SUMMER SESSIONS

STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH THIS SUMMER!

Summer Sessions -  designed to equip and empower those seeking to live as followers of Jesus through focused training in the ministry of God’s Word and Spirit, with emphasis on practical integration of faith into everyday life.


FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Wednesdays for 9 weeks beginning June 28, 7:00-9:15pm

By Dave Ramsey
Facilitator: Dale Ruby

We all need a plan for our money.  Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan!  It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be.  This plan will show you how to:

  • Save money
  • Relate with money (and your significant other regarding money!)
  • Develop a cash flow plan
  • Get out of debt (and deal with creditors, if necessary)
  • Maximize your money through smart purchasing (and income growth, if needed)
  • Assess your need for insurance
  • Invest for retirement and college planning
  • Consider whether buying versus renting is right for you
  • Give like never before!

Financial Peace Materials and Membership is $102 per person or couple, and registration happens here.


I ONCE WAS LOST: HELPING OTHERS ON THE PATH TO JESUS IN OUR POST-MODERN CULTURE

Thursdays for 6 weeks beginning June 29, 7:00-9:15pm

Instructor: Harmony Peterson   

What is your story? In this practical class we will look at our own stories, focusing on how Jesus has taken hold of our lives… and how we can share it with others. We will discover our role to play in the Kingdom of God and how coming to know Christ is an organic and mysterious process.

We will also be looking at what servant evangelism looks like in everyday life, not functioning from a church building, but from your everyday life.

Some of the common questions to be explored:

"What is our responsibility in leading others to Jesus? "
"Do I have to preach in the streets?"
"What if I don’t know an answer to people’s questions?”

Come ready to pray, to be international about relationships, and to follow what the Holy Spirit is already doing in the lives of the people around you. You will gain confidence to share your faith in a dynamic way.

This class is based on the book “I Once was Lost” by Don Everts & Doug Schaupp. The book is recommended, but not required for the class.


BETH MOORE: ENTRUSTED
A STUDY OF 2 TIMOTHY

Wednesdays for 6 weeks beginning June 28
7:00-9:15pm
By Beth Moore - Facilitator: Heidi Wessels

We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.

In this 6-session Bible study through the book of 2 Timothy, Beth Moore will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. In this journey of joy and hardship, we will discover that we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness.


VICTORY IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE: THE ARMOR OF GOD

Thursdays for 6 weeks beginning June 29
7:00-9:15pm
By Dr. Tony Evans - Facilitator: Johnny Blandford

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a person dressed for the occasion. We are told how to stand against the devil's tactics but what does it really mean to put on the full armor of God?  The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

Dr. Tony Evans is a respected pastor, teacher, author and speaker.  His desire is to see the church not only know the uncompromising truths of Scripture intellectually but experience them practically by the power of the Holy Spirit.


THE GRAND DRAMA: DISCOVERING THE WHOLE STORY OF THE BIBLE AS OUR OWN ADVENTURE WITH GOD

WEDNESDAYS For Four Weeks August 9th-30th
7:00-9:15pm
Instructor: Glen Taylor

Have you struggled to ever read the whole Bible? Do you feel you need to know how all the different “Books” within the Bible fit into the whole story? Here’s your chance to change that.

The Bible is a dynamic, adventuresome, and life giving book. The captivating power of its story draws us into it in radically surprising ways. In this class we will survey each book of the Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—and see how the Kingdom story develops throughout. Tracking the storyline in the Old Testament will help our reading of the New Testament to blossom in startling ways we’ve not seen before. We will discover the adventure that awaits us as we find our unique place in the story and continue its story today.

There are five major plot themes that we will identify in each book that make the mystery of the Bible’s grand drama come alive for us. These themes focus on the development of:

1.     God’s kingship and the ways he relentlessly breaks into our world

2.     The cosmic conflict in the spiritual and human realms

3.     God’s mission to subvert the chaos unleashed in the universe

4.     The people of God (us) as those who God uses to carry out his dynamic mission in the world and

5.     The glory of God, in which we see and understand now in glimpses and shadows, but in the climax and resolution of the Bible’s Story will be dramatically unleashed and unveiled.

 


THE GIFT OF PROPHECY

WEDNESDAYS For Four Weeks August 9th-30th
7:00-9:15pm
By Kris Vallotton - Facilitator: Karen Erickson

The gift of prophecy is not reserved for a super-spiritual, elite group of believers. In fact, the Scriptures promise that in the last days, the Holy Spirit would be poured out on everyone in the world. This spiritual outpouring will manifest in a resurgence of the gift of prophecy that is to affect every believer, young and old, male and female, rich and poor!

In this video series, well-respected and seasoned prophetic leader, Kris Vallotton, provides a practical guide that has become a staple resource in training all believers to operate in prophetic ministry.  Combined with dynamic exercises, get ready to hear God's voice in a fresh way, speak His word with power, and release hope, life, and destiny to those around you!

Some of the topics included in the training are:

1.  The Purpose of Prophetic Ministry
2.  The Essential Parts of Prophecy
3.  Hearing God’s Voice and Learning God’s Language
4.  How to Judge and Evaluate Prophetic Words
5.  Receiving and Ministering in the Gift of Prophecy
6.  PropheticEtiquette
7.  False Prophets
8.  Keys to Practicing Prophecy