Adult Track

Description

We will be led in study of "The Place of Worship" by Mrs. Linda Himes.  During our morning worship time, Lt's Jared and Tonia Collins will be leading us in worship prior to our daily Bible studies.  Following this are 5 excellent worships that have been chosen to encourage, disciple and grow each of us into mature Christians that walk in faith and truth.

Theme

We desire to grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ.  We accomplish this in Bible Study,  worship, teaching opportunities, fellowship and prayer.   Our goal is to assist each participant to embrace Christ in a powerful way and that they will take this relationship back to their homes and be builders of the kingdom of God.

Leaders/Guests

Linda Himes

This year we are pleased to welcome back one of our favorite Bible teachers, and past special guest for CBLI Bible Study.
Linda Himes has served in various ministries in the Salvation Army for most of her adult life.   She has always had a strong passion for the word of God and looks for any opportunity to share that passion. Linda worked for two years with Precept Ministries in Chattanooga, TN, teaching people an inductive way of studying the Bible. Out of her concern that Christians are told they should study the Bible, but we are not told how to, Linda became a trainer for Precept Ministries. She travels throughout North America teaching Bible studies, and showing her love of scripture, and of God. She has recently retired from her position as the Bible Ministries Consultant for the USA Central Territory. Linda worships at The Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace Corps in Chicago. She is married to Bill Himes and they have two married children and three grandchildren.

Fish Sticks

Fish Sticks Improv Comedy will be joining us on Wednesday evening to wrap up our fabulous family day.

Workshops

The Seven Deadly Virtues 
Major Bob Fay

Faith. Love. Family. Power. Success. Goodness. Generosity. Who among us wouldn't want to exhibit strength in these areas of our lives? It's hard to imagine this list being similar to the "seven deadly sins" that we strive to avoid, such as greed, lust and slothfulness. But even so-called virtues can be harmful to our souls if we are not careful about how we pursue them in our lives.
The workshop will explore the fine line between virtues and vices, and seek to discern the difference between the two. Each session will uncover ways our flawed priorities and values can masquerade as healthy religious practices and goals. 
"The Seven Deadly Virtues" workshop will help participants recognize and remove the everyday stumbling blocks in their Christian walk that keeps them from true spiritual growth and vitality.
 

Trusting God Even When Life Hurts
Major Ruth Fay

Loving God, Obeying God but how do we Trust God when our life journey takes us on a hidden path of hurt and pain. Jerry Bridges the author of Trusting God began a lengthy Bible Study on the topic of Gods Sovereignty.  What he learned changed his life. We will begin to explore the scope of Gods power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals; you'll begin to acknowledge His loving control. And as you come to know Him better you'll find yourself trusting Him more - even when life hurts.

Satisfied:  Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption
Captain Katherine Clausell 

This workshop will provide biblical direction for living a deep spiritual life in a shallow, materialistic culture.  We will explore what the Bible has to say about “our stuff” and what it means to think “Christianly” about those things that fill our closets, garages and basements. We will explore our own insatiable hunger for material possessions and journey toward the counter-cultural lifestyle of contented satisfaction. We will engage in thought-provoking, yet simple projects that will help to realign our thinking and behavior as first steps toward living the “satisfied” life. And finally, we will make the case that we can all live more rich and fulfilling lives with fewer things.

An Inductive Bible Study of the Book of Jude
Major Carla Voeller

Problems in the early church cause Jude to write a letter urging the believers to contend for their faith during trying times. What does God say about sin? What does God have to say about the day of judgement? What are His instructions for believers today? These questions and more are answered in the short but powerful study on the book of Jude.

Just Walk Across The Room
Chris Shay

If you are a Christ follower, consider how you wound up in the kingdom of God. Someone somewhere pointed you to Jesus. There are people all around us that need to be pointed to Christ, yet as we think of others that we desire to see become a part of God's kingdom, the thought of evangelism causes fears to surface.  Just Walk Across the Room is four refreshing courses presented in four simple sessions: The Single Greatest Gift, Living in 3D, The Power of Story, and Grander Vision Living.
Just Walk Across the Room takes the fear and anxiety out of evangelism and teaches those of us who would not consider themselves natural evangelists to share God's story in a natural and joyful way. Come look at sharing Christ in a whole new way that is for everybody. You will be changed!

Packing List

Please bring some extra money to support The Twenty New Corps Initiative.  Each track will be selling items for World Services.

Schedule

Please reference the CBLI booklet to view the Adult Track Schedule

We will be having our annual Dessert Fest on Sunday, July 23rd,  Also, we will be holding our first annual Chopped Challenge on Tuesday evening for the Adult Afterglow.  We also have two other fun nights planned for fellowship and laughter.

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