Discipleship classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM
They are designed to guide us in our spiritual growth and to train us up in our walk with Jesus Christ. Based on Ephesians 4:12-15 our desire as a church is to equip God's people for ministry. In doing so, the church will be mature, anchored in biblical truth, and filled with love for one another. Our prayer is that of Paul’s, “that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment... and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11).
Classes run on a quarterly schedule in five tracks of study:
- Story - Aims to expand our understanding of the Story of Redemption told in the Scripture and which continues today in the history of the church.
- Belief - Aims to ground our faith in the teachings of the Scripture held by God's people throughout the ages.
- Discipline - Aims to direct us in applying the Scriptures to our daily lives as we seek to discipline ourselves for godliness.
- Relationship - Aims to shape our interaction with one another according to God's design for humanity made in his image and likeness.
- Leadership - Aims to train up godly leaders to serve in the church, the home, and community.
3-Year Discipleship Scope and Path:
If you're new to Oak Park, one of the questions we often hear is, "What Discipleship Class should I take?" In an effort to guide new members—and even existing ones—on which classes they should take, we've developed a suggested 3-year path. This path will equip you to fulfill the mission of Oak Park and grow to be a leader in the home, the church and in the community.
Quarter 3 Schedule: March 3rd - May 26th
- Bible Study -Ecclesiastes - (Teachers: Gary Yochum & Mike Bauslaugh)
- The book of Ecclesiastes powerfully conveys the meaninglessness of life without God. The world promises fulfillment, but in the end, it cannot truly satisfy the longings of the human heart. We will be using Crossway's Knowing the Bible series study. Copies will be available to purchase in the library. Not necessary for participation in the class, but highly recommended.
- Belief - Humanity & Redemption - (Teacher: Nathan Hunter)
- A study of the doctrines of man and salvation. We will look at what it means to be human, and to be redeemed; delving into doctrines of election, calling, atonement, conversion, and more.
- Discipline - Christian Disciplines - (Teacher: Brian Joines)
- Three seemingly unremarkable principles shape and strengthen the Christian life: listening to God's voice, speaking to him in prayer, and joining together with his people as the church. Though often viewed as normal and routine, the everyday "habits of grace" we cultivate give us access to these God-designed channels through which his love and power flow—including the greatest joy of all: knowing and enjoying Jesus.
- Elective - Heaven - (Teachers: Kirby O'Brien & David Lewis, Jr.)
- What will heaven be like? For Christians, eternity is an exciting promise, but many do not know the details of what life will be like in heaven and throughout eternity.
- Leadership - Evangelism & Missions - (Teachers: Chase Sears & Shane Parker)
- Gain an understanding of a biblical philosophy of evangelism and missions, hear of avenues and opportunities at Oak Park, and learn practical tools for sharing the gospel.
We also have a full schedule of classes for the year.
Register for a Class:
Registration for the above classes opens Sunday, February 3rd.
Complete the registration form or call the church office 812-283-9400.
For more information about our Discipleship Classes please visit the Welcome Center, or contact Kirby O'Brien.