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DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES

We want to make the Bible, theology, and spiritual transformation accessible to everyone through the discipleship environments in our church. 

Our discipleship classes meet every Wednesday night at 6:15 pm in our adult education space. Fall classes will begin August 31st, 2022. Read more about all 6 of our fall discipleship classes below. 

Bible Lessons

The Training Program

Teacher: Miles Woods

Open to men and women

Cost: $70 (covers books)

IIf you desire to learn more about the story of the Bible, Christian theology, and how what we believe changes the way we live, the Training Program is for you. The Training Program's curriculum is designed to equip you in areas of biblical interpretation, systematic theology, and spiritual formation with the goal of strengthening your love of Scripture, expanding your knowledge of God, and deepening your walk with Christ. The program lasts 24 weeks with two semesters ranging from September-December and January-April and meets weekly from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Enroll in the Training Program and find your place in God's story. . 

Resources: 

Training Program Course Guide with Reading List

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Telling God's Story

Teacher: Andy Finch

Open to men and women

Cost: $30 (covers book)

The Bible is a very large book, and it’s easy for readers to miss the forest for the trees. Just as a hiker needs a map to guide them along their way, so Bible readers need ‘terrain maps’ to set each story, law, prophecy, psalm, and letter in its proper context. Telling God’s Story, is a clear, accurate, and engaging guidebook for God’s incredible redemption story. Its readable narrative and helpful photos, maps, and charts will lead readers through the twists and turns of the grand drama—from creation to new creation in Revelation. 

 

Pastor Andy will lead this year-long class in both the Fall (11 weeks in the Old Testament) and the Spring (11 weeks in the New Testament).  The goal is for you to understand and enjoy the overall story of the Bible, to see how it all fits together, to be more capable and confident in sharing it with others, and to be a better-equipped student of God's Word for the rest of your life.  This class requires reading about 10-20 pages per week, but the reading is easy to follow and very interesting and informative.  The class is for Bible beginners and long-time Christians who want to go deeper and understand the story of the Bible better than ever before. 

Resources: 

Telling God's Story course book

God of Deliverance

Teacher: Steva Finch

Open to women only

Cost: $20 (covers book)

The exodus of the Israelites shapes our understanding of the whole Bible, its themes reverberating all the way to Revelation. Exodus is the birth narrative of a nation unmistakably guided by the Great Deliverer.
 
In this 10-session verse-by-verse study of Exodus 1–18, Jen Wilkin shows us that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God. 

 

In this study, you'll learn the deeper theological implications of stories you’ve known for years. Understand how God protects His children and prioritizes their worship of Him above all else.Explore how God provided deliverance for His children to be able to worship Him freely and how it affects our lives today.

 

Resources: 

God of Deliverance course book

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Biblical Wisdom: Studying the Wisdom Literature of the Bible

Teacher: AJ Stewart

Open to men and women

Cost: free

Join AJ Stewart for a 12 week survey of the wisdom literature of the Bible and helpful tips on reading the wisdom literature well. The course will cover books of the Bible like Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs with additional studies in James and the Sermon on the Mount. Learn how to understand and apply the rich wisdom of the Bible to your everyday life. 

How to Study the Bible

Teacher: Julie Adams

Open to women only

Cost: free

The Bible is a collection of 66 books which all tell one story. God has given us the Bible with many different authors who wrote in many different styles such as narrative, wisdom, prophetic literature, and letters. Understanding how to approach and interpret the Bible with all its different styles is crucial to understanding the message God has for us. To faithfully study the Bible, we must approach the Bible on its own terms. Join Julie Adams in "How to Study the Bible" and be equipped with practical tools to aid you in your lifetime journey of reading and cherishing God's word. 

Sticky Faith (Parenting Class)

Teacher: Brandon Adams

Open to men and women

Cost: $10 (covers book)

Research indicates that almost half of high school seniors drift from their faith after graduation.

Struck by this staggering statistic, and recognizing its ramifications, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) conducted the "College Transition Project" in an effort to identify the relationships and best practices that can set young people on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service.

Join Brandon Adams for "Sticky Faith," which presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will stick with them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith.

Resources: 

Sticky Faith course book

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