Connection Classes

Designed to inspire and challenge you, Connection Classes are informal and interactive, ideal for building a stronger faith and new friendships. Classes cover a variety of topics, with new classes starting each quarter.


Faith Church Adult Connection Classes • Fall 2017


The Story of the Reformation • Facilitated by Randy Schloneger • Room 190
With the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation coming this October, we’re going to take a quarter to dig into the stories behind the Reformation. Join us to explore the lives of Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, the Anabaptists, and the events of the Catholic Counter Reformation.

Philippians • Facilitated by Dave Forbes • Room 150
The message of Paul’s little letter to the Philippians can be summarized in two words: Be Joyful! But the application of that message needs a little teasing out. This quarter, we’ll dig into Paul’s repeated command to rejoice. As we study this “joy epistle” together we will discover the reasons for joy in Paul’s life and what can bring us joy. 

Making Sense of a Chaotic World: boundaries that define our belief and behavior • Facilitated by Glenn Griffis • Room 148
In the Evangelical Free Church, we like to say we “major on the majors, and minor on the minors.” Our statement of faith reflects that emphasis on major beliefs. As we study the EFCA doctrinal statement we’ll see how it’s rooted in Scripture, reflective of charity, and focused on the glory of God.



The Theology of the Reformation • Facilitated by John King and Gregg Herke • Room 190
This Fall, we will observe the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, one of the most important turning points in the 2000 year history of Christianity. The catalyst for the beginning of this event was a monk and theology professor, Martin Luther of Germany. What circumstances propelled this formerly obscure man to challenge the hierarchy of the Church? We will examine the course of Martin Luther's eventful life and the content of his theology, which can be studied in the 50+ volumes of his written works. 

The Reason for God • Facilitated by Julie Foster • Room 150
In today’s secular age, we take it for granted that all beliefs are doubtable; nothing is taken for granted. Given the wildly divergent belief systems available to us today, how do we address our doubts? How do we strengthen our faith? How do we give a reason for believing in God? Join us this quarter to study Pastor Tim Keller’s bestselling book “The Reason for God” and discover a sound and rational belief in the Christian God. The book and study guides will be available for a small donation.

Living Today • Facilitated by Jack Rogers and John Fairweather • Room 254
This group meets year-round for a detailed study of God’s Word and vibrant prayer.