Equip classes are short-term classes that help equip believers to live out the Christian life through an intensive study of a specific topic. Here are just a few examples of the different topics that our Equip Classes have covered in the past:
How to have a Godly Marriage | How to be a Godly Single Parent | How to Interpret the Bible | How to Share the Good News of Jesus | How to Pray
Fall EQUIP classes will begin Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM
You still need to register for the classes that are "No Cost" so we know how many materials to prepare
Financial Peace University
TEACHERS: Kurt Hill and Angel Przybylski
9 weeks - Room E215 located on the 2nd floor of the Education Building of the Fruitvale Campus
Come for a free preview of FPU on September 11th
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's way of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
COST: $100 for membership
TEACHER: Pastor Jim D'Amato
7 weeks - Room E205 located on the 2nd floor of the Education Building of the Fruitvale Campus
God calls us to remember the prisoner (Hebrews 13:3) - a call that is more urgent than ever, as witnessed in the alarming statistics about our criminal justice system. An introduction to the Prison Ministry, this study is designed to awaken Christians to the need for justice that restores. You will learn about the challenges in the American criminal justice system and explore how Christians can respond in hands-on ways to pursue justice and bring about true hope, restoration and healing.
The Smart Stepfamily
TEACHER: Paul Shaw
8 weeks - Room S13 located in the Worship Center of the Fruitvale Campus
Discover the key steps to building a healthy stepfamily. Through eight engaging sessions, you'll learn usable solutions for everyday living and glean valuable insight and practical tips for raising your stepfamily the smart - not hard - way.
Do You Have a Christian Worldview?
TEACHER: Tim Reed
12 weeks - E201/203 located in the Children’s Building of the Fruitvale Campus
As a follower of Jesus Christ, we know the power of the Gospel. But does our faith impact how we see the world? Join us in a tour of the Christian worldview and see what Christianity has to say about truth, ethics, science, history, labor, government and more. You will come away from this class with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian in God's world and understand why there is not one square inch, in which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry out MINE!
TEACHERS: John and Linda Kreick
13 weeks - Room S16 located in the Worship Center of the Fruitvale Campus
If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. That's why we offer Grief Share. A special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.
COST: $15 for workbook
TEACHERS: Tom Webdell and Erica Pike
13 weeks - Room CH123 located in the Children’s Building of the Fruitvale Campus
Divorce hurts. Divorce Care helps heal the hurt of divorce. It is a series of support groups and seminars led by people who understand what you're experiencing. It is designed to effectively minister to people hurting because of separation and divorce. You don't have to go through it alone!
COST: $15 for workbook
Empty Arms (Women only)
TEACHER: Susanne Crow
10 weeks - E. Admin Conference room
This is a grief recovery Bible study for those who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. We will learn how to deal with the common emotions surrounding grief; anger, denial, guilt, depression and loneliness. Our goal is to find God's grace and comfort in the midst of pain and ultimately come to a place of healing and hope.
MAESTRA: Sandra Parra
6 semanas - en Salón E206
Paz Financiera es un curso de 6 clases, impartido por video por Andrés Gutiérrez. En estas clases usted aprenderá principios de cómo manejar el dinero, crear riqueza, sacudirse de las deudas, cómo hacer un presupuesto que funcione – los mismos principios que han transformado la vida de Andrés y miles de familias. En estas clases, divertidas y chistosas, Andrés le va a ayudar hacer que su dinero se comporte. ¡Prepárese para cambiar su futuro, y el de su familia, para siempre!
Clase para damas en espaÑol
MAESTRA: Espee Andino
Comienza el 29 de Agosto - 16 semanas - Salón B35/36
Estudiaremos las cartas del apóstol Pablo a la iglesia de Tesalónica y su pasión por la proclamación del evangelio. Aprenderemos que los cristianos son gente real, que viven en un mundo real, sufren tribulaciones reales y en el proceso sus vidas son transformadas por la Palabra de Dios.
Count it all joy
TEACHER: Shaun Crosswhite
13 weeks - Room S14 located in the Worship Center of the Fruitvale Campus
The apostle Paul wrote his most personal letter while abused and abandoned in a Roman prison. He wrote to believers who lived in the shadow of the Roman tyrant Nero. And yet Philippians, is the most joy-filled book in the Bible. This verse-by-verse exploration of Philippians will show us what it means to be joyful in spite of circumstances. Whatever you are facing today, Count It All Joy will inspire you to find the joy that Jesus promises.
tools for overcoming anxiety (Women Only)
TEACHER: Patty Steel
8 weeks - Room S11 located in the Worship Center of the Fruitvale Campus
The what if’s in life often rob us of being who God intended us to be. This 8 week course will provide tools to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and phobias – We provide a step-by-step program to safely: Face Everything correctly And Recover. Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.