Adult Discipleship Classes

"Applying God's Word To Life"

Sundays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Winter-Spring Session
Begins January 20 (Classes vary in length)

No classes February 3

When you hear the word discipleship, what thoughts come to mind? Many think of discipleship as knowing facts about Jesus and the Bible. Biblically, discipleship is not a program, but a process - a process of becoming more and more like Christ.

A disciple is a "pupil" or a "learner," a "follower;" one with definite commitment. By definition, "a disciple is someone who is being taught and consequently accepts a set of beliefs, embracing a holistic, total, and intentional approach to life based on those teachings.

For the Christian "those teachings" are found in God's Word, the Bible. As Christ Followers we are called to be intentional about understanding and applying God's Word to our lives. 

Adult Discipleship offers a number of GREAT classes that will help you apply God's Word to daily life.

Pray about which class to attend and then commit to attend!!


Classes FOR 2019 fall session
most begin january 20

11 week session

january 20, 27│february 10, 17, 24│March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31│april 7

All times - 4:30pm – 6pm (unless otherwise noted)

BEGINNING january 6



You Don't Have to Go Through It Alone!

13 Weeks
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27│Feb 10, 17, 24│Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31│Apr 7

Facilitated by Craig Murra and Tammi Jones

Cost for student book: $23.00 (includes tax)
(Scholarships are available)

Room: A266

Description:  Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements:

A Seminar with Experts

During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies and on-location video.

A Support Group with Focus

After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.

Find Help and Healing for the Hurt of Separation and Divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.


BEGINNING january 20



Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

Open to Adults

13 Weeks
Jan 20, 27│Feb 10, 17, 24│Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31│Apr 7, 14, 28

Facilitated by Pastor Skip Leininger

Cost for student book: $23.00 (includes tax)

Room: A154

How GriefShare works

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each Grief Share session has three distinct elements: (1) Video seminar with experts; (2) Support group discussion with focus; and (3) Personal study and reflection.

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Romans: Part 1 - Continued

A Precept Study
By Precept Ministries4 Weeks

Open to Adults and Teens

Jan 20, 27│Feb 10, 17

Facilitated by Adam Nyenhuis

Cost for student book: $38.99 (includes tax)

Room: A350

Description: O Beloved, what a tremendous experience awaits you as you study this foundational book! Romans is the constitution of your faith! To understand Romans is to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. The entire New Testament rests on the truths of Romans.

What a blessing will be yours as you work your way through this treatise of the faith! You will be thrilled as you see through the eyes of the apostle Paul the nature of man, his depravity, his fallen state, and his Creator who makes the way of redemption. For the first time, or perhaps with a renewed joy, you will discover the meaning of propitiation, reconciliation, redemption, sanctification, and justification!

Your heart will be humbled as the majesty of God’s redemptive work is laid before you. Once you have spent time in Romans, your life will never be the same! Be diligent as you study, and do not shrink back. The price of neglect is too much to pay. Our prayer for you, as you undertake this study, is that you might be so grounded and rooted in the truths of this book that you will be able to give an answer to any man for the hope that is within you with gentleness, reverence, and a good conscience.

NOTE: This class is a continuation of the fall class. Individuals can still can purchase a book and do the remaining sessions, or just come and listen to the teaching time on Sundays.

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Romans: Part 2

A Precept Study
By Precept Ministries

Open to Adults and Teens

8 Weeks
Feb 24│Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31│Apr 7, 14

Facilitated by Adam Nyenhuis

Cost for student book: $25.99 (includes tax)

Room: A350

Description: Free from the guilt and power of sin, but what about the flesh? Discover how justification by faith relates to day-by-day living through the Holy Spirit's power - the amazing process of sanctification.

The life you’ve always wanted

Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People
By John Ortberg

For Men Only

6 Weeks
Jan 20, 27│Feb 10, 17, 24 │Mar 3

Facilitated by Wayne Sanders

Cost for student book: $10.99 (includes tax)
The book is also available in the bookstore.

Room: A358
Description: You can live a deeper, more spiritual life right where you are.

The heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.

With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ.

As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc.—are the signposts along the way.

Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.

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We saved you a seat

Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships
By Lisa-Jo Baker

For Women Only

7 Weeks
Jan 20, 27│Feb 10, 17, 24 │Mar 3, 10

Facilitated by Cesilie Huebner

Cost for student book: $20.99 (includes tax)

Room: A362/364

        Description: In today's busy world, we're wired to appear "fine," warding off authenticity and shielding ourselves from judgment. We hide behind the hum of busyness to escape intimate friendships with the women God has placed in our lives.

But we do want a seat at the table. We yearn for authentic relationships and the opportunity to be the opposite of "fine" with people who cheer for us. But comparison, envy, and entitlement often stop us from pulling out a chair at the table. Friendship can be hard, making new friends even harder, and maintaining genuine friendship the hardest of all.

In this 7-session Bible study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend--it's how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

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The ultimate proof of creation

Resolving the Origins Debate
By Dr. Jason Lisle

10 Weeks
Jan 20, 27│Feb 10, 17, 24│Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Facilitated by Trey Finnern

Cost for student book: $12.93 (includes tax)

Room: A351

Description: There is a defense for creation that is powerful, conclusive, and has no true rebuttal. As such, it is an irrefutable argument—an “ultimate proof” of the Christian worldview. This book by astrophysicist/apologist Dr. Jason Lisle is a completely new 21st century guide to defending the Christian faith, emphasizing the Genesis account of creation. Engaging an unbeliever, even a staunch atheist, is not difficult when you use the proven techniques described here.

The Ultimate Proof is applied to real-life experiences in answering real-life questions. You’ll learn how to move beyond simple circular arguments, spot logical fallacies, get to the real heart of the issue, and rationally resolve the origins debate. Discover The Ultimate Proof of Creation!

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Survival kit for christians

A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth for Both New and Growing Christians
By Ralph W. Neighbour, Jr.

Open to Adults and Teens

12 Weeks
Jan 20, 27│Feb 10, 17, 24│Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31│Apr 7, 14

Facilitated by Greg Frohbieter

Cost for student book: $5 (includes tax)

Room: A349

Description: The first class is an introductory class.

This class is for new and not-so-new Christians. The class helps new and growing Christians understand and deal with conflicts between old and new patterns of thoughts and habits. It also helps believers develop a regular pattern of quiet time, prayer, Bible study and Scripture memorization.

Course information and cost can be found in the "Class Brochure" (Pickup one in the Atrium or view it HERE).

Most books may be purchased in the church bookstore.

Contact Barbara Lee.

for tweens and teens - grades 5th - 10th

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Precept Junior: Daniel

Kings & Conquests of the Ancient World

A Fun, Interactive Precept Study for teens and tweens!
By Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt

Open to Kids Grades 5th through 10th

NOTE: Enrollment is limited to 20

13 Weeks
Jan 20, 27│Feb 10, 17, 24│Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31│Apr 7, 14, 28

Taught by Karen Nyenhuis

Cost: $15 (Covers book, snacks and materials - Book available in class from teacher)

Room: A352/354


Daniel:  Kings and Conquests of the Ancient World. 

This is an academic course for teens and tweens to learn inductive Bible study.  Half of each class will be devoted to study and half to academic enrichment activities.  This course is suitable for students with disabilities, but students must be able to read a standard version of the Bible easily on their own.

Childcare Available for Children Ages 4 & Under!

To register, contact Becky Nelson.


Contact the Adult Ministries Office - 618-632-6223 or use the form below.

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