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Creekside University

Summer 2022

Looking to grow your faith?

Summer courses at Creekside University take you to the next step in your walk with Jesus.

Every Tribe, Nation, and Tongue: A Biblical Theology for Biblical Unity

with Andrew Pak

Class Details

One of the key themes of Scripture is that our God is not just a God of one group of people, but a God of all people. The calling of the church is to embody and exemplify this reality, by being a diverse mosaic of people from different ethnicities and cultures who are nonetheless united together by the blood of Jesus and the gospel. In this class, we will explore and uncover the biblical foundations for unity in diversity within the church, and discover why such a calling brings utmost glory to our God – a God of every tribe, nation, and tongue.

About the Instructor

Andrew Pak, Creekside College and Young Adult Pastor. He received a BA in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute, and a MA in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Studies. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he is proud to now call the Sacramento/Elk Grove area home!

Cost: $20/household

KidsCare is not available for this class

Understanding Christian Community: A Biblical Model

with David Nystrom

Class Details

Who are we? What are we like? What are we saved from? What are we saved for? Join us as Dr. David Nystrom guides us through a study of ourselves through the culture we live in and what Jesus and Paul taught in the Gospels and New Testament.

About the Instructor

Dr. David P. Nystrom, Professor in Residence at Western Seminary. You may remember him from last year when he preached while Pastor Scott was on Sabbatical. He is a widely respected scholar on the scriptures and theology, and a contagiously engaging teacher known for his keen intellect and teaching barefoot.

Cost: $30/household

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Boundaries in Marriage: Understanding the Choices That Make or Break Loving Relationships

with Community Counseling Center

Class Details

This class will teach us that healthy boundaries are the property lines that define and protect you and your spouse as individuals. Once you have them in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.

Class Requirements

About the Instructor

Boundaries in Marriage will be taught by the counselors of the Community Counseling Center at Creekside, who have been serving our community since 1994.

Cost: $25/couple

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

with Bob Van Allen

Class Details

Did you ever wish you could have responded better in a conversation about your faith? Do you have a good grasp of Christian ideas, but struggle to express them well?  Do you want to become a better ambassador for Christ? If so, then the Tactics class is for you! Anyone can learn how to graciously respond to challenges and how to encourage others to reconsider the claims of Christ.

Class Requirements

About the Instructor

Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education from Prairie Bible Institute and a Master’s degree in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary. His spiritual gift of teaching has been an important part of his 30 years of experience in Christian ministry on the mission field, in churches, and in Christian schools.

Cost: $25/household

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

For questions about class content, contact Michael Sim.

For questions about class registration, contact Nancy Aird.