Equipping Classes
Summer 2017


How It All Began - JULY 2 - JULY 30
Length: 5 Weeks    Facilitator: Dr. Don Bierle
What does Genesis say about creation? What does science say about evolution? Can they be reconciled? Is the earth young or old? Were humans originally “dumb brutes?” Did humans originally live to be hundreds of years old? Where do dinosaurs fit in Genesis? Is Genesis 1-11 history or myth? Bring your Bible and your questions. 

Learning and Living God’s Word -
JUNE 4 - JULY 30
Length: 9 Weeks    Facilitator: Betty Jones
I want to get into the Bible…but where do I start? How can I understand it? How can I be sure it’s accurate and relevant today? I want to talk with God everyday – but how can I find/make the time? How can I feel His presence? Does He always hear and answer my prayers? These are common questions we face in our walk with Jesus. Let’s get together this summer to explore God’s plan for Personal and Family devotions! Come as often as you can to share questions, concerns, and suggestions. Bring your Bible and be ready to Dig In. This is for all ages – families are encouraged to attend!

The Reason For God -
Length: 6 Weeks    Facilitator: Ross Ackerman
Why does God allow suffering in the world? How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why isn’t Christianity more inclusive? How can one religion be “right” and the others “wrong”? Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God?

In this study, Pastor Timothy Keller addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, & potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God. 


This Changes Everything (College & Young Adult Group) - BASEMENT ROOM
This Changes Everything: Lessons from James is a eight-session Bible study by Ben Stuart where he unfolds the teachings of James, the half-brother of Jesus. James, who went from skeptic to believer, faced an objective reality he had to come to terms with: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. What James knew then still holds true today. When we encounter Jesus, He will change everything.


The Gathering (Youth Grades 6-12) - YOUTH ROOM
The Gathering seeks to be a catalyst in building up students with the life changing love of Jesus Christ, connecting them into the Body of Christ, teaching them to grow towards spiritual maturity, and equipping them to serve others. All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join us every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30pm for worship in song, learning from God’s Word, small group discussion/prayer, snacks, and activities. We will also include a monthly Service Project where we will go outside the wall to serve others!


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!