Teleios Classes are designed to produce followers of Christ who are guided by the mind of Christ, transformed into the image of Christ, and engaged in the work of Christ.
What does TELEIOS mean? Teleios is a Greek word that means complete, mature, equipped. Our Teleios classes are an important means of fulfilling our calling to present everyone “complete in Christ.” Colossians 1:28-29
February 23 – May 3 |9:00 AM | Youth Room | Taught by Mark and Ashley Ortman, Pastor Ron Elwardt | Level: II
This 10-session small group resource will help Christian parents apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to their families. Each lesson looks at parenting through the lens of God’s grace for sinners (parents and children) and gives parents a gospel-center to their parenting. Parents will learn how to live out the biblical principles of faith, repentance, and faithfulness to their calling as Christian parents with their children. Each lesson is self-contained, featuring clear teaching from biblical Scripture, and requires no extra work outside of the group setting.
1st Session: February 23 – March 29 | 10:45am | Room 208
2nd Session: April 19 – May 24 | 9:00am | Library
Taught by Jeff Watson
Have you ever been faced with a question about your faith and felt unsure how to respond? Learn methods for thinking through difficult questions, and having civil conversations with friends and family who disagree. We’ll discuss some of the most common challenges to Christianity, like “How could a good God allow suffering?”, as well as topics suggested by class participants. Level: III
January 19 – February 9 | Time TBD | Room 209 in January, Library in February | Taught by Pastor Ron Elwardt
Join this exploration of the church’s mission statement that will help you understand the joys and responsibilities of church membership.
Biblical Stewardship and Personal Finance
January 12 – February 16| 10:45 AM | Room 208 | Taught by Tom Bonetto|Level: III
What does scripture say about tithing, stewardship, and finances? Believe it or not, there are over 2,000 bible verses that talk about money and possessions. In our study, we will discover biblically-based financial principles on stewardship and managing our personal finances. The Lord knows that our attitude toward money is an indication of where our heart is with God…and He knows we cannot serve two masters.
Sacred Marriage (based on the book by Gary Thomas)
January 12 – February 16 |9:00 AM | Youth Room | Taught by JR and Terri Sloan, Seth and Lisa Zacharias |Level: III
Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God.
Thru the Bible Chronologically
Ongoing | 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM |Taught by Steve Laube | Room 208 |Level: III
Join us for this in-depth exploration of the Bible in its historical and cultural context. See the scriptures come alive and their application to your daily life. We are currently in the midst of studying the two letters to the Corinthian church. Always open to new members.
No registration required.
All Wednesday studies start on January 8th and run from 6:45 – 8:15PM.
OT-3: The Writings – The Poetic Wisdom Books, and a Few Suprises
Taught by Tom Blanchard |PCDS Cafeteria| Level: III, Leadership Course
“Wisdom” is not usually a course option in today’s schools…and yet God says it is more valuable than gold, silver, or precious stones. The OT give us an entire palette of wisdom books, dealing with all aspects of life, from major crises to daily choices. Come explore the riches of God’s wisdom and see where that wisdom ultimately leads us…to maturity in Christ. Even if you missed the other parts of our OT courses, please feel free to join
Grounded in the Faith – A Systematic Study of the Doctrines of our Faith – Part 2
Taught by Pastor James Johnston & Kirk Huizenga | Library | Level: III, Leadership Course
This class will explore what the Bible teaches about a variety of topics: the Bible, the nature of God, the creation of the universe, the nature of mankind, sin, the person and work of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and future things. Please join us as we examine these rich, deep teachings from God’s Word along with their implications for our daily living.
Galatians (Study for Women)
Taught by: Lisa Johnston, Marlene Delnoce, Ruth Elwardt | Welcome Center | Level: II
Join us for this 12-week study of Paul’s letter to the Galatian church. This is a small group, interactive study for women who are interested in diving deeper into God’s word. This study is for women of all ages who want to learn and grow in community, so please mark your calendars and join us! Meets January 8 – April 1.
Let’s Do Dinner
Bring a sack lunch or takeout of your choice and meet in the Family Life Center at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays for dinner before classes start.
Raised Together: A Study of Colossians, by Gloria Furman
Tuesday, January 14 – March 17|9:00 AM – 11:00 AM |Room 209 |Taught by: Megan Holm, Beccy Jones, Megan Leeman | Level: III
Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae encourages believers to live out the reality of the doctrine of Christ—He is God, He is supreme, and He is sufficient. We have been buried with Him and raised to life with Him as new creations, knit together in love. In 8 sessions, explore themes of fundamental Christian doctrine through verse-by-verse study of Colossians. Learn who Christ is, who you are in Him, and how to grow and mature in your faith. Level: III
Child care provided for $20. Please purchase your book in advance from Lifeway or Amazon.
I and II Timothy (Inductive Bible Study)
Tuesdays, I Timothy: January 21 – March 3, II Timothy: March 24 – April 28 | 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Room 207 | Taught by: Nancy Whalen, Marilyn Hayes|Level: III
1 Timothy – The Church, the Pillar and Support of the Truth
How are the people in the church to behave? What happens when we hear teaching that is not the truth? Timothy, a young pastor, was told the answers to these question in this letter written to him. It contains some doctrine, but also very practical instructions for how people in the church are to live.
2 Timothy – A Study in Discipleship
Paul entrusted the Gospel to Timothy and others. Are you guarding the treasure of the Word that has been entrusted to you? By your life? By your words? Even in the midst of persecution? Level: III
Gospel Women from Genesis to Revelation
Four Sundays in January, March and May| 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM |Room 206 |Taught by: Duffy Gibb |Level: III
The Bible is full of fantastic women who God created to serve Him and fulfill His kingdom purposes, but we do we really know them? These women, with hearts, hopes, failings and fortitude, have been critical in God’s salvation history and are well worth meeting. We’ll take it a month at a time and really get to know a few key women from Genesis (Nov), the Old Testament histories (Jan), the Gospels (Mar), and Acts & Epistles (May/Jun).
Titus 2 Discipleship Training
Wednsday, April 15 – May 6 | 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM | Welcome Center | Taught by Leslie Blakely, Lisa Johnston, Beccy Jones
The purpose of Titus 2 Discipleship ministry is to cultivate women who are equipped to disciple other women int he process of becoming women of God, glorifying him in all they are and whatever role God has called them to, through he knowledge of God’s Word. With this we invite any to a four session introductory training for disciples, women who have a passion to be used by God int he lives of other women. These four weeks are to help lay a foundation of what discipleship is, the character and intent of discipleship and resources to draw from, preparing women to be disciples of other women in their lives.
Christian Ethics II: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning (text by Wayne Grudem)
Fridays, January 10 – May 15 | 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM |Welcome Center | Taught by: Tom Blanchard | Level: III, Leadership Course
This is not a course for the faint-hearted. We will be working through Grudem’s 1200-page book, 42 chapters, at about 40 pages per week. Dr. Grudem’s writing is clear and very readable. The book is a complement to his Systematic Theology and seeks to help us bring solid biblical teaching to bear on the many ethical issues surrounding us today.
Old Testament History
Fridays, January 10 – May 15 | 10 AM – Noon |Room 207 | Taught by: Gaylord Moore| Level III
To understand more completely the New Testament it is vital to understand the Old Testament. Join this ongoing study, currently in 2 Kings tracing the dark development of God’s people into exile (722 BC – Israel; 586 BC – Judah) even in the context of the light shed by the New Covenant presented by the prophets.
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“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”
– Philippians 2:5-7