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Fall Electives 2022

Fall Electives 2022

Electives

2022 Fall Classes

About Electives

As we seek to grow together, our church family pursues instruction and relationships. Sunday mornings 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 varying periods of time, 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.

6-Week FALL ELECTIVES 1

Sundays, September 4 – October 9, 11:00 AM

Evangelism 101:

Sharing Your Faith with Boldness

Overview: Perhaps you’ve heard it said, “Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” Well, in Scripture, every evangelist uses words, even our Lord! In this class, we will not only learn how to “use words”, but how to use biblically-faithful gospel words in a way that will prepare you to speak. We’ll look into the Scriptures for the theological underpinnings and the practical methods for sharing the good news with a long-time neighbor or a random person at the coffee shop. Come ready to discuss topics ranging from God’s sovereignty to conversation starters (“bridges”) in real-life opportunities. Our prayer is that no matter where you are in sharing your faith, you will leave this class with a new confidence and emboldened attitude to share the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world.

Teachers: Abe Stratton, Jim Knauss

Lamentations:

Sitting with Grief

Overview: Lamentations is probably the most neglected book of the Bible, and it’s not hard to see why. It has a very specific historical context; it is filled with cries of pain; God does not speak; and there doesn’t seem to be much hope in the book. However, God has preserved the laments of his people because he is a deeply caring God. He weeps with us and sits with us in our grief. Lamentations can teach us how and when to use lament as we face hardships in life. Come learn to weep with those who weep, and if you are weeping, come learn how to lament.

Teacher: Mark Centers

Making Disciples:

Joining the King's Mission

Overview: The Bible tells us the story of God’s mission—His redemptive plan to gather a people for himself from every tribe and nation. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection make that mission a present reality; it’s happening! But before He returned to heaven, Jesus gave His followers an assignment—to join Him in gathering followers from every nation. In this class we’ll examine what it means to be a follower of Jesus and how joining His mission will shape our lives and relationships.

Teachers: Chris Gerber, Chad Asire

The Trinity:

Knowing and Adoring Our Triune God

Overview: In John 17, Jesus draws a connection between eternal life and knowledge of the one, true God. The good news of the gospel tells us how the three persons of our triune God have worked for our redemption, that we might indeed know the one, true God, worship Him, and enjoy Him forever. Join us for this 6-week elective as we seek both to know and to adore our triune God more deeply.

Teachers: Dan Cruver, Tom Mackintosh

6-Week FALL ELECTIVES 2

Sundays, October 16 – November 20, 11:00 AM

The Heart of God:

Exploring the Very Heart of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Overview: Have you ever felt like we know God superficially? What would it be like to know Him and love Him deeper than ever before? What is in His very Heart and how does He communicate His Heart with ours? What passages of Scripture specifically display the Heart of the Father, the Heart of the Son and the Heart of the Spirit? And how do these powerful truths dispel the fears we hold onto in our hearts? Please join us as we wrestle with these questions together. Our class is designed to be engaging, thought provoking and interactive as we explore deeper into who God is (rather than what God is). God is love and bleeds compassion and empathy in ways we can’t begin to grasp. But the journey will be worth trying. An excellent resource to read ahead of time is Dane Ortlund’s book: Gentle and Lowly.

Teacher: Greg Fox

Membership Matters

Overview: An orientation class that is essential for any Member who has not yet participated in the class or anyone wanting to become a Member of the Heritage Bible Church family. We believe that local church membership is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, and we will walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of body life at Heritage.

Teachers: Various Elders

Reading for Joy:

Lamentations

Overview: You may be thinking, “Wait, how can the words ‘reading for joy’ and ‘lamentations’ go in the same sentence?” Great question! How could David describe God’s Word as his delight (Ps. 119:174)? How could he say that the Scriptures were sweeter than honey and more precious than gold (Ps. 19:10)? Because in them he had glimpsed the beauty, majesty, power, and mercy of God himself. That’s the reason we’re going to read the Word, specifically Lamentations, together. This class is designed to equip each of us to read the Bible with another person, whether believer or non-believer. In fact, a goal for class participants is that you do outside of class what we do in class—invite another person to read Lamentations with you just like we’re doing. Join us in this discussion-filled group effort to peer into the Scriptures so that we may find lasting joy.

Teachers: Kevin Johnson, Steve Hall

What in the World Is God Doing

(and How is HBC Involved)?

Overview: Join us as we look at overarching questions as well as practical application questions relating to missions. We seek to understand what is (and what is not) missions. We examine some basic Biblical theology of missions. We also look at the real world we live in and consider how timeless Biblical truth is best communicated in a fast-changing world. Finally, we consider the application of all of this to how we advance the gospel through our mission practice at Heritage Bible Church.

Teachers: Mark Vowels, Pete Hansen

Fall Electives 2022

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Electives

2022 FALL Classes

About Electives

As we seek to grow together, our church family pursues instruction and relationships. Sunday mornings 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 varying periods of time, 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.

Learn more on the Electives page.

6-Week fall Electives

Sundays, September 4 — October 9, 11:00 AM

Evangelism 101:
Sharing Your Faith with Boldness

Overview: Perhaps you’ve heard it said, “Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” Well, in Scripture, every evangelist uses words, even our Lord! In this class, we will not only learn how to “use words”, but how to use biblically-faithful gospel words in a way that will prepare you to speak. We’ll look into the Scriptures for the theological underpinnings and the practical methods for sharing the good news with a long-time neighbor or a random person at the coffee shop. Come ready to discuss topics ranging from God’s sovereignty to conversation starters (“bridges”) in real-life opportunities. Our prayer is that no matter where you are in sharing your faith, you will leave this class with a new confidence and emboldened attitude to share the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world.

Teachers: Abe Stratton, Jim Knauss

Lamentations:
Sitting with Grief

Overview: Lamentations is probably the most neglected book of the Bible, and it’s not hard to see why. It has a very specific historical context; it is filled with cries of pain; God does not speak; and there doesn’t seem to be much hope in the book. However, God has preserved the laments of his people because he is a deeply caring God. He weeps with us and sits with us in our grief. Lamentations can teach us how and when to use lament as we face hardships in life. Come learn to weep with those who weep, and if you are weeping, come learn how to lament.

Teacher: Mark Centers

Making Disciples:
Joining the King's Mission

Overview: The Bible tells us the story of God’s mission—His redemptive plan to gather a people for himself from every tribe and nation. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection make that mission a present reality; it’s happening! But before He returned to heaven, Jesus gave His followers an assignment—to join Him in gathering followers from every nation. In this class we’ll examine what it means to be a follower of Jesus and how joining His mission will shape our lives and relationships.

Teachers: Chris Gerber, Chad Asire

The Trinity:
Knowing and Adoring Our Triune God

Overview: In John 17, Jesus draws a connection between eternal life and knowledge of the one, true God. The good news of the gospel tells us how the three persons of our triune God have worked for our redemption, that we might indeed know the one, true God, worship Him, and enjoy Him forever. Join us for this 6-week elective as we seek both to know and to adore our triune God more deeply.

Teachers: Dan Cruver, Tom Mackintosh

6-Week fall Electives 2

Sundays, October 16 — November 20, 11:00 AM

The Heart of God:
Exploring the Very Heart of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Overview: Have you ever felt like we know God superficially? What would it be like to know Him and love Him deeper than ever before? What is in His very Heart and how does He communicate His Heart with ours? What passages of Scripture specifically display the Heart of the Father, the Heart of the Son and the Heart of the Spirit? And how do these powerful truths dispel the fears we hold onto in our hearts? Please join us as we wrestle with these questions together. Our class is designed to be engaging, thought provoking and interactive as we explore deeper into who God is (rather than what God is). God is love and bleeds compassion and empathy in ways we can't begin to grasp. But the journey will be worth trying. An excellent resource to read ahead of time is Dane Ortlund's book: Gentle and Lowly.

Teacher: Greg Fox

Membership Matters

Overview: An orientation class that is essential for any Member who has not yet participated in the class or anyone wanting to become a Member of the Heritage Bible Church family. We believe that local church membership is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, and we will walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of body life at Heritage.

Teachers: Various Elders

Reading for Joy:
Lamentations

Overview: You may be thinking, “Wait, how can the words ‘reading for joy’ and ‘lamentations’ go in the same sentence?” Great question! How could David describe God’s Word as his delight (Ps. 119:174)? How could he say that the Scriptures were sweeter than honey and more precious than gold (Ps. 19:10)? Because in them he had glimpsed the beauty, majesty, power, and mercy of God himself. That’s the reason we’re going to read the Word, specifically Lamentations, together. This class is designed to equip each of us to read the Bible with another person, whether believer or non-believer. In fact, a goal for class participants is that you do outside of class what we do in class—invite another person to read Lamentations with you just like we’re doing. Join us in this discussion-filled group effort to peer into the Scriptures so that we may find lasting joy.

Teachers: Kevin Johnson, Steve Hall

What in the World Is God Doing
(and How is HBC Involved)?

Overview: Join us as we look at overarching questions as well as practical application questions relating to missions. We seek to understand what is (and what is not) missions. We examine some basic Biblical theology of missions. We also look at the real world we live in and consider how timeless Biblical truth is best communicated in a fast-changing world. Finally, we consider the application of all of this to how we advance the gospel through our mission practice at Heritage Bible Church.

Teachers: Mark Vowels, Pete Hansen
Summer Electives 2022

Summer Electives 2022

Electives

2022 Summer Classes

About Electives

As we seek to grow together, our church family pursues instruction and relationships. Sunday mornings 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 varying periods of time, 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.

Learn more on the Electives page.

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8-Week Summer Electives

Sundays, June 5 — July 31, 11:00 AM

Membership Matters

Overview: An orientation class that is essential for any Member who has not yet participated in the class or anyone wanting to become a Member of the Heritage Bible Church family. We believe that local church membership is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, and we will walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of body life at Heritage.

Teachers: Various Elders

Momentum:

Rethinking Global Missions

Overview: Momentum is a video-based class designed to stir up the church to embrace her God-given responsibility in the world. The creators of this series challenge you to rethink God’s mission, the call of the church, and your individual role. Join us for a thought-provoking and life-shaping discussion.

Teacher: Mark Vowels

Psalms:

Prayers of Our Ancestors

Overview: The “Book” of Psalms contains a treasure trove of rich Old Testament theology. In it are the prayers, hymns, and laments of our ancestors to our great God. The Book of Psalms is not a hymn book. It is a five-part story that chronicles the rise and fall of the Davidic dynasty (Books 1-3) while calling the nations to join YHWH (Book 2) and mourning the “failure” of the Davidic covenant (Book 3). But this story does not end in despair. Book 4 takes the reader on a journey back to the roots of authentic biblical Judaism, while anticipating the deliverance of the world by David’s greater Son—marked by the return of the king, the Messiah (Book 5). Come traverse the beautiful landscape of this book this summer.

Teacher: Mark Centers

Reading for Joy:

Luke

Overview: How could David describe God’s Word as his delight (Ps. 119:174)? How could he say that the Scriptures were sweeter than honey and more precious than gold (Ps. 19:10)? Because in them he had glimpsed the beauty, majesty, power, and mercy of God himself. That’s the reason we’re going to read the Word, specifically Luke, together. This class is designed to equip each of us to read the Bible with another person, whether believer or non-believer. In fact, a goal for class participants is that you do outside of class what we do in class—invite another person to read Luke with you just like we’re doing. Join us in this discussion-filled group effort to peer into the Scriptures so that we may find lasting joy.

Teachers: Pete Hansen and Dan Rundle



Summer Electives 2022

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Electives

2022 Summer Classes

About Electives

Overview: Work is an essential part of life; it seems as normal as eating or breathing. In fact, we may feel as though we can’t escape it. Our experiences of work are all over the spectrum, and our views of work can be quite positive or incredibly negative. However, God has significant words about work, its place in our lives, and how we should view it. Be a part of this class as we think about what work is, survey current views of work, look at God’s thoughts on work, and see how our experience of work could be so much more fulfilling.

As we seek to grow together, our church family pursues instruction and relationships. Sunday mornings 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 varying periods of time, 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.

Learn more on the Electives page.

8-Week Summer ElectiveS

Sundays, June 5 – July 31, 11:00 AM

Membership Matters

Overview: An orientation class that is essential for any Member who has not yet participated in the class or anyone wanting to become a Member of the Heritage Bible Church family. We believe that local church membership is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, and we will walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of body life at Heritage.

Teachers: Various Elders

Momentum:

Rethinking Global Missions

Overview: Momentum is a video-based class designed to stir up the church to embrace her God-given responsibility in the world. The creators of this series challenge you to rethink God’s mission, the call of the church, and your individual role. Join us for a thought-provoking and life-shaping discussion.

Teacher: Mark Vowels

Psalms:

Prayers of Our Ancestors

Overview:The “Book” of Psalms contains a treasure trove of rich Old Testament theology. In it are the prayers, hymns, and laments of our ancestors to our great God. The Book of Psalms is not a hymn book. It is a five-part story that chronicles the rise and fall of the Davidic dynasty (Books 1-3) while calling the nations to join YHWH (Book 2) and mourning the “failure” of the Davidic covenant (Book 3). But this story does not end in despair. Book 4 takes the reader on a journey back to the roots of authentic biblical Judaism, while anticipating the deliverance of the world by David’s greater Son—marked by the return of the king, the Messiah (Book 5). Come traverse the beautiful landscape of this book this summer.

Teacher: Mark Centers

Reading for Joy:

Luke

Overview: How could David describe God’s Word as his delight (Ps. 119:174)? How could he say that the Scriptures were sweeter than honey and more precious than gold (Ps. 19:10)? Because in them he had glimpsed the beauty, majesty, power, and mercy of God himself. That’s the reason we’re going to read the Word, specifically Luke, together. This class is designed to equip each of us to read the Bible with another person, whether believer or non-believer. In fact, a goal for class participants is that you do outside of class what we do in class—invite another person to read Luke with you just like we’re doing. Join us in this discussion-filled group effort to peer into the Scriptures so that we may find lasting joy.

Teachers: Pete Hansen and Dan Rundle

Winter Spring Electives 2022

Winter Spring Electives 2022

Electives

2022 Winter Classes

About Electives

As we seek to grow together, our church family pursues instruction and relationships. Sunday mornings 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 varying periods of time, 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.

6-Week WINTER ElectiveS

Sundays, January 9 – February 13, 11:00 AM

The Book of the Twelve:

Themes in the Minor Prophets

Overview: The 12 smaller prophetic books are not as familiar as bigger books like Isaiah, yet the themes are very similar. In this class we will study the 12 minor prophets as a book that should be read together. We will trace the themes that unite the individual books and that connect to the unfolding story of God. Some of the themes include covenant, God’s love, God’s wrath, and the hope of the coming Messiah. Join us as we grow in knowledge of and love for our great Savior.

Teacher: Mark Centers

Membership Matters

Overview: An orientation class that is essential for any Member who has not yet participated in the class or anyone wanting to become a Member of the Heritage Bible Church family. We believe that local church membership is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, and we will walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of body life at Heritage.

Teachers: Various Elders

Walking Through Grief:

Helping One Another in the Darkness

Overview: Knowing that God works for His glory through life and death enables Christians to see each differently than the world does. Because grief and grieving are inevitable, we need to learn how to grieve God’s way, how to see God’s glory in our grief, how to celebrate life, and how to think about death. Change and loss provide an opportunity for the believer to understand that God works through the hard times. Come and share with us your experience of grief as we look into God’s Word together and learn how to navigate the challenges of loss.

Teacher: Brad Hilgeman

Work and Vocation:

Understanding God's Call

Overview: Work is an essential part of life; it seems as normal as eating or breathing. In fact, we may feel as though we can’t escape it. Our experiences of work are all over the spectrum, and our views of work can be quite positive or incredibly negative. However, God has significant words about work, its place in our lives, and how we should view it. Be a part of this class as we think about what work is, survey current views of work, look at God’s thoughts on work, and see how our experience of work could be so much more fulfilling.

Teachers: Travis Fleshman, Abe Stratton

6-Week SPRING ElectiveS

Sundays, February 27 – April 3, 11:00 AM

Christianity Explored

Overview: Christianity Explored is a video series through Mark’s Gospel which presents a way of sharing the best news ever heard, and it gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life. It’s a perfect way to introduce a friend to Christianity in a low-pressure setting. Participants are asked to contribute $5 for the workbook and a copy of Mark. Invite a friend to join us for six sessions in this Gospel account as we find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus Christ.

Leader: Kris Fraley

Progressive Sanctification:

How We Grow and Change

Overview: Unfortunately, at times Christianity digresses into a form of doing something rather than becoming like Someone, Jesus Christ. For some believers the process of sanctification is centered more upon a list of “do’s” and “don’ts.”  The emphasis is on performance but very little about becoming like Christ. Most of that comes from an outward man view of sanctification rather than an inner man change first. Sanctification is the continuous operation of the Holy Spirit in believers, making us holy by conforming our character, affections, and behavior to the image of Jesus Christ. Let’s explore how God does this in us through His Word.

Teachers: Travis Fleshman, Brad Hilgeman

Reading for Joy:

Malachi

Overview: How could David describe God’s Word as his delight (Ps. 119:174)? How could he say that the Scriptures were sweeter than honey and more precious than gold (Ps. 19:10)? Because in them he had glimpsed the beauty, majesty, power, and mercy of God Himself. That’s the reason we’re going to read the Word, specifically Malachi, together. This class is designed to equip each of us to read the Bible with another person, whether believer or non-believer. In fact, a goal for class participants is that you do outside of class what we do in class—invite another person to read Malachi with you just like we’re doing. Join us in this discussion-filled group effort to peer into the Scriptures so that we may find lasting joy.

Teachers: Pete Hansen, Kevin Johnson

Shepherding Group Leader Training:

How We Care for Each Other at Heritage

Overview: Why do we have small groups? What should happen in a small group? Why do we call them Shepherding Groups? Who gets to lead one? How is that done? In this class we’ll explore the biblical basis for small groups and our philosophical reasons for emphasizing them in our church. We’ll also look at details like what happens when you meet and how you lead a group discussion. From the big picture to the nuts and bolts, this class is designed to equip people to lead small groups in our church. The class is a requirement for those who will be new SG leaders; it is highly recommended for current SG leaders; and it is open to anyone in our church who is curious.

Teacher: Abe Stratton

Spring Electives 2022

Spring Electives 2022

Electives

2022 Spring Classes

About Electives

As we seek to grow together, our church family pursues instruction and relationships. Sunday mornings 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 varying periods of time, 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.

6-Week WINTER ElectiveS

Sundays, January 9 – February 20, 11:00 AM

The Book of the Twelve:

Themes in the Minor Prophets

Overview: The 12 smaller prophetic books are not as familiar as bigger books like Isaiah, yet the themes are very similar. In this class we will study the 12 minor prophets as a book that should be read together. We will trace the themes that unite the individual books and that connect to the unfolding story of God. Some of the themes include covenant, God’s love, God’s wrath, and the hope of the coming Messiah. Join us as we grow in knowledge of and love for our great Savior.

Teacher: Mark Centers

Membership Matters

Overview: An orientation class that is essential for any Member who has not yet participated in the class or anyone wanting to become a Member of the Heritage Bible Church family. We believe that local church membership is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, and we will walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of body life at Heritage.

Teachers: Various Elders

Walking Through Grief:

Helping One Another in the Darkness

Overview: Knowing that God works for His glory through life and death enables Christians to see each differently than the world does. Because grief and grieving are inevitable, we need to learn how to grieve God’s way, how to see God’s glory in our grief, how to celebrate life, and how to think about death. Change and loss provide an opportunity for the believer to understand that God works through the hard times. Come and share with us your experience of grief as we look into God’s Word together and learn how to navigate the challenges of loss.

Teacher: Brad Hilgeman

Work and Vocation:

Understanding God's Call

Overview: Work is an essential part of life; it seems as normal as eating or breathing. In fact, we may feel as though we can’t escape it. Our experiences of work are all over the spectrum, and our views of work can be quite positive or incredibly negative. However, God has significant words about work, its place in our lives, and how we should view it. Be a part of this class as we think about what work is, survey current views of work, look at God’s thoughts on work, and see how our experience of work could be so much more fulfilling.

Teachers: Travis Fleshman, Abe Stratton

6-Week SPRING ElectiveS

Sundays, February 27 – April 3, 11:00 AM

Christianity Explored

Overview: Christianity Explored is a video series through Mark’s Gospel which presents a way of sharing the best news ever heard, and it gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life. It’s a perfect way to introduce a friend to Christianity in a low-pressure setting. Participants are asked to contribute $5 for the workbook and a copy of Mark. Invite a friend to join us for six sessions in this Gospel account as we find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus Christ.

Leader: Kris Fraley

Progressive Sanctification:

How We Grow and Change

Overview: Unfortunately, at times Christianity digresses into a form of doing something rather than becoming like Someone, Jesus Christ. For some believers the process of sanctification is centered more upon a list of “do’s” and “don’ts.”  The emphasis is on performance but very little about becoming like Christ. Most of that comes from an outward man view of sanctification rather than an inner man change first. Sanctification is the continuous operation of the Holy Spirit in believers, making us holy by conforming our character, affections, and behavior to the image of Jesus Christ. Let’s explore how God does this in us through His Word.

Teachers: Travis Fleshman, Brad Hilgeman

Reading for Joy:

Malachi

Overview: How could David describe God’s Word as his delight (Ps. 119:174)? How could he say that the Scriptures were sweeter than honey and more precious than gold (Ps. 19:10)? Because in them he had glimpsed the beauty, majesty, power, and mercy of God Himself. That’s the reason we’re going to read the Word, specifically Malachi, together. This class is designed to equip each of us to read the Bible with another person, whether believer or non-believer. In fact, a goal for class participants is that you do outside of class what we do in class—invite another person to read Malachi with you just like we’re doing. Join us in this discussion-filled group effort to peer into the Scriptures so that we may find lasting joy.

Teachers: Pete Hansen, Kevin Johnson

Shepherding Group Leader Training:

How We Care for Each Other at Heritage

Overview: Why do we have small groups? What should happen in a small group? Why do we call them Shepherding Groups? Who gets to lead one? How is that done? In this class we’ll explore the biblical basis for small groups and our philosophical reasons for emphasizing them in our church. We’ll also look at details like what happens when you meet and how you lead a group discussion. From the big picture to the nuts and bolts, this class is designed to equip people to lead small groups in our church. The class is a requirement for those who will be new SG leaders; it is highly recommended for current SG leaders; and it is open to anyone in our church who is curious.

Teacher: Abe Stratton