ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES

The purpose of Adult Discipleship classes is to help fill in the gaps of a Christian Education for adults while their children are participating in Youth DNA from 6-8:00pm on Sundays. 


This Fall we will have three classes;  Biblical Justice is a ten week class using Timothy Keller's book 'Generous Justice' as a guide, the second is Shepherding Your Children, two one night parenting seminars for parents, and the third is a three week class for everyone entitled Intro to Grace Church — the purpose of which is to learn more about our covenant community and philosophy of ministry. 


You'll find more information about each of these classes below. 

  • INTRO TO GRACE CHURCH

    If you would like to learn more about Grace Church, our philosophy of ministry, doctrine (teaching), and the biblical concept of membership and being in “covenant community,” then please join us for this three week class beginning Sunday, October 14.


    HOW LONG?  Three weeks (October 14, 21 and 28)


    WHAT TIME?  6-7:30pm in the foyer


    TEACHER:  Pastor Ryan


    WHAT WILL WE COVER?


    - Week 1 – Covenant Community


    - Week 2 – What we believe


    - Week 3 – How we practice what we believe


    WHAT TO BRING?  A Bible and a pen, notes will be provided. 

  • “SHEPHERDING YOUR CHILDREN”  parenting seminars

    “Parents,” observes Brian Haynes in his book Shift, “are the primary faith influencers in their children’s lives.” Are you, as a parent, up to the challenge? Research shows that many parents, in fact, don’t feel up to it.  


    In a series of periodic equipping events, we’ll identify milestones in your kids’ lives - & take a practical look at shepherding our kids, in those times, into life-giving relationship with the living God. As Christian parents we have the responsibility to equip our children with a strong sense of God’s truth to deal with many unavoidable issues in our culture. We’ll have two seminars this Fall: 


    OCT 7 - PREPARING FOR ADOLESCENCE (AGES 9-12) 

    • Identity in Christ, spiritual growth, and spiritual disciplines. 
    • Parents must be pursuing spiritual growth and exercising spiritual discipline as an outpouring of their identity in Christ to influence their children to do the same. 
    • Troubleshoot with parents to rethink how they connect with their children relationally to lead them spiritually. 

    FACILITATOR: Pastor Lucas Fennell


    SPEAKERS: Tiea & Joshua Hanson  


    TIME: 6-7:30pm Room 128


    NOV 4 - PREPARING MY CHILD FOR ADULTHOOD (AGES 12-18) 

    • This seminar will prepare parents to lead their child’s transition from childhood to God-honoring adulthood. We’ll describe: 
    • The Bible’s perspective on roles of men & women
    • Identity in Christ, healthy relationships, maturing bodies, and sexual purity
    • Resources for families
    • How to create a personal, meaningful experience with your teenager to celebrate this transition

    FACILITATOR: Pastor Lucas Fennell  


    TEACHERS: Pastor Ryan and Katy Faust  


    TIME: 6-7:30pm Off-Site

  • BIBLICAL JUSTICE

    Some see talk of justice, among believers, as a long overdue discussion. Other see such talk as a dangerous diversion from the gospel. Who’s right? Using Pastor Timothy Keller’s book “Generous Justice”, as a guide, we will take an honest look - with the Holy Spirit’s help! - at the reality of biblical justice.


    How long?  Ten weeks (Sept 16 - Nov 18)


    What time?  6-7:30pm Room 129


    Teachers:  Pastor Mark & others


    What will we cover?

    • What IS biblical justice?
    • What did Jesus say about it?
    • Why & how should we pursue justice?
    • Is justice a personal responsibility or the government’s responsibility?