Baby Steps: Beginning the Parenting Journey Well (for parents of newborns to 18-month-olds): Congratulations on entering the wonderful adventure of parenthood! So, what exactly did you get yourself into? More importantly, what kind of parent does God want you to be? In this class, we focus on you as the parent – celebrating your call to be a mother or father and helping you to understand the spiritual impact that you will have on your child. And as your church, we’ll walk you through all the ways in which we aim to support you as you seek to raise your child in a Christ-centered home. Together, we will help you dream big for your child and learn how to make those dreams a reality. *This class is designed for parents of newborns to 18-month-olds. It's also a required class for any parent who plans to participate in the Baby Dedication ceremony.April 21 | 9:30 a.m. (in person at Meck)NOTE: Class recordings will not be available for this class.
Having a child has been described as having your heart exist outside your body. We worry for them, have hopes for them, and grieve alongside them, but often we aren't in a practice of praying for them. It can be hard to find a balance of praying for our own desires for our kids while still feeling like we are honoring their free will and God's eternal will. In this class, we will explore the role of prayer in a parent's life: how we can articulate our hopes and worries in prayer and simultaneously lay them before God, and how we can build a community practice of praying for the children in our lives that we care for.This class will be held at Meck during the 11 a.m. service. You can register one time and attend whichever classes you are able. Each month we will explore a different topic (outlined below) of prayer and spend time practicing different ways we can pray for our young children, unborn children, teens, foster children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and adult children.April: FaithMay: CharacterSeptember: SafetyOctober: RelationshipsNovember: Future
Every human being experiences singleness at some point in their life, and some for their entire life. In fact, singleness is currently at a record high in our culture. And yet, few of us have discovered the key to thriving as single adults or have stopped to consider the unique ways in which singleness can draw us closer to God. In this class, we’ll explore the many purposes God has for singleness, we’ll examine Jesus’ model of singleness, we’ll troubleshoot some of the unique challenges of the single life, and we’ll discuss the robust opportunities for communal life that are available. Whether you currently find yourself discontent in your singleness or loving every moment of it, this class will supply you with fresh vision and support.Tuesdays, April 23 - May 7 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
In this year-long series, we'll discuss the core beliefs of various faith systems throughout the world. We’ll talk about evaluating truth claims, we’ll compare and contrast them with Christianity, and we’ll learn how to build bridges with adherents of other religions.This Spring we’ll discuss Islam and Judaism. Over the summer, we’ll tackle Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses, and then we’ll wrap up with Eastern religions, contemporary spirituality, and postmodernism in the Fall.NOTE: This is an online class. Class recordings will be available for registrants.
Team Life is designed to teach you about Meck and what makes up our DNA—our mission, vision and values. It also serves as our membership class where you can learn more about joining our mission to help spiritual explorers become fully devoted followers of Christ.Meck is made up of people from many different spiritual backgrounds; some with extensive church backgrounds, others who are brand new to church and many in between. Knowing this, we designed the class to clearly explain the history and heart of Meck, and what it means to be a member.There are both online and in person options for this class.