Current Dwell Classes

Summer Classes

Paul the Disciplemaker

a 3-week class with Doug O'Malley

Few people have had a track record of personal disciplemaking as distinguished as Paul's. This class will examine the Biblical and historical data about Paul as a disciplemaker. In doing so, we will distill principles and practical ideas for how to raise up leaders through personal discipleship. 

Wednesday nights, 7 - 9 PM
July 14 - July 28
$25/standard or $9/reduced

Sharing our Faith in a Brave New World

a 5-week class with James Rochford

When was the last time you shared your faith with someone far from Christ? Are you afraid to share your faith? Or maybe discouraged? Has your love for lost people grown or diminished over time? In this forthcoming class, we will:

  • Reignite our love for those who don’t know the love of God.
  • Sharpen our ability to skillfully initiate, listen, and dialogue with others.
  • Learn how to defend our faith without becoming defensive.
  • Develop a winsome approach to starting spiritual conversations.
  • Consider how to work with others in reaching people for Christ.
  • Discover and develop our own unique evangelistic approach.

Sharing our faith is surely the greatest adventure of all time. Why not take some time this quarter to learn how God can use you more effectively in bringing people closer to Christ? We would encourage you to take this class with friends, spouses, and roommates in order to grow in this area together.

Wednesday nights, 7 - 9 PM
August 18 - September 15
$45/standard or $15/reduced

Engaging Contemporary World Views: An unchanging message among a kaleidoscope of beliefs

a 4-week class with Jim Leffel

Today's society is beautifully diverse and perplexingly pluralistic. An often confusing array of beliefs has taken root in every neighborhood, gym, café, workplace, and school. Christianity, far from the spiritual consensus it once was, seems strange and implausible to a growing percentage of our population. But as ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20) we need to learn culture's language and speak a timeless message to an ever-shifting landscape of beliefs. This four-week class will help students recognize and understand world views competing for contemporary culture's attention, provide tools to critically assess them, and develop skills necessary to establish common ground and a place for compelling communication of the Gospel. Each class will develop these skills in a highly interactive (and in person!) way, exploring the many doors open to eager ambassadors.

Wednesday nights, 7 - 9 PM
August 18 - September 8
$40/standard or $12/reduced

Unique Challenges for Parenting Children in Fellowship

a 4-week class with Liz Sweet

Having our believing children in fellowship is awesome! It supplies us with many advantages and tools absent from non-Christian homes. But it’s naïve to think it’s all smooth sailing if our kids follow Christ in a good home church. Young people on mission within close-knit community creates special challenges—not entirely unlike the ones we face. This class will focus on some of the special issues related to parenting middle school, high school, and adult children. In particular, it will focus on how to help children thrive in fellowship, while constructively facing the complexity of relationships in fellowship. We will address the following questions:

  • How involved should I be at each stage?
  • Help! My child wants to move into a ministry house...what should I expect?
  • What if I have a conflict with a leader?
  • How do I handle other difficult children who are mean to my child?
  • How do I help my child become independent?
  • How do I think through my child's new schedule?
  • What if I perceive my child is being treating unfairly?
  • What if my child does/ does not want me involved?
  • How can I serve those who serve my child?
  • What should I do with all the fears that I have?

Wednesday nights, 7 - 9 PM
August 18 - September 8
$40/standard or $12/reduced

The Thrilling Study of New Testament Grammar

a 5-week class with Ryan Weingartner

Did you know when Jesus said, “Tetelestai” on the cross, he was using the perfect tense of the word telos? Telos means an end and the perfect tense refers to a past completed action with ongoing results. So by using this form Jesus is signifying that his work of redemption has now been completed with ongoing results that we enjoy. Though it can be intimidating, learning basic New Testament grammar will enrich your handling of scripture, and you don't even need to know Greek!

Wednesday nights, 7 - 9 PM
August 18 - September 15
$45/standard or $15/reduced

Men in Marriage

a 5-week class with Lee Campbell

Men want to be successful husbands but often find themselves unmotivated or confused about how to do well with this very important relationship. There are a few principles that if understood and practiced can help a great deal.

Note: This course is intended for men who are currently married

Wednesday nights, 7 - 9 PM
August 18 - September 15
$45/standard or $15/reduced

Women in Marriage

a 5-week class with Mary Beth Gladwell

Can a marriage work in the 21st century? What would a good marriage look like? Could the Bible, written thousands of years ago, possibly have anything relevant to say about this issue? This five-week course will consider what we can do as women to improve our marriages. We will explore such topics as sex, forgiveness, how to create an environment of acceptance, and many more.

Note: This course is intended for women who are currently married

Wednesday nights, 7 - 9 PM
August 18 - September 15
$45/standard or $15/reduced

Survey of the Bible

a 5-week class with John Cleary

Whether you’re discovering the Bible for the first time, or eager to rekindle your passion for Scripture, this course will help you understand, enjoy, and obey God’s Word in ways that draw you near to Christ and transform your life.

Wednesday nights, 7 - 9 PM
August 18 - September 15
$45/standard or $15/reduced