Current classes and workshops
Jennifer O’Herin creates conversations, teaches workshops and leads series about Bible history and its relevance for today at churches and for various groups and organizations in Southern California – from Irvine and Tustin to Arcadia, Catalina, Los Angeles and San Clemente.
Wonder what Bible history looks like brought to life with the richness of story details that pop off the page? Here are just a sampling of the class descriptions and workshops Jennifer teaches. She is available to create a workshop and/or series designed specifically for your group or ministry.
Parts One and Two each have 5-6 segments. The format is flexible so each can be done alone, as a series, all-day events or single introductory sessions.
The Bible is filled with picture and story. But what did they mean? And why does it matter? How can knowing the original cultural context bring the Bible to life in a new and relevant way today? Come explore the Bible in the setting in which its writers lived and wrote. Whether you plan to go to Israel or want to grasp a better understanding of it, come let God challenge your heart and mind with a look at His Word. Talk about Bible history within the biblical history timeline and culture, get a lay of Bible lands, and get acquainted with some seemingly well-known characters even better. Seeing the “Jewishness” of the Scriptures makes the stories read in the Bible for so long really come alive with fresh wonder and discovery… aimed at changing forever the way we read His story.
In this follow-up to Jewish History and Culture (part one), look at the cultural setting for the New Testament as the apostles took the gospel “to the ends of the earth.” See the cultural and historical context for the letters of the New Testament through places like Ephesus and Corinth. Learn about the culture in which the Bible writers lived and wrote. Explore the Bible in its cultural setting and see God’s amazing message through new eyes. Continue the conversation about Bible history and culture, get a lay of Bible lands, and get to know even better some seemingly well-known characters. Understanding the Jewish history of the Scriptures makes the stories read in the Bible for so long really come alive.
Often, God is described as loving, powerful, all knowing, just and so on. Yet God reveals Himself as Father, Rock, Shepherd. He speaks of people relating to Him as a bride or even a child. Why and what does this picturesque language reveal? Grasp how God tells His story in pictures and catch a glimpse of what some of those pictures really look like. Explore the depth of His love for each of us expressed through His pictures.
Take a look at how the early church would have heard the message of Revelation. Put the pictures in their world and see what encouragement it brings - guaranteed!
Unwrap the holiday season through a historical and cultural perspective. Capture a surprising look at the first Christmas through the eyes of those on the scene. Navigate through the richness of the Old Testament to discover anew why Christmas matters.
Interested in Jennifer teaching a workshop, short class or an entire series?
|September 7, 14||St. Andrews Presbyterian, Newport Beach||Jewish Roots 1|
|July 23, 30, Aug 6||Arcadia Community Church||Redemption, Restoration, Renewal|
|May 11||Arcadia Community Church||Rabbinic Grandparenting|
|December 4, 11||Arcadia Community Church||Emmanuel|
|November 4-6||Women of Avalon weekend retreat - Catalina||Redemption|
|Wednesdays, July 27 through Aug 17||Home study - Newport Beach||Biblical Wilderness|
|Sundays, July 10 through 31||Arcadia Community Church||God is with us|
|Sundays, May 1 and 8||Arcadia Community Church,||Life in the wilderness|
|Friday, March 11||Hermon Community Church, Los Angeles||The Blood, Sacrifice and Tabernacle|
|Wednesdays, Jan 27- Feb 24||Truthworks - Mariners Church Irvine - Rm 203||Jewish Roots Part Two|
|Oct - Nov||The Point - Mariners Church Irvine||Jewish Roots small groups|
|Saturday, Aug 29||Field Trip! Bus leaves from Mariners, Irvine||Dead Sea Scroll Exhibit|
|Sunday, Aug 16||Arcadia Presbyterian Church - Adult Sunday School||God among us|
|Wednesdays 7PM July 22-Aug 26||Truthworks - Mariners Church, Irvine Rm 206||Jewish Roots - Part 1|
|May 9||Arcadia Presbyterian Church - Men's study||Intro to Jewish Roots|
|Mar 13||Women of Grace, Hermon Community Church, Los Angeles||The Passion|
|Dec 12||Women of Grace, Hermon Community Church, Los Angeles||The Activity of the Nativity|
|Dec 7,14||EV Free Fullerton - Life Group||Emmanuel, God with us|
|Aug 24-Sep 7||Arcadia Presbyterian Church - Adult Sunday School||Jewish Gospel in a Greek World|
|Sundays July 13-27||EV Free Fullerton||God, Discipleship and Community|
|Tues May 27 - June 24||TruthWorks Mariners Church, Irvine, CA||Jewish Roots - Part 2|
|Tues Apr 1 - May 6||TruthWorks Mariners Church, Irvine, CA||Jewish Roots - Part 1|
|Wednesday's 7am Jan-March||SALT Church, Laguna Beach||God is With Us|
|Nov 9 & 16||Mariners Church - Women's Ministry||The Activity of the Nativity: A Look at the First Christmas|
|Saturdays Oct 5-26||Mariners Church - Women's Ministry||"What's for Desert (not dessert)?"... A look at the God's Landscape|
|Sat. Sept 28||SALT Church, Laguna Beach, CA||Israel Trip Seminar|
|July 7 - Aug 11||Arcadia Presbyterian Church - Adult Sunday School||Jewish Roots Part 1|
|Monday Evenings May-June||Home Study - Tustin||A Walk through Ephesus - from Paul to John|
|April 7, 14, 21||Mariners Church, Upper Room - 11am||A Snapshot of Jewish Culture|
|Sep 23 – Nov 4||TruthWorks Mariners Church, Irvine, CA||Jewish Roots – Part 1|
|Jul 29 – Aug 26||TruthWorks Mariners Church, Irvine, CA||Jewish Roots – Part 2|
|June 3 – Jul 7||TruthWorks Mariners Church, Irvine, CA||Jewish Roots – Part 1|
|Dec 11 and 18||Koinonia Arcadia Presbyterian, Arcadia, CA||Emmanuel – God With Us|
|Sep 18 – Oct 23||TruthWorks Mariners Church, Irvine, CA||Jewish Roots – Part 1|
|Aug 19 and 26||Velocity Singles Group Mariners Church, Irvine, CA||Biblical Pictures|
|May 1 – June 12||TruthWorks Mariners Church, Irvine, CA||Jewish Roots – Part 2||Testing Plugin Only|