Each semester The Austin Stone offers a wide spectrum of classes, each one intended to allow students to encounter God and truth through His Word, turn daily to Jesus as their only hope for joy and salvation, and seek the redemption and restoration of the world through the spread of the Gospel.
To register for a class, click on the section info for the class you're interested in. Online payment is required to hold your space in a class. If you don't complete the registration, your spot will not be reserved. Classes are closed to new registrants after their start date.
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Classes designed to help you get connected at The Austin Stone. Most of these classes include a small group component with group meetings outside of class to facilitate community and mission, with many groups continuing after the class semester.
Classes that walk through core Christian beliefs with an emphasis on how theology should inform our choices and pursuits in everyday life.
This Connect Class is for people wanting to get connected into the community and mission of The Austin Stone. We hope to launch brand new Missional Communities through the relationships formed at your table groups during these four weeks. Connect Class is a great chance to get connected to people at our church for the purpose of launching as a Missional Community.
A relationship with God means coming to Him honestly with our concerns, hopes, fears, joy, and mourning. In this 6-week inductive Bible study we'll learn how to study the Psalms step by step and how to worship God sincerely in all of life's seasons—the peaks and the valleys.
Since the topic of prayer is covered throughout the counsel of Scripture, we typically know we ought to pray. However, we often find it difficult to “pray without ceasing” and feel discouraged when our prayers seem unanswered. We long for more effective prayers and desire closer communion with God. In this 6-week class will study the spiritual discipline of prayer and practice tools to implement prayer as part of our rhythms.
As a church, we will begin our study of the book of 1 Peter in January. This 6-week study is designed to give you an overview of the book we'll be studying thorughout the next year, and help you to learn how to engage and grow in your study of the Bible.
Only God can change our hearts. It's true of our salvation, and it's true every day after. So why do we often strive to overcome sin and temptation on our own? Why is the struggle against the flesh so difficult? In this 5-week class we'll explore how God changes us and what truths to cling to as we fight to believe the transforming power of the gospel in every area of our lives
This class will break on March 14th for Spring Break.
This is a joint class between our West and Downtown campuses.
66 Books, 40 Authors, 3 Languages, Over 1500 years, 1 Message... the Gospel. God gave us His Word so that we can know Him! In this class, we will see how God weaves every word of Scripture together. We will learn practical tools that will assist all of us in our pursuit to better know and understand God's Word. In other words, this class is for everyone!
We live in a world that promises us joy in many different things: money, job security, marriage, children, adventure, and more. But what we find is an empty promise instead. We were made for something more. In this class we, as moms, will explore the true meaning of joy and how our deepest longings and desires can only be satisfied in knowing our Creator. We will spend time developing a biblical view of joy and learning how to cultivate this pursuit of lasting joy in Jesus Christ.
This class is for couples who are engaged or married up to three years. Connect with others in this important life stage and learn principles of a Godly marriage, while discussing practical issues we all face when two become one. Couples are required to participate in a mid-week group during the class (you'll be able to select nights that work with your schedule when you sign up). If you are engaged or completing Pre-Marital Counseling, plese take this class after finishing counseling.
Class will break on March 12 for Spring Break. Class fee is $45 per couple.
As Christians, Scripture calls us to follow in Jesus' footsteps to be ministers of reconciliation. This class will give practical application to us as we seek to faithfully answer the call of God. We will look to God's Word and discuss our hurts, misconceptions, and cultural beliefs. Ultimately we will seek to pursue God as a unified family.
As our culture continues to change, our witness as Christians grows increasingly complex and incredibly important. Our neighbors and coworkers are asking why we believe what we believe more than ever. This class will help you think about current issues like race, sexuality, and ethics in the various domains where we live, work and play. We will work hard to be careful and thoughtful about what the whole Bible teaches on these topics. Additionally, we will focus on having a winsome, careful explanation to the many questions we are asked when we live on mission in our neighborhoods and workplaces.
Marriage was meant be one of God's greatest gifts in our lives but it is often one of our greatest hardships. Why is marriage so hard? What is God's plan for our marriages?
In this class we will learn to apply the Gospel to our understanding of marriage and then translate it into practical steps we can take by God's grace. We will examine how the Bible guides us in areas like communication, conflict, sex, and finance among others.
Many times we feel unqualified to share our faith. Maybe you feel that you don't know enough theology, or enough about other religions. Or maybe sharing is a scary experience in general. We want to help you influence the people in your spheres through a simple and reproducible approach to evangelism. Join in with Jesus and His mission through sharing your faith simply using the Bible. Whether you're a working professional, or a stay at home mom, we want to give you a practical tool to share your faith everywhere.