Classes

Engage With Other Believers in a Smaller Setting

Upcoming Classes

July 7 – August 25, 2024

Upcoming classes will be added near the end of each 8-week block of current classes. To explore current classes now meeting, click here.

Trading Places

LEADER: Bill Mills
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 114

Do you ever feel like you don’t understand your spouse? Trading Places will help! In this class couples are invited on a unique journey to explore the transformative power of empathy and understanding within the context of a Biblical marriage. Inspired by the Biblical principle of “submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21), this class challenges couples to step into each other’s shoes and view their relationship from their partner’s perspective. Through Scripture, personal reflections, and guided discussions, you will learn practical strategies for understanding one another, enhancing mutual respect, and fostering a more profound connection to your spouse through Christ. Whether you’re newlyweds or have been married for years, “Trading Places” offers a unique approach to strengthening your marital bond and renewing your commitment to one another in Christ.

Jonah

LEADER: Carmen Shelton
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 119

Life is filled with unexpected interruptions. While we may not be able to control these interruptions, we can change how we perceive them. This class explores the idea that what we see as an interruption may actually be an opportunity from the Father Himself! The class delves into themes such as obedience, repentance, and divine mercy, examining them not only in the context of the prophet Jonah but also in the context of all humanity, including our enemies. Through an exploration of the four short chapters of this prophetic book, we will uncover how Jonah’s experiences in the belly of a great fish mirror our own moments of darkness and transformation. Ultimately, the study aims to inspire us to look beyond the surface of Jonah’s story and to understand the depth of God’s compassion, as well as our own responsibility to extend that same grace to others. Join us as we learn to navigate life’s challenges with faith and courage, remaining mindful of God’s unwavering love for us.

Faith Stories

LEADER: Cole Scarlette
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Bethany Hall

This Young Adult Class, intended for ages 18-25 is about sharing testimonies of faith. You are invited on a spiritual journey through the rich tapestry of Christian testimony and Scripture. It is designed to explore the profound and transformative power of faith stories – both from the pages of the Bible and the lives of believers today. Participants will delve into biblical narratives, discovering the ways in which God’s word has shaped lives, guided actions, and bolstered faith. Through scriptural study and personal testimonies, attendees will examine the foundational truths of the Christian faith, see how those have been lived out, and perhaps even uncover new insights into their own faith journey. The goal is not just knowledge, but a deeper, more personal encounter with God through the stories of those who have walked a path of faith! You will leave the class with an enriched understanding of Scripture and a more profound sense of connection to the broader family of Christ.

In, But Not Of…

LEADER: Bryce and McKenzie Kenny
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
The Haven

“In, but not of…” is a class designed for believers seeking to navigate the complexities of living faithfully and authentically in a world that often stands in contrast to the teachings of Jesus Christ. This course addresses the Biblical call to be “in the world, but not of it” (John 17:14-16), providing practical wisdom and spiritual insight for integrating one’s faith into every aspect of daily life. Key topics include understanding the Biblical perspective on engaging with culture, strategies for spiritual resilience, living out the Great Commission, balancing engagement with the world, and navigating difficult conversations and relationships with grace and truth. Whether you’re a new believer or looking to rejuvenate your spiritual walk, this class offers a roadmap for leading a Christ-centered life amidst worldly challenges.

Ephesians

LEADER: Susie Bennett
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Room 114

Paul’s letter to the Ephesian Church has had a lasting impact on the body of Christ. This class will delve into themes of unity, reconciliation, and the purpose of the Church in God’s plan. You will explore the spiritual blessings in Christ, understand the mystery of the gospel, and learn how to apply Paul’s teachings on Christian living to your daily life. Through discussions, exercises, and practical applications, this class aims to deepen your faith and empower you to live out your calling with grace and strength. Join us for a journey through Ephesians, blending ancient wisdom with contemporary faith.

Nehemiah

LEADER: Stephen Storey
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Room 115

This class offers a comprehensive look into Nehemiah’s significant role in rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls and the spiritual revival among the people. You’ll discover the practical applications of Nehemiah’s strategies in overcoming opposition and the importance of prayer, community, and resilience. Engage in enriching discussions and learn how Nehemiah’s story can inspire us to respond to God’s calling, tackle challenges with conviction, and commit to personal and communal renewal in our modern-day lives. Whether you’re looking to grow in your faith or deepen your spiritual walk, this class will equip you with timeless insights for building up both your faith and your capacity to serve effectively in God’s kingdom.

Embracing Joy: A Study of Habakkuk

LEADER: Alta Cloer
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Room 117

Discover one of the shortest, most overlooked books of the Old Testament that contains an ancient message filled with modern-day hope. This book may be 3 short chapters, but much life-changing wisdom is packed into it! Learn from the life and world of the prophet Habakkuk in this eight-week study focused on trusting God no matter what tomorrow brings. Through profound questions and intentional discussion, you’ll uncover the truths that transformed Habakkuk’s perspective despite the struggle and destruction that ruled the kingdom of Judah at this time in history.

Kingdom Heroes

LEADER: Joyce Fritts
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Room 120

During challenging times, you face a choice: do you rely on yourself, or do you trust in God? Having unwavering faith in Christ’s presence and providence can be difficult, but the rewards of this faith will guide you through tough times. The Old Testament provides examples of people who demonstrated faith during crises, such as Abraham, Noah, and Rahab. Hebrews Chapter 11 gives us a deeply theological framework to understand what it means to live by faith according to Scripture. By studying these lives, you can learn what it means to walk confidently in God’s love. Give God your best, no matter the circumstances. See trials as opportunities to strengthen your faith and leave a lasting spiritual impact on those who will follow in your footsteps.

Philippians

LEADER: Dan Gentry
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Bethany Hall

The Book of Philippians provides wisdom on joy, unity, and following Christ. This class will explore Paul’s letter to the Philippians, written with joy and gratitude despite his confinement. We’ll study the themes of rejoicing in all circumstances, the humility of Christ, and the peace that surpasses understanding. You’ll learn how to live a life that reflects Christ’s love and builds community amidst diversity and hardship. Join us as we journey through Philippians, where you’ll learn to cultivate joy, deepen your relationship with Christ, and embody His humility and service in your daily life. Whether you’re facing personal trials or seeking a deeper purpose, this class offers insights into living a life marked by joy, resilience, and unity in Christ.

FAQ

Still trying to wrap your head around how classes work? Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions.

Spiritual Formation is the process of Jesus living through us by the empowering of the Holy Spirit for our sake and others.

Classes provide an opportunity to engage in deeper elements of Spiritual Formation in a smaller environment with other believers.

The class content will cover various books of the Bible and topics that are essential to the maturity of every believer. No matter how old someone is, or how long they have been walking with the Lord, there will be something new to learn!

All curriculum is rooted and grounded in Scripture, utilizing God’s Word as the primary source. Additional content is developed by the teachers in partnership with the Spiritual Formation Department from various approved sources by Mt. Zion.

All classes will be 8 Weeks on a rotating schedule, with different curricula to choose from every 8 weeks.

You are welcome to join any class at any time! You will miss some of the content, but all of our teachers have notes and outlines they would gladly be willing to send you so you can get caught up. 

Yes, all classes will have the same start and end date to provide an easy on-boarding process for people wanting to attend various classes.

Signing up to attend a class is encouraged. This will help us be good stewards of our resource material and allow us to set up a class in an appropriately sized room. However, you are welcome to show up to a class on the date it starts without signing up and your name will be added to the roster. 

When signing up, please enter one person per signup form. So if you and your spouse are signing up, you will each need to fill out a separate signup form to register for a class.

Yes. Currently, all our classes will be hosted at both the 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM service hours with different class offerings in both hours.

This new format will accomplish the following essentials:

– Accessible onboarding for new families seeking deeper connections within the church.
– A platform and curriculum to train and develop new teachers, leaders and fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
– Allowing tenured teachers time to rest, attend classes themselves, further their spiritual maturity, and develop new curriculum.
– An individualized spiritual formation pathway based on specific needs of the person in every walk of life.
– Accurate data on the effects of Spiritual Formation in the church and community.

– A Spiritual Formation Pathway that better suits the flexing needs of a growing church body.

Questions?

We’d love to answer any questions you have about taking your next step.