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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.
Apply for a needs-based 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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Dating With Purpose

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Downtown
SU 11:00-12:45PM

7 weeks / Fee: $25
Feb 19–Apr 02

Rex Hamilton
Kate Terry

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Everyone has a thought to share on dating, from family and friends to the music and magazines we enjoy. It is often said that there is no pain like that of a broken heart. But isn’t it also true that there is no joy like that of a fulfilled heart? We believe the truths of the Bible through the person of Jesus Christ cut through all the noise and light a path for us to walk together. We believe there is a way to date for the glory of God and the good of our brothers and sisters-in-Christ. God created all things for His glory, including the mysterious relationship between men and women. Join us as we journey to discover the purpose of engaging the opposite sex.

This class will not meet on March 12th because of Spring Break.
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Pursuing Joy in Motherhood

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Host: Downtown Campus
Location: West Ministry Center
FRI 10:00-11:30AM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 03–Mar 10

Sally Lopez
Staci McNeal

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.

Class is partnering with West Campus and will meet at West Campus Ministry Center
1001 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, Tx 78746

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Connect

St. John AM
11:15AM-12:45PM

1 weeks / Fee: $0
Feb 12–Feb 12

Garrett Coles

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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.

 
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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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Steadfast in Prayer

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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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Your Work Matters

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Downtown
SU 5:00 - 6:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $25
Feb 26–Apr 02

Jason Schulke and various teachers

Conference Discount with registration!

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Have you wondered if your work truly matters? Or, if the Bible has anything at all to say about the value of work itself? God cares about you and your work because every one of us - from students, to stay at home parents, to CEO's - are all made in the image of a God who creates and works. This class will walk through a biblical theology of the Kingdom-value of work and how the gospel shapes our shared calling as workers.

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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

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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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Nearly Newly Married Life

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Downtown
SU 9:00-10:30AM

8 weeks / Fee: $45
Feb 05–Mar 26

Tyler David
Brian Riley
Devin Garza
Drew Johnson

Childcare Provided; Cost is per couple

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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.

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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

Pursuing Joy in Motherhood

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West
FRI 10:00-11:30AM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 03–Mar 10

Staci McNeal
Sally Lopez

women only; childcare provided

More Details

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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Nearly Newly Married Life

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

8 weeks / Fee: $45
Feb 12–Apr 02

Justin Hroch
Nick Coker

Childcare Provided

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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.

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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

Engaging Culture in Challenging Areas

St. John AM
SU 9:15-10:45AM

6 weeks / Fee: $20
Feb 12–Mar 19

Tim Kelly
Rob Truss

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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.

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Married Life

St. John AM
SU 9:15-10:45AM

8 weeks / Fee: $45
Feb 12–Apr 02

Joel Hurt

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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.

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College: Equip On Campus

Downtown
WED 8:00 - 9:30PM

1 weeks / Fee: $0
Feb 15–Feb 15

Various Teachers

SAC Auditorium

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8:00 PM @ SAC Auditorium on UT Campus
February 15 and March 1
Check out austinstone.org/college for more info!
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MC Connect

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Downtown
SU 10:45 - 12:15 PM

4 weeks / Fee: $0
Jan 29–Feb 19

Walt Lengel
Val Vance
Scott Hekmen

Childcare provided

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MC Connect is a 4-week class designed to connect you with others at our church to form new Missional Communities. Over the course of this class, we'll help you learn the values and practices of biblical community, build relationships with others in your group, and move towards deeper involvement with this church! Space is limited, so please register here to reserve your spot in the class!
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Heart Change

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Host: Downtown Campus
Location: West Ministry Center
TU 7:00-8:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 21–Mar 28

Alison Mezger
Kate Terry
Val Vance

women only; childcare provided

More Details

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.

Class is partnering with West Campus and will meet at West Campus Ministry Center 
1001 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, Tx 78746

 

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For the Nations (Monday Night)

Downtown
MON 7:00-9:00PM

11 weeks / Fee: $150
Jan 23–Apr 03

Various Teachers

Check out the First Night Free! Meets at Baptist Student Ministry Building. College Students can register for $100

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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 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 purposes. 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.

Meets at Baptist Student Ministry Building
2204 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705

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Multiply

St. John AM
SU 9:15-10:45AM

6 weeks / Fee: $0
Feb 12–Mar 19

Garret Lawrence

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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.

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For the Nations (Sunday Night)

Downtown
SU 6:00-8:00PM

11 weeks / Fee: $150
Jan 22–Apr 02

Various Teachers

Come Check out the First Night Free! Meets in Steiner Ranch. Couples can register for $250.

More Details

Jesus calls the church to "Go and make disciples of all nations." So how do we, as His church, do that? Is everyone 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 purposes. 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.

Meets at 2900 N. Quinlan Park Road, Suite 260, Austin, TX 78732

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