Adult Equipping Classes are the primary teaching ministry at Faith. Two classes are offered every quarter, and each year the classes cover nine key practices of the apprentice of Jesus. Please click here for a description of them.
After the service on Sunday mornings, there is a brief time of fellowship followed by the classes listed below from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Fall Quarter Classes (Sept. 15th - Nov. 17th)
Class 1: Global Theology
Leader: Collin Brendemuehl
Description: This is a study that will build on our knowledge of the Scriptures to understand and reach out to those with different theological ideas. We will begin with a focus on the history of Christianity, and then mostly explore how to respond to Islam. This will not only bring a greater understanding of and appreciation for Christian truth but enable us to be more effective witnesses to Muslims. To help us, we will use a book by Nabeel Qureshi who was a Muslim before encountering Christ called No God but One: Allah or Jesus?. We may also have some discussion of Hinduism and/or Mormonism. As a practical exercise, you will have an opportunity to give input and help to put on an apologetics conference, so that we can better reach out to our community - both training other Christians and reaching those who don’t know Christ. Practices that will be emphasized include developing the mind, witnessing to the Gospel, and exercising stewardship.
Class 2: Training the Next Generation
Leaders: Jeff Norder and Doug Dunsmoor
Description: How well are we training our young people to face the challenges of our modern world? In what ways are we reaching out to other youth who are not learning about God and all that He has taught and done for us? In this class, our focus is on training the next generation and loving them well, in our homes, church, and elsewhere. Especially if you are a parent, a grandparent, an educator, or have influence in the lives of younger people, it will help you to provide what they need to have their hope firmly anchored in Jesus and effectively engage the world around them. We will use materials and hear directly by video from two of the foremost youth leaders today: Sean McDowell, the son of Josh McDowell, and J. Warner Wallace, who has been a cold-case homicide detective, pastor, author and speaker engaged in equipping our youth. We will go through their book So the Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World, and focus on the practices of developing the mind, fostering spiritual community, and exercising stewardship.
PLEASE NOTE: Readings for both classes will include passages from the Bible; if you do not have a good study Bible of your own, please let us know and we’ll help you get one.