Electives: Winter/Spring 2017

As we seek to grow together, our church family pursues instruction and relationships. Shepherding Groups are the key structures for building relationships, but Sunday morning at 11:00 Electives are the primary time for instruction. After the morning service, we gather in a variety of classes to learn practical ways we can grow in our walk with Jesus and in our relationships with each other. Electives run for a varying period of time (six or twelve weeks), and our calendar year is divided into three sections or trimesters (winter/spring, summer, and fall) with breaks scheduled between. During the adult Electives, children, middle school, and high school students meet according to their grades.

Winter/Spring Elective Schedule

12-Week Electives

6-Week Winter Electives

Sundays, Jan. 22 - April 9, 11:00 a.m.
Excited About the Bible
How People Change
What Did You Expect: Marriage Realities
Women Digging In Bible Study

Sundays, Jan. 22 - Feb. 26, 11:00 a.m.
Membership Matters
Shepherding Group Leader Training
Volunteer for Children's Ministry


6-Week Spring Electives


Sundays, March 5 - April 9, 11:00 a.m. 
Christianity Explored
Running Scared
Volunteer for Children's Ministry


Elective Rooms Map

12-Week Electives

Sundays, January 22 - April 9, 11:00 a.m.

Excited About the Bible: Learning to Understand and Enjoy Scripture for Yourself

Overview: Using different passages from the previous class, we will spend each session reading a passage together and practicing effective ways to dig treasure from the text. Our "lab material" will sample a variety of Biblical literary genres from Genesis to Revelation. The Bible was written for ordinary people to understand without being dependent on an expert or Study Bible notes. So, our goals are to increase competence and stir a growing delight in reading Scripture for yourself—not merely for information, but transformation.
Teachers: Stephen Enjaian, Rich Thomas

Hebrews: Jesus Is Better

Overview: God gave many promises and commands to our spiritual ancestors through the prophets, but in these last messianic days, He has spoken definitively through His Son. Join us in a study of the book of Hebrews, and witness the superiority of Jesus over the angels, Moses, Joshua, the tabernacle, the sacrifices, and the Old Covenant. Through Hebrews, we will gain wisdom on how the New Testament quotes the Old, how to apply the warning passages, and understand how Jesus fulfills Old Testament typology. Come prepared to worship the Son.
Teachers: Mark Centers, Don Updike

How People Change: How Christ Changes Us by His Grace

Overview: The Gospel of Jesus Christ promises a changed heart, but so many of us are stuck. We make sinful choices again and again. We’re trapped by repetitive selfish behaviors. Scripture tells us that change is a process, not an event. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it promises a heart that is capable of being changed. “How People Change” targets the root of a person—the heart. When our core desires and motivations change, only then will behavior follow.
Teacher: Brad Hilgeman, Travis Fleshman

What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

Overview: It won’t take long for you to be disappointed in marriage. It won’t take long for your dreams to be dashed. The reality is that you can’t escape the brokenness of this world. You won’t be able to avoid the sin of your spouse. The Bible teaches that we all bring something destructive into our relationships—sin. But we buy into the delusion that our biggest problem is outside of us. We blame our spouse. We blame our circumstances. We rarely take seriously the nature of our own sin. “What Did You Expect?” challenges you to look into the mirror of God’s Word and see yourself with clarity. When you reach that level of honesty, you’re at the edge of real good things for your marriage. Each week there will be a video from Paul Tripp’s marriage series and then group discussion and questions.
Teachers: Phil and Val Adams, Pete and Shelley Hansen

Women Digging In: Stress and the Kingdom of God

Overview: In this hands-on Bible study class for ladies we will dig into Ecclesiastes and the Sermon on the Mount (through homework and class discussion) to discover the hope God offers those living and working in a broken world.
Teacher: Katie Gerdt

6-Week Spring Electives

Sundays, March 5 - April 9, 11:00 a.m.

Christianity Explored

Overview: Christianity Explored is a way of sharing the best news ever heard, and gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life. Invite a friend to join us for 6 sessions in Mark's Gospel as we find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus Christ.Material cost:$5.00
Teachers: Abe Stratton, Lewis Carl

Reformation: Why It Matters Today

Overview: An introduction to the history, personalities, themes, and theology of the Reformation with special emphasis on why it matters today. The aim of the class is to make those Biblical doctrines that sparked the Reformation as important and practical to us in the face of the spirit of our age as it was to the Reformers in the face of Roman Catholicism, and to illustrate those truths through telling their stories.
Teachers: Nathan Majewski, Dennis Horne

Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest

Overview: Who hasn't been (or is) afraid, anxious, or worried about someone or something? Maybe you have a family member, friend, or co-worker who struggles with being fearful or anxious. Join us as we explore many sources of fear identified in the Scriptures. Then, see how the Christian worldview and gospel of Jesus free people from running scared all their lives.
Teachers: Josh Luffman, Sandy McCormick

Volunteer for Preschool Children's Ministry or 1st-5th Grade Children's Ministry

Contact: Kevin Delp, Children's Ministry Director

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