Discipleship classes are held Sunday Morning from 9:15-10:15 AM
They are designed to guide us in our spiritual growth and to train us in our discipleship of Jesus Christ. Based on Ephesians 4:12-15 our desire as a church is to equip the saints so that they may be mature, anchored in biblical truths, and growing up in every way into Christ, in order that they might be built up in love. Our prayer is that of Paul’s, “that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment... and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11).
Classes will run on a quarterly schedule in five tracks of study: Bible, Theology & History, Christian Disciplines, Marriage, Family, & Relationships, and Leadership.
Schedule: December 3 - February 25
- Bible - Deuteronomy - (Teachers: Kirby O'Brien & Ryan McGee)
- The book of Deuteronomy contains the final words of Moses to the people of Israel as they await entrance to the Promised Land. Remembering God's great deliverance from Egypt, Moses calls Israel to forsake their past faithlessness and love the Lord with all that they are. This study will help Christians understand that the only hope for obedience to God's commands is the grace of God found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
- Theology - Church History - Part 1 - (Teachers: Brian Joines & Todd Young)
- A study of church history from the Early Church Fathers through the Great Divide (8th century). As we use Roger Olson's book on church history we will see a common thread: a concern for salvation--God's redemptive activity in forgiving and transforming sinful human beings.
- Christian Disciplines - Personal Prayer - (Teachers: Joshua Page & David Lewis, Jr.)
- A study on personal prayer from Dick Eastman's book, The Hour That Changes the World. Eastman challenges Christians to spend one hour each day in prayer, and he outlines a twelve-step prayer program to help them accomplish the task. By dividing one hour into twelve five-minute "points of focus," such as praise, waiting, confession, and Scripture praying, believers will develop a more consistent habit of daily prayer.
- Relationships - God, Marriage, & Family - (Teachers: Mike Bauslaugh & Jeremy Sumners)
- A study of a biblical understanding of God's design for marriage, family, and even singleness. The recent rulings on gay marriage and debates on family-related issues have placed marriage and family at the forefront of the public eye. More so than at any point in history, we are now confronted with the need to carefully define the meaning of marriage and family Some of the topics covered include: abortion, contraception, infertility, adoption, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce.
- Leadership - Church Leadership - (Teachers: Shane Parker & Gary Yochum)
- Equipping Oak Park Leaders with a biblical philosophy of leadership, an understanding of Oak Park's Philosophy of Ministry, and tools to pour into those they lead.
We also have a full schedule of classes for the year.
Register for a Class
Registration for the above classes opens Sunday, November 5th.
Complete the registration form or call the church office 812-283-9400.
For more information about our Discipleship Classes please visit the Welcome Center, or contact Kirby O'Brien.