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Fall 2018 Classes

Registration for Fall 2018 Classes is now open. Click on the course title to sign up. 

This fall, we are offering six classes over a ten-week period. Our Sunday classes will begin on Sunday, September 30th. Our midweek classes will begin on Wednesday, October 3rd. Most classes will meet for one hour over five weeks and will be taught either by pastors, staff, or members. 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. Our fall class offerings will be:

FOUNDATIONS

DCC Foundations | Sundays @ 9:00AM | Begins September 30
Instructors: DCC Elders and staff
Our Foundations class is the first stop for folks seeking to learn more about DCC, join a Cornerstone Community, and/or become a member. This 5-week class walks through what we believe (doctrine), why its 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.***

HISTORY AND THEOLOGY

Church History | Wednesdays @ 6:30PM | Begins October 3
Instructors: James Rayment and Marco Ribeiro
Have you ever wondered how the church got to where it is now? This 10-week class (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19) will walk through an overview of the history of the Church. Teachings will cover prominent figures, key events, and important movements from earliest days of the Church in Jerusalem to today in Seattle.

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP

Unity & Diversity | Wednesdays @ 6:30PM | Begins October 3
Instructor: Justin Keogh
Can there truly be unity and diversity in the local church? This class approaches diversity through a biblical lens, while grounding us in our unity in Christ. This 5-week class (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7) will address the need for diversity and unity, the role of the local church, and practical next steps for each believer.

Following Jesus | Wednesdays @ 6:30PM | Begins November 14
Instructors: Pierce Martin and Kyle Dunn
Are you a new, or renewed, follower of Jesus and looking for a place to start? What does it actually mean to follow Jesus? This 5-week class (11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19) will walk through the “basics” of what it means to be saved by God and walk in his ways.

BIBLICAL CARE

Dynamics of Biblical Change | Fall Term: September 26 – December 19, 2018
Cohort Meetings: Wednesdays @ 6:30PM
On-site Instructor: Lisa Pratt (MaBC)
Cost: $520 credit | $260 audited
This is a for-credit, or for-audit, class through CCEF (Christian Counseling and Education Foundation) that focuses on the heart-level dynamics of how people change. This class offers a combination of online and onsite training. The onsite class will meet every other Wednesday (10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5, 12/19) for five weeks and will require you watch lectures and complete assignments at home. 

Meeting with God | Wednesdays @ 6:30PM | Begins October 3
Instructor: Pastor Craig
Wanting to grow closer to God but not sure where to begin? This 5-week class meets every other week (10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/28, 12/12) and will provide the Biblical understanding of the how and why of meeting with God through the spiritual disciplines on a daily basis to grow in deeper communion with Him.

Pre-marital | Tuesdays @ 7:00PM | Begins October 2
Instructors: Pastor Craig & Kathy Sturm
Location: Sturm’s Apartment
The pre-marital class is a 6-week study (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6) 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.


FAQ

Q: When exactly will the midweek classes be offered? 

Most midweek classes will begin on Wednesday, October 3rd (be sure to check for your particular class). The building doors will open at 6:00pm. Classes will begin at 6:30pm and end by 7:30pm.  

Q: Where should I begin if I am brand new? 

Welcome! We encourage you to to jump into the Foundations class this fall. 

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? 

Outside of the Dynamics of Biblical Change class, 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, such as the Dynamics course 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!