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.
This winter, we are offering five classes over two five-week sessions and one ten-week class. See below for the full list of classes and registration links.
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.
DCC Foundations | Sundays @ 9:00-10:30 AM | Jan 9 – Feb 6
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
Exploring Christianity | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Jan 19 – Feb 9
Instructors: Pastor Russ Collins, Daniel Borkert (DCC member)
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. **Registration closed.**
Meeting With God | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Jan 12 – Feb 9
Instructors: Kyle Dunn, Ruban Monu (DCC staff, deacons)
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 ongoing spiritual disciplines (reading and meditating on God’s Word, prayer, fellowship, corporate worship, and more). Register here
Systematic Theology II | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Jan 19 – Mar 23 (ten-week class)
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 2021). However, prior participation is not a prerequisite as the class works through different biblical doctrines. Register here
DCC Foundations | Sundays @ 9:00-10:30 AM | Feb 20 – Mar 20
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.*** *Session B registration is not yet open. Register for Session A class above instead.*
Apologetics | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Feb 16 – Mar 16
Instructor: Pastor Marco Ribeiro
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. Register here
Building a Strong Marriage (Pre-Marital) | Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM | Feb 16 – Mar 16
Instructors: Pastor Russ & Julie Collins, Pastor Luke & Lynn Davis
Registration Deadline: Feb 2
The pre-marital class, Building a Strong Marriage, 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.
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.