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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Boundaries

Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. Do you have trouble saying no? Can you set limits and still be a loving person? Are you in control of your life? Do people take advantage of you? Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer biblically based answers to these tough questions as they show us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, our spouses, our children, our friends and even ourselves.

  • Led by Jim & Yvonne Wickenkamp
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins September 8
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: Optional Resource $10

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Deuteronomy | Sunday

Deuteronomy is a book that outlines the relationship between God and his people. It challenges the cultural values of the day, and calls us to embody the values of a living God. It shows both where the people of God have been, and where they are going.

  • Taught by Elijah Dally 
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins September 12
  • Class Length: 11 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Deuteronomy | Wednesday

Deuteronomy is a book that outlines the relationship between God and his people. It challenges the cultural values of the day, and calls us to embody the values of a living God. It shows both where the people of God have been, and where they are going.

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

  • Taught by Elijah Dally
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30 pm, begins September 8
  • Class Length: 11 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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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 September 12
  • 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. 

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

*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.

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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 September 8
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: $90

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Grace Based Parenting

Grace based parenting relies on God’s love, replicates His forgiveness and commitment to His children and displaces fear as a motivator for every behavior. This class will help you teach your child to navigate their culture in a world of extremes while preparing your whole family for a lifetime of healthy choices and relationships.

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins September 12
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: Workbook (each person needs one)-$10; Optional Book-$10

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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.

  • Led by Cindy Cutler & Jim Wickenkamp
  • Tuesday Night at 6:30pm, begins September 7
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15

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Healing Hearts For Women

Healing Hearts is a gospel-centered journey of discovery for women seeking healing from childhood wounds. Our destination will be a greater understanding, appreciation and deeper intimacy with Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our story.

Healing Hearts is a confidential group experience looking at wounds of women originating from childhood that have affected past and present relationships. Wounds may include neglect or abandonment, physical, sexual or abuse. Healing Hearts 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 the Counseling Center, 417-673-0090 for more information.

  • Tuesday Nights
  • Group Length: 12 weeks, begins September 7
  • Book Cost: $25

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How People Change

Through this study we’ll look at how God brings about lasting transformation in our daily lives. We will see how God changes our heart when we spend time with Him regularly, so that no matter what situations we face we can experience His presence and grow to be more like Jesus. 

This class goes hand in hand with “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands” that prepares you to help others during difficult times in their life. It will be offered next semester.

  • Led by Gina Schultz & Jim Wickenkamp
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins September 12 
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: $20 per set

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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, begins September 12
  • Class Length: 12 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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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
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins September 8
  • Class Length: 4 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Mom’s Connection

Parenting the Wholehearted Child: Captivating Your Child’s Heart with God’s Extravagant Grace

As parents, we’re inundated with advice on how to become perfect moms and dads raising perfect children. It’s exhausting. What would happen if we strived to raise wholehearted-not perfect-children, who live in the freedom of being wholeheartedly loved by God? We are accepted, enough, forgiven, worthy and unconditionally loved by God and when we fully trust in these promises and in the fullness of God’s grace, our families will be transformed.

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 walking in the fullness of God’s grace.

 

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

  • Led by Kathy Whelan, Erin Taylor & Jenny Short
  • Tuesday at 9:00am, begins September 21
  • Book Cost: $5

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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 the Counseling Center 417-673-0090.

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

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Special Needs Parent Support Class

This class is designed as a place for parents to talk about the highs and lows of parenting a child with special needs, while building community with other parents who understand.

  • Led by Tanya Thomas
  • Sunday Morning at 10:45am, begins September 12
  • Class Length: Ongoing
  • Book Cost: None

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Spiritual Pathways Class | Sunday

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, 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 10:45am, begins September 12 
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: None

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Spiritual Pathways Class | Wednesday

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, 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
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins September 8 
  • Class Length: 9 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 Robert Stevens
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins September 12 
  • Class Length: 10 weeks
  • Book Cost: $20

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The Book Of 2 Timothy

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 2 Timothy. 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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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 September 12 
  • Class Length: 8 weeks
  • Book Cost: $15 per set; Additional Workbooks – $10

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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 – Elijah

Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments and Elijah was no different when he called down fire on Mount Carmel. In Elijah’s life leading up to this moment, his faith was shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude and adversity. 

In this study, Priscilla Shirer takes us through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. You will be empowered to share the hope of Christ with your family, friends, co-workers, and community.

  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins September 8
  • Class Length: 11 weeks
  • Book Cost: $17

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This class is currently full. Click sign up to contact Lindsey Wall to be put on the waitlist.

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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.