This class will examine the historicity of some landmark events in the life of Jesus, using both historical evidence and logical criteria of authenticity for the content of our Gospels.

Dust to Glory [Jim Keim & Terry Grogam, Watson Chapel]

This is a video lecture series by RC Sproul. Week 1:   Creation The Image of God in Man.  Week 2:   The Fall Covenant with Abraham. Week 3:   The Patriarchal Blessing Moses & the Exodus.  Week 4:   The Passover The Giving of the Law. Week 5:   The Tabernacle Aaron & the Priesthood. Week 6:   Old Testament Sacrificial System Joshua & the Conquest of Canaan.

Making All Things New: Lenten Group Leaders Preparation [AmyRuth Bartlett, Community Room]

“We live in a worry filled world, occupied and preoccupied with many things, while at the same time feeling bored, resentful, depressed, and very lonely. In the midst of this world, Jesus Christ appears and offers us the life of the Spirit of God. The spiritual life is not beyond our everyday existence. No, the spiritual life can only be real when it is lived in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now. If we are willing to live a life of prayer and practice the disciplines of solitude and community, we will discover the power of our worries weakening as all things are being made new.” Are you interested in deepening your own spiritual life and inviting others into a deeper relationship with Jesus as well? Join us Sunday morning, Wednesday or Thursday evening to enter into these disciplines and prepare to lead a small group to do the same throughout Lent.

Kingdom Parents: Becoming a Tech-Wise Family [Don Everts & Adam Stirrit, Room 3205]

The exponential growth of technology and social media has left parents dizzy and struggling to understand how exactly to live (and parent!) faithfully as a Christian in the digital age. Science is telling us more and more about the effects (good and bad) of this digital life on our developing children. Can the Bible shed any light for us on this area? Join us as we work through Andy Crouch’s helpful new book The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place.

Fellowship [Phil Hargrove]

Get an extra cup of coffee and fellowship with old and new friends in our welcoming commons.

Prayer Team Available [Prayer Room in Steffen Hall Lobby]

The Prayer Team is available to pray for you during this time. Come in, no appointment necessary, and no burden too big. We will lift it up together. We believe that when we pray, God always does something, even if we can’t see it.

For Students

High School Refuge [Janelle Mosley, Youth Lounge]

On Sunday mornings high schoolers come together to build trusting relationships along with theological depth! This fall we’ll be exploring life in Jesus through the exciting new Youth Alpha Film Series.


Middle School Sunday School [Bill Reddy & Drew Lindberg, Room 2107]

On Sunday mornings middle schoolers grow in our knowledge of God’s Word! This fall we’ll be studying about the life of Christ and the book of Revelation.
For more details about Bonhomme Student Ministry, click HERE.

For Children

Kids of the Kingdom Sunday School [Mary Oldfield, Start in Room 1319] [First through Fifth Grade]

Kids discover their place in the Big God Story.

Preschool & Kindergarten Sunday School [Mary Oldfield] [2s and 3s | Blue Room] [4s and 5s | Green Room]

Kids experience the wonder of who God is.

More than Childcare [Sue Kern, Nursery] [Six months up to two years old]

God’s Word brought to life for little ones.
For more details about Bonhomme Children’s Ministry, click HERE.