What is at the heart of the Christian faith? Who is God really and what does He want with us (if anything at all)? In Foundations 101, we lay the groundwork for what the Christian life is all about. Whether you're in exploration mode or a devout follower of Christ, we all need to learn the essence of why we were created and if there really is a supernatural God. This class strips God from our cultural context, from church tradition and from media portrayal to look at what He says about Himself and about us.March 27 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Jesus commissioned all Christ followers with the joy and responsibility of sharing the good news about God's salvation and grace with other people. So why do many of us find this to be so difficult? Fear, insecurity, intimidation - all of these can be boundaries, not to mention the difficulty of navigating the changing beliefs of culture and biblical truth. In this online class, you'll confront the barriers that are keeping you from sharing about Jesus and practically learn how to navigate conversations of faith.March 22 and 29 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
When most people hear about God’s Law, the Ten Commandments immediately come to mind. But the Law is so much more than that. In this second installment of The Big Picture Bible Study series, we’ll spend five weeks diving into the origin of God’s Law, the aspects of the Law that we rarely hear about, and what importance (if any) the Law has for our modern context.This class is offered at two separate times:Mondays, April 17 - May 15 at 7 p.m. onlineThursdays, April 20 - May 18 at 10 a.m. in person, with a live-streamed option*Participants can also opt to receive the class recordings rather than attend the live classes.Note: The Big Picture Bible Study is an in-depth, chronological study of the whole Bible. In its entirety, it comprises 10 separate studies spread out over a two-year time frame. Consistent class attendance is recommended, and homework is required. "The Law" is the second study in the series, but new students will get caught up in the first week.
Ready to get off the bench and join a Serve Team at Meck? Take Game Time. You were made with a plan and a purpose and equipped with a unique combination of gifts, passions, personality and skills. Yet it sometimes can be difficult to figure out exactly how God wants to use you or what role you might play in His big adventure through the local church. Join us for Game Time to examine the person God made you to be and how you can make a real difference with your life by joining a Serve Team at Meck.To get a head start, you can take the Spiritual Gifts Test below to find your gifts and calling before attending this class.
Did your sweet little angel just talk back to you? And was that an eye roll you just witnessed? When it comes time to discipline our kids, parents can often find themselves facing a crisis of approach. While we might all agree that discipline is necessary, knowing exactly when and how to discipline can be much less clear. In this class, we go to the Bible to learn God's view of discipline and how it can and should be used as an instrument of love and learning.Thursdays, April 27 - May 11 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
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 is an in-person class with a live stream option. Paid childcare is available for in-person attendees. *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.May 2 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Ready to join the team at Meck? Take Team Life. Learn more about Meck: where we've been, where we're headed, and the mission, vision and values that make us unique. This place is full of people from so many different spiritual backgrounds. So whether you're new to church or have been attending for years, join us for Team Life and discover the heart of Meck and what it means to be a member of the team.
MecKidz Baptism Orientation is for kids in second through fifth grade who have already accepted Christ as their Savior and Forever Friend. This is a unique presentation where parents and kids review what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and explore taking the next step of baptism.MecKidz Baptism Orientation is a prerequisite for baptism. You will still need to register your child for baptism.