“When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and [Jesus] had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:34, ESV
Teaching at Light happens in three forms:
(a) Sunday gathering – we have a weekly teaching time during our Sunday collective gathering. After a time of worship led by the band, we have 30 minutes of teaching;
(b) Community level – members of Light also meet weekly with one another in smaller groups (these groups are more fully explained under Light Communities); these meetings (usually in the home of one of the members, though it could be on campus or at a coffee shop) includes a time of learning which generally takes place as more of a discussion between the group as we look into the Bible together, consider the lecture from the previous Sunday, and learn to apply the teaching in our own lives and contexts;
(c) One-on-one – most people learn best through action. We as a church love to encourage more mature Christians to “come along side” those who are new to the Christian faith, or just starting to figure out what Christianity is all about. This might mean simply answering questions or just getting together during lunch break, but we hope these encounters will develop into deeper friendships where Christians are taught by seeing the gospel lived out by one another.
Our teaching at Light is always with a full commitment to the Bible as the final authority and guide for our lives. We believe that it is through the Bible that God has chosen to reveal Himself (His own character and way), as well as His will (the character and way He desires for us to live).