SUNDAY SCHOOL CROSS TEACHERS

Cross Teachers are effective Bible Study teachers at Custer Road who are available to instruct other Sunday School classes with their curriculum of expertise. They provide diverse and challenging teachings to foster growth in discipleship identity, personal discipleship, communal discipleship, and servant discipleship.
Take a look at the cross teachers and the curriculum they teach. Contact the cross teachers individually to schedule them to teach your Sunday School class!

DENNIS ALLEN
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The Bible Story developed by Dennis Allen using Bible Project video series - 3-4 Weeks

This is a basic seminar on the Bible as a collection of books that discusses how it is organized, the various types of literary techniques used to present God's story, some information about the ancient writers, and the languages that were used. This seminar helps participants to view the Bible as a major piece of literature with a single-story line that was written over many centuries by many writers from ancient cultures that tell God's story of redemption of God's people (you and me) through God's Son, Jesus.

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Covenants developed by Dennis Allen using Bible Project video series - 2 Weeks

Participants will examine this significant theme of "covenant" in order to explore how God brings redemption to creation through his son, Jesus Christ. Covenants are made with individuals and nations that act as the skeleton upon which the entire redemptive story is built. This includes a discussion of Jesus' New Covenant.


Linda Carmicle
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Susanna Wesley, Mother of Methodism

This study will focus on the methods of raising a child based on the teachings of John and Charles Wesley. 

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John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement

This study will dive into the history and belief of John Wesley and how he still influences our church even today.

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God will get you through it

In this study, I will discuss the sudden loss of my son and the many ways God helped me through my grief.

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A Gospel of a Different Color, Exploring the Gospel of John by Frank Drenner - 2 Weeks

In this biblical study written by Rev. Dr. Frank Drenner, participants will be guided to explore similarities, omissions, and additions to the stories of Jesus in the Gospel of John compared to other synoptic gospels.

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Unafraid by Adam Hamilton - 2 Weeks

In this study, participants will be invited to:
Face our fears with a bias of hope,
Examine our fears in light of the facts,
Attack our anxieties with actions, 
Release our cares to God.

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Nine Essential Things I've Learned about Life by Rabbi Harold Kushner - 1-2 Weeks

In this study, participants will reflect on their own life experiences by exploring the life perspectives of Rabbi Kushine. This study is a follow up of the book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, written by Rabbi Kushner, as he was looking back on his long life and reflecting on the lessons he has learned along the way. His experiences are written for both Jews and Christians to ponder.

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Lord, Change My Attitude by James MacDonald - 10 Weeks

This topical study helps participants to identify the attitudes of their hearts that need to change in order to live in the fullness of God's abundance. Steve says this is the single best Bible study he has ever taken!

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Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman - 6 weeks - DVD included

In this 6-week study interspersed with a fictional story, participants will examine their relationship with God.

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Walking Humbly, Doing Justice - 10 Weeks

This study helps participants to broaden their understanding of social justice issues, and be challenged to think through their own stances versus those of the church. Social justice issues related to race, childhood, aging, feminism, substance abuse, violence in media, and public health policy are discussed. The study is designed to advance no political agenda. Rather, participants are invited to see how they can be engaged in maintaining a spirit of humility and compassion.


Rev. Danielle Kim
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The Book of Ruth by Rev. Danielle Kim - 1-4 Weeks

This expository study is written by Rev. Danielle B. Kim. Through this study, participants will creatively approach the Book of Ruth by examining some of the traditional reception history of this book, and engage diverse perspectives to glean from the wisdom of the story of Ruth and Naomi.


Mike Peterson
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Finding Purpose in Our Lives - 1 Week

This 1-week seminar helps participants to explore finding their way through aligning our purpose with God's. There will be a video excerpt as a part of this study.


Michael Rasmussen
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Take The Flag by Rob Fuquay - 7 Weeks

This Bible-based study will help participants to engage in reflection and examination by using the flags from auto racing as a way to discuss different aspects of our life of faith: Green flag (start): How do we start our journey of faith? Yellow flag (caution): The decisions we make can sometimes put us in danger. How do we learn to heed God’s caution? Red flag (delay): Finishing well involves pit stops. How does God help us get the most out of these breaks? Blue flag (yield): Each of us may run our own race, but we also need to respect others. How does God help us focus on others’ needs? Black flag (disqualification): What happens when our own violations take us out of the race, and how does God help us get back in? White flag (final lap): As we head toward the finish line, how do we steer according to God’s will? Checkered flag (victory): If we persevere—navigating the hazards, managing the pit stops—then victory is ours. But how does God want us to experience victory?

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Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio - 6 weeks

Winning the battle against your giants. Focus on keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer... Jesus.

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Bible Stories by the Pool by Michael Rasmussen - 1-6 weeks

This original study looks at Jesus' teachings when he was around water and the many stories in the Gospels where water is present.


VICKI SLEDGE
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Sacred Rest - 1-2 Weeks

Based on Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith’s book, Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity. This study explores seven types of rest we may lack: physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social and creative. We come to understand that we can embrace rest, set boundaries and seek sanctuary without guilt, shame or fear. Choose from 1 week (seven types of rest and God’s gifts of rest) or 2 weeks (more in-depth look at the subject).

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Lose the Clutter and Find Your Soul - 1-3 Weeks

God has told us many times that we’ll be given all we need. In this discussion, we explore how to let go of clutter that keeps us from moving forward, closer to God. Looking at what the Bible says about clutter, we’ll realize it’s not just about cleaning out the closet or storage unit. With resolve and repetition, the practice of decluttering can become a spiritual practice, as we make space for things in life that matter – to us and to others. Choose from 1 (overview) to 3 weeks (weeks 2 and 3 focus on spiritual aspects related to decluttering and benefactors of our de-cluttering).

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How To Share Your Faith Without Seeming Like A Crazy Person - 3 Weeks

In this 3- week workshop, participants will examine this big idea of "evangelism" by defining what it is, and discussing how we can articulate our faith to others in ways that are natural, honest, and compelling.


Barry Williams
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Forgotten God by Francis Chan - 7 Weeks

This study helps participants to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. It is designed to initiate and facilitate discussion, interaction, and practical application of the message of the book, Forgotten God.

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The Book of Jonah by Eric Mason - 8 Weeks

In this 8-week expository study, participants will explore a profound glimpse into the conflict that occurs when God calls reluctant believers to God's mission. More importantly, it underscores the depths of His compassion not only in redeeming the lost, but redeeming those God has called to participate in God reconciling work.

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Paul's Letters by Eye Witness Bible Series - Can be 8 or 17 Weeks

The Paul’s Letters Series is composed of narrative accounts by Bible personalities about the letters of Paul found in the New Testament, such as Aquila and Priscilla talking about First Corinthians. Together, the videos and study guides provide a good overview of the letters of Paul. By placing the letters in the approximate order in which they were written, this Series provides special insights into the text.