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:
A Study On The Book Of Ephesians
A Study on the Book of Philippians.
Passionate Worship | Biblical Teaching | Fervent Prayer
1st Wednesday Of Every Month | 7 - 8:30 PM | Sanctuary
Midweek Plus! happens on the 1st Wednesday of every month where we come together to worship, grow and take extended time in seeking the Lord. This is a powerful worship service for the entire family!
1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM | Fellowship Hall
(Starting September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16)
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...
Saturday, June 5 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Tuesday, August 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Via Zoom
Discover 101 is our membership class. This is one session 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! This class will be offered via Zoom. Please register to get the Zoom link.
Tuesday, June 15, 22 & 29 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Via Zoom
Explore 202 is our biblical core doctrine class. This is a three session 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! This class will be offered via Zoom. Please register to get the Zoom link.
Tuesday, July 6, 13 & 20 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Via Zoom
Connect 203 is our spiritual gifts class. This is a three session 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. This class will be offered via Zoom. Please register to get the Zoom link.
Is not offered at this time.
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!
Developing the Leaders Around You
A Leadership Module by Eran Holt
Saturday, August 21 | 8:30 AM - Noon | Sanctuary
If you are a leader at CLA, desire to be a leader or you just want to know more about leading well in your circle of influence, please join us for this leadership module by Eran Holt. Eran is a John Maxwell Team Certified Member trained in Coaching, Public Speaking and Leadership Development using a variety of John Maxwell Leadership Resources. A continental breakfast will be served. Registration is required.
More About Eran:
Eran and his wife Julie and their three children, Caleb, Emma, and Ellie currently reside in Poconos, PA. Eran has over 20 years of Student Ministry experience having most recently served as the Student Ministries Pastor at GT Church, Reading, PA for over 15 years. During their tenure, the student ministry grew from roughly 30 students to over 400. Eran's passionate, creative and relevant preaching has distinguished him as a prophetic voice and communicator. He speaks at various churches, camps, retreats, conventions and conferences.
Eran's passion is to inspire adults to become spiritual fathers and mothers who will raise up an army of students to lead their generation. In 2016 Eran and Julie founded Lead The Generation, a non-profit ministry providing training and inspiration for youth pastors, volunteer youth leaders and student leaders. Eran equips Youth Pastors from all over the nation through his Coaching program called Mastermind.
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