Classes

Engage With Other Believers in a Smaller Setting

Classes are opportunities for you to engage in deeper elements of spiritual formation in a smaller environment with other believers. Each class is 8 weeks long.

When a group of classes is nearing completion, the next 8-week course of classes will be released and available for sign-up on this page under “Upcoming Classes.”

Still have questions?
Check out these answers to some frequently asked questions.

Current Classes

March 3 – April 28, 2024

Balancing the Demands of Life

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

Life can be overwhelming at times, leaving us feeling like we are constantly juggling multiple tasks. Scripture calls us to be productive and diligent with our time, yet also find intentional rest in the Ways of Jesus. This class has been designed to provide practical, biblical insights to help learn ways to prioritize life in Christ and find peace amidst adversity and daily pressure. It aims to provide timeless wisdom, relationship prioritization, and finding rest and fulfillment in Jesus. Join us as we learn to live our everyday lives like Jesus.

A Mom’s Guide to Biblical Parenting

LEADER: Alyse Creed
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 117

While God has designed motherhood to be one of the most rewarding things a woman can do with their life, between changing diapers and temper tantrums, most days can seem more like surviving than thriving. This class is designed to help women humbly and gracefully rise to Jesus’s calling of motherhood without settling for mediocrity or losing their minds in the process.

Unleashing the Full Armor of God

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

As followers of Jesus, we have been gifted with powerful tools to stand firm against the daily battles we face. This class aims to explore the different pieces of the Armor of God and their impact on our lives. You will receive practical insights and guidance on how to use the armor effectively to stand firm against the enemy’s attacks and overcome challenges. Join us to learn how to unleash the power of the Armor of God and live victoriously in Christ.

Why We Believe

LEADER: Daniel Bolz
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 120

Many people claim to follow Jesus, but do we really know why we believe what we believe? Join us as we explore the reasons behind our beliefs and examine the evidence for the truth of the Christian faith. This class will provide insights and tools to help you confidently articulate why faith in Jesus is not only essential but also life-changing for those who come to know Him personally. Come prepared to engage in thoughtful discussions, and leave with a strengthened foundation for your relationship with Christ.

Reimagining Outreach

LEADER: Bradley Hill
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Bethany Hall

This class aims to inspire and prepare you to share the message of Jesus in innovative and effective ways. The course will delve into the importance of outreach and evangelism in the life of a Christian and provide practical tools to communicate your faith with others. Whether you’re new to Christianity or have been a devout follower of Jesus for years, this class will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and explore new ways to love and serve the people around you. Be ready to get motivated, equipped, and empowered to make a positive impact in your community!

Unoffendable

LEADER: Brooklynn Whipple
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
The Haven

In today’s world, it’s easy to fall prey to negativity and offense, which can lead to bitterness and anger. However, what if you had the power to break free from this cycle and live a life that’s genuinely unoffendable? This class is designed to help you achieve that. In this class, we will explore the concepts of forgiveness, humility, and grace and how they can help you live a life that’s not dictated by the actions of others. Through practical examples and real-life stories, you’ll learn how to cultivate a heart that’s free of strife, resentment, and anger. Join us for this transformative class and take the first step towards becoming truly unoffendable!

Biblical Examples of Great Faith

LEADER: Pam Burkhart / Robert Hane
TIME: Sunday at 10am
LOCATION: Room 114

The Book of Hebrews mentions a “great cloud of witnesses” that surrounds us. This class is designed to explore the men and women of Scripture who are part of that company and exhibited extraordinary faith in God. Through their stories and examples, we’ll learn practical ways to deepen our own faith and trust in God’s promises. Don’t miss this chance to grow in faith and be encouraged by the faith of others.

The Battle Plan for Prayer

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

Just as armies must know the dynamics of battle and create a plan of attack in order to be victorious, we as believers must also have a battle plan for ensuring victory in our spiritual battle against the enemy, and prayer is a powerful weapon in that spiritual battle. Join us for this 8-week study that will help us as believers to become more devoted to prayer, as we learn about the types of prayer, hindrances to prayer, keys to effective prayer, and praying strategically for others.

The Most Excellent Way

LEADER: John Myers
TIME:
Sunday at 10am
LOCATION:
Bethany Hall

In his letter to the Church in Corinth, Paul encouraged his readers to love with the Heart of Father God. This class will explore the qualities of God’s Divine Love and the Christ-like character we are meant to embody through practical teachings and thoughtful discussions. It will help us learn how to love selflessly and sacrificially, just as Jesus did. By participating in this class, you will gain valuable insights and tools for experiencing the life that all believers are called to live. Join us and discover the joy, peace, and fulfillment that comes from loving like Jesus!

The Secret Place

LEADER: McKenzie Kenny
TIME:
Sunday at 10am
LOCATION:
Room 115

For three years, the disciples walked with Jesus. A pivotal moment occurred when they asked Him to teach them how to pray. Prayer and intercession are the life and breath of every believer. Throughout these next weeks, we will be developing and practicing prayer. As we grow and foster our secret place, it enables us to serve the bride of Christ and the world through intercession and by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Every miracle, every revival, every move of the Holy Spirit was ignited by prayer, and the goal of this class is to bring heaven to earth by raising intercessors and developing our Secret Place.

Lessons from the Book of James

LEADER: Reid Burrow
TIME:
Sunday at 10am
LOCATION:
Room 117

The book of James is arguably the most practical book in all of Scripture. This class will explore the powerful lessons found within these 5 short chapters. Discover how to apply the teachings of James to your everyday life, and learn how to live out your faith in a way that honors God. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to grow in your faith and understanding of Scripture!

Upcoming Classes

May 5 – June 23, 2024

Communication Tools for a Godly Marriage

LEADER: Scott & Lauren McLamb
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 114

Every marriage has its share of challenges, and good communication is a critical factor contributing to a God-honoring marriage. This class provides practical, biblical insights to help couples improve communication skills and build stronger, healthier marriages. Drawing from the wisdom of Scripture, we will explore effective communication strategies and techniques that can be applied in real-life situations. Couples will be given the tools and resources to communicate more effectively and build a strong foundation centered on Christ. By practicing the principles learned in this class, your marriage can experience greater intimacy, love, and joy in their relationship.

Thriving: Essential Conversations for Young Adults

LEADER: Linda Nance
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 116

A great deal of change occurs coming into adulthood. Not to mention the intensity growing up in our current American culture brings along with it. From adjusting to college, potentially meeting a mate, getting engaged and married, landing that first job, young adulthood brings a set of challenges very few people actually feel prepared for. Whether you feel ready or not, God has already seen all this coming! The Bible is full of wisdom that addresses every issue we face as believers who want to honor Him with their lives. This class is dedicated to helping young adults learn healthy ways to step into all God has for them in this season of change. We will look at specific examples through Scripture of how to follow the Lord and remain “in this world, but not of it.” Join us as we partner together to raise up a new breed of revivalists. God has not just called you to survive this season, but to thrive in it!

Lessons from the Book of James

LEADER: George Merchant & Tracy Hill
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 117

The book of James is filled with practical wisdom for everyday life as a Believer. This class is designed for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of how faith operates in the real world. With its direct and challenging teachings, James serves as a guide for believers striving to live out their faith authentically and effectively. In James’s writings, you’ll find rich, theological depth and practical wisdom. From the trials and temptations that test our faith to the power of our words and actions to reflect our beliefs, each lesson is crafted to educate and inspire application in daily life. We’ll touch on themes such as enduring faith, works’ role, wisdom’s importance, and the call to social justice. Interactive discussions, reflections on personal and communal faith practices, and explorations of how to embody the teachings of James in contemporary contexts will form the core of our time together.

Striving Less and Trusting God More: Lessons from Isaiah

LEADER: Larry Jones
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 119

Dive into the heart of Peace, empowered by the Holy Spirit, through powerful lessons found in the prophetic words of Isaiah. Amid life’s storms, finding peace and purpose can often feel like an uphill battle. This class invites you on a journey through the profound words of the Prophet Isaiah, offering a beacon of hope and trust in God alone. Through thoughtful exploration and interactive discussions, we’ll uncover the timeless lessons Isaiah teaches us about reducing our own striving and increasing our reliance on God. Discover how to surrender your worries, embrace faith over fear, and cultivate a life marked by deeper trust and less striving. Join us as we learn to lean on God’s promises, finding joy and peace in His sovereign care.

In His Image

LEADER: Amanda Bolz
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Room 120

Did you know that you’re not only uniquely designed by God, but He has a plan and purpose for your life! This class will explore the questions of design, purpose, identity, and what it means to be made in the Image of God through Christ. Through engaging lessons, discussions, and personal testimonies, we will explore the biblical basis for our creation, seeking answers to the pivotal questions: Who made me? Why was I made? And why does it matter? This course aims to lead participants on a journey of self-discovery, grounded in the understanding that our identity and purpose are rooted in our creator, God. By examining Scripture, participants will gain insights into God’s character, His intentions for humanity, and how we, as His creation, can live out our unique purposes.

The Blessed Life

LEADER: Jayanna Nichols
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
Bethany Hall

This class invites you to discover the joy and fulfillment of living a life of generosity. Through engaging lessons and discussions, participants will explore the biblical principles of giving and receiving, learning how these actions influence our relationship with God and others. These insightful teachings will challenge and inspire you to view your finances, resources, and talents through God’s Kingdom principles. By applying these truths, you will learn how to experience the blessed life that God intends for all His children. Whether you’re looking to cultivate a heart of generosity or understand why generosity is important to God, this course will equip you with the tools and understanding to transform your life and the lives of those around you.

Paul’s First Letter to Corinth

LEADER: Jones Loflin
TIME:
Sunday at 9am
LOCATION:
The Haven

Paul’s first letter to the Church in Corinth is a deep dive into topics such as love, unity, and spiritual gifts. This class is designed to explore the Apostle Paul’s heartfelt letter, offering timeless wisdom on living a life of love and harmony within the Christian community. Through detailed study and discussion, we’ll delve into the challenges faced by the early church and uncover how Paul’s advice is just as relevant today. From understanding the famous “love chapter” to navigating issues of division, spiritual gifts, and moral dilemmas, participants will learn how to apply these biblical principles to modern-day life. Join us as we discover how to embody love in action, build up the body of Christ, and cultivate a community that reflects God’s love to the world.

Practical Wisdom from the Old and New Testament

LEADER: Kent Young
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Room 114

In a world that often feels chaotic and overwhelming, the Bible is a beacon of guidance, offering solutions and insights into life’s most perplexing challenges. This class is your invitation to delve into the rich tapestry of stories, teachings, and Truth found within the pages of the Old and New Testaments, uncovering practical wisdom you can apply to your daily life. This class will tackle topics such as wisdom, patience, prayer, and the sovereignty of God through engaging discussions and practical activations.

Paul’s Letter to the Romans

LEADER: Terry Miller
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Room 115

Dive deep into the heart of the New Testament with our exploration of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. This class is designed to uncover the rich theological insights and timeless truths found within one of the most influential books of the Bible. Through Paul’s letter, we will explore themes of faith, grace, redemption, and the righteousness of God. Come see how God’s Words through Paul’s writing continue to resonate and inspire today. Join us as we navigate the complexities of human nature, God’s law, and the Gospel’s transformative power in our lives.

Embracing Joy: A Study of Habakkuk

LEADER: Alta Cloer
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Room 116

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.

God’s Sovereignty Through Scripture

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

Explore the depths of God’s authority and guidance over the universe. This course offers a practical, transformative study into the biblical foundation of God’s reign and His orchestration of all things for His glory and our good. Through a blend of teachings, discussions, and personal reflections, participants will journey through key passages across both the Old and New Testaments that reveal the characteristics of God’s sovereignty and its relevance to our daily lives. This exploration will not only enhance your understanding of God’s character but also empower you to trust more deeply in His promises and provisions, even in the midst of life’s uncertainties.

The Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit

LEADER: Lynn Tesh
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Room 120

When Jesus ascended into Heaven, He promised a Helper to come in His place. The person of the Holy Spirit is not only present today, but He has made powerful tools available to us. This course is designed to deepen your understanding and experience of the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life. As we uncover the gifts and fruit outlined in Scripture, you’ll learn how to recognize and cultivate these blessings from the Lord in your daily walk with Him. This class will help you discover how the Holy Spirit equips believers for ministry, empowers them for personal growth, and produces character that reflects the heart of God. Whether you’re seeking to understand the spiritual gifts you’ve been given or desire to see the fruit of the Spirit flourish in your life, this course offers invaluable insights and tools. Join us on this journey to unlock the power and beauty of living a Spirit-led life, full of love, joy, peace, and purpose.

The Beatitudes

LEADER: Pastor Keith Carroll
TIME:
Sunday at 10:15am
LOCATION:
Bethany Hall

When Jesus gave His famous sermon on the mount, He envisioned a blessed people, empowered by the Holy Spirit as they walk through the trials of life. This course explores the beatitudes and eight blessings recounted by Jesus that serve as the foundation for Christian living. Each beatitude begins with “Blessed are…” and presents a radical vision of joy and provision that contradicts worldly values. In this class, participants will uncover the rich meanings behind these powerful statements, exploring themes of humility, mercy, purity of heart, and peacemaking. Students will learn how to embody the beatitudes in their daily lives, experiencing true fulfillment and drawing closer to the heart of God.

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.