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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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Old Testament Survey Pt. 1

Host: North Campus
Location: North Campus Annex
WED 6:00-7:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Jan 23–Feb 27

James Paquette

Childcare Provided

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Is the Old Testament relevant for us today?  How important is it for Christians to study the OT?  Roughly 76% of the Bible is the OT and there are over 2,700 Old Testament references in the New Testament.  God did not make a mistake in structuring it this way.  What we see is that the OT is what we critically need in order to properly understand the nature of God, the nature of Man, and why we so desperately needed Jesus.  This class is ‘The Beginning’ of the journey through the OT as we cover at a survey level the first five books of the Bible.

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Person Of Christ

Host: North Campus
Location: North Campus Annex
WED 6:00-7:30PM

4 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 10–May 01

David Kakish

Childcare Provided

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Who do you say I am?” (Mt 16:15) The question Jesus asked his disciples is just as pertinent today as it was more than 2,000 years ago; for eternal life rests in the answer. In this four week class, we will answer questions like Who is Jesus? If Jesus is God, and God knows everything, then why did he say that only the Father knows when the Son will return? Could Jesus have sinned? How can Jesus, who is God, die on a cross? This class could be described as “theological heavy-lifting” and not for the faint of heart. Still, despite the plunge into cerebral depths, we will not ignore how these truths shape our hearts and serve our hands.

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Esther (Women)

North
WED 6:00-7:30PM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 03–May 01

Lauren Campbell

Childcare Provided

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The Story of an Unlikely Heroine, is a five-week women’s inductive Bible study, of a young orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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Hebrews (Men)

West
WED 6:30-8:00PM

8 weeks / Fee: $35
Jan 23–Mar 13

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This 8-week class for men will walk through the book of Hebrews, diving into the theme of Christ's supremacy. Class will include guided discussion and the development of inductive study tools.

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Scripture Memorization: Sermon On The Mount

West
WED 6:30-8:00PM

8 weeks / Fee: $35
Jan 23–Mar 13

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This 8-week class is designed that we might commit the Sermon on the Mount - our Kingdom Manifesto - to memory. Join us in a time of training accountability to memorize Matthew 5-7.

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New Moms: Foundations

West
WED 10:00AM-12:00PM

7 weeks / Fee: $35
Mar 27–May 08

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This 6-week class for women is a place for first-time moms to come connect with other new moms as well as mentor moms, and be reminded of the sufficient work of Jesus in this tricky new season of life. This class is for new moms of children younger than 6 months old - babies will stay with moms during class.

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New Moms: Foundations

St. John
WED 10:00-11:30AM

7 weeks / Fee: $35
Feb 20–Apr 03

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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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Nearly/Newly Wed

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

8 weeks / Fee: $45
Feb 10–Mar 31

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Childcare provided

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Are you engaged or have been married for less than 2 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.
 
Refunds will not be given after class start date.
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Nearly/Newly Married Life

Downtown
SU 9:00-10:45AM

9 weeks / Fee: $45
Feb 17–Apr 14

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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Esther (Women)

West
WED 6:30-8:00PM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 03–May 01

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Esther: The Story of an Unlikely Heroine is a five-week inductive study of of a young, orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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Disciplemaking 101

West
WED 6:30-8:00PM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Mar 27–May 01

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You know and love the Gospel. So what does it look like practically and biblically to share the good news of Jesus with neighbors and co-workers, not because you have to but because you want to? This six-week class will give you tools and Bible to see disciples made in your everyday life. (No plane tickets necessary.)

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Connect Class

West
SU 9:15-10:45AM

7 weeks / Fee: $0
Feb 03–Mar 17

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Connect class is designed to connect you with others at our church to form new Community Groups. Over the course of this class, we will teach the values and practices of biblical community, create an environment for you build relationships with others in your group, and help you move towards deeper involvement with the church.

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Discussion Group: Colossians (Women)

West
THURS 10:00-11:30AM

6 weeks / Fee: $35
Jan 24–Feb 28

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This six-week discussion group for women will provide accountability to spend regular time in the book of Colossians using the simple REAP (read, examine, apply, pray) method.

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Partnership Class

West
SU 11:15AM-12:30PM

5 weeks / Fee: $0
Jan 20–Feb 17

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The Partnership Class 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.

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Esther (Women)

North
THURS 10:00-11:30AM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 04–May 02

Lauren Campbell

Childcare Provided

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The Story of an Unlikely Heroine, is a five-week women's inductive Bible study, of a young orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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New Moms: Foundations

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

7 weeks / Fee: $35
Jan 17–Feb 28

Lauren Tyler
Summer Kirchner, Maija Gutenkunst, Liz Heyl
Camille Drenner
Michelle Christensen

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The challenges that come with being a new mom aren’t meant to be faced alone. New Moms: Foundations is a seven-week class where new moms can bring their baby (newborn to 6 months) to connect with other new moms and mentors. This class explores how the gospel of Jesus Christ and biblical truths remain our foundation for this season.

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Doctrine of Salvation

Host: St. John Campus
Location: The For The City Center
WED 6:00-9:00PM

3 weeks / Fee: $20
Jan 23–Feb 06

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What do we mean when we say that we are "saved" or that "God saved us"? Did we ultimately choose to be saved, or was it God who took the first initiative to save us? What does it mean that God is sovereign over salvation? Join our ongoing MWDP course on three consecutive Wednesday nights from 6-9pm at the For the City Center from January 23 to February 6 to explore the nature of our great salvation.

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For The Nations

Host: North Campus
Location: North Campus Auditorium
WED 6:00-7:30PM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Jan 30–Feb 27

Ryan King
Todd Engstrom
Andy Kampman

Childcare Provided

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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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Esther (Women)

West
THURS 10:00-11:30AM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 04–May 02

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Esther: The Story of an Unlikely Heroine is a five-week inductive study of of a young, orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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Newly and Nearly Married

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North
SU 7:30-9:00PM

8 weeks / Fee: $35
Jan 20–Mar 10

Craig Jennings
Allison Jennings

Childcare not provided

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Are you engaged or have been married for less than 2 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.

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Connect Class

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: Austin High Cafeteria
SUN 5-6:30PM

6 weeks / Fee: $0
Jan 27–Mar 03

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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 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!

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Old Testament Survey

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

6 weeks / Fee: $10
Mar 03–Apr 07

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In this 6-week class we will be taking a look This class is a survey of the period of kings, exile, and the wisdom literature. We will cover 1 Kings through Song of Solomon. The class is six weeks and will be on Sunday mornings at 11:15 starting 3/3 and ending on 4/7.

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Parenting Class

Host: South Campus
Location: Paredes Middle School Library
SUN 9:45-10:45AM

6 weeks / Fee: $10
Jan 27–Mar 03

Lauren Nesselrode

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Have you ever wondered what the best way to teach your children all of the wonderful truths in God's Word? Ever read the Bible and wonder if you should even teach such deep topics to your kids?

Join KIDS director, Lauren Nesselrode and other leaders from South Campus for this six week class. You will learn practical ways to teach the Word of God to your kids. We want to help equip and prepare you to point your child to Jesus through the Bible.

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Partnership Class

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: Austin High Library
SUN 11:15AM-12:45PM

5 weeks / Fee: $0
Feb 03–Mar 03

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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. The process has three major sections:

Small Group Discussions (4 weeks - Sundays 2/3-2/24 from 11:15am-12:45)
An Elder-Led Large Group Class (Sunday 3/3 from 2-4pm)
Individual Partner Affirmation Meetings (scheduled upon completion of class)

Please Note: in order to complete this process, we ask that participants miss no more than 1 class session. If you anticipate this being an issue, please contact Walt Lengel directly at walt@austinstone.org.

The first session of this Partnership Class will take place on Sunday February 3rd
Location: Austin High School Library (2nd floor)

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How to Share your Faith

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

4 weeks / Fee: $10
Jan 27–Feb 17

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Would you know how to share your faith with someone if asked? What does it mean to "make a disciple," as Jesus instructed us? Does the thought of talking to someone about your faith absolutely terrify you? If you've ever struggled with sharing your faith, you're definitely not alone. This class hopes to equip you in how to talk about the gospel with an unbeliever and offers you a simple framework for how to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ. You CAN share your faith!

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Connect Class

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

4 weeks / Fee: $0
Feb 10–Mar 07

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The Connect Class is designed to connect you with others at our church to form 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.

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Partnership Class

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

4 weeks / Fee: $0
Mar 24–Apr 14

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More Details

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. The process has three major sections:

Small Group Discussions (4 weeks - Sundays 2/10-3/17 from 9:15am-10:45am)
An Elder-Led Large Group Class (Sunday 3/17 from 10:30am - 11:15am)
Individual Partner Affirmation Meetings (scheduled upon completion of class)

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Connect Class

South
SUN 11:15AM-12:45PM

6 weeks / Fee: $0
Jan 27–Mar 03

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The Connect Class is designed to connect you with others at our church to form 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.

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The Letters of Paul (New Testament Survey)

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

8 weeks / Fee: $10
Feb 10–Mar 31

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In this 8-week class we will be taking an in-depth look at each of Paul's letters week by week in order for us to gain a better understanding of these important documents for the Christian faith. So whether you're new to the Bible, or have been reading it for decades, this class will hopefully shed more light on your own reading and study of God's word. This class is 8 weeks and begins Sunday, February 17 through April 7.

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Esther (Women)

Host: South Campus
Location: West Campus
MON 6:30-8:00PM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 01–Apr 29

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Esther: The Story of an Unlikely Heroine is a five-week inductive study of of a young, orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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New Moms: Foundations

Host: South Campus
Location: West Campus
WEDS 10:00AM-12:00PM

7 weeks / Fee: $35
Mar 27–May 08

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Childcare not provided

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The challenges that come with being a new mom aren’t meant to be faced alone. New Moms: Foundations is a seven-week class where new moms with babies 0-6 months can connect with other new moms while learning how the gospel and biblical truths remain our foundation for this season.

We will discuss topics such as parenting, baby care, and physical/emotional/spiritual health for you and your family. Join us as we get to know each other and seek God’s guidance for this new phase of life.

*Childcare will NOT be provided. We want to provide a space where you can bring your baby (newborn to 6 months) to connect with other new moms and their little ones.

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Story of Salvation

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

3 weeks / Fee: $20
Jan 23–Feb 06

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Story of Salvation is a 3-week study covering salvation in three different sessions. This class will be a deep dive into systematic theology covering topics of Unconditional Election and Order of Salvation, from Calling all the way to Glorification.

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Dating with Purpose

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: Austin High School Library
SUN 5:00-6:45PM

4 weeks / Fee: $25
Feb 10–Mar 03

Cameron Crake
Kate Terry
Rex Hamilton

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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 and joy of dating Sundays, February 10th - March 3rd during the 5 pm service!

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You Need a Budget

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: Austin High School Room 259
SUN 11:00AM-12:45PM

5 weeks / Fee: $25
Feb 10–Mar 10

Rex Hamilton

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Giving, Saving, and Spending in Light of the Gospel. 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.

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Esther (Women)

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: The For The City Center
THURS 10:00-11:30AM

5 weeks / Fee: $40
Apr 04–May 02

Erica Gant
Morgan Stephanie

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Esther: The Story of an Unlikely Heroine is a five-week inductive study of of a young, orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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Re-Engage

West
WED 6:30-8:30PM

18 weeks / Fee: $200
Jan 23–May 22

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Would you rate your marriage as a 2 or a 10? Maybe even a 0? You are not alone. Whether your marriage needs to be reignited, or is in need of a complete resurrection, ReEngage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. ReEngage offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching and small groups. Join us for this 16-week experience which includes a time of teaching or testimony by a couple who has experienced victory in the midst of hard times, and small group time which follows a specified curriculum.

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Esther (Women)

St. John
THURS 10:00-11:30AM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 04–May 02

Erica Gant
Morgan Stephanian

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Esther: The Story of an Unlikely Heroine is a five-week inductive study of of a young, orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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Esther (Women)

Host: St. John Campus
Location: Genevieve Hoelscher Home
THURS 7-8:30PM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 04–May 02

Beth Youngdale

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Esther: The Story of an Unlikely Heroine is a five-week inductive study of of a young, orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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Esther (Women)

Host: Downtown Campus
Location: West Campus
THURS 10:00-11:30AM

5 weeks / Fee: $35
Apr 04–May 02

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Esther: The Story of an Unlikely Heroine is a five-week inductive study of of a young, orphan girl that God providentially uses to save her people from genocide. In arguably the most unique piece of literature in the Bible, we will see this historic reversal in light of God’s greater narrative of the rescue of His people and the impact it had on salvation history.

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