San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In the summer trimester of 2013 The Westside Church is excited to offer 3 top-notch classes. All classes will all take place Sunday mornings before church at the John Adams Middle School.
PAIN AND GAIN
This class provides a spiritual perspective on the neurobiology of pain, peripheral nerves, broken heart syndrome and emotional pain impacting our well being and creating empathy.
This 4 week course starts July 14 and runs from 9:15 to 10:10 am.
This class will be taught by Conny Nussbaum, PhD.
After attending medical school at EMAU in Germany, Conny earned advanced degrees in Human Biology and Immunology, from the University of Greifswald, Germany; was a scientist and frequent lecturer on Psychoneuroimmunology winning numerous awards for her research and is a German Research Society doctoral scholar and a Post-doctoral Scholar at UCLA. Currently, the director of research at a growing software applications firm; Conny has been a Christian for 4 years and has been married to husband, Ben for two and one half years.
"Born Identity - The Religious Environment of First Century Judea”
This fascinating and insightful course offers an in depth perspective on the historical context that led to the development of the 3 chief influences at the time of Christ - the Sadducees, Essenes and Pharisees. The goal will be to gain an understanding of the religious environment of Jesus, so that we may understand how radical and counter-cultural his teachings truly were.
This class runs 6 weeks and begins July 14. It will run from 9:15 to 10:10 am, and the instructor is Chris Zamorra.
Chris earned his BA from UCLA in History and Religious Studies ,where he focused on ancient Rome and first century Christianity. He studied under S. Scott Bartchy, the renowned international authority in Jesus research and first century Christianity. While contemplating an advanced degree, Chris runs his own company. He has been a Christian for 7 years and was recently married to wife, Leah.
“Breaking Free” a men’s purity class.
This men's workshop runs 6 weeks, starting July 14, from 9:15 to 10:10 am.
This course will be facilitated by Michael Newman, LMFT
After graduating from the University of Maryland, Mike went on to earn is Master’s in Psychology at Pepperdine University and also attended the California Graduate Institute. He worked in a Psychiatric Institute in Washington D.C, for LA County as a social worker and Children’s Services Administrator, and currently is the department administrator for the outpatient chemical dependency program for a local health network. A certified substance abuse counselor and certified in the Treatment of Victims and Perpetrators of Violent Crime, Mike has also served patients in his private practice for 10 years. He has been a Christian for 22 years, married to his wife Lorelei for 19 years. They have four children.