Winter Wednesdays


Join us on Wednesdays this winter for one of the engaging opportunities offered this quarter. All classes are from 7:00-8:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Here are the classes and groups we are offering:

Winter Classes for All

Salvation Comes from the Lord: A Study of Jonah

Ben Knowles & Brandon Tatum | A115-116

Jonah just couldn’t believe that God would want to show mercy to people Jonah didn’t like. This class will take a look at the relationship between God, the nation of Israel, and the whole world, and see how Jonah’s tragic story illustrates the tensions between the groups. How might God be calling us to reach beyond our comfort zone today?

James: A Deeper Dive

John Curtis | A120

This class will move beyond a surface-level look at this highly practical book, sometimes referred to as "common sense Christianity." Be prepared for some reading assignments and homework as you take a deeper dive into this beloved book that describes authentic Christian living.

Mind Matters

Various Teachers | A117-118

This class is an open look at mental health with a purpose of equipping and empowering the church and community. Each class will feature a presenter or panel addressing some aspect of mental health and what you need to know about it. Topics include communication, boundaries and self-care, anxiety and depression, what to do if a loved one needs help, and recovery.

Plugged In (For Young Adults)

Various Teachers | A105-106

Plugged In is the Young Adult Ministry’s weekly space for worship, teaching and fellowship. We seek to provide opportunities for young adults to be encouraged and challenged through God’s Word. This quarter will focus on a study through the book of Ecclesiastes. “Everything is meaningless” is a great message that should not hold us back, but rather free us to approach and live with ambition beyond this place.

For Women

BRIDGE (Class)

Zina Siemer & Kathy Pollock | A113

Bridge stands for Building Relationships Involving Daughters of the King Giving Encouragement. Would you like to get to know more women of all ages and feel more connected at MRCC? Each night includes class member spotlights, a speaker, and table interaction time, and focuses on different ways to build bridges with other women and get to know them better. Pre-register here or at Ministry Central.

Come As You Are (Class)

Mary Ann Rosenbalm | A121

Join us to watch the Armor of God videos by Priscilla Shirer. No registration, homework, or book purchase required.

In God’s Right Hand: Whom Shall I Fear? (Small Group; Starts Jan. 10)

Pattie Simmons | A122

God's right hand is a special place of honor from which he demonstrates power and authority, promises protection and salvation, and provides a source of strength. This study will explore these characteristics of God's right hand in our lives. Homework is 45 minutes to an hour a week, and study guides are $11. Pre-register here or at Ministry Central.

Philippians: Be Like Me (Small Group)

Sara Alcon | A123

As Christians, we are called to be “little Christs.” But trying to be perfect can be overwhelming. So Paul showed us others whose lives often feel much more relatable. Come and learn what it means to “Be Like Me.” No study guide to purchase. Pre-register here or at Ministry Central. 

Ongoing Classes

Western Christians in Global Missions

John Wilguess | A101

Do you see yourself as a missionary? How do you prepare? What should you say? Where do you turn? This interactive class will feature discussions with missionaries from throughout the world, assigned readings from the book Western Christians In Global Missions, and participation of class members to find ways to better serve those around us in the name of Jesus.

International

Clay Hart | Fellowship Central

This class is designed for one on one or small group conversations centered on discussion of short texts from a simplified English translation of the Bible. Internationals are paired with native English speakers in order to improve language skills, share their stories, and develop friendship while talking about God, culture, and life.

Earlybird (5:15-6:00)

Loren Gieger | A105-106

This class is for those who would like to attend a class at an earlier time. You will feel welcome in this class that spans all ages and life situations.

Care/Support Groups

Foster/Adoptive Families

Kari Laxson | A103-104

This new offering addresses the needs of our continually growing foster and adoptive community. We will begin by going through a study called “Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care.” Each week will feature a video, discussion, and break-out groups according to your family’s situation and needs.