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St. John Campus
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South Campus
9:15   11:15

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10:00

North Campus
9:15   11:15

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9:00  11:15  5:00  7:00  

 
 

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.
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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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Steadfast in Prayer

West
WED 10:00-11:30AM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 01–Mar 08

Sue Allen

women only; childcare provided

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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.

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Psalms for Worship

West
TH 10:00-11:30AM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Mar 30–May 04

Denise Stephens

women only; childcare provided

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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.

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Heart Change

West
TU 7:00-8:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 21–Mar 28

Alison Mezger
Kate Terry
Val Vance

women only; childcare provided

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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.

 

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1 Peter

West
TH 8:00-9:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 02–Mar 09

John Manning & Andrew Schulz

men only

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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.

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Heart Change

Downtown AM
TU 7:00-8:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 21–Mar 28

Alison Mezger
Kate Terry
Val Vance

women only; childcare provided

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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 West and Downtown campuses.

 

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Pursuing Joy in Motherhood

West
FRI 10:00-11:30AM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 03–Mar 10

Staci McNeal
Sally Lopez

women only; childcare provided

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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.

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Genesis to Revelation: Understanding the Gospel through the Bible

South
SU 11:15AM-12:45PM

6 weeks / Fee: $25
Feb 05–Mar 12

Colby Brewer

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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!

 

1-2 hours of homework per week

Gospel Reconciliation

South
SU 9:15-10:45AM

6 weeks / Fee: $25
Feb 05–Mar 12

Matt Blackwell
BJ Forguson

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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.

 

1-2 hours of homework per week