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6-Week Electives

January 21 - February 25

About Electives

The purpose of our electives is to engage and equip the people of our church with the Word for the roles God has given them. The classes survey a variety of doctrines or topics, helping us to grow in our walk with Jesus and in our relationships with each other. We’re eager to dive into these studies with you.

During the adult Electives, children, middle school, and high school students meet according to their grades.

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Sundays, January 21 – February 25, 11:00 AM

Decision Making and the Will of God

The Doctrine of the Trinity

Overview: The average adult makes tens of thousands of decisions every day. One study suggests we make over 200 decisions a day on food alone. The overwhelming flood of decisions or the sheer magnitude of one very important choice often leaves us fatigued, anxious, joyless, and paralyzed. Can I know God’s will for my life? What job should I take? Is God calling me to this? Should I marry that person? Spend that money? Pursue that opportunity? The good news for the Christian is that God gives us everything we need to glorify him in all our decisions. We can make decisions that result in rest and not regret. Join us as we look to God’s Word together and learn how God guides us and cares for us in every decision.  

Teacher: Jason Read

Week 1: Decisions: Too Many, Too Big, Too Anxious
Week 2: God’s Will: Can We Know It?
Week 3: Pagans, Patriarchs, and Pentecost
Week 4: Sovereignty, Providence, and Responsibility
Week 5: Suffering and Trials
Week 6: Biblical Decision Making: Tools & Processes

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, especially the Lord Jesus! 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.

Teacher: Chris Gerber

Week 1: Why do we Evangelize?
Week 2: What is our Message?
Week 3: God’s Role in Evangelism
Week 4: The Believer’s Role in Evangelism
Week 5: Getting the Conversation Going
Week 6: Putting Evangelism into Practice

Personal Spiritual Disciplines

Exploring the Depths of Our Union with Christ

Overview: As Christians, we are taught to read our Bibles and pray as far back as we can remember. We are taught how important it is to commune with God and study his word. These important practices, we believe, are things every Christian should do. . .just because. In this class, we want to prove to you that there is a glorious purpose behind each one of these practices that goes far beyond the “just because.” We want to show you how God uses his voice and his ear as different means of his grace to bless us as believers, advance his kingdom, and bring himself glory. Please join us as we learn and practice various personal spiritual disciplines to bring ourselves into the channels of God’s grace so as to grow in him, strengthen his church, and bring him glory.

Teacher: Dan Rundle

Week 1: The Means of Grace
Week 2: God’s Voice Understood: Principles of Scripture Study
Week 3: God’s Voice in Practice: Meditation and Memorization
Week 4: God’s Ear Understood: Attributes of Prayer
Week 5: God’s Ear in Practice: Fasting and Journaling
Week 6: Putting it all Together: A Practice in the Spiritual Disciplines

Reading for Joy:


Overview: The church in Ephesus found itself amidst an epicenter steeped in the arts and trade. Much like our nation today, this rich mixing of various cultures and religion brought with it extensive idolatry and immoral practices. Paul’s exhortation to the church there began with none other than one of the most beautiful declarations of the gospel and what it means for the believer to be “in Christ.” He emphasized a life centered on the good news and specifically how the person and work of Christ impacts the purity of the believer and church as a whole. Join us for this 6-week class as we seek to cherish God’s Word both privately and corporately in learning to read the Bible “one-to-one.” We hope to see you for this time of rich instruction and prayerful fellowship!

Teacher: Chad Asire

Week 1: Introduction to Ephesians & COMA Method; Ephesians 1
Week 2: The Doctrine of Scripture; Ephesians 2
Week 3: Look Down: Close Context; Ephesians 3
Week 4: Look Back: Continuing Context; Ephesians 4
Week 5: Look Ahead: Complete Context; Ephesians 5
Week 6: Reading the Bible One to One; Ephesians 6