Equipping Classes

Equipping Classes

We desire that men and women of every age and every stage of faith feel equipped with the tools they need to understand biblical truth, serve with joy, and share their faith with confidence.

Equipping Classes are offered every Sunday during the 9:30 hour and are completed in approximately 12 weeks. Classes will focus on specific areas of Christian theology, church membership, and spiritual growth. Participants enjoy rich teaching from skilled teachers while connecting with others through discussion and shared study.

All those who complete all of the Equipping Courses in this foundation series will be celebrated at a special graduation dinner at the end of the series.

We encourage you to check the current list of Equipping Classes. Get to know God better as you learn from His Word.

Equipping classes are 12 week classes (or approximate) that focus on specific areas of Christian theology, church membership, and spiritual growth during the 9:30 hour. The aim is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16).

The Foundations 100 classes include:

  • Christian Theology 1,2, and 3: These classes cover basic Christian theology from the doctrine of the Bible all the way to the doctrine of last things.
  • How to Read the Bible
  • Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting, Prayer, etc.
  • Christian Apologetics: How to defend the faith.
  • Introduction to Biblical One-Anothering
  • Personal Evangelism
  • Life in the Father's House: How to function in the church as a member.

These 9 classes help provide a comprehensive (not exhaustive) basis for what a believer should know. After completing these 9 classes, a Foundations 200 series will be offered.

Note: Class names may differ from the above but cover the same material. 

Descriptions of the current classes are listed below and are also available at the Welcome Desk in the North Commons.

God, Creation, and the Bible Josh Gerber and Tysin Smith
Would you like to learn more about God, creation, and what Christians believe about the Bible?  This class will help you understand God, his Word, and how the world was formed in greater depth. 
Defending the Faith Kris Mettelmann
We live in a world where there are many challenges to our faith. Would you like to learn how to defend your faith in a God-honoring way? Would you like to know what other religions believe, so that you can be prepared to answer them? If so, then this class will help you navigate today's challenging world. 
God's Family, God's Way Ben Holman and Denny Schlappi
As a church member, do you know how God wants you to live in his family? In this class, you will learn how to participate in the body of Christ, to use your spiritual gifts, understand how to relate to church leaders, and gain insights into fulfilling your role as a man or woman. God's family operates best when we do it God's way. 
Church Membership and Ministry Chad Leman and Mike Rassi
Learn more about the values and biblical truths that shape and drive us as a local church. You'll find this time to be informative, inspiring, and inviting as you consider taking the step of partnering with us in membership and in ministry.

Classes for High School, Junior High, children and nursery are available during this 9:30 hour.