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 will begin Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 6:30-8pm. (Note that the women's bible study is also offered from 9:30-11:30am, and the chaplaincy class is offered from 3-4:30pm only.)

Online registration is now open! Questions? Contact Jonathan at or 217.875.3350.

Spring 2019 Classes


Starting Point

Starting Point is for people who are curious about God, have a new relationship with Jesus Christ, or are returning to church after being away for a while. All are welcome to come ask questions and explore faith.
Led by Alex and Hannah Beery and Bob Bolin
Required Resource:  Starting Point Conversation Guide by Andy Stanley

The Holy Spirit

In this masters-level course, we will study the character and purpose of the Holy Spirit, as well as how important the Holy Spirit is to living our lives as followers of Christ.
Led by Jeremy Bacon
Required Resource:  Bring a bible

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University (FPU) will help you take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life. Learn practical tools to master budgeting, save for emergencies, and pay off debt.
*** This class lasts 9 weeks (ends April 3) ***
Led by Dan Steffeny & Brandon Barney
Required Resource:  FPU workbook/kit for $109 (Note: The first class session is free. Come try it out before purchasing the kit for the remaining sessions.)

Basic Training for a Few Good Men

This study by Dr. Tim Kimmel gives men a well organized plan for leading, loving and serving courageously at home, work, in the community and church.
Led by Brad Bjerke
Required Resource: Participant’s Guide provided in class

The Bait of Satan

The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God - offense. This trap restrains countless Christians, severs relationships, and widens the gulf between us. In Luke 17:1 Jesus said, “It is impossible that no offenses should come.” Although you will encounter offense, you can choose how you will react. This experience includes large group teaching and small group discussion.
*** Also offered Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30am (childcare provided) ***
Led by Debbie Sullivan
Required Resource: The Bait of Satan by John Bevere

Intro to Chaplaincy

Pastor Robert leads a vibrant team of chaplains serving at DMH as well as Crossing Healthcare. Come learn how to care for those with a health crisis in a  compassionate, Christ-like manner. This introductory class will help prepare you to minister to others as part of the Chaplaincy team.
*** Meets February 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 3-4:30pm only ***
Led by Pastor Robert Henderson, DMH Chaplain

Questions? Contact Pastor Jonathan Grunden at or 217.875.3350.