Equipped with the word for life and witness
To equip the church with biblical knowledge, sound doctrine, and tools for a faithful Christian life and witness.
Elective classes are taught by teams of elders and volunteer teachers. The classes cover all areas of our church life and faith, from practical discipleship to more intensive biblical and theological studies. Classes run throughout the year in blocks of 3 or 6 weeks. The elective class ministry teaches the Word to our church and trains up teachers for the church.
Growing in the knowledge of God
Whether you are a seeker, a new Christian, or a long-time member, elective classes provide a pathway to learn more about who God is and what his plan is for you.
We want our classes to be relationally engaging, a place to make a friend and grow in Christ together.
Raising up teachers
Members wishing to teach are evaluated and paired with more experienced teachers to confirm and develop their gifts to serve the church.
While we offer a variety of elective classes each calendar year, a handful of foundational classes repeat on a regular basis. Our goal is that every member participates in these.
This orientation class that is essential for anyone wanting to become a member of the Heritage Bible Church family. We believe that membership in a local church is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, so we walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of life at Heritage.
The gospel according to Mark shows us who Jesus is, why he came, and what we should think about him. This is the message we want everyone to hear. Christianity Explored is a discussion-based Elective class that allows seekers and believers alike to learn more about the Savior who came and walked among us.
The Bible tells us the story of God’s mission—his redemptive plan to draw 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 examine what it means to be a follower of Jesus and how joining his mission will shape our lives and relationships.
Reading for Joy
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 read the Word together. This class is designed to equip each of us to read various books of 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 a book of the Bible 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.
What in the World Is God Doing?
In this class we seek to understand what missions is and is not. We examine biblical teaching on missions. We also look at the real world in which we live and consider how timeless biblical truth is best communicated in a fast-changing world. Finally, we consider what all this means for our mission practice at Heritage Bible Church.
How People Change
The Gospel of Jesus Christ promises to transform hearts and lives, but many of us are stuck. We make sinful choices again and again; we’re trapped by the same selfish behaviors. However, the Bible tells us that change is a process, not a one-time event. This class targets the root of a person—the heart. When our core desires and motivations change, behavior will follow.
LINKS & RESOURCES
- Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God by Bobby Jamieson
- Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding Biblical Truth by Tim Challies and Josh Byers
- Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper
- The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
- Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis
- Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever
Register for Classes
You are always welcome to just show up, but we’d love to know that you’re coming.