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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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Connect Class

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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Biblical Counseling Basics: Understanding Emotions

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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Undivided

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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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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TBRI: Caring for Kids from Hard Places

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

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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How to Study the Bible

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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Partnership Class

Downtown
SU 11:00AM-12:30PM

5 weeks / Fee: $0
Sep 30–Oct 28

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Childcare Provided

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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 11am-12:30pm)
2. An Elder-Led Large Group Class (Sunday 10/28 from 2-4pm)
3. Individual Partner Affirmation Meetings (scheduled upon completion of class) 

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Sermon On The Mount (Women)

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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Colossians (Men)

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)

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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Sermon On The Mount (Women)

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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Bible 101 (Co-ed)

West
THUR 6:30-8PM

8 weeks / Fee: $35
Sep 27–Nov 15

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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