Registration for Winter 2020 Classes now open!
The purpose of offering classes is not to create big heads, but big hearts. However, the way to our hearts is through our heads (Rom. 12:2). Spirit-filled thinking about God results in Spirit-filled feeling for God. After all, to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Ps. 34:8) we must know who this Lord is and exactly why he is good.
Most classes will meet for 75-90 minutes over five sessions and will be taught either by pastors, staff, or other leaders.
If you are new with DCC, we would encourage you to start with the Foundations Class. This class is meant to be the first stop for folks seeking to dive in and learn about the nuts and bolts of our church, join a Cornerstone Community, be baptized, and become a member. By the end of it, you’ll have clear next steps for how to grow and get further connected.
This winter, we are offering 7 classes over a five-week period and 1 class over a ten-week period.
DCC Foundations | Sundays @ 9:00 AM | Begins January 12th
Instructors: DCC Elders and staff
Our Foundations class is the first stop for folks seeking to learn more about DCC, join a Cornerstone Community, be baptized, and become a member. This five-week class walks through what we believe (doctrine), why it’s important to belong (membership), who we are (vision, mission, and values), why we are here (context), and how we function (leadership, ministries, partners, and finances). By the end, you’ll have clear next steps for how to grow and get further connected. ***This class is required for membership with DCC.*** Register here.
Systematic Theology II | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | Begins January 8th
Instructor: Pastor Adam Sinnett
Have you ever wondered how the study of God impacts how you live? This class will help you connect theology to your everyday life and walk through some of the most important doctrines that every Christian should know. We’ll explore the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, redemption, the church, eschatology, and more. This class is a continuation of Systematic Theology I (Winter 2019). However, prior participation is not a prerequisite as the class works through different biblical doctrines. Register here.
Financial Stewardship | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | Begins January 8th
Instructors: Pastor David Parker & Team Alsbury
How we handle our finances can be one of the most misunderstood and taboo topics in our day and age, but one of vital importance to our spiritual lives and our worship of God. During this five-week class, we’ll examine what scripture has to say about our finances, how we’re to use them, and the dangers to avoid. We’ll also cover practical topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, and more! Register here.
Unity & Diversity | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | Begins January 8th (meets offsite at host home in Fremont)
Instructor: Pastor Justin Keogh & Tim Shao
This class begins with a biblical foundation of our union with Christ, highlighting the need for unity and diversity within the local church, along many dimensions – race especially but not exclusively. We’ll discuss ways that we can work to maintain the unity in Christ of an increasingly diverse body, as we seek to grow together. This class will be hosted offsite, and will include both biblical teaching and discussion. Register here.
Parenting | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | Begins February 19th (childcare provided by reservation)
Instructor: Pastor Craig Sturm & Pastor Luke Davis
Often we joke that parenting doesn’t come with a training manual — but actually it does. God’s Word gives parents much foundational instruction for the hard and noble task of raising children. In the 5-week class, Parenting, we will explore some of the important building blocks for Christian parents as they seek to raise children who will love, trust, and treasure Jesus. The hope is to have rich teaching times punctuated with times of discussion and Q & A. Register here.
Missions | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | Begins February 19th
Instructor: Pastor David Parker & John M.
Jesus’ last words before he ascended into heaven were a command: to make disciples of all nations! These final marching orders define the mission of God’s people. In this class, we will dig into what precisely that mission is, why God cares about it, and how we are to engage the world with the Gospel. Register here.
Building a Strong Marriage | Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM | Begins January 7th (registration full)
Instructors: Pastor Craig & Kathy Sturm
The pre-marital class is a five-week study on biblical marriage designed to help you gain clarity on theology, your relationship, and relational skills. The course is open to engaged couples who want to build a solid gospel foundation for their marriage. The class is required if you wish to have a DCC pastor officiate your wedding. Register here.
Q: Where should I begin if I am brand new?
Welcome! We encourage you to jump into the Foundations class.
Q: Do I need to take “Foundations” before taking other classes?
That would be our recommendation. Foundations is a soft-pre-requisite. Will we stop you from taking other classes? Of course not. But, we want you to know more about us as a church before digging in too deep, so Foundations makes the most sense as your first stop.
Q: Will the classes require homework?
There will be no homework required in order to eliminate any potential barrier to participation. However, most classes will offer some form of optional reading and/or writing to process what you are learning.
Q: Can I still sign-up if I know I will miss a class or two?
Yes, please do. While we encourage you to prioritize your schedule around the class you take, in order to maximize your learning, we understand there will be conflicts. Please register and join as you are able.
Q: Can I jump into a class if I don’t register?
If you plan on taking a class, we highly encourage you to register. But, if you were not able to register, do not let that stop you from participating. Join the next class and let the instructor know. (There are exceptions to this, for offsite classes/groups which requires advanced registration.)
Q: Should I participate in a community or take a class?
Our answer to that would depend on your particular situation. Are you new? Join Foundations. Have you been on the fringes and are now looking to get more involved? Again, Foundations is for you. Are you involved in a community yet desire to take a class? Our first recommendation would be to do both if your schedule permits (after all, most classes are only five weeks). But, if you can only do one, and really desire to take a particular class, then feel free to take a temporary hiatus from community. Or, your community may decide to take a class together. There are lots of options.
Q: Will Kids ministry be offered for midweek classes?
Initially, there will be no Kids ministry offered on Wednesday nights. This will allow us to leverage the Kids space for classes. However, our hope is to eventually offer Kids. If you would be interested in helping to lead, or be part of, that endeavor please let us know.
Q: So, what should I do with my kids if I’d like to take a class?
There are a number of options: 1) You could bring your kids to a class, 2) One parent could take a class while the other stays at home with the kids, 3) You could make sitter arrangements or swap with another family, etc. You could also pray that we’d get a bigger building, along with a robust Kids volunteer team to staff midweek!