EQUIP Electives

EQUIP Adult Education classes meet on Sunday mornings (during services @ 10 & 11:30am), September thru May. Classes are always open and drop-ins are welcome. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with others as you grow in your personal spiritual journey with Christ.

The purpose of EQUIP is to provide people with the resources to understand the "what" and "why" of the Christian faith, and explore how we can live compelling lives in our culture. We seek to accomplish this by offering environments where people can find real answers to tough questions, and explore the biblical meaning of following Jesus as a disciple.

The Land of Israel: Past and Present 2017
Special Study Tour Class-Registration available online

Pastor Brent Cunningham and Dr. James Lindsay
“The Land of Israel: Past and Present 2017” is a two-part course. Part one is a six week class that will examine the diverse physical geography, rich material culture, and complex history of the land of Israel. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of the Holy Land in the history of Ancient Israel, the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity in the context of the Roman Empire, the Islamic empires, the Crusades, and the modern Middle East. Part two will be a 10 day tour of Israel. The cost of the trip is $4380/person, double occupancy accommodations. Single occupancy accommodations requires a $1030 supplement charge. Those not signed up for the tour are welcome to attend the class.
Sun, Part 1: May 14th-June 18th | 10am | Rm 211 | Part 2: Israel Trip June 21st-July 2nd

Click here to register online

The Prophet Daniel

Les Brittingham
This fresh and unique study will take us through this wonderful and important prophet of the Old Testament: Daniel. Daniel is to the Old Testament, what Revelation is to the new. All of Jesus’ ministry in some way was based on the book of Daniel. This class will stay Christ focused and kingdom centered as we discover its relevance for the church today, while attempting to avoid much of the confusion that has often surrounded this book. Also, like Daniel, we will learn the principles of cross-cultural ministry as we live and minister in our own modern day Babylon.
Sun, Jan 15th-Mar 12th |10am | Rm 214

Single and Parenting

Lisa Pere
Meet with other single parents to learn and discuss parenting strategies and hope-filled insights. Discover how to deal with deep-down worries and day-to-day struggles through weekly video presentations, group discussions, and fellowship.
Sun, Jan 15th-May 21st | 11:15am-12:45pm | Rm 205

TSM Parents

Brad and Cheryl Foster
Join with other parents of Middle School and High School students to connect, learn and get equipped with how to positively influence your teen’s life and faith. We will explore relevant topics that impact your teen every day, such as: Teens & Technology, Balancing Life’s Demands, Communication, Cultural Influences, Modeling Faith in Your Home, and Helping Teens Build a Faith that Sticks.
Sun, Jan 8th-May 12th | 11:30am | Rm 211

Please note the following cancellations
No class on 1/29 (Cancel, due to HS retreat)
No class on 2/12 (Cancel due to Parenting Conference 2/10 & 2/11 put on by Timberline),
No class on 2/19 (Cancel due to Pres. Day Weekend)
No classes on 3/12 & 3/19 (Cancel both dates due to Spring Break)
No class on 4/16 (Cancel due to Easter)

The God I Never Knew

Roger Hageman
Who is the Holy Spirit, and exactly what does He do? In The God I Never Knew video series, Robert Morris clears up the misconceptions about the Holy Spirit and insightfully explains who the Holy Spirit is and that He wants a relationship with you!
Sun, Feb 5th-Mar 26th | 10am | Rm 211

Homosexuality: Responding in Grace and Truth

Dan Banuelos and Pastor Brent Cunningham
Are people born gay? How should you respond when you find out someone you know is gay?  This six week class will look at these issues and present compassionate, biblical approaches in dealing with the topic of homosexuality. The last week of class will feature a live Q&A panel.
Sun, Feb 12th - Mar 5th |10am | Rm 210

Marriage: Love and Respect Video Series Study

Louis and Jillian Racchini
This is a 14 week video series study, Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. We will be viewing and discussing the video and answering 3 major questions:
1. Why do we negatively react to each other in marriage? This is explained in "The Crazy Cycle"
2. How do I best motivate my spouse? "The Energizing Cycle" answers this question.
3. What if my spouse does not respond to me? "The Reward Cycle" informs us what to do.
Sun, Jan 22-May 7th | 11:30am | Rm 209

The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (Book Study)

Instructor: George McKamey
Life - encountering the God of the universe - will be significantly transforming! Whether that transformation brings us closer to Christlikeness or moves us further away toward malformed toxicity depends, to a large extent, upon our perception of God. Do the words "Good and Beautiful" fit into your perception? This book explores this issue from an author who, through the experience of significant loss and struggle, wrestled with God being fully good and beautiful and arrived to a confidence that these words are perfectly correct. Let's explore this book together.
Please purchase the book, "The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (The Apprentice Series)", by James Bryan Smith (Author)and be sure to pre-read from the beginning through chapter 1 before the first session.
Feb 12th-April 9th | 10:00am | Rm 213