Wednesday Equip Classes

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It’s the mission of First Christian Church to develop devoted followers of Jesus Christ by growing and serving together. Wednesday Equip classes are a great way to learn more about God’s Word as well as connect with others just like you. Take the next step in your faith journey!

New classes for all ages begin Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 6:30-8pm*. We also have FirstKids programming for those birth thru 5th Grade.

Adult Class Descriptions

Starting Point

Starting Point is a gathering where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. In a Starting Point group, you can discuss your doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith, free from pressure and judgment.
Led by Pastor Jonathan Grunden  |  Required Resource: Starting Point Conversation Guide

When God’s People Pray

Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. This class will focus on the keys that unlock its power, turning prayer from a mere activity into a vital link with God and his resources.
Led by Ron Black  |  Required Resource: When God's People Pray Participant's Guide

Pursuing Personal & Relational Growth

This class will explore our deep motivations, strengths, and weaknesses. Using a tool called the Enneagram, we will take a look how our motivations and weaknesses can lead us to destructive patterns of behavior and how Christ offers us healing, wholeness, and redemption. We will also learn practical steps to take toward personal and relational growth and how to identify when we are once again moving toward old patterns of behavior.
Led by Andrea Grunden

A Man and His Fatherhood
[men's study]

Being a dad is one of the most important and influential roles a man could ever play in his life. But being a good dad doesn't always come naturally. This class is designed to help dads think strategically about how they play out their important role. This class will equip you with insights to guide you through key decisions and the great challenges of being a dad.
Led by Brad Bjerke & Mark Kuhn  |  Required Resource: 33 The Series, Vol. 6 Training Guide

No Other Gods
[women's study]

* Offered at 9:30-11:30am AND 6:30-8pm  |  8-week class (ends March 25)
Everywhere we turn, battle lines are being drawn. Seemingly overnight, culture has shifted to the point where right and wrong are no longer measured by universal truth but by popular opinion. How are we supposed to respond to all this? This class will challenge us to become passionate, unwavering voices for Christ as we respond to issues within our culture.
Led by Debbie Sullivan  |  Required Resource: No Other Gods Study Guide by Kelly Minter

Chaplaincy 101

* Meets from 3-4:30pm  |  3-week class (ends February 19)
Explore what it means to be a volunteer on our chaplaincy team. We will take a basic look at chaplaincy, including pastoral care and visitation. Once the course is complete, there are no obligations, but next steps will be available if you’d like to join the chaplaincy team.
Led by Chaplain Robert Henderson

Questions? Contact Pastor Jonathan Grunden at or 217.875.3350.