Equipping Classes (Sun PM)
- In-depth studies on particular books of the Bible
- Theology and related issues, like ethics or apologetics
- Financial Stewardship
- Leadership training
At the Creek, we use a four-level system to organize our discipleship classes. Anyone is welcome at any class at any time, but these levels might help you understand which class you may fit in best.
Level 1: Basic Christian doctrines, spiritual disciplines, Old and New Testament Introductions, and one on one guidance for new believers.
Level 2: Further study of Christian doctrines, basic witness training, discovering spiritual gifts, and serving in the local body of Christ.
Level 3: In-depth study of books of the Bible, apologetics, ethics, and special studies on finances, parenting, marriage, and much more.
Level 4: Biblical Intervention training, mentor training, and developing mentoring relationships.
2017 Spring Term Equipping Classes :: Feb. 19 - May 7 | Check out the class listings below:
Registration is open! Click here to register now!
What Every Christian Needs to Know :: Level 1
Pastor Jim Gillespie and Pastor John Wright
This class provides both new and seasoned Christians with biblical knowledge and practical steps to grow deep spiritual roots. Lessons include assurance of salvation, how to know your spiritual gift, and what to do when a Christian sins. Gain confidence in your faith and be better equipped to be a disciple who makes disciples.
Doctrines: The Church & Last Things :: Level 2
Pastor Brian Merritt
The institution of the church faces enormous external challenges from a society that denies the existence of God and internally from congregations that are seeking entertainment and affirmation rather than truth. This causes many to question the purpose and function of the church. At the same time, Hollywood releases movies depicting a warped and twisted view of death, life after death and the end of the world. This class will examine what the Bible says about these issues and help you to identify the truth of God’s Word from the lies and half-truths deceiving many.
Talking to People about Jesus :: Level 2
Pastor Mike Fry and Pastor Jim Gillespie
Do you have anxiety or fear when sharing the gospel? Do you have a desire to share the hope of Christ but allow nerves to get in the way? You are not alone. Join us for this class as we see different ways to share the gospel, but also grow in confidence to make the most of these gospel opportunities. Grow with us as we become equipped to share the love of Christ in our daily lives.
WEW - Women Equipping Women (Ladies Class) :: Level 1
Women Equipping Women (WEW) is now offered on Sunday nights! This will be identical to the class offered on Wednesday nights. WEW is a weekly class for women of all ages who wish to grow and mature in their faith. This class serves to instruct women about the fundamental disciplines of the Christian faith so that they can be a disciple who makes disciples. These six disciplines are Bible Study, Prayer, Worship, Service, Evangelism, and Giving. There is a corporate teaching time along with small group accountability.
The Book of James (Ladies Class) :: Level 3
Karen Keyes and Stef Dowd
What comes to mind when you hear the word command? Rules or guidance? With 54 imperatives in 108 verses, James challenges Christians to live out the truths they confess, and gives practical ways to do so! Let’s face it, it is hard to be “in” the world but not “of” the world. Join us on Sunday nights as we explore the bossiest book of the Bible and learn how to “be doers of the Word, not hearers only.” James 1:22
Shepherding a Child's Heart :: Level 3
Mark and Jennifer Bohannon
Children are one of the greatest blessings God gives us. It is an awesome responsibility to raise them in the ways of the Lord. This video series by Tedd Tripp examines biblical concepts that define godly parenting and discusses practical methodologies that will equip you as a parent. You will build lasting relationships with other parents who will encourage and support you for years to come. The required book, “Shepherding a Child’s Heart”, is $13.
Every Good Thing: The Material World & God’s Word :: Level 3
Pastor Jason Hall and Dr. David Jones
What does the Bible say on how we should think about our physical existence? Wealth and poverty, work and rest, creation and stewardship are issues we live with every day. Christians must understand the Bible’s teaching on these subjects for our own good, the good of our neighbors, and the glory of God. Through conversation and interaction, Pastor Jason and Dr. Jones will lead us to see how God calls us to follow him by engaging, not detaching from, our physical world.
The Gospel According to Isaiah :: Level 3
Most of us at least know the stories in Genesis and have heard a lot from the Gospels and Romans, but do we really know much about the very important Old Testament book of Isaiah? This study will include such important issues as the sovereignty of God, sin, judgment, forgiveness, the identity of the Messiah and info about the coming kingdom. Join us as we grow in God’s Word.
Creek Apologetics: Defending the Faith :: 3
Challenges to the Faith come in many different forms these days, and often it can be hard to navigate these questions. This class will explore questions like "Does God exist?" and "Can we trust the Bible?" and prepare us to give a response for the hope that is in us.
Financial Peace University (FPU)
Troy and Sherry Meachum
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 discussion, and 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. In 10 weeks you will learn biblical financial stewardship, how to invest for the future, and be empowered to give like never before! Cost of the material is $95. Click here to register.