Classes

During the school year we offer classes, support groups and Bible studies on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in order to give you an opportunity to learn and apply the truths of the Bible. Whether it’s a Bible study of a particular passage or book, a class about spiritual disciplines or a group that helps people find freedom from pain and suffering, there is always a chance for you to connect and grow with us.

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Divorce Care

Divorce Care provides a safe community to share your story while healing from the pain of divorce. You will meet others who understand what you are feeling and who can offer encouragement and accountability. You may join this group at any time.

  • Led by Randy Cornell & Gina Funderburgh
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins January 17
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

It is nearly impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature and without a relationship with Jesus, little change is possible. Through this study we will address the void between our emotional health and spiritual maturity while we see what an authentic faith and profound love for God looks like in our daily lives. 

*If you are a couple that is taking this class together, please purchase your books in the Main Lobby. Two complete book sets are not needed for you.

  • Led by Robert Stevens
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins February 3
  • Class Length: 8 weeks
  • Book Cost: $20 per set*

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Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will empower and teach you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals. You will learn to be accountable with your finances, see ways that you can pay down debt and save for the future, both near and far. You will see how “true financial peace is about the freedom to live and give like no one else.” Your time will end with a celebration of the financial lessons learned and baby steps achieved.

  • Led by Marshal & Sarah Graham
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins February 3
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: $90

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Grief Share

Grieving the loss of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences and it is not something you should have to go through alone. Grief Share provides a safe community where group members can share their experiences while you go through the grieving and recovery process. Each week you will watch a video featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery topics and then have some time for group discussion. You may join at any time. Contact Cindy at 417-673-0090 for more information.

Meeting Options:
This group has two meeting options – in-person or Zoom participation. In-person meetings will follow social distancing guidelines along with efforts to disinfect chairs and tables before and after our meetings. Masks are optional.

  • Led by Cindy Cutler & Jim Wickenkamp
  • Tuesday Night at 6:30pm, begins January 19
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

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Healing Hearts For Women

Healing Hearts is a confidential group experience that looks at women’s wounds originating from childhood that have affected past and present relationships. These may include issues of emotional abuse, which includes neglect or abandonment, and physical or sexual abuse. The group is designed to start you on the journey of recovery, forgiveness, redemption, healing and wholeness. Healing Hearts meets Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm. There is limited availability. Contact Cindy at Haven Counseling, 417-673-0090 for exact dates and to be placed on a list.

  • Tuesday Nights
  • Group Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: $20

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Hebrews

This class is a traditional Sunday school class. They meet continuously throughout the year to discuss and study through a book of the Bible together. The current book they are studying is Hebrews. You may join this class at any time.

  • Led by Rick Keller
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: Ongoing
  • Book Cost: None

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How To Read And Study The Bible

Do you want to grow deeper in your own study of the Gospels? This class will introduce insights and methods that can help you better understand and apply Jesus’ teachings. Each week in our time together we will explore a new principle as well as a text from one or more of the gospels.

  • Led by Darrin King
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Instruments In The Redeemer’s Hands

God has called each of one of us to ministry as it says in Romans 12:10, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Through this study, you will learn how to become an effective tool that He can use to influence change in the lives of those you come in contact with, not only on a daily basis but also during difficult times in their lives. If you desire to help other people, we strongly encourage you to join us for this class.

  • Led by Jim Wickenkamp & Gina Schultz
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins January 17
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: Study Guide-$10; Optional Book-$15

 

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Jonah

Jonah

Jonah is a short book that shows us how hard, and beautiful, mercy can be.

No registration is necessary. This study will be streamed online through Facebook and on the Christ’s Church YouTube channel. A podcast of these classes will also be available. Videos will be released on Wednesday evenings beginning January 6. 

  • Taught by Elijah Dally
  • Virtual Class, Videos released on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
  • Class Length: 4 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Love And Respect

What is the issue when the issue isn’t the issue? Marriage is hard and despite your best attempt, conflict is unavoidable. This study will provide insight into how God has uniquely designed men and women and how you can embrace those differences in marriage. As you come to see the heart behind your spouse’s complaints, you will better understand the place for both love and respect with each other. Rather than becoming another statistic, you can break the cycle and have a thriving marriage according to God’s good design.

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell 
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins February 3
  • Class Length: 4 weeks
  • Book Cost: $10

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Making Marriage Work

In this four-week study, couples will learn what God’s Word has to say about communication, conflict and commitment. You will be able to learn and practice some of the most effective skills to enhance your emotional intimacy and in turn, creating a stronger marriage bond.

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins January 24
  • Class Length: 4 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Men’s Bible Study – Know What You’re For

Today, people are often known more for what they are against rather than what they are for. God is for the people in our world. He is for breaking down unnecessary barriers that keep people away from experiencing his love. As his followers, he calls us to be husbands, fathers, friends, leaders and employees who do the same. Through this study we’ll discuss what we are for and how to be for others in our lives – at work, home and in our community.

  • Led by Scott Ensminger and Peter Buckland
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins February 3
  • Class Length: 10 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

 

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Mom’s Connection

Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight with All That’s in You for Your Family and Your Faith

Being a mom requires a special kind of strength. As a mom in today’s world, you’re dealing with problems and questions that previous generations didn’t even see coming. God wants to use this generation of mothers to do something extraordinary. He wants you to be strong in the Lord, to know who you are in Christ and to impart that strength to your kids. 

This year at Mom’s Connection, you’ll get Biblical wisdom and discover God’s guidance for parents in the Bible. Our prayer is that you will leave feeling encouraged and inspired to train your children to hear God’s voice and to walk in His truth.

Mom’s Connection is a place for moms to connect through Jesus.

  • Led by Kathy Whelan, Erin Taylor & Sarah Jordan
  • Tuesday at 9:00am, resumes January 19
    • Virtual Group Available
  • Book Cost: $12

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Redemption Recovery Group

This is open to those dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, anger management, food addictions, sexual addictions, and relationship addictions. Friends and family of the recovery person are welcome to attend. The Recovery Program is built on the Bible and the 12 Steps of AA. They meet on Tuesday evenings, year round, at 6:30pm. For more information contact Cindy at Haven Counseling 417-673-0090.

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell and Lay Leaders
  • Tuesday at 6:30pm, year round
  • Book Cost: None

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Revelation

A clear view of Jesus is critical in our chaotic world. Revelation opens our eyes to a grand vision of Jesus and challenges us to open our ears to his message for seven churches—churches like us who were called to overcome opposition, compromise, and complacency in their faith.

This study will meet in-person and it will also be streamed online live through Facebook and on the Christ’s Church YouTube channel. A podcast of this class will also be available. 

  • Taught by Jim Dalrymple
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins February 3
  • Class Length: 10 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Spiritual Pathways

This class will focus on who Jesus is and how to experience Him in your daily life through an exploration of the church’s faith values of Know, Follow, Grow, and Go. These values flow from our mission to prepare God’s people for completeness in Jesus. As a class, we will talk about knowing Jesus personally, following Him as our Lord, growing in our experience with Him, and living out our faith each day so others can see His presence and power in our lives.  

  • Led by Scott Ensminger & Peter Buckland
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins January 17
  • Class Length: 7 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Stephen Ministry Training

Everyone goes through difficult times and having someone to care, listen, and share God’s love with them can help them get through the confusion, stress or loneliness. 

Stephen Ministry training is a 10-week class where you will learn how to listen and respond with the love of Christ to help those who are hurting. Upon completion of Stephen Ministry training, you will have the opportunity to be placed on a team that provides a one-on-one relationship with those who are hurting or in crisis.

  • Led by Ken Ansley
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins January 17
  • Class Length: 10 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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The Smart Stepfamily

When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision. In this study, you’ll get seven fundamental steps to blended family success along with practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. You will discover useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising stepkids, and ways to strengthen the couple’s marriage. 

This study combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you’ll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships.

  • Led by Mike and Amy Phillips
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins January 17
  • Class Length: 8 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15 per set

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While We’re Waiting

When a parent loses a child, you are faced with the reality of many years ahead of you before you are reunited with that child in Heaven. As you face those seemingly interminable years, we have some choices to make… Are you going to abandon or apply your faith? Are you going to allow grief to make you bitter, or allow God to use grief to make you better?

These, and many more questions, are discussed at the While We’re Waiting support groups. Here you’ll find other parents who have gone through the same life-altering moment of losing a child. Here you’ll find others who have found hope on the other side.

  • Led by Ward and Tanya Thomas
  • The first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm, year round

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Women’s Bible Study – Jonah

Jonah by Priscilla Shirer

Interruptions. They’re aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. What do we do when God interrupts our lives or when he wants us to go in a different direction than we had planned? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this study, Priscilla Shirer redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. It’s an opportunity to do something more than we can imagine for ourselves. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was a revival in an entire city!

  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins February 3
  • Class Length: 7 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

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Classes Podcast

We record a few of our Wednesday night and Sunday morning classes. Visit our Podcasts page to listen classes we’ve recorded.