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Equipping Classes

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.

Our classes fill up fast and we want to hold spots for those who are able to commit.

Don't let course fees prevent you from registering. Email your campus staff to request a scholarship.

 

Class Commitments

Class Commitments:

Because our classes rely heavily on discussion and community, we ask participants to commit to the following before signing up. Space is limited, so please do not take a spot in a class if you cannot:

  • Attend the first class of the semester
  • Attend at least 80% of the class meetings. For most classes this will mean missing no more than one class.
  • Each class may have additional requirements to enable you to get the most out of the semester.

If you have any questions about these requirements, please email us: gettrained@austinstone.org

Class Categories

Class Categories

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    Connecting

    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.

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    Development

    Classes that walk through core Christian beliefs with an emphasis on how theology should inform our choices and pursuits in everyday life.

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Undivided

Downtown
SU 5:00-6:30PM

3 weeks / Fee: $25
Oct 28–Nov 12

Rex Hamilton
Val Hamilton
Cameron Crake

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What does it mean that singleness is a gift? How do we know if we are ‘called' to singleness? How can God be glorified through the unique joy and pain of singleness? Between the world and the Church there is no shortage of mixed messaging about singleness. Join us as we search the scriptures to discover God’s view of singleness and devote ourselves to an undivided heart.

This 3-week class will begin October 28 and will meet at Austin High School at 5pm.

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You Need a Budget: Giving, Saving, and Spending in Light of the Gospel

Downtown
SU 11:00AM-12:30PM

5 weeks / Fee: $25
Sep 23–Oct 21

Rex Hamilton
Brian Lundin

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God has given you money to steward. Are you doing so in a way that honors God and shows Christ to the world? This class aims to reorient our hearts to view money the way God intended and give practical wisdom in how to manage finances. Join us as we discuss how the Gospel transforms the way we use money and work through practical tools to help us steward wisely. Join us as we aim to build God's kingdom, not our own, through our finances.

Note: This is a 4-week class but we may take a week off for ACL.

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New Testament Survey 1

St. John
SU 11:15AM - 12:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $10
Sep 30–Nov 04

Stephen Crawford

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This class is a survey of the four Gospels and Acts. The class is 6-weeks and will be on Sunday mornings at 11:15am starting September 30 and ending on November 4.

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Connect Class

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Downtown
SU 5:00-6:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $0
Sep 16–Oct 21

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Childcare Provided

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Connect Class is designed to connect you with others at our church to form new Missional Communities. Over the course of launching these groups, we will help you learn the values and practices of biblical community, build relationships with others in your group, and move toward deeper involvement with this church!

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Married Life

South
SU 9:15-10:30AM

6 weeks / Fee: $30
Sep 23–Oct 28

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Are you married? For how long? 1 week? 5 years? 20+ years? No matter how long you have been married, all couples need to be reminded what it means to have a Gospel-Centered marriage. In this class, we will explore how to place Jesus at the center of our marriages through times of struggle, times of blessing and all those times in-between.

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Knowing God

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Host: Downtown Campus
Location: The For The City Cente
WED 6:00-9:00PM

3 weeks / Fee: $25
Sep 12–Sep 26

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Knowing God is a 3-week study of how God has revealed himself through his word and through his attributes. This class will join in alongside MWDP for a deep dive into systematic theology covering topics of revelation & inspiration, along with God's communicable & incommunicable attributes.

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Sermon on The Mount (Women)

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Host: South Campus
Location: Paredes Middle School Library
SU 11:15AM-12:30PM

8 weeks / Fee: $20
Sep 23–Nov 11

Suzanne Barrett
Stevi Shuknecht

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This fall, dig deep into the word of God with other South Campus Women. We will sharpen our Bible Study skills and learn how we can apply Jesus' Sermon on the Mount to our own lives!

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Nearly/Newly Married Life

Downtown
SU 9:00-10:45am

9 weeks / Fee: $45
Sep 23–Nov 18

Jon Norris
Morgan Norris

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Are you engaged or have been married for less than 4 years? Looking to connect with other couples that are transitioning from single life to married life? Wondering how you can truly have a successful marriage? This class is for you! Come join up with other couples to explore what the Bible says are the keys to a successful marriage. Nearly/Newly Married Life is made up of a Sunday class, mid-week group and several meet-ups/events where you can connect with other couples and leaders in our church.

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Connect Class

Host: South Campus
Location: Paredes Middle School Pink Room
SU 11:15AM-12:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $0
Sep 23–Oct 28

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Connect class is the best way to get connected to a community of believers at The Austin Stone.

Throughout the Bible, we see the command to live out our faith with other believers by our side. Life can be hard and its important for our joy and endurance to have a community to remind us of the Good News of Jesus.

Our goal is to help you get connected to other people at South Campus so we've designed Connect Class to focus on building friendships while also learning about the mission, vision, and practices of Missional Communities. Group discussions will be an integral part of the class to help cultivate relationships.

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Undivided

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Host: North Campus
Location: Annex
WED 6-7:30PM

4 weeks / Fee: $20
Aug 22–Sep 12

Emily Edwards
Derek Hamilton

Childcare available

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In 1 Corinthians 7:32, the apostle Paul says that the single person is not tied down by worldly things, like how to please their spouse, but rather “is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.” What does it look like to be undivided in our attention? In this class, we will pursue what God says about singleness when worldly voices persuade us otherwise. We will discuss how to trust God in singleness because He is sovereign and good, He has provided all we need in Christ, and He has given us a new identity.

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How to Study the Bible

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Host: North Campus
Location: Auditorium
WED 6-7:30PM

4 weeks / Fee: $20
Aug 22–Sep 12

Chris & Rebecca Magnuson

Childcare available

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Studying the Bible can be hard work, and sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. In this class, we will learn how to discern the genre of a passage, read it in context, understand theological themes and cultural norms, and build a robust Scriptural vocabulary. We will workshop tools and concepts in order to grow in the knowledge and grace of our Savior.

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For The Nations

Downtown
SU 11:00AM-12:30PM

5 weeks / Fee: $25
Sep 23–Oct 21

Andy Kampman

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Jesus calls the church to "Go and make disciples of all nations." So how do we, as His church, do that? Is everyone really supposed to go overseas, and are there really people who have never heard about Jesus? Can God use my business skill or degree for His global purpose? What does it look like for me to make disciples while I'm right here in Austin? These are just some of the questions we will cover during For the Nations, so come explore God's heart for the world and how He wants us to join Him.

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New Moms: Foundations

Host: St. John Campus
Location: Ridgetop Meeting Room
TUE 10:00-11:30AM

7 weeks / Fee: $35
Sep 04–Oct 16

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This class is a place for first time moms to come connect with other new moms and be reminded of the work of Jesus in this new season of life. This class is for new moms of children younger than 6 months.

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Finances 101: Giving, Saving, & Spending in Light of the Gospel

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Host: North Campus
Location: Auditorium
WED 6-7:30PM

4 weeks / Fee: $20
Oct 03–Oct 24

Dustin & Meagan Miksch

Childcare available

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Wisely stewarding our finances provides us with opportunities to worship God, grow in Christlikeness, and show Christ to the world. This class aims to reorient our hearts to view money the way God intended and give practical wisdom in how to manage our finances to build God’s kingdom instead of our own.

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TBRI: Caring for Kids from Hard Places

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Host: North Campus
Location: Annex
WED 6-7:30PM

4 weeks / Fee: $20
Oct 03–Oct 24

Hayley Savens

Childcare available

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We believe the church is the primary vehicle for the care and provision of children from hard places, and this class will introduce you to a tool that is research-based and gospel-centered. Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) is a holistic approach specifically designed to help you care for children who come from hard places, such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence, but the principles apply to all children. It is our hope that this class will equip you to care for children from hard places whether you are a parent, babysitter, or simply present in a child’s life.

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Biblical Counseling Basics: Understanding Emotions

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Host: North Campus
Location: Annex
SU 9:15-10:45AM

3 weeks / Fee: $20
Aug 19–Sep 02

Andrew Dealy

Childcare provided

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Our emotions and feelings are part of what it means to be created in the image of God. Yet, Jeremiah warns us that our hearts are deceitful above all else. In this three-week class, we will look to Scripture to better understand what emotions are, why they exist, what they teach us, and how to handle them.

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Sermon on the Mount (Women)

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North
WED 10-11:30AM

8 weeks / Fee: $25
Sep 26–Nov 14

Angela Suh
Olivia Engstrom
Annette Haralson
Lauren Campbell

Childcare not provided

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Sermon on the Mount is an eight-week inductive study of Jesus’s radical teaching on what it means to follow Him. We will take an in-depth look at the principles Jesus taught and how they affect the way we think, believe, and obey as His followers.

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Sermon on the Mount (Women)

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West
THUR 10-11:30AM

8 weeks / Fee: $35
Sep 27–Nov 15

Denise Stephens
Alison Mezger

Childcare Provided

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Sermon on the Mount is an eight-week inductive study of Jesus’s radical teaching on what it means to follow Him. We will take an in-depth look at the principles Jesus taught and how they affect the way we think, believe, and obey as His followers.

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Sermon on the Mount (Women)

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St. John
SU 9:15AM-10:30AM

8 weeks / Fee: $25
Sep 23–Nov 11

Amanda Brown
Emay Yeng

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Sermon on the Mount is an 8-week inductive study of Jesus’ radical teaching on what it means to be a Christ-follower. We will take an in-depth look at the principles Jesus taught and how they affect the way we think, believe and obey as citizens of the kingdom of heaven.

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Sermon on the Mount (Women)

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St. John
THUR 7:00-9:00PM

8 weeks / Fee: $25
Sep 27–Nov 15

Erica Gant
Beth Youngdale

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Sermon on the Mount is an 8-week inductive study of Jesus’ radical teaching on what it means to be a Christ-follower. We will take an in-depth look at the principles Jesus taught and how they affect the way we think, believe and obey as citizens of the kingdom of heaven.

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Old Testatment Survey 1

St. John
SU 11:15AM-12:30PM

8 weeks / Fee: $10
Sep 30–Nov 18

Michael French
Michael Burton
John Yeng
Brice Johnson

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This class is a survey of the Law of Moses (the first five OT books) and 1 & 2 Kings. The class is 8-weeks and will be on Sunday mornings at 11:15am starting September 30 and ending on November 18.

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Sermon on the Mount (Women)

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Host: Downtown Campus
Location: The For The City Center
THUR 7:00-9:00PM

8 weeks / Fee: $25
Sep 27–Nov 15

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Sermon on the Mount is an eight-week inductive study of Jesus’s radical teaching on what it means to follow Him. We will take an in-depth look at the principles Jesus taught and how they affect the way we think, believe, and obey as His followers.

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New Moms: Foundations

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: The For The City Center
THUR 10-11:30AM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Sep 06–Oct 11

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This class is a place for first time moms to come connect with other new moms and be reminded of the work of Jesus in this new season of life. This class is for new moms of children younger than 6 months.

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Bible 101 (Co-ed)

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West
THUR 6:30-8PM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Sep 27–Nov 01

Ross Lester

Childcare Provided

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Bible 101 is a six-week introduction class to biblical theology. We will look at the grand narrative of Scripture and how the entire Bible ties together—perfect for beginner students of the Bible.

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Sermon on the Mount (Women)

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Downtown
SU 9:00-10:30AM

8 weeks / Fee: $25
Sep 23–Nov 11

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Sermon on the Mount is an eight-week inductive study of Jesus’s radical teaching on what it means to follow Him. We will take an in-depth look at the principles Jesus taught and how they affect the way we think, believe, and obey as His followers.

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Colossians (Men)

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West
WED 6:30-8PM

11 weeks / Fee: $35
Sep 26–Dec 05

Kyle Mezger
Mark Coultas

Childcare Provided

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Colossians is a nine-week study of Paul's letter to the church of Colossae. We will dive into the theme of Christ's preeminence and practice inductive study tools.

This class will not meet October 31 and November 22.

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Sermon on the Mount (Women)

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West
WED 6:30-8PM

8 weeks / Fee: $35
Sep 26–Nov 14

Denise Stephens
Alison Mezger

Childcare Provided

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Sermon on the Mount is an eight-week inductive study of Jesus’s radical teaching on what it means to follow Him. We will take an in-depth look at the principles Jesus taught and how they affect the way we think, believe, and obey as His followers.

This class will not meet on October 31.

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Sermon on the Mount (Women)

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West
WED 10-11:30AM

8 weeks / Fee: $35
Sep 26–Nov 14

Laura Powell

Childcare Provided

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Sermon on the Mount is an eight-week inductive study of Jesus’s radical teaching on what it means to follow Him. We will take an in-depth look at the principles Jesus taught and how they affect the way we think, believe, and obey as His followers.

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Parternship Class

Host: St. John Campus
Location: Ridgetop Meeting Room
SU 9:15-10:30AM

5 weeks / Fee: $0
Sep 30–Oct 28

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Becoming a Partner at The Austin Stone is about joining the covenant community of this church and linking arms with our mission to reach Austin with the gospel. The Partnership process is designed to give participants a sufficient knowledge about the identity, convictions, and practices of The Austin Stone Community Church so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to partner with us. If you have been at our church for a while and/or are currently in a Missional Community, we would love for you to consider becoming a Partner through this class.

The process has three major sections:

1. Small Group Discussions (4 weeks - Sundays 9/30-10/21 from 9:15-10:45 am)

2. An Elder-Led Large Group Class (Sunday 10/28 from 9:15-10:45 am)

3. Individual Partner Affirmation Meetings (scheduled upon completion of class)

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Connect Class

Host: St. John Campus
Location: Ridgetop Meeting Room
SU 11:15AM-12:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $0
Sep 16–Oct 21

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Connect Class is designed to connect you with others at our church to form new Missional Communities. Over the course of launching these groups, we will help you learn the values and practices of biblical community, build relationships with others in your group, and move toward deeper involvement with this church.

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Partnership Class

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: Austin High School Library
SU 11:00AM-12:30PM

4 weeks / Fee: $0
Sep 30–Oct 21

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Becoming a Partner at The Austin Stone is about joining the covenant community of this church and linking arms with our mission to reach Austin with the gospel. The Partnership process is designed to give participants a sufficient knowledge about the identity, convictions, and practices of The Austin Stone Community Church so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to partner with us. Click here to learn more and register for this class.

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History of Redemption

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: The For The City Center
WED 6:00-9:00PM

5 weeks / Fee: $20
Nov 07–Dec 05

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History of Redemption is a 4-week study of the beginning of creation, to the fall, restoration, and redemption. This is a 4-week deep dive into systematic theology covering topics of Humanity/Image of God, Sin, Person of Christ, and Work of Christ.

This class will not meet on Wednesday, November 21.

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