Classes & Training
GROW GROUPS: “GROWING IN CHRIST”
Jesus said in Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Learning about Christ and about His will for our lives is a key component of “growing in God” and small group life at CLA. It is vital as Christians to discover the balance between owning the responsibility to grow and trusting in the help and power of the Holy Spirit to bring about Christ-like character in us.
Below are the following classes and education programs at CLA:
Christian Life Midweek
Wednesdays, February 20 – April 10 | 7 PM | Fellowship Hall
Christian Life Midweek is back! Come and take a midweek break and be encouraged by a verse by verse study of the Word of God. We will be looking in-depth into the book of 2 Corinthians. Come and be encouraged by this systematic and biblical teaching from our Pastor and the opportunity to interact with other students. Snacks and refreshments will be served every Wednesday.
Taking the First Step | Developing Intimacy with God
1st & 3rd Mondays at 6:30 PM | Fellowship Hall
(Starting Monday, May 6)
First Step is a ministry dedicated to helping new believers take their first steps in developing an intimate relationship with God. Topics covered in these classes range from developing intimacy with God, getting to know Jesus, following Jesus, the importance of water baptism, the assurance of salvation, etc…
NEXT STEP CLASSES
Next Step Classes are offered at various times.
Sunday, March 24 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Saturday, May 25 | 8:30am – 12pm – Fellowship Hall
Discover 101 is our membership class. You will discover our story, our mission, our vision, our CORE values, our ministry plan and the pathway to membership at CLA. This class will challenge and inspire you on your spiritual journey! Childcare is provided from birth – 6th grade. A lunch will be provided on March 24 and a continental breakfast will be provided on May 25.
Thursdays, May 9,16 & 23 at 6:30pm – Fellowship Hall
Explore 202 is our biblical core doctrine class. You will explore key biblical and fundamental doctrines and spiritual practices that are central to our faith as Christians on an everyday basis such as Bible reading, prayer, the Holy Spirit’s gifts and empowerment in our lives as believers, etc… Don’t miss this inspiring class!
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 – at 6:30pm – Fellowship Hall
Connect 203 is our spiritual gifts class. You will learn how to connect to the body of Christ by using your God-given gifts and passions. At the end of the class, we will work with you on a one-on-one basis in placing you into ministry. Childcare is provided from birth-6th grade.
Saturday, July 27 | 8:30am – 12pm
Reach 204 is our relational evangelism class. You will learn how to effectively reach your family and friends through the different methods of evangelism (i.e. telling your story, being relational, giving a verbal witness, etc…) Be empowered to REACH others for Christ! A continental breakfast will be provided.
Leadership Path at CLA
At CLA, we hold leaders to a higher standard. Biblical leadership is the task of leading God’s people into mutual ministry with one another for the purpose of building up the body of Christ and reaching out to the world (Eph. 4:11-13; Matt. 28:18-20). In order to accomplish this task, leaders need to:
Establish a growing and maturing relationship with the Lord. (John 15:5)
Sense a calling or passion from the Lord to lead people. (Ex. 3:1-10; John 21:15-17)
Have a vision for building up future leaders. (2 Tim. 2:2)
How do I become a leader at CLA?
How do I become a deacon at CLA?
Below is a chart to help layout the leadership path at CLA.
Step 1: Become a Member
• Be a Relational Witness
• Believe & Be Baptized.
• Belong to a Small Group.
• Begin to Volunteer.
• Begin to Give.
• Become a Member.
Step 2: Become a Leader
• Become a Member.
• Serve for Six Months Prior to Leading.
Step 3: Become a Deacon
• Discover 101
• Explore 202
• Connect 203
• Reach 204
• Spiritual Gifts 205
• Holy Spirit In You 301
• Counseling 302
• Ethics of a Leader 303