Foundations Class: Feb. 22-23

I have to admit, I was more than a tad nervous. Did I read or skim enough of the required reading? What if the professor called on me first? Would there be a pop-quiz? My first college class proved to be one I’d remember for the rest of my life.

Turns out, Dr. Spring did give us a pop-quiz on the first day in Freshmen Politics. He challenged every student to recite the United States amendments. Out of roughly twenty students, can you guess how many knew all 27? Zero. Not a single college student could recite more than ten. There we sat,  some of the beautiful country’s most promising citizens, with the very foundations our nation was built upon  completely absent from our minds.

That’s when Dr. Spring told us, “Do you know why I continue to take college classes, memorize literature, and read every chance I get? It’s because I never want to be ignorant in any situation. I never want to stop being a student for the things I believe in and care about.”

Every few months, Covenant Life Church hosts a Foundations Class weekend for prospective members. During a span of two days, attendees are able to learn about the church. This includes CLC’s beginnings along with our Statement of Beliefs, bi-laws and Church Covenant—all  which are supported by Scripture. The Bible serves as our legend, guiding us to prayerfully uphold ourselves as members within the body. For many, the class has proved a fruitful opportunity to learn the foundations of what it means to be a part of a Gospel-centered, evangelical and healthy church.

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18

CLC’s beliefs are centered on faithfully believing that we are all sinners, reconciled with the Father through Jesus Christ’s blood shed on the cross and His glorious resurrection. That remains the common theme throughout the Foundations weekend and every church gathering: that the Rock our church is built upon is Christ alone. And this informs everything.

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. – Matthew 7:24-25

I urge those who have yet to attend Foundations to sign up for the classes offered on February 21 and 22. While I can’t promise you won’t be called upon to read a supporting Bible verse or tell the class an interesting fact about your life, I know you’ll learn vital details behind CLC’s existence and the foundations on which it stands. I pray God will steer new people toward this great opportunity to learn as students again … for the foundations we believe in and care about.

Tyler Edward Hood

Posted on: February 10, 2014 - 1:52PM

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