Current Classes

Amish Country Entrepreneur Adventure

Orley S. Miller

Class begins 9/7/2022, ends 9/7/2022

Sept. 7 | Day trip: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meet at Greencroft Community Center, North entrance

Come along on a trip through Amish country and step off the bus at various Amish businesses: buggy maker, toy maker, chime maker, leather shop, casket maker are some of the possibilities. And we’ll...

What Did Jesus Say & Why?

Don Blosser

Class begins 9/12/2022, ends 9/21/2022

Sept. 12, 14, 19, 21 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Also offered via Zoom

In this class, we will ask “What can we learn about Jesus as he talked about his mission?” The gospel writers had choices. Why did they include these stories? We come as committed followers of Jesus, expecting the text to guide how we see...

Reading Quran: The Voice at the Heart of Islam

Paul Keim

Class begins 9/26/2022, ends 10/5/2022

Sept. 26, 28; Oct. 3, 5 | 10-11:30 a.m.
Also offered via Zoom

This course will introduce students to the Quran, the central religious text of Islam. The history and theology of the Quran will be presented and the uses of the Quran in Islamic faith and practice will be explored. We will discuss...

Oct. 11, 13, 18, 20 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Also offered via Zoom

Rarely, it seems to me, does our culture offer stories on aging that respect the joys, the assaults, the tedium that life can throw our way–and the wonderful and terrible ways we can respond to it all. Too often the elderly are reduced to a...

Cinematic Jesus

Jo-Ann Brant

Class begins 10/24/2022, ends 11/14/2022

Oct. 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Films that tell the story of Jesus play an important role in the history of motion pictures. This course will blend watching significant segments of films with short lectures and discussions. We will begin by watching pieces of silent films, then look at the Bible epics, followed...

David and Goliath: Hoosier Hysteria and Class Sports

Ken Pletcher

Class begins 10/25/2022, ends 11/3/2022

Oct. 25, 27; Nov. 1, 3 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Also offered via Zoom

Growing up in Elkhart County in the 1950’s and 60’s, Ken Pletcher experienced Hoosier Hysteria at its best. Shooting endless baskets on his garage hoop and parking in front of his family’s radio every Friday night to listen to games,...

Reparative Justice with Indigenous Peoples: The Pursuit of Wholeness

Luke Gascho

Class begins 11/8/2022, ends 11/17/2022

Nov. 8, 10, 15, 17 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Also offered via Zoom

The Indigenous peoples of the Americas experienced widespread devastation as Europeans settled across the landscape. Participants will be guided through a model of repair containing four elements: awareness, lament, reparations and...

Christmas Traditions: GC Festival of Carols

Marcia Yost

Class begins 11/28/2022, ends 12/1/2022

Monday, Nov. 28 | 10 a.m.
Jennings Auditorium, Greencroft Community Center

Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 10 a.m.
Goshen College Music Center

Thursday, Dec. 1 | 4 p.m.
Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center