LifeSchool is a series of classes, offered each year in two semesters – fall and winter/spring – that focus on biblical studies and Christian life applications. Childcare is provided for Sunday evening classes. Below is our most recent LifeSchool curriculum; watch for Fall 2017 class listings soon.
Winter/Spring 2017: Sunday Studies, 5-6:30 p.m.
Growing in Wholeness
We all have baggage: Old hurts, habits or hangups that remain with us even after salvation. It’s this baggage that gets in the way of us experiencing the fullness of life in Christ. This class will provide a guided and intentional environment to personally process the Growing in Wholeness sermon series Pastor Keith will be presenting this winter. As we deal with our own baggage, we will be lead to greater joy and freedom in our Christian lives.
Leader: Denise Stephens
Financial Peace University
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways 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 nine-week class will help change the way you view and use money. You will learn how to attainably eliminate debt, save for the future, live generously and impact generations to come. Materials: $103; $45 rebate for qualified participants who complete course.
Leaders: Matthew and Jillian Ramsey
ManSchool: Excurvatus Ex Se – A Life Lived Outward
For many men in the American Church we have become domesticated, forfeiting the authority and identity we have in Jesus. You were not created to be normal. God’s desire for you is not compliance and conformity. The call of Jesus is one that demands actions. Jesus began his ministry with a simple invitation, “Come, follow me.” His closing words to His disciples could be summarized in one word: “GO.”
Leader: David Jeffers
Discovering Your Call (Youth)
Does the idea of serving the Lord in ministry excite you? Do you feel like the Lord wants to use you to advance his Kingdom? This class isi for any middle or high school student who feels called into, or is interested in exploring, full-time vocational Christian ministry. Maybe that means being a pastor or a missionary, or maybe you just want to know what full-time ministry is like.
Leader: Mike Hofer
Precepts Study: Kings & Prophets 2 – God Searches for a Heart Fully His
Neither Solomon, his son Rehoboam, nor his son Abijam followed God fully, nor did Jeroboam in Israel. Their hearts were divided. Would God ever find anyone to serve Him like David? Would He ever find one whose heart was fully His? God says that we're to love Him with all of our heart. Is that really possible? This course has the answer. It features the Precept Inductive Bible Study Method and enables students to “Discover Truth for Yourself.”
Leader: JoAnn Hill
How to Lead Well
What is it that keeps you from stepping up as a leader? Do you feel inadequate? Or are you already a leader or a coach at CCC, but would like to be better equipped? We believe that leaders who know their identity in Christ and are passionate about discipling and developing others will be dangerous for the cause of Christ. Pastor of Leadership Development Kelli Wommack and Life Coach Cathy Alford will equip and empower you with the skills and knowledge to lead well.
Leaders: Kelli Wommack and Cathy Alford
Study of Ephesians (Women)
Ephesians is one of the most encouraging books in the Bible. In this 12-lesson in-depth study, women will engage with what it means to be reconciled to God, how that is possible, and the amazing benefits available as a result. Discover the very practical ways you can apply these eternal truths in your everyday life.
Leaders: Melinda Messick and Sally Whitt
Fast Track: Genesis to Revelation (Youth)
This eight-session discipleship experience introduces students to the entire Bible using sight, sound and action. Students will cover Genesis to Revelation in a comprehensive yet streamlined presentation of the biblical narrative. It's a fun and easy-to-follow Bible study that is a great way to be introduced to God's Word.
Leader: Mike Hofer
Inductive Bible Study
For many, studying the Bible can be intimidating. How do I do it? Where do I start? Can I understand it? Join us as we delve deeper into God’s Word through observing what the text says, interpreting what it mean and applying Scripture to our lives. Students will learn to study Scripture through journaling, identifying key words and themes, outlining passages, diagramming and charting.
Leader: Ray Koop
The Screwtape Letters: A Bible Study
A must-read for every Christian, C.S. Lewis’s classic, “The Screwtape Letters” confronts the demonic methods used by Satan to pursue a person’s eternal soul. And they are not what you think! Join us as we look at the biblical foundations of Lewis’s classic writing and provide practical insights into the topic of spiritual warfare, Satan’s cunning tactics, and the promise of hope and salvation through Jesus Christ. It is as relevant today as when it was written more than 70 years ago!
Leaders: Jody Wilkins
Growing with God (Children)
Children will learn how to hear God’s voice as well as how and why He talks. Modeled as a kid-friendly companion to the adult Growing in Wholeness class, the course will lay a foundation of godly principles for our children in hopes of preventing them from experiencing common spiritual hurts. The overarching goal of the class will be helping kids to grow and thrive in their relationship with God and to be equipped as followers of God.
Leader: Anne Pelchar
Winter/Spring 2017: Weekday Studies
Precepts Study: Romans, Part 2 (Women)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon
Building on the foundational doctrines explored in Romans, Part 1, this study explores the freedoms of the faith: Freedom from the guilt and power of sin, freedom from the Law as a tool of sin and freedom in the Spirit. Discover how justification by faith relates to day-by-day living through the Holy Spirit's power – the amazing process of sanctification. Childcare is provided.
Co-Leaders: Lynn Shemwell and Tricia Perkins
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 a.m.
This group encourages men to “Live Up” to their God-given potential and calling. Each meeting includes large-group teaching and small-group discussion, all designed to keep the ManSchool community growing together in their walk with Christ and each other. Coffee and light breakfast foods provided.
Leader: Richard Illges
Study of Ephesians (Women)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon
Ephesians is one of the most encouraging books in the Bible. In this 12-lesson in-depth study you will engage with what it means to be reconciled to God, how that is possible, and the amazing benefits available to you as a result. Discover the very practical ways you can apply these eternal truths in your everyday life. Childcare provided.
Leaders: Melinda Messick and Joni Colombo