Equipping Classes

Fall 2019

Sundays at 9:00 am


Exposition of Hebrews | Aug 11–Dec 8

Teacher: Scott Bucher
the Chapel
Category: Exposition of a Biblical Book
Focus: This class will focus on equipping our church body through focused exposition of the book of Hebrews. This class will feature engaging and rich teaching with consistent pastoral application.


Systematic Theology, Part 6 | Aug 11–Oct 6

Teacher: Dom Avila & Casey Banks
Location: Room 203
Category: Systematic Theology
Focus: Our focus this term will be on the Church: Ecclesiology and The Future: Eschatology. The class will “systematize” the Bible’s teaching on these two branches of theology with particular focus on the following topics: the inception, organization, ordinances, and ministry of the church; as well as the kingdom of God, the rapture, the tribulation, the resurrections, the eschatological judgments, and the eternal state.
Please note that all are welcome to join our class regardless of whether you’ve been with us before.


Fundamentals of the Faith | Aug 11–Dec 8

Teacher: Don Klassen
Location: Backstage Green Room
Category: Foundations 
Focus: This class will equip new believers with a rock-solid theological foundation while simultaneously helping more mature Christians sharpen their understanding of key doctrines. It will equip the church for evangelism and discipleship while fostering the only kind of unity that truly means anything in the church—unity based on a shared understanding of God’s truth.


Marriage | Aug 11–Oct 6

Teacher: Tom Rios & Kirk Hoffman
Location: Backstage Boardroom
Category: Biblical Skills 
Focus: This class is designed to help couples align their marriages with the biblical examples in Scripture and to build friendships with other Christian couples through Bible study and fellowship. Topics will include theology of marriage, serving one another, conflict resolution, biblical intimacy, communication, and more. 


Membership | Aug 11–Sept 8

Teacher: Ken Harvey
Location: Worship Center Lobby
Category: Foundations 
Focus: Explain the reasons for church membership at Grace, the process, and the heart of GCV for anyone considering joining Grace Church. This class is informal, personal, and designed to help you become a member at Grace Church.


Baptism | Sept 15–29

Teacher: Ken Harvey
Location: Cry Room
Category: Foundations 
Focus: Explain the need, purpose, and process of baptism, culminating in a baptism service in the fall.


Counseling Tools & Methods | Oct 13–Dec 8

Teacher: David Morris
Location: Room 203
Category: Biblical Skills 
Focus: Building on the Introduction to Biblical Counseling Class, Counseling Tools and Methods provides some practical direction and useful templates to help you in the counseling moment. This class is geared toward practical application of biblical models to help you think through and talk through a variety of counseling issues.




High School | Aug 11–Dec 8

Teacher: Shay Thomason
Location: Rooms 201A
Category: Spiritual Formation
Book: Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeJong

Junior High | Aug 11–Dec 8

Teacher: Dan Jackson
Location: Rooms 201B
Category: Spiritual Formation
Book: Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeJong


Children’s Sunday School

Sunday school classes are available for children of all ages. See the Children’s Sunday School page for details. 






Equipping the Saints

Our equipping classes are an essential element in helping us fulfill our mission statement. They provide training for our church family to be more competent, committed, and contagious disciples of Jesus Christ. Here are three reasons why we believe every disciple of Christ should invest in an equipping class here at Grace.

Know God

The Lord has revealed himself and his eternal plan of redemption in a book, and his desire is that we know and love him with our whole being (Matthew 22:37). We are all called to grow in the knowledge of God as a means of growth in godliness (1 Corinthians 14:20). Throughout the New Testament we learn that it is the responsibility of every Christian to grow in our thinking about God. As we increase our knowledge of God—his attributes and his works—our faith also increases, allowing us to become more conformed to His likeness.

Apply Truth

Christ-exalting preaching is absolutely essential to the life and health of the church, but it is not the only ministry of the Word. Preaching exalts, proclaims, and celebrates the glory, majesty, and beauty of God in the Gospel. But it is mainly addressed to the entire congregation without any discussion. Equipping classes provide both monologue and dialogue. They provide detailed training and interaction, with focused time and attention on specific topics (parenting, finances, evangelism, systematic theology, biblical interpretation, etc.) The concentrated nature of the equipping class is designed to teach you to apply the Gospel to every facet of life.

Help Others

Equipping classes should encourage further discipleship. They allow the elders and other gifted teachers the opportunity to exercise a vital, life-giving ministry while training others to use their gifts to build and serve the church. As you learn and grow, you will be equipped with knowledge and experience that you can then invest in others.




Have questions? Contact:
Dominic Avila
(831) 324-3935
[email protected]


Join us this Sunday

10:30 am