Developing disciples who live and love the word of God
The Education Ministry disciples people at all stages of spiritual maturity to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We strive to transform our people into lifelong students of the Bible, and to develop their ability as teachers and servants to share God’s love.
Teach Class On Sundays Or Wednesdays
Facilitate Book Clubs
sUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASSES
Rooted: Examining our Commission, Citizenship, and Calling
This series will go to scripture to help ground us during anxious times. We’ll spend a few weeks examining our commission to call us back to our purpose; then we’ll look at our citizenship in heaven and discuss what difference our Christian identity makes in how we live; finally we’ll go through Ephesians and examine our calling so that we can live lives worthy of it.
Some of our adult classes are gradually returning to some safe, in-person options, while others continue to meet completely online. Check the description under each class below to see what they’re doing. Contact us to get connected to a class.
College and university students. Meeting Sunday evenings on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University.
College graduates and young single adults in their mid-late 20s. Meeting weekly on the Summit deck after worship.
Engaged and married couples, most of whom do not have children. Meeting 2 Sundays a month at Bickham-Rudkin Park, and the other 2 Sundays on Zoom.
Young single adults in their late 20s-30s. Meeting the 3rd Sunday each month under the Fellowship Central drive after worship. Other weeks on Zoom.
Couples in their first years of marriage, many of whom have started families. Meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm (men one week, women the next).
Late 20s – mid 30s, many with infants and toddlers. Meeting weekly at Hartman Place (on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University) after worship.
Early-late 30s, many with children in preschool and elementary. Meeting Sept. 27 plus the first Sunday of the month thereafter under the Summit covered drive after worship.
Mid 30s – early 40s, many with children in preschool and elementary. Meeting weekly on Zoom.
Early-mid 40s, many with children in elementary and middle school. Meeting Sundays 8:00 am under the Fellowship Central drive.
Middle Aged Adults
Families & Friends
Late 40s – early 50s, many with children in high school. Meeting Sundays at 10:30 on Zoom, except for the third Sunday each month, when they meet in A105-106 after worship.
Early-late 50s, many with children in high school and college. Meeting Sundays at 10:15 am on Zoom.
50s – 60s, many with children college-aged and older. Meeting the second Sunday each month in Fellowship Central after worship. Other weeks on Zoom.
Late 50s – mid 60s. Meeting weekly on Zoom.
Early – late 60s. Meeting weekly on Zoom.
Forever 50 Something
Mid 60s – early 70s. Meeting Sundays at 10:15 am on Zoom, except the 4th Sunday of the month, when they meet in person in Fellowship Central.
Early 70s and older. Meeting weekly on Zoom.
Adults of all ages, married or single. Meeting the third Sunday each month in Fellowship Central after worship. Other weeks at 9:45 am on WebEx.
Step by Step
A diverse group of new Christians, Christians whose spouses do not attend church, or people wanting to know more about Christianity. Meeting some Sundays indoors after worship (exact plans TBD). Other weeks on Zoom.
For those in a season of spiritual exploration. Not currently meeting.
A small group discussion class of basic Bible teachings for internationals. Meeting weekly on Zoom.
WEDNESDAY EVENING/Elective BIBLE CLASSES
Fall Electives: September-November
We’re offering a great mix of online and in-person classes!
Fall Online Electives
The Story of Jesus
MRCC Elders | Wednesdays, 7:00-7:30 PM, Sept. 9 – Nov. 18 | Facebook Live and YouTube | No Pre-Registration Required
Each week, a different MRCC elder will discuss a different story or teaching from the life of Jesus as written in the gospels. No pre-registration required. Just join us on the MRCC Facebook or YouTube pages. Click here to view past class videos.
Reading Responsibly: Correctly Handling the Word of Truth
Josh Kingcade | Wednesdays, 8:00-8:45 PM, Sept. 9 – Nov. 18 | Facebook Live and YouTube | Pre-Registration Recommended
In one of his New Testament letters, Paul encourages Timothy to “correctly handle the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15). This is a great phrase to capture our goal as people who want to read and apply scripture well. Each week, we’ll look at a different section of scripture, talk about its unique features, consider some common pitfalls, and come away with some helpful, encouraging tips. Pre-registration not required, but recommended. You can join at any time. Click here to register or view previous class videos.
After the New Testament
Alden Bass | Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, begins Sept. 9 | Zoom | Pre-Registration Has Ended
In the years after Pentecost, the apostles spread across the Mediterranean world witnessing to the resurrection of Jesus and handing down his teachings. The early Christian movement quickly diversified as succeeding generations adapted the message to their various cultural contexts. This class will study this period in order to get a better understanding of what the earliest generations of Christ-followers believed and practiced. Parallels will be drawn between that period and our own as we consider what it means to be faithful to the gospel in a diverse and pluralistic world. Pre-registration has ended.
heartfelt: A Woman’s Guide to Creating Meaningful Friendships (Women’s Small Group)
Zina Siemer & Robyn Yahola | Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, Sept. 9 – Dec. 2 | Zoom | Pre-Registration Has Ended
Do you have a heart for other Christian women? Want to learn more about making connections with other age groups? Come join us in a book study of “heartfelt: A Woman’s Guide to Meaningful Friendships.” Pre-registration required by August 30. Pre-registration has ended.
Brian Simmons | Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 PM, Begins Sept. 9 | Zoom | Info communicated to earlybird class via email
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. The class will study Ecclesiastes this fall. Those on the earlybird email list will receive information for the Zoom meeting. If you would like to be added to this email list, email Mickey Banister.
FAll IN-Person Electives
Note: face coverings are required for participants of all indoor in-person classes.
Bob Carpenter & Wes Harrison | Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, Sept. 9 – Nov. 11 | A105-106 | Pre-Registration Has Ended
Ease of travel (COVID-19 notwithstanding), immigration, and the internet have brought the world’s religions to our door steps. What should we know about our non-Christian neighbors? Pre-registration has ended.
1 Peter (For Young Adults)
Daniel Roberts | Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, begins Sept. 9 | Northwest Parking Lot (Room S1 if inclement weather) | No Pre-Registration Required
No pre-registration required. Click here to contact Daniel to find out more about the class.
Trustworthy: Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God (Women’s Small Group)
Pattie Simmons | Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, Sept. 9 – Dec. 2 | A117-118 | Pre-Registration Has Ended
This class, using a video series on 1-2 Kings by Lysa TerKeurst, will help you learn to loosen your grip of trying to control people and circumstances in your life by taking steps to truly rely on God. Identify your trust issues with God and how to overcome them as you study life lessons from the kings of the Old Testament. Pre-registration required by August 30. Pre-registration has ended.
Feel free to send us a message if you’re interested in getting involved or have any questions about the Adult Education Ministry!