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Telos (Greek purpose, design, meaning) is the name of the adult Sunday school class that precedes the main service.  Currently it is the only adult class on Sunday mornings, and it’s wonderful! Its primary teacher, facilitator and curriculum planner is Scott Cherry, but active members of the class are often invited to teach or facilitate discussions. Telos meets every week to study scripture together, currently the four gospels and Acts. Our studies often revolve around the intersection of Faith and Reason in our lives. All age groups are welcome, teens included.

When and Where

Telos meets every Sunday from 9:15 to 10:15am. Currently we meet in the newly carpeted basement by the fireplace. 

Current Series:

The Narratives: Jesus and the Gospels + Acts

The purpose of this series is to delve into the gospels and Acts holistically as the entire narrative portion of the New Testament. It will have integrated elements of devotional Bible study, theology and apologetics. We will not study each book in-sequence or verse-by-verse. Rather, we will selectively choose passages that represent the questions we are asking in the given lesson. So sometimes we will ‘zoom in’ and sometimes we will ‘zoom out’.  This series will not have a definite number of weeks or end-date but will continue until interest wanes and there is consensus on another series such as one of those named in the survey. As always, most lessons will be interactive.

Recent Past

9/20   “Faith AND Reason” Apologetics Mini-Conference.  On this day we hosted Brandon Cleaver of RZIM who spoke first in Telos and then in the main service. Both of his talks can be found in our YouTube channel Dearborn Covenant

Near Future

10/11   The Gospel of Luke: The Backstory (part 2).  Who wrote this gospel?  Is it anonymous as skeptics say or can we know the author?  If so, how?  Using an outline prepared by a local seminary professor we will consider the various evidences from early church history to see that we can have full confidence that Luke was the author of this gospel. But we will also consider the implications if we did not know.

10/18   Special Guest Speaker, Mateen.  Today Mateen will join us from Houston, Texas. He is an Iranian believer who will share his story with us. 

View the Syllabus

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