Equipping Classes
Fall 2018


Children’s Ministry - SEPTEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 16
Length: 14 Weeks    Facilitator: Amy Sweeter
Sunday School is for children ages 3 through 5th Grade. Children learn to worship the Lord through the study of His Word, music, and fun activities related to the Bible lesson. Children’s Sunday school is from 9:30-10:45am each Sunday.

Confirmation - SEPTEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 16
Length: 14 Weeks    Facilitators: Betty Jones & Adam McCarlson
Through confirmation, your children will be given the opportunity to be instructed in the Christian faith, & publicly affirm a living and personal faith in Jesus Christ. Confirmation is not a sacrament, nor is it commanded in the Bible. It’s a privilege, not a right, and consists of a three year pastoral and educational ministry of our church that is designed to assist our children in identifying with the life & mission of adulthood in the Christian church.

Foundations of the Faith - SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 18
Length: 11 Weeks    Facilitator: Pastor David Olson
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 role of the Holy Spirit in my life? 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 Savior, or reaffirming your commitment as a member, you are invited to join us for a time of teaching and discussion around God’s Word!

The Art of Parenting - SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 11
Length: 10 Weeks    Facilitators: Craig & Rebecca DeWit    Suggested Cost for Book: $10
FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting will help parents find new ways to integrate faith into everyday parenting moments. We can help parents make faith the core of their parenting with intentional, biblical teaching and Christ-centered plans. Parents will end the eight sessions with renewed confidence, fresh insights on parenting children of different ages, and a parenting plan unique to each child’s personality and gifting. Based on Psalm 127:4, this new eight-session small-group study is video based and covers the following topics: The Goal of Parenting, Forming Character, Applying Discipline, Building Relationships, Understanding Identity, Nurturing Identity, Preparing for Mission, The Power of Family.

Grandparenting: Loving Our Kid’s Kids - SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 11
Length: 9 Weeks    Facilitators: Pastor Bill & Linda Buck    Suggested Cost for Book: $5
One of the delights of our life is to slip into a room where one or more of our grandchildren are sleeping, look at them, pray for them, and kiss them good night. Just to be with them in their waking hours is pure joy (most of the time), not to mention the thrill of seeing them grow and mature into unique individuals. Being a grandparent is wonderful and full of opportunities. What type of grandparent are you? How will your grandkids remember you when they are grown up? What impact will you have made on their lives? We invite you to join us as we explore the biblical framework for being a godly grandparent and how you can leave a lasting impact on your grandkids into eternity.

The Book of Ecclesiastes - SEPTEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 16
Length: 14 Weeks    Facilitator: David Olson
There are so many things to chase after in this life that most of us will never experience a fraction of them. What is important? What should you pursue? How do you even know for certain? But what if you could pick the brains of the most wealthy, most powerful, most successful, and even the most indulgent people alive and they would give you the honest truth about life pushed to its limits? Solomon was all those things, and he has left us his God-given wisdom in the book of Ecclesiastes.

Write Your Legacy of Faith - SEPTEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 9
Length: 13 Weeks    Facilitator: Bob Manke
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God—and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:1 and 14). Have you ever really thought about writing your own personal legacy of faith? Here is your chance! Twelve lessons and eight paragraphs on what God has led you to believe about origin of life, meaning of life, morality, destiny, salvation, Biblical inerrancy, legacy and prayer. Speakers by DVD include David Jeremiah, Robert Morris, Henry Morris, and Ravi Zacharias. Write YOUR legacy of faith!

How to Stay Christian in High School - SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 21
Length: 7 Weeks    Facilitator: Cory Hansen
We know full well the pressures and stress that high school students experience today. As if it weren’t hard enough to try to pass A.P. English, make the varsity football team, and stay out of trouble, students are constantly hearing about how they need to be a “good Christian.” It’s not easy. Being a Christian might be tough, but it’s worth it. In this class we’ll read through a book that will help facilitate conversation around the temptations and pressures High Schoolers face every day and seek to answer their most pressing concerns. How to Stay Christian in High School will help teen readers grapple with their faith and make it real for whatever circumstance they face. 


College & Young Adult Group - BASEMENT ROOM
Facilitator: Tad & Leah Anderson
The College & Young Adult group meets each Tuesday to talk, encourage, and build relationships. Some time is spent watching a video from the current series we are going through, and is then followed with discussion prayer. If you would like to see what the group is up to, they will often times coordinate plans via their Facebook Page. If you don't have Facebook, you can Click Here to fill out a form and we will contact you.


The Gathering (Youth Grades 6-12) - YOUTH ROOM
Facilitator: Pastor Andy Olson
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.


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!