Life Training Electives

As our vision statement clearly states, “We exist as a scriptural community, seeking to make disciples of Jesus Christ …” Life Training Electives are one avenue that assists us in accomplishing this mission in three different ways:
1. We offer a variety of classes for adults that are related to spiritual growth, Bible knowledge and application, life issues, and ministry preparation. Each class is designed to better equip you for life and ministry.
2. Our Men’s and Women’s Ministries offer gender groups /classes which focus upon related issues of men and women.
3. Several classes are offered through specific Discipleship Communities designed to provide a deeper level of relationships designed to move people in discipleship.

List of 2019 Summer Electives (May 29-August 7)


Biblical Worship: Theology Unto the Glory of God

Ben Forrest — Morrocco, M244
Worship has always been a discipline and practice of the church, but so often worship is driven by cultural context rather than biblical exegesis. While culture invaluably shapes expressions of worship, Scripture should guide our theology and ultimately our practice of worship. Thus, the intent of the class is to examine Scripture canonically and sequentially to examine each portion of Scripture for its significance for biblical worship. The goal here is not stylistic preferences, but upon what the Scriptural authors teach us regarding a proper perspective and posture for worship.

A Beautiful Design

Pastor Nathan, Pastor Jeff, Pastor Kent — Korea, M114
God created us to function according to His perfect design, and for all of human history, our world has been male and female. In this 9-session study through Matt Chandler’s book, A Beautiful Design, discover how you were created with a purpose in God’s unchanging plan, exchange your broken and weary perspective on life for His beautiful design, and understand the cleansing power of the gospel, erasing all past, present and future failures.

Music Ministries

Pastor Kevin Haglund — Worship Center & Choir Room
Music is a wonderful gift from God. Come join the Worship Choir as they rehearse every Wednesday night from 7:00-8:30 pm in preparation to lead the congregation during Sunday services. The Worship Choir also rehearses at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings.

Harvest Partners

Jim Vernon, Marilyn Bumgarner, Bonnie Rencher—Algeria, M240
Want to see more of God’s hand at work around the world? Want to know more of His sovereignty, power, faithfulness, love, and mercy? Want to know what brothers and sisters sent out and supported by HBC are doing to make Jesus known to the nations? Want to do something here and now to actually help them? Join us in Harvest Partners for an evening or for a semester. Come. Listen, Pray “voraciously.” Go?

ESL Café

Various Leaders—International Plaza

Each Wednesday night during electives, this team connects with international members of our community. Our goal is to provide one-on- one English tutoring and a grammar class to help community members increase their English skills. We also share culture and engage in intentional conversations. For more information, contact

“let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”

Hebrews 12:1