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.

2020 Spring Electives, B Term (February 19-April 8) WEDNESDAYS @ 7:00 PM


A Survey of the Old Testament

Dr. David Babbitt — Morocco (M244)

Understanding the Old Testament is necessary for a full comprehension of the New Testament. We will follow the sequence of historical events fitting the various biblical books into that historical context. As we work our way through the Old Testament, we will find the message of God to His people and the unifying principle of the Kingdom of God. There will be a development of spiritual and practical application as we journey through the narrative together.

Women’s Elective

Heather Cook — Japan (M112)

Join us as we study through the book of Genesis seeing God as Creator of the universe and as covenant maker. We will work through Jen Wilkin’s study, answering questions such as: Where did everything come from? Why are we here? Why is the world so broken? Advancing forward into the story of the covenants made with the fathers of our faith – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. A workbook will be made available for purchase for $15.

Men’s Elective

Mike Cook – Greece (W126)
The men of Heritage will journey to authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus in His 33 years on earth. 33 The Series provides men with an inspiring and gospel-centered vision of authentic manhood. It addresses the issues that are at the core of every man’s journey through insightful teaching, inspiring testimonies, expert interviews, and multiple creative features. Video series facilitated by Mike Cook with group discussion.

The Tale of Two Cities: Acts 15-29

Dr. Chris Gnanakan — Korea (M114)
Have you wondered how the Jerusalem church with a few Jews ended up in Rome, the Gentile capital and the center of the World? Join us as we study Acts 15-28 on how Paul started and addressed key issues in the NT churches. Come discover how we are missionally living out what was started in Acts!

Invited: Single Moms Group

Jana Whitney — Romania (W125) Join other single moms for devotional time and prayer. Be encouraged as you connect, build friendships, and gain support for life and parenting issues.


Harvest Partners

Jim Vernon — Algeria (M240)

Join us as we learn more about our missionaries and their work as well as unreached people groups and other religions around the world. Our missionaries are frequently guest speakers in the meetings and every meeting has focused prayer for our missionaries and the people they are reaching. Each segment stands alone, so you may attend a Harvest Partners meeting at any time.

ESL Cafe

Dan & Sarah Parker — 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