Equipping Classes
Spring 2018


Colossians - JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 18
Length: 6 Weeks    Facilitator: David Olson
Colossians is one of the most positive books of the New Testament. The Colossians church was healthy overall and Paul rejoices with them. But whether one is struggling or healthy there is always something to be gained and savored in meditating on the goodness of Christ and receiving wise instruction from the most prolific Apostle. Come appreciate Colossians with us in this 6-week study.  

Parenting Adult Children - JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 18
Length: 6 Weeks    Facilitators: Mark & Barb Sivertson
Being a parent of an adult child is a delicate balance of loving and accepting the child while maintaining healthy boundaries. Many parents find releasing their grown children a challenge, and while parents usually want to be supportive, the choices adult children make are sometimes unacceptable to them, leading to disappointment, anger, and guilt feelings. Both parents and grown kids have many adjustments to make as the child separates from the parents’ control. In this class, parents will learn to move forward into a new type of relationship with their kids.

How to Study the Bible - JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 18
Length: 6 Weeks     Facilitators: Pastoral Intern Chris Kumpula
Have you ever read your Bible and wondered how it applies to your life? Reading, interpreting, and applying God’s Word to our lives can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming task. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. We believe that God’s Word, when rightly interpreted, is extremely applicable to our daily lives and thinking. Not only is it applicable, it is also accessible to all ages. Are you tired of wondering how Scripture applies to you? Are you ready to begin unpacking the eternal truth of God’s Word for your life and those around you? If so, we invite you to join us for this six-week class in which you will be equipped to interpret and apply God’s breathed out Word to your life!  

Walking with Christ JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 18
Length: 6 Week    Facilitators: Lee Taylor    Cost: $5 (suggested)
In the Walking with Christ class, we will examine five vital aspects of your ongoing Christian walk: developing spiritual maturity, living under Christ’s lordship, trusting God’s promises to you, discerning God’s will for your life, and living with the heart of a servant. 

We Saved You a Seat - JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 18
Length: 6 Week    Facilitators: Lana Ackerman    Cost: $5 (suggested) 
In a culture where friendship is measured in follows, likes, snaps, and being “unfriended” is a very real worry, girls often think they need to have it all together—the pressure for perfection creates distance instead of real, authentic relationships. This class takes girls deeper into Scripture to learn how to create, invest in, & keep up lifelong friendships. Jesus is the role model for our friendships & Scripture is the foundation. We don’t wait until we’re all put together to come to Jesus. While girls may talk about the follows, likes & the perfect proposal, what they really want is true, lasting, unconditional friendship. They want connection. They want to know that someone saved them a seat.

The Holiness of God - JANUARY 14 - MAY 6
Length: 16 Weeks    Facilitator: Phil Jensen
Central to God’s character is the quality of holiness. Yet, even so, most people are hard-pressed to define what God’s holiness precisely is. Many preachers today avoid the topic altogether because people today don’t quite know what to do with words like “awe” or “fear.” R. C. Sproul, in this classic work, puts the holiness of God in its proper and central place in the Christian life. He paints an awe-inspiring vision of God that encourages Christian to become holy just as God is holy. Once you encounter the holiness of God, your life will never be the same.

Abiding 101 - JANUARY 21
Length: 1 Week    Facilitator: Pastor Matthew Ballmann 
If you are interested in becoming a member of Abiding Savior or simply want to know more about who we are as a church, what we’re about, and how to get involved, attend Abiding! This one-hour class will talk about these things and more! There will be time at the end to answer any questions you may have. 

Foundations of the Faith - JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18
Length: 5 Weeks    Facilitator: Pastoral Staff  
What is Christianity all about? What do Christians believe? This class will examine the core beliefs of the Christian faith, including: Who is God? Where did evil come from and how did it affect humanity? How did we get the Bible and what is it? How is one saved? What is the Lord’s Supper and Baptism? Regardless of how long you have been a Christian, this class will challenge and encourage you. If you are interested in joining Abiding, reaffirming your commitment as a member, or just wanting to grow deeper in your faith, you are invited to join us for a time of teaching and discussion around God’s Word!

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus - FEBRUARY 25 - APRIL 22
Length: 8 Weeks    Facilitator: Wendy Olson
In this class, Nabeel Qureshi describes his journey from Islam to Christianity, complete w/friendships, investigations, & supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge everyone who is interested in the world’s greatest religions. Engaging & thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam & Christianity in one man’s heart—and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.

The Smart Stepfamily - FEBRUARY 25 - MAY 6
Length: 10 Weeks    Facilitators: Rob & Shelly Buxton, Danny & Collette Bliss
When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision. In “The Smart Stepfamily”, leading expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you’ll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships.

True Woman 201: Interior Design - FEBRUARY 25 - MAY 6
Length: 10 Weeks  Facilitators: Hilary Pulse
When we step into God’s plan for womanhood, we step into the great adventure of discovering who we’re created to be. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Mary Kassian will lead you on a 10-week journey of discovering what a beautiful heart looks like, and how it leads to a beautiful life. The Lord wants to come in and do a radical renovation of your heart. He wants to change you into a godly woman from the inside out. If you let Him, He’ll give you an extreme makeover... a new interior design. Why wait? Begin your renovation today. 

Everyday Questions - FEBRUARY 25 - MAY 6
Length: 10 Weeks    Facilitators: Michelle Heisel
This class is designed to equip Christians know how to respond to people around you who are looking for answers. Collaboratively developed with input from the senior pastor of a growing evangelical church, Everyday Questions will prepare your to faithfully love your neighbors and share the gospel in today’s complex and ever-changing world. 

Ezra & Nehemiah - FEBRUARY 25 - MAY 6
Length: 10 Weeks    Facilitator: Pastoral Intern Chris Kumpula 
“Who is able to build a house for the Lord, since the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him?”  (2 Chronicles 2:5)  The nexus of Old Testament history may be said to be the dwelling place of God with His people: the Temple.  70 years after the destruction of the first Temple, Israel rebuilds.  This class will deal with the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Ezra, which deal with the return of Israel from captivity to a now desolate Jerusalem.  Their commission is ours today: to rebuild the house of God.  How do we as believers fulfill this calling in building up the congregation today?

Stepping Up - FEBRUARY 25 - MAY 6
Length: 10 Weeks    Facilitator: Eric Pulse 
Each of us face decisions and stages in life that demand courage. Big or little, complex or straightforward, these choices let’s call them battles matter a great deal. In the class, Dennis Rainey identifies five stages of a man’s journey through life boyhood, adolescence, manhood, mentor, and patriarch and examines a man’s responsibilities at each step. He calls men to seize the moment and take action, stepping up to responsibility and inspiring others in the process. It’s about embracing courage, rejecting both passivity and cowardice.


The Apostles Creed (College & Young Adult Group) - BASEMENT ROOM
The Apostles’ Creed was born from the apostles’ teachings. It contains essential doctrines and beliefs that summarize the gospel and the foundation of our faith. The scriptural truths contained in the creed enable us to build our Christian lives on good theology, with the knowledge that our faith is rooted in truth and a rich history.


All are invited to join for a time of food and fellowship before classes from 4:45-6:00pm. All classes begin September 13th.

The Gospel Project
Facilitators: Pastoral Staff
66 books. Dozens of authors. A holy canon thousands of years in the making. Every word, every verse, bears the testimony of the Holy Messiah, Jesus Christ. The Gospel Project® is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Participants will journey from Genesis to Revelation and discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God. 

The Gathering (Youth Grades 6-12) - YOUTH ROOM
The Gathering meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm, and is a great opportunity for students to study God’s Word and build relationships with their peers and leaders. At The Gathering, we sing together, learn together, discuss together, pray together, and play together. Snacks and free-time provided after until 8:30pm.

Children’s Ministry (The Gospel Project)
Students in Kindergarten-5th grade meet in the gym for a time of worship, Bible story, small group Bible application time, and large group games.  Nursery care for babies through Pre-K will be available. Come as a FAMILY for fun, fellowship and study of God’s precious Word! 


OMEGA - Older Members Enjoying God’s Affection
We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month. Join us for Bible study, prayer and great fellowship!