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Winter ’21 Classes

Registration for our Winter Classes is 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. In light of Covid-19, we are offering these classes virtually via video call where you will be live with a pastor or class teacher.

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 seven classes over two five-week sessions and two classes over a ten-week session.

To see the list of all the classes and tracks we will be offering this year, please refer to our brochure.

Download Brochure (2020-21)

WINTER SESSION 1 (JAN-FEB)

DCC Foundations | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Jan 6th – Feb 3rd
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 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 live together (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

Building a Strong Marriage (Pre-Marital) | Tuesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Jan 5th – Feb 2nd
Instructors: Pastor Craig & Kathy Sturm
Registration Deadline: Dec 22nd
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. This class is required if you wish to have a DCC pastor officiate your wedding. **Registration closed.**

Exploring Christianity | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Jan 6th – Feb 3rd
Instructor: Pastor Russ Collins
Have you ever considered why you are here and what life is all about? Christianity has compelling answers to these questions. Whether you are a skeptic who is exploring the claims of Christianity or you are a believer wanting to learn how you can better explain your faith to others, this five-week class will walk through the claims and life of Jesus and what it means to be a Christian. Register here

Evangelism | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Jan 6th – Feb 3rd
Instructor: James Rayment (member)
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gave us the great commission. They were instructions for how we are to spend the rest of our lives; namely, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. But how do we do that and what are some helpful tools that we can use to better share the good news of the Gospel with our friends, neighbors, and co-workers? In this five-week class, you’ll become better equipped and encouraged with practical resources to be a disciple-maker in the spheres of influence God has put you in. Register here

Systematic Theology | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Jan 6th – Mar 10th (10-week class)
Instructors: Pastor Adam Sinnett & Kyle Dunn (member, staff)
Have you ever wondered how the study of God impacts how you live? This ten-week 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 doctrines of the Word, the existence and attributes of God, creation, sin, the person and work of Christ, and much more. Register here

WINTER SESSION 2 (FEB-MAR)

DCC Foundations | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Feb 10th – Mar 10th
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 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 live together (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.***  Registration not yet open. Please register for the session 1 class instead.

Meeting With God | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Feb 10th – Mar 10th
Instructor: Kyle Stewart (deacon, staff)
Wanting to grow closer to God but not sure where to begin? Are you desiring to be in a deeper communion with Him? This five-week class will provide the Biblical understanding of the how and why of meeting with God through the spiritual disciplines on a daily basis. Register here

Missions | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Feb 10th – Mar 10th
Instructors: Pastor David Parker & team
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

Singleness | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Feb 10th – Mar 10th
Instructors: TBA
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?” Singles are encouraged to join in but this class would also benefit anyone who lives in community with singles as well. Register here


FAQ

Q: How are we going to meet for classes in light of Covid-19?

We are offering these classes virtually via video call where you will be live with a pastor or class teacher. Meeting links will be posted closer to the class start date. We will continue to evaluate our meeting options as circumstances surrounding Covid-19 change.

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.

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.

If you have any other questions, please email classes@downtowncornerstone.org.