Equipping Classes are a rotating schedule of studies designed to help adults grow in faith and prepare us as Christ followers to "go and make disciples" in our families, places of business, and communities.
The following classes are intended for adults and offered on Sunday morning and Wednesday night. There are also men's and women's Bible studies (on Tues. and Wed. morning and Wed. night), and various other classes throughout the week. Please click on the respective areas of ministry under the ADULT MINISTRIES tab.
Sunday Mornings 9:00a.m.
- Paul Tripp on Parenting. Teacher - Christopher Barnes, FLC #201
Calling all parents! Christopher and Linda Barnes will continue to lead the class for parents of young children. Borrowing heavily from Tedd Tripp's classic, "Shepherding a Child's Heart," and his brother Paul's new book, "Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family," Christopher and Linda will provide encouragement and instruction for those in the tranches of parenting. Class members will not need to buy the books in order to participate. This 13-week study begins Sunday, October 22nd.
- A Big Screen Perspective of the Bible Teacher - Pastor Erwin Klingenberg, FLC #202
For some of us, our knowledge of the Bible is like a refrigerator door covered with post-it notes, each containing an important message but there is no coherence between them. For some it’s like reading a Dictionary; a lot of important pieces of information but no thread to the story. This class will help you make sense of all those pieces. Pastor Erwin will give you a file cabinet containing major folders into which you can insert your individual file folders. If you want to be able to summarize the Bible on a table napkin, this will give you a way to do that.
- (Starts Nov. 26) Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity Teacher - Pastor Brett Inman, FLC #202
This class is designed for relative new-comers to church history and will focus in on critical turning points in Christianity’s expansion into the world. Some of the topics covered are the fall of Jerusalem 70AD, major theological Councils, the rise of monastic life, Protestant Reformation, the split of the Eastern and Western churches, persecutions and the rise of Constantine.
- New Testament Greek I Teacher - Mike Hagedon FLC#203
Have you ever wanted to learn the original language of the New Testament? Have you tried and struggled? Enhance your understanding of Scripture with a relaxed and fun approach to Greek and get a taste of hearing, speaking, and reading the language as Paul spoke it.
Sunday Mornings 10:45a.m.
- The God Who Is There DVD series Teacher - Elder Kevin Westbrooks FLC#201
Most people--even most Christians--do not have a basic working knowledge of the Bible. How can we understand the story of God--and our part in it--when we're not familiar with it? In this basic introduction to faith, D. A. Carson takes you through the big story of Scripture to help you know what you believe and why you believe it. Cost $12 for optional book.
- God In Our Midst DVD series Teacher - Andy Stang FLC #202
How does an ancient tent in the wilderness of Sinai relate to our relationship with God? The description of the tabernacle, God’s Old Testament dwelling place, spans sixteen chapters of the Bible. Yet many of us pass over this extended description without understanding its significance. In this series, Rev. Daniel R. Hyde encourages us to consider this “tent of meeting” (Ex. 27:21). By studying the particulars of this first tabernacle, we will better understand Jesus, the One who dwelt, or “tabernacled,” among us (John 1:14). Cost: $2.50 (pdf copy) or $12.00 for optional book.
Wednesday Night Class 6:30pm
- EPHESIANS: Teacher - Pastor Eric Naus - FLC #201
Join pastor Eric as we continue an interactive Bible study through the book of Ephesians! This well-loved book explores the astounding depths of God’s grace, and shows us how the gospel should impact our church, our families, and our everyday lives. We hope you’ll join the discussion!