In the Gospels, when Jesus calls the first disciples, we discover that a disciple is a person who:
is being transformed by Christ
engages in the mission of Christ
We recognize that all people are on a journey of becoming a fully-formed disciple of Jesus Christ. Whether you have just begun this journey or have been a Christian nearly your whole life, we want to meet you right where you are. Disciples are hand-crafted, not mass produced, and there is no one-size fits all strategy for discipleship.
Equipping Hour consist of two options:
- Courses: Equipping People In Community (EPIC)
Our EPIC courses are broken out into three tracks with specific topics of study that will be offered for 6-weeks at a time. You can choose a different offering, depending on what best fits where you believe you need to grow as a disciple.
- Classes: Sunday School
Ongoing classes offer a more traditional approach to Sunday morning classes that are formed around a specific age and stage of life. They meet on an ongoing basis.
This track will focus on courses that help us narrow in on what we believe and why, and will strive to engage your head to become a disciple who can make disciples.
This track will focus on courses that include spiritual practices and practical Biblical tools for topics such as parenting, marriage, and money aimed to help transform our lives to grow more fully in Christ.
This track will offer courses that include both practical theology and best practices for service and mission. These courses will seek to put our hearts into action, and remind us of our call to “go and make disciples of all nations”.
In order to have a fruitful and successful learning experience, we encourage you to attend our classes faithfully and review your materials prior to coming to class every Sunday.
Fall EPIC courses offered by Track beginning September 12th:
- BIBLICAL/THEOLOGICAL TRACK COURSE: HARD QUESTIONS – HARD CONVERSATIONS
Description: Ever find yourself in a difficult Christianity conversation? This course will explore 6 issues that might cause someone to dismiss Christianity. We’ll have conversations about the best research from sociology, science, and psychology that doesn’t disagree with but actually aligns with claims found in the Bible. This course will help us understand these issues and how to discuss them with people that disagree with us.
- TRANSFORMATIONAL TRACK COURSE: ONE BREATH AT A TIME: A SKEPTIC’S GUIDE TO CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
Description: This course will reframe meditation for those who are skeptical because (1) they doubt their ability to be still and quiet and(2) they doubt the validity of meditation as a Christian spiritual practice. Using scripture, theology, and examples from the early church, this course looks at the prayer habits of Christians that leave little room for enough silence to experience and listen for God. Using five approaches, this class will help you begin and sustain a Christian meditation practice in an often chaotic world.
Primarily parents of young children seeking to impart practical, relevant, and Biblical wisdom as they support each other on the journey of parenting and strive to build a strong foundation in their homes. Meets in Learning Center 207A & B.
Primarily Empty Nesters in their 50’s – 60’s. This is a small group of men and women studying different passages each week with fellowship and bible study. Meets in McKechnie Room.
Primarily middle-age group that connects in a larger class setting for a Biblical based presentation with discussion and caring. Meets in Molly Ann Smith.
This intergenerational class shares God’s Word in a smaller group setting around the table. Meets in Massey Tucker 3rd Floor Large Conference Room.
Primarily people over the age of 65+. They are a larger class with Biblically based presentation that cover topics and studies on different books of the Bible. Meets in Massey Tucker Hall C.
Need more info?
If you are interested in participating in one of these classes, please contact Sandra Babcock.