Ever wondered about the will of God or what certain theological terms mean? Do you want to hone your skills as a friend, parent or spouse? Do you struggle to forgive people who’ve offended you? These and many other topics are offered in Thrive classes, designed to equip believers with spiritual and practical education, in order to make us more effective in life and in the kingdom of God.

Thrive classes are offered on Sunday mornings before service. Kids Thrive too, with their Ministry Through the Arts training, where they learn how to use their creativity to worship the Lord through the Arts.

Thrive Class Information

Thrive Classes 
thrive_logo-webThrive class schedule:

Thrive classes have resumed, but it’s not too late to join.   Classes meet each Sunday from 9:00 AM-9:40 AM.   Here are the current series topics:

“Quiet Radicals”

Let’s take a fresh look at four of the world-changing but lesser-known disciples, Philip, Andrew, Bartholomew and Thomas. This class will offer the use of Scripture and Biblical history to expand our knowledge about these men, their moment of calling and how they impacted the world following the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pastor Bill Harper will facilitate this 4-session class.

“The Invisible War”

Spiritual warfare is part of life. It’s time for believers to raise the shield of faith in their daily lives and situations. This series draws on Ephesians 6 and explores a biblical view of spiritual warfare and how to prayerfully defend ourselves and our families. Alex Polmans will facilitate this 8-session dvd series by Chip Ingram.

“Unfriended”  (begins Sunday, September 3)

This 4-week class is a character study on Job and his “friends,” taught by Norbert Senftleben.  We see in the archetypal suffering of Job and the response of his comforters, that humanity does not have the answers for those who suffer.   In the end, God instructs Job to pray for his friends, who “had not spoken that which was right” about God; why was Elihu not included in their number?  In the midst of his crisis, Job had a fresh revelation of God that changed his life and perspective in a way that human words could not.


Upcoming Fall Classes:

“Living The Spirit-Formed Life” (coming in October)

This is a 9-week class that addresses many of the fundamental elements of our faith, discipleship issues such as worship, hearing God’s voice, fasting, walking in forgiveness, feeding on the Word of God, prayer and walking in the fullness of the Spirit, to name a few.  These and other spiritual disciplines can propel us toward a life in victory in Christ.  This class has the added variety of multiple facilitators, with the participation of the SWC elders.

“The Conquering Spirit”  (coming in November)

The believer in Christ is equipped with everything needed to have a conquering spirit. It is necessary for us to understand that the evil around us must not be resisted in the flesh, and that a fleshly response actually opens the door to the enemy’s interference. Rather, through the Holy Spirit, believers can overcome anything with which the enemy assails us, living as “more than conquerors,” through Christ.  Norbert Senftleben will teach this class.

Sundays, 9:00 to 9:40 am.

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