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.
Winter Quarter Classes (Jan. 5th - Mar. 1st)
Class 1: Living Radically for Jesus
Leaders: Virginia Brendemuehl and Heather Dunsmoor
Description: A Women’s Class – How did Jesus say his followers should live? What would their new lifestyle look like? He told them to leave security, money, convenience, even family for him – whatever it took to pursue His Kingdom and His righteousness. They were to take up their crosses daily and follow him. Join us, ladies, for some honest self-examination as we read through and discuss the book Radical by Dr. David Platt, pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. What did Jesus actually say about being his disciple? You will be challenged as we consider with open hearts the life that Jesus is calling us to live and how we may have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. Practices that will be emphasized include developing the mind and fostering spiritual community.
Class 2: The Book of Job
Leader: Charles Boothe
Description: The book of Job is a poetic book of the Bible that takes the form of a play, with different characters relating different themes; it provides consolation in the face of suffering and points us to Jesus, our Redeemer and Mediator who provides victory over evil. It tells the story of one man whose life fell apart, who went to the depths of suffering and questioned God. Job’s life is eventually rebuilt because of his character and faithfulness to God. This is a study that will build on our knowledge of the Scriptures to understand, communicate and develop a life of strong moral virtue. The Christian life is not an easy path of happiness and riches all the time. We need to be prepared and expect the tough times during our walk with God, which are allowed to purify and perfect us. Let's sit down together during the Sunday school hour to discuss, argue, share and, yes, suffer together in God's story of Job -- "The greatest of all men on the earth, a man of integrity, who was tested by Satan, but kept faithful.” We will use the book Job for Everyone by John Goldingay.
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.