Our mission is to be a community united in Christ on mission into all creation. To help our people live out this mission, we offer growth classes. These classes educate and equip our church body to grow as disciples, preparing them for everyday life and ministry in the church. It specifically provides our church the opportunity to worship God through learning, studying, listening to teaching and preaching, group discussions, and more. We offer these classes as core growth classes (Christian Doctrine, Christian Life in the Church, The Mission of God's People) and stand-alone classes.
Christian Doctrine (Growth Class 1)
The purpose of the class is to provide a basic understanding of the essential teachings of the Christian faith, to help Christians “rightly handle the word of truth.” (2 Tim 2:15). Among the topics dealt with are: the doctrine of the Bible, the doctrine of God and Christ, the doctrine of man, the doctrine of redemption, the doctrine of the church, and the doctrine of the future. The class is usually held on six consecutive Monday evenings.
Christian Life in the Church (Growth Class 2)
The purpose of the class is to encourage the practical application of biblical principles in the every day life of a disciple of Jesus. We discuss the following topics: discipleship, the spiritual disciplines, prayer and fasting, hearing God’s voice, repentance, spiritual warfare, the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, financial stewardship, relationships, biblical worldview, and missions and evangelism. The class is usually held on six consecutive Monday evenings.
The Mission of God's People (Growth Class 3)
The purpose of the class is to provide a basic understanding of the biblical theology of the Church’s mission in this world. The prime concern in this course is to answer the question: “What does the Bible as a whole in both testaments have to tell us about why the people of God exist and what they are supposed to be and do in the world?” In other words, what is the mission of God’s people? The class is usually held on three to six consecutive Monday evenings.