[See below for classes designed for everyone]
The Discipleship / Adult Education Ministry Team plans various classes that are offered at ACC. Our goal is for everyone to mature as a follower of Jesus Christ as they develop both Bible knowledge and skills for Christian living.
Standard Lesson Class:
The word faithfulness simply doesn't have much currency in our time. Before we fault cultural shifts for our fragile relationships, we should recall the opening pages of Scripture. Sin's curse disrupted all relationships, especially our relationship with God. Alienated from God, humanity hatched countless false religions throughout the world, each searching for truth about the Creator.
Against that backdrop of confusion, alienation and idolatry, God revealed Himself and His desire to enter into a faithful relationship with the people He created.
George Cornell, David Bruess & Jerry Wacker, Teachers
Devoted Hearts (Women's Class): "Finding I Am"
Women’s Sunday school class will start a new study on Sept 30. It is "Finding I Am" by Lysa TerKeurst - how Jesus fully satisfies the cry of your heart. This is a DVD driven study with a study guide that you can purchase online or maybe at a Lifeway bookstore.
Join Lysa on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the gospel of John.
Class taught by Cathy Groen
Young Adult Class:
If you are college age or 20 something, this class is for you. Led by Josh & Tabitha Hall, we will study together and plan some fellowship events. We'll meet at 9:30 AM in Room #103 each Sunday morning.
Josh & Tabitha Hall, Teachers
Journeys Class "Core 52":
A class to help you master the 52 most important verses of the Bible. By examining each passage, you will get clarity, deepen your understanding, and see how each Scripture verse can unlock dozens of others that share it's principal theme.
Joe Schmidt, Teacher
The book of Acts...the good news of Jesus was spread, and the early church was established. In this book we see the Holy Spirit work in the lives of the early believers, we see examples of how people came into relationship with Christ, and we see the Holy Spirit empower people to boldly proclaim Christ and stand strong for their faith. This class will help you see that God is still active in the lives of His people today.
David Miller, Teacher
Man in the Mirror (Men's Class):
Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley. Men, when you look in the mirror of God’s Word, what do you see? We want others to see a godly man who has it all together, but the truth is we can all use some help to get there. This year on Wednesday evenings we will give you that help. We’ll look at 24 areas of a man’s life that will help us become the godly men that God wants us to be and our families need us to be.
Joe Schmidt, Teacher
What Happens After We Die?:
Most people wonder and even worry about what is going to happen to us after we die. Is there life on the other side? Is there a real place called Heaven? What about a Hell? How is all of this going to happen? This class is going to use three modern books to help us look at what the Bible actually says about all this. We’re also going to separate out what isn’t really in the Bible, just a popular myth. (Even though we might think it’s true!)
Jim Conner, Teacher
The mission of Christian parenting is to help our kids develop a strong, authentic faith that will last no matter what life brings. What can we as parents, and a church family, be doing to empower our kids, teens, and young adults to develop a living, lasting faith? This group will be using the “Sticky Faith” resources as we work together to develop practical strategies that will have eternal benefits for our kids.
Kent Urbaniak, Teacher
Groups meeting on Sunday
- Ham Lake Group hosted and led by Matt & Miranda Ten Napel at their home; meets every other Sunday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Children are welcome but no childcare is available.
- Coon Rapids Group hosted and led by David & Jeanine Miller at their home; meets every week from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
- Andover Group hosted and led by Jim & Peggy Conner at their home; meets every week from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
Group meeting on Monday
- Women's Only Group led by Cathy Groen; meets every other Monday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM at Caribou Coffee, 3536 Main Street, Coon Rapids. First meeting is September 16.
Group meeting on Tuesday
- Group hosted and led by Jerry & Marilyn Wacker at their home; meets each week from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Groups meeting on Thursday
- Group led by Joe Schmidt; meets each week from 10:00 - 11:30 AM at the church building.
- Hosted by George & Sharon Weitgenant at their home and led by Joe & Nancy Schmidt ; meets each week from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.