Shabbat Classes
Fall Quarter 2017
(October 7th to December 16th)

 

Prepare/Enrich – Marriage Workshop

Instructors: Ronnie Vasquez, MA, LMFT and Pastor Joshua Craig, MA

This class, in combination with the required assessment, is designed to help you and your spouse develop the tools necessary to communicate more effectively, manage stress, resolve conflict, define and clarify roles and responsibilities, increase intimacy and closeness in the marriage, and much more. The assessment results will help you visualize your relationship, put facts behind your feelings, and discover ways to open up doors for communication and intimacy. The information, lessons, and activities from this workshop will become a springboard for you to understand each other better and argue less, give you confidence and clarity to talk about sensitive topics, and provide you with insight on how to be each other’s supporter and lover. Start your journey toward life-long relationship growth now!

Required Texts:

  1. Prepare/Enrich Marriage Assessment (per couple) - $35.00 (must be completed prior to start of class)
  2. Prepare/Enrich Marriage Workbook (per person) - $3.00 (Harvest is providing!)

Texts/Assessments are available for a non-tax-deductible donation

 

Building Bridges Between Old and New Testament Worship

Instructor: Tracy Meola

Worship. We all do it. It is not reserved just for the believer in Yeshua. There is not one person who has ever been or will ever be exempt from worshiping. The question is… who or what is being worshipped?

With something that has been placed so firmly into our being, it should not be much of a surprise that God actually has a lot to say about worship. In this class, we will begin by taking a broad stroke to scripture and look at God’s dwelling places in the midst of our worship from the first garden temple in Genesis to the last garden temple in the book of Revelation with special emphasis on the Tabernacle in Exodus. As we walk through each of the elements of the Tabernacle, we will discover how the life and ministry of Christ are at the center of each and how they impact our understanding of worship.

Required Text: 
The only required texts are your Bible and a notepad, although I will provide you with the names of a number of books that you might want to look into on this subject for your own further study!

 

Weekly Torah Portion

Instructor: Dr. Randy Craig

Yeshua said that “Man should not live by bread only, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness (II Tim. 3:16).  When these words were spoken, the scriptures that they referred to were the Hebrew Scriptures, the TANAK, the foundation of which is the Torah.  The Torah is frequently quoted in the apostolic scriptures, New Testament, and, in fact, serves as the foundation of a very large percentage of what were have learned in our journey through the traditional western church. We will be studying the weekly portions that correlate with the Torah Portion that we read in our Shabbat Service.  Our goal is to study to show ourselves approved unto God, rightly dividing the Word of Truth (II Tim 2:15).  Please come join us for this important study of the foundation of our faith.

Text: The Bible (the weekly Torah portion). A Torah reading cycle can be acquired in the office.

 

Congregational Dance – Men & Women (ages 7+)

Instructor: Shaina McLellan

Praise His name with dancing! (Psalm 149:3) Congregational Dance is a class that will teach you basic Hebraic dance steps and of course, the dances for the congregational dance portion of our worship service. You will learn how to worship God through dance while building relationships with others. For those who would like a beginner’s guide to the world of Hebraic dance, this is the class for you! Children ages 7 through 11 are welcome to join this class IF they have a parent, guardian, or designated adult with them in the class. Congregational Dance is a prerequisite for the Shabbat Dance Class.

 

Advanced Dance - Shabbat Dance – Men & Women (Dance 201) – Ages 12+

Instructor:  MiKayla Gabel

After successfully completing the Congregational dance class, join this advanced level class and get ready to be challenged with more sophisticated routines. You must be a Harvest member to take this class. This class also qualifies both men and women to participate in the dance circle during Shabbat Service. The goal is to praise God through dance while building relationships with one another and to grow in diligence and obedience through prayerful dance for the congregation. 

Students must be 12 years old by the quarter start date.

 

Youth - Junior and Senior High (ages 12 through 18)

Instructor: Jamie Schmidt

Welcome to Think University
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”- Albert Einstein

To parents: Are you at ease with the world that awaits your child? Have we simply taught our children what to think without teaching them how to think?

To the young adults: If you are what you eat, then is your character formed by how and what you think?  Have you ever wished that the adults around you would really listen and hear you out?  Have you ever felt frustrated that you are unable to convey your desires, thoughts, and ideas to your family, friends, and teachers?  Would you like to have more influence, stronger arguments, and sounder ideas.  Do you know truth, and can you communicate the truth, even to the staunchest opponent?

Well, we would like to spend this quarter learning how to think critically, how to strengthen your biblical worldview, and apply those truths to everyday matters.  I want to hear your ideas, consider your thoughts and help you lay a foundation on how you think, how you share your ideas, and prepare you to influence those around you for the glory of God.  We will discuss truth and how to recognize it, to use wisdom and intellect in forming our ideas. We will learn to welcome and provide wise counsel, we will learn how to use logic, reason, and biblical truths to win arguments and influence people. We will examine everything from pop culture to ancient architecture for hidden symbolism, hidden messages, and the agendas behind these things.  We will put into action steps to take back the culture around us, how to strengthen our ties with one another and how to win the culture war without losing the hearts of our detractors.

“Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest." - Author Unknown

Text: The Bible

 

Children’s Group (ages 3 through 11)

Instructor:  Angie Maes

This class will focus on biblically based lessons that utilize movies, crafts, activity sheets, etc. to teach the lesson at hand. The children will be playing games and activities that teach biblical principles and problem-solving skills. A snack will be provided during class time. Please let the instructor know if your child has any food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

 

Nursery:  MJ Bishop

The Nursery is available
Parents must remain on the premises