Throughout the year we host a mix of classes for the adults of our congregation. These are valuable opportunities to broaden your knowledge on the Christian faith and build community.
Attend any of our 16 available classes:
Our four-session membership class informs you about OCF’s history, philosophy of ministry, doctrinal statement, church by-laws, and the responsibilities of church membership. We typically offer this class three times a year during our 9:30am service. Check back in January regarding our next class.
This course is designed to present the five ways in which God invites us to pursue Him: understanding the Gospel, prayer, God’s Word, Christian community, and obedience. As followers of Jesus, and for our development as the unique and significant members of God’s family we are, we need all five.
This course offers the opportunity to learn what the entire Bible has to say about the major doctrines of the Christian faith and lays the foundation for our beliefs as a community of faith.
Bible Study Methods
Perhaps the most valuable tool followers of Jesus need is His Word. In our Bible Study Methods course, we will learn a basic and effective three-step model: observation, interpretation, and application and will be able to put the method to practice with weekly assignments.
Spiritual Formation is transformation of the heart of the believer in Jesus accomplished by the Holy Spirit. This course helps followers of Christ to understand the process of spiritual growth and the unique role of the Holy Spirit in the process.
Our worldview is the lens through which we see all of life. With all the competing world views in our culture, followers of Jesus need to understand what exactly the Christian worldview is and grow in confidence that it is the most robust, true, and livable worldview there is.
Care and Counseling
There are so many hurting people around us. Having the basic understanding of how to evaluate the “need” in others and to effectively engage them through prayer, care, and counsel helps the believer to be extensions of the arms, eyes, and heart of God in their circles of influence. In this course we will learn these basic skills as well as acquire resources that will allow us to direct those in our care to more specialized care when needed.
“Job’s Faith Under Pressure”
OCF | Sundays, Beginning November 3rd | 9:30am Service
While most of us will never suffer to the extent that Job did, his story is included in Scripture to help us understand…
- God’s purposes in human trials & suffering and how they relate to our faith
- Our human response to extreme suffering – sometimes involving despair & depression
- How wrong explanations of trials (Job’s friends) offer little help and can bring greater injury to the one suffering
- How God brings to Job a greater perspective of Himself to reassure him in his trials – is this possible for us as well?
This four-week study will be an exposition of the Old Testament story of Job, including application, questions & interaction.
“Gospel and Culture”
OCF | Sundays | 11:15am Service
Sharing the gospel isn’t just a modern-day challenge. The early Christians faced harsh challenges in communicating the gospel to their culture, yet God made a way for them to succeed which benefited every believer after them, including us. Like the early Christians, we are called to share the same gospel message today, and God is still actively making ways for us to do that. Come be encouraged and equipped to be salt and light in our modern-day culture. This 12-week group led by Mike Gunn, Chris McCulloch and Carlos Rams, will meet on Sunday mornings during our 11:15am service. Cost: $10 (for materials).
We offer a series of 4-week classes, administered three times a year to provide supplemental information paralleling our sermon series and challenging our people to grow deeply in God’s Word.
Our Parenting Class provides easy-to-use applications to help reach the heart of your child with a God-centered purpose. This “best of” biblically based parenting curriculum is for parents of 3-year-olds through 10-year-olds.
Stewardship: Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money taught by Dave Ramsey. Each week, you’ll learn how to take control of your money, how to invest for the future, and give like never before. Everyone can benefit from this program, regardless of age, income, and marital status.
Bible Exposition: OT Survey
A broad survey of the Old Testament books, including selected introductory and critical issues, relevant background, and major themes.
Bible Exposition: NT Survey
A general overview of the New Testament books, including selected introductory and critical issues,
relevant background, and major themes.
Bible Exposition: Life of Christ
A chronological and expositional study of Jesus Christ’s life on earth, emphasizing the historical, cultural and theological interpretation of key events and teachings in Christ’s life, as well as the similarities/differences of the four gospel accounts.
This course presents a biblical picture of the spiritual world and its effects for humanity. Students will learn to diagnose the extent to which our fallen world, our sinful flesh, and spiritual forces have influenced us as well as a practical plan towards freedom and health.
Most parents would give anything to anchor their children with a vibrant faith that “sticks” and continues to mature into adulthood. Yet, despite this deep desire, research indicates that approximately 40-50% of high school seniors drift from their faith after graduation. The Sticky Faith Parent Curriculum enables parents to instill a deep and lasting faith in their adolescents through powerful strategies and practical ideas that help parents encourage their children’s spiritual growth.