September 17 to October 22 (Thursdays 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM)
Location: Online Only via Zoom
What does it look like to live in genuine Christian community? God has created us for deep and meaningful relationships. On one level, we all desire to be known and to really know others. Yet we also are tempted to hide parts of our lives and stories.
God has created us for community. We are placed into a spiritual body whereby we speak truth in love to one another, in order to grow into Christian maturity (Eph. 4:15-16). We all are called to encourage one another daily, in order that we would walk faithfully with Christ (Heb. 3:13). We are all encouraged to comfort others experiencing affliction with the comfort we, too, have received in Christ (2 Cor. 1:3-4). We are called to bear one another’s burdens (Gal. 6:2). And we are all instructed to admonish the unruly, encourage the weary, help the weak, and bear patiently with all (1 Ths. 5:14).
But how do we do these things in a way the embodies how Christ ministers to us? What does it look like to walk alongside others in wisdom, humility, and love?
Led by Hope Executive Director Wes Tubel, this course will focus on biblical, Christ-centered, and intentional relationships.
- How do we take relationships below surface-level interactions, and talk about all that is going on in our lives?
- How do we avoid handing out pat answers or Christian cliches when our friends or family share where they are struggling with sins and sorrows?
- How do we walk side-by-side with one another, making wise, helpful connections between the truths of Scripture and the specific places in our lives where life is difficult?
- How do we offer wise, loving, and helpful counsel to one another?
- How do each of our relationships strengthen and grow so that we live out authentic, gospel-centered community?
This six week course will explore these questions and more through a combination of in-depth teaching and personal application. The Gospel-Centered Relationships Course is ideal for anyone who wants to grow in being a better friend, spouse, parent, small group leader, mentor, or counselor. In short, if you routinely interact in any way with other people, this course is for you!
Executive Director & Course Facilitator
Wes grew up in Charlotte, NC and earned a degree from North Carolina State University. After serving with two non-profits in Durham, Wes moved to Philadelphia to pursue further theological training through Westminster Theological Seminary and the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster. From 2011-2016, Wes served as the director of CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling. As the director, he provided leadership to a global educational program in biblical counseling that served over 1,500 students annually in over 40 countries. Wes is married to Jacklyn and has three children. Wes enjoys golf, coffee with friends, and spending time with his wife and children.
Cost for course is $60 + course materials