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Spring 2019 Classes

Registration for Spring 2019 Classes is now open. Click on the course title to sign up. 

Our next session of midweek classes will begin on Wednesday, April 3rd. 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.***  More info & registration here.

Parenting | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | April 3rd – May 8th (no class on April 17th)
Location: DCC’s Building
Instructor: Pastor Adam Sinnett and Pastor Craig Sturm
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 this 5-week class, we will explore some of the essential building blocks for Christian parents as they seek to raise children who will love, trust, and treasure Jesus. The class will be co-taught by Pastor Adam (17 years married, 4 growing children) and Pastor Craig (30 years married; 5 adult children; 3 grandchildren). The hope is to have meaningful teaching times, punctuated with ample times of discussion and Q&A.  Register here.
*We are considering our option for providing a limited childcare for those who are unable to find a babysitter. If there is a need, please let us know when you register.

Undivided* | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | April 3rd – May 8th (no class on April 17th)
Location: Host Home (Belltown)
Facilitators: Ruban Monu, Chris & Melissa McGilliard
We’re divided along party lines, poverty lines and, especially, racial lines. That division has crept into our churches as well. But that’s not how God designed the Church. We are meant to be an undivided example in a divided world. This discussion series looks to Scripture to guide our conversation about racial reconciliation and prompts us to consider how we can build genuine gospel community across racial lines.  Register here. (change link to registrations)
*Please note that this class will not be held at DCC. More information on gathering location provided upon registration.

Guidance | Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM | April 3rd – May 8th (no class on April 17th)
Location: DCC’s Building (2333 Western Ave)
Instructor: Tom Brown
Have you ever considered what the Bible says about decision-making? In this 5-week class, we’ll look at how we should approach decisions in light of God’s wisdom and His revealed will to us in and through the Bible. Our hope is that this class will provide some practical, Biblical help, amidst all of the “counsel” that exists in our world today. Register here.

Pre-marital | Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM | April 30th – June 4th
Location: TBD
Instructors: Pastor Craig & Kathy Sturm
The pre-marital class is a six-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.


FAQ

Q: When exactly will the midweek classes be offered? 

Most midweek classes will begin on Wednesday, April 3rd (be sure to check for your particular class). 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!