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Spring 2019 Classes

Registration for Spring 2019 Classes is now closed. 

Our next session of midweek classes will begin on Wednesday, May 15th. Our Foundations class will begin on Sunday, May 5th. Most classes will meet for 75 minutes over five sessions and will be taught either by pastors, staff, or other leaders. 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. 

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.

Our spring class offerings will be:

DCC Foundations | Sundays @ 9:00AM | Begins May 5th
Location: DCC’s Building (2333 Western Ave)
Instructors: DCC Elders
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 5-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.*** 

Singleness | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | May 15th – June 12th
Instructor: Timothy Shao
This five-week class seeks to establish a basic theology of singleness and tackle questions like, “How do I define myself?”, “What is the gift of singleness in 1 Corinthians 7?”, “What freedom can be experienced in singleness?”, “What do different relationships look like in a single person’s life?”, “How can I find contentment in this season?”, and “What do I do with strong feelings like hope and fear?” Of course, singles are encouraged to join in but this is a course which would benefit anyone who lives in community with singles, too.

Apologetics | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | May 15th – June 12th
Instructors: Marco Ribeiro and Scott Lundberg
In this five-week class, we will consider how to defend the Christian faith and hope in a way that honors God. This includes not only a discussion of what good arguments are made of, but also how they must be presented if we actually want to communicate rather than talk past other people. Instead of providing answers to all possible attacks, we will present an apologetic framework for how to approach conversations and apply this framework to some common questions such as ‘the problem of evil’, ‘science vs religion’, etc.

Faith & Work | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | May 15th – June 12th
Instructors: Dr. Daniel Hallak and Alan Andersen
Why do we work? Or more importantly, what is the significance of our work? Does your work matter to God? How should our faith and the reality of who we are in light of the gospel change how we view and approach work? This five-week class will seek to create a biblical framework for how we approach work, and find new and fresh ways of integrating your faith in your work.


FAQ

Q: When exactly will the midweek classes be offered? 

Our midweek classes will begin on Wednesday, May 15th. For classes that will be hosted at the building, doors will open at 6:00pm. Classes will begin at 6:30pm and end by 7:30-8:00pm.  

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!