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.

Upcoming 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!

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.