As we build God's church and our personal lives centered on the Gospel, we will discover that our relationship with Christ evolves a serious commitment to the study of the Bible—a body of knowledge and truth that God wants us to learn, live, and teach to others for us to fully flourish as His people.
The discipleship classes at In The Spirit are designed to expand your knowledge of who God is and how God is at work in your life and in the world. Whether you are just beginning to explore Christian spirituality or are looking to dig deep into the teachings of the Christian faith, our aim is to help you "grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ" (2 Pet 3:18).
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
The goal of discipleship classes is to teach practical biblical principles that will transform disciples so that our minds and hearts are renewed, and our hands ready to engage the world. We want to help you get established in the faith and equipped to live it out God's purpose in your everyday life.
Discipleship classes are also a great way to get connected at In The Spirit. Classes will blend fellowship time as we share, discuss the lessons, and pray.
Too busy? Not enough time? Rest assured, discipleship classes, focus on making sure we all get into God’s Word while taking into account the realities of our busy lives! Classes take place on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 in Spirit Cafe' and are capped at 6-8 weeks in length.
WHAT TYPES OF CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE?
Connect Class: Introduction & Membership is designed to introduce you to the vision, values, beliefs, and practices of ITSCC. This shorter 3-week course will benefit everyone and is required for those seeking membership.
Connect Class is a place to understand what we believe, what we value, why church membership is so important, and what we want to do together as God’s people. It is also a class for anyone in the basics of the Christian gospel and in the biblical functioning of the Church as the Body of Christ. This 3-week class is offered twice a year in the Fall and Spring. Everyone is encouraged to take this class and it is required for those seeking membership.
Growth Classes seek to build on the Foundation Classes by addressing specific areas of Christian faith and life. Courses vary throughout the year.
Foundation Classes are the core discipleship curriculum that we want everyone to get. All of these classes can be taken at a manageable pace within two years.
Foundation classes are designed to ground you in the core beliefs and life of the Christian faith. We encourage everyone to make a plan to finish all of these classes over a two-year period. The classes in this category are:
Growing in the Faith – (spiritual disciplines)
Bible reading, prayer, sharing your faith, memorizing Scripture, serving, etc. are means God has given us to experience a deep and meaningful relationship with Him. They are called Spiritual Disciplines, and this course will introduce you to their importance, application, and implementation in our lives.
Christianity Explored — (Jesus’ life and mission)
A journey through the gospels, this class will explain who Jesus is, what He came to do, what Grace is, and how to become a Christian. Ideal for those who want to dig deeper, new Christians who want to take their first steps into God’s Word, and those who want to be able to walk through the gospels with others