The "Young at Heart" class at CBC is targeted for mature adults in the later one-third of their lives.
Typically the members are free of immediate family and work responsibilities, giving them time to serve one another's needs. One member suggested that we are "Senior Saints Seriously Studying the Scriptures."
a. To continue to grow in grace and the knowledge of God's word
b. Study the scriptures in such a way as always present Jesus, his life and teachings as the focal point
c. Provide a comfortable environment to share our lives with each other, both in and out of the classroom
Our studies come straight from books of the Bible. Most recently, we have studied the Minor Prophets and the book of Luke
Some lecture mixed with lots of large group discussion. Humor is a vital part of learning so it is readily mixed in. We attempt to look not only at what the scripture says, but how can it be applied to one's life.
- Terry Ricketts: A seminary graduate and a retired missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Terry has taught adults for 40 years and loves studying Scripture. Terry says, "One of my goals, and I think of many in the class, is to finish well the task my Lord has given me. I want to hear a 'well done' when he calls me home!"
- Mark Shelamer is an elder at CBC. He is married to Laura and they have two daughters, a son-in-law and three grandchildren. Mark owns a local appraisal business in the Rogue Valley.