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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.

CLASSES

Sunday

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.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Conversation with Pastor Bob
Wednesdays | May 4, June 1, July 6 and August 3 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Class Leader:  Pastor Bob
May 4 Topic:  Upcoming General Conference being held in Portland from May 10 - 20.  Pastor Bob is one of the five clergy delegates representing our Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
June 1 Topic:  General Conference - What Happened and Why It matters.  Pastor Bob will discuss the decisions that came out of General Conference. 

Secrets of a Spiritual Life by Rich Stevenson (bi-lingual)
Wednesdays | March 30 - June 1 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Conference Room B
Jesus told Martha, "but only one thing is necessary.  Mary has chosen what is best, and it will not be taken away from her."  We will explore the one thing necessary to have a healthy and fruitful life.
Class Leader:  Rev. Adrian Garcia 

Christian Believers
Wednesday | Continues through May, 2016 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm |  Room L65
Have you ever sung a hymn or recited a creed and asked, "Why do we say that?" Discover the church's answer to questions that grow out of human life and Christian experience as you study church history and doctrine in this in-depth at the classical doctrines.”
Cost:  $45 (Scholarships available)
Class Leader:  Rev. Christy Phillips
Register: Registration for this class has closed.  For more information, contact the church office at 309-673-3641.

Companions in Christ
Wednesdays | Continues January 6 through May, 2016 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Room L62
This class continues in the new year with a focus on prayer.  Are you yearning for a deeper experience of God? Would you like to be part of a small group of people with whom you can share questions of faith? Come walk with Companions in Christ. Registration for this study is open throughout the session.  
Cost:  $20 (Scholarships available) (This book includes all Companions in Christ sessions)
Class Leader:  Pastor Carrie Carnes
Register: For more information or to register, contact the church office at 309-673-3641.

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

Sanidad del Alma (Spanish only)
Wednesday |  ends May 25 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Room L69
Class Leader:  Rosy Rios and Lilly Garcia 

Paso a Paso por el Nuevo Testamento (Spanish only)
Wednesday |  ends May 25 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Shalom Room
Class Leader:  Agustin and Claudia Galindo

Desarollo del Caracter Cristiano (Spanish only)
Wednesday |  ends May 25 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Conference Room C
Class Leader:  Pastor Miguel Rios 

Thursday 

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

Christian Believers
Thursdays | Continues through May, 2016 | 9:00 - 11:00 am | Room L65
Have you ever sung a hymn or recited a creed and asked, "Why do we say that?" Discover the church's answer to questions that grow out of human life and Christian experience as you study church history and doctrine in this in-depth look at the classical doctrines.”
Cost:  $45 (Scholarships available)
Class Leader:  Rev. Christy Phillips
Register: Registration for this class has closed.  For more information, contact the church office at 309-673-3641.

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