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Fall Block 2017 (Sept - Nov)

Classes are a way for you to take ownership of your own personal growth by learning practical tools and receiving relevant information to thrive in your everyday lives. We have provided classes during each service hour (9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.) so that you can experience both a class and a worship service on Sundays.
If you have any questions, please contact Eric Chang (



Category: Biblical Literacy
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
Starts Sunday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 402. Taught by Phil Diller and Cherie Tracy. Reading to understand the Bible is not just for the few or scholarly, but for everyone.   This class will discuss how to approach the different parts of the Bible and why developing the habit of regular reading is of value to each person. 


Understanding the Book of Numbers
Starts Sunday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 404.  Taught by Ron Tolliver. Just like any business man will tell you, “You must understand the numbers of the business (Profit/Loss) to run the business.”  The book of Numbers shows us how God uses Numbers to reveal the Messiah and the Messiah uses numbers to reveal the Kingdom of God.  In this class we will gain an in depth understanding of the “Numbers.”



Category: Multicultural Competence
Multiethnic Conversations — Starts Sunday, September 10 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 404.
Facilitated by Sharon Smith and Kari Keifling.  This powerful resource is a proven catalyst to help transform the minds, attitudes, and actions of people in the local church and lead them to enthusiastically embrace one another in the midst of cultural change. Structured around eight weeks of daily reading and thought-provoking questions, this attractive and accessible workbook is a Christ centered, biblically accurate guide that facilitates authentic personal exploration and small group discussion of race, class and culture.



Category: Marketplace Ministry
Exercising My Faith in the Marketplace — Starts October 22 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 402.
Taught by Caroline Oduol. This class will provide insights to help you integrate you faith into your career so that you can become a more intentional and purposeful worker, one who can successfully navigate the corporate world and climb the corporate ladder without compromising your Christian values. This experience will encourage and empower you to adjust your perspective from looking at your workplace simply as a source of steady income to also be a place of service and even ministry.



Category: Life & Relationships
Listening for Life — Starts Sunday, September 10 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 402. Taught by Sharon Doering. Do you want to go deeper in your relationship with God and others?  Would you like to understand and care for others in ways that empower and show respect?  Do you want to be able to really listen to others without feeling responsible for their burdens or guilty that you cannot do more?  If so, then Listening for Life is for you.  This 8-week course, held second service, will give you the tools you need to be a better listener.  Through interactive and experiential exercises, this course will cover the basics of listening to understand, empathize, and care for others.  Interested individuals must be committed to attending and committed to trying new and unique ways of communicating.




Category: New Beginnings
Thanks for your interest in New Beginnings! Our current class will be on temporary pause for the sake of planning and revision. There will be an announcement when New Beginnings is relaunched. 


Wednesday Group Opportunities at 7:00 p.m.

 Corporate Prayer
Various Leaders
4th Floor - Room 401/403

Corporate Prayer is an important part of the life of the church, along with worship, sound doctrine, communion, and fellowship.  The early church met regularly to learn the doctrine of the apostles, break bread, and pray together.  When we pray together with other Christians, the effects can be extremely positive.  Corporate prayer edifies and unifies the body as we share our common faith.

Men's Group
Pastor Jim Raleigh
4th Floor - Reception Office

Men's Group is about building friendships and growing as a Christ-follower.  We take time each week to tell stories, share battle scars, and get to know each other better.  A short devotion is given to encourage men of all ages.



Women's Group
Various Leaders
4th Floor - Room 402

Women's Group provides a place of community for women of all ages to care and share, to challenge and support, to laugh and to encourage one another.  We want to grow spiritually and be transformed.  We alternate between Bible studies and discussion topics.


Other Opportunities

 International Bible Study
Various Leaders
4th Floor - Room 404

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

International Bible Study

The International Bible Study meets on Friday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Peoples Church building, room 404. This group is for internationals, both students and recent graduates who have begun their careers. Every week individuals from all different backgrounds come together to experience life in the Body of Christ and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible in order to be obedient disciples of Jesus Christ. Come join us!








Christian discipleship is the process by which we grow in our knowledge and understanding of Jesus and are equipped by the Holy Spirit, who resides in our hearts, to overcome the pressures and trials of life, becoming more like Jesus.

Often, this process requires a one-on-one discipleship relationship.  We have individuals ready to partner and walk with you on your journey with Christ.  To learn more about starting the discipleship process or about becoming a discipleship partner, contact Petros Yefru at