As our Life Groups break for the summer, we invite you to sign up for one of the Adult Elective classes being offered during the months of June - August. The classes vary in topic, presentation and style, so there is something for everyone! Plus, these classes offer a great way to stay connected during the summer months.
Classes meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:45pm.
Below, you will find a detailed description of each of the SummerU classes available this term.
Pastor Todd Chontos, Associate Pastor
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led by Butch & Cheri Wiese
Ascend is our assimilation class designed to introduce you to ct|church. If you are new and/or are interested in getting involved, or would like to become a member of ct|church, we encourage you to take this course. It is packed with information, everything from the history of our church to the vision of it's future. You will have the opportunity to check out the different ministries we offer and learn how to get involved so you, too, can make a difference.
led by Pastor Todd Chontos
God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it?
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself.
led by John & Ellen Flanigan
Have a desire to discover your family’s unique purpose and passion? This is the class for you!
This study will help the families of ct|church to “stir it up” and draw out the God-given purpose for their family, to lead them to “write it down”, to equip them to “live it out”, and inspire them to “pass it on” to future generations. Together, we will learn the steps needed to become interdependent families and learn to put an end to sibling conflict in our homes!
led by Jesse Cardenas
Are you seeking healing? Does a loved one need salvation? Is your faith community searching for direction? Tap into the power of fasting and present your requests to the Lord! Offering simple suggestions, Franklin shows how abstaining from food will leave your spirit uncluttered so you are free to seek God’s will in prayer and humility.
Those who seek God through fasting can expect tremendous rewards for their personal lives as well as for the church. Join us to learn to fast properly… then, expect to see breakthroughs in many areas such as healing, finances, unhealthy dependencies and family relationships.
LOVE & RESPECT
-for engaged/married couples-
led by Henry & Casey Mata
A wife has one driving need—to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need—to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.
Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love and Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect?
PETER AND PAUL: A STUDY IN CONTRASTS
led by Ed Taylor
The progressive revelation of God’s Word from creation to the writings of Paul with a contrast between the gospel to Israel and the gospel to the Gentiles. Participants will be involved in sharing of scriptures that support two prime elements: 1) faith/believing and 2) there is no forgiveness without the shedding of blood. There will be short scripture quizzes in class. Bibles are critical in building our understanding as we share the word and our living testimonies.
led by Kelly Perry
Class description coming soon!
ROCK SOLID FINANCE
led by Jose & Nicole Fuentes
In this class, we will learn to build your personal finances on the solid foundation of God's Word. Together, we will discover what God says about personal finances and how to apply practical principles to help manage your finances.
STRONG MEN IN TOUGH TIMES
led by Brian Ricarte & David Renaud
Society's widening gap between technological achievement and moral decay compels men of courage, integrity and true manhood to stand strong. In a quest for satisfaction, many men have lost the meaning of manhood, surrendering ideals to things immoral, illegal, unethical or irresponsible.
Today's tough times require men to overcome dangerous philosophies and bring hope, dignity and order back to a world in desperate need - men who are willing to be heroes. In this class, we will help to equip you to be the man God is calling you to be!
YOU’RE GOING TO BE OKAY
led by Cindy VandeVoort
If your life isn't perfect . . .
If you've ever been disappointed . . .
If you feel stressed or tired . . .
This is for you.
In this class, we will learn how it really is possible to live with resilience, strength and even joy no matter what life brings. Yes, there will be hurt and hard times but God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive--no matter what happens. You really are going to be okay.