Short Term Classes

Our short-term groups give participants many opportunities during the year to choose a curriculum to help them grow in their faith journey, and meet and mix with other believers. Groups are any time between two to twelve weeks and open to the public.



Spiritual Parenting: an awakening for today's families by Michelle Anthony
Sunday | begins April 3 | 9:45 - 10:45 am | Room L68
Parenting Workshop Series >
Parents!  Are you looking for help to navigate your journey of parenting?  We began with Boundaries with Kids study by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend in January 2016 and are continuing with part 2 titled, Spiritual Parents by Michelle Anthony.  This study empowers parents to be the primary nurtures of their children's faith and teaches how to create a home environment God can use to work in children's lives.   Join the CIC (Connected in Christ) Sunday School class. Registration is not required.  For a preview of the class, watch the video below.


Surprised by Hope
Tuesdays | June 7, 14, 28 & July 5, 12, 19 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Room L62
Class Leader:  Christy Phillips
In this summer book and video-series by top-selling author and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright, be "surprised" by hope as you rethink heaven, the resurrection and the mission of the church.  There is no cost for this class; purchase of the book is optional.
Register:  contact the church office at 309-673-3641

Latino Men's Bible Study Group (Spanish)
Tuesday | 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Class Leaders:  Pastor Adrian Garcia and Pastor Miguel Rios 


Summer Movie Series
Wednesdays | June 8, 15, 22 & July 6, 13, 20 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm | Room L65/67
Class Leader:  Jane Boyd
Faith-based and inspirational movies followed by time for fellowship and discussion.  Drinks and snack provided as well as childcare for ages infant to age 10.  Call the church office at 309-673-3641 to reserve childcare.
June 8 - "War Room" - A family with relationship problems are challenged to make a battle plan and a "War Room" for prayer.
June 15 - "Facing the Giants" - A hometown football team is loosing games until their coach turns to God, trusting that He can do the impossible if they give God the glory.
June 22 "Full of Grace" - A breathtaking film of Mary, mother of Jesus, as she tells Peter and son James and others, her story during her final days.  They discover what "following Jesus" really means.
July 6 "Fireproof" - A firefighters fights fires, pulls people out of burning buildings and saves his family relationships.
July 13 "Courageous" - Four police officies deal with hardened criminals and their children as they find ways to defend and protect those nearest and dearest to them.
July 20 "Risen" - Experience the resurrection through the eyes of a non-believer who finds himself on the raod to discovery as he finds the risen Christ and believes. 

Conversation with Pastor Bob
Wednesdays | June 1, July 6 and August 3 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | L70
Class Leader:  Pastor Bob
June 1 Topic:  General Conference - What Happened and Why It matters.  Pastor Bob will discuss the decisions that came out of General Conference. 

How Christians Experience God's Presence
Wednesdays | June 1 - July 27 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Conference Room B
Biblical Foundations on the Spirit Walk
Class Leader:  Rev. Adrian Garcia and Chuck Bohannan

Young Adult Study
Wednesday | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Room L68


Young College Bible Study
Thursdays | March 31 - June 2, 2016 } 6:30 - 8:00 pm | Panera East Peoria
Class Leader:  Melany Garcia