Sunday Mornings 9:00 am and 10:30 am
Welcome to Equip K-Groups! The "K" stands for koinonia, which is "fellowship" in New Testament Greek. K-Groups are one of NCC’s expressions of a warm, fellowship environments in which we can fulfill the “one another” commands of Scripture while growing together in mutual discipleship and encouragement for the equipping of the body of Christ. Click here to listen to audio from current and past Equip classes.
Each of our adult K-Groups will be doing a Survey of the New Testament during the first and third quarters of 2019. See each of the K-Groups listed below:
4th Quarter K-Groups (Beginning October 6th)
First Hour (9:00 am - 10:15 am)
Developing Biblical Discernment (October 6th - November 24th)
Taught By: Jeremiah Kiberg
John MacArthur provides a very simple definition of discernment, "discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about truth. In other words, the ability to think with discernment is synonymous with an ability to think biblically." We will be taking 8 weeks (October 6th - November 24th) to learn how to push every issue of life through a biblical grid to ensure that we are honoring the Lord with every decision and every perspective that we have as it relates to the idealogies that we encounter throughout our lives. We will seek to make each class imminently practical and relevant to our daily lives as believers.
Joy To The World! (December 1st - December 22nd)
Taught By: Jeremiah Kirberg
Once upon a time, there was a season in the church year known as "Advent." The word comes to us from the Latin for "coming." The purpose of the season was to anticipate the coming of Christ to earth; it was a season that focused on waiting. We will be spending the first four Sundays in December celebrating the four weeks of Advent - hope, faith, joy and peace. Be sure to plan to join us in recovering this wonderful tradition within the church as we celebrate the first coming of our Lord and anticipate His second coming!
Thinking Through Our Faith (October 13th - November 17th)
Taught By: Bruce Scheidhauer
When asked by a Pharisee, "What is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus responded, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" (Matthew 36, 37). What does it mean to love God with our minds? Why is it important? Should our faith be "blind" or informed? As we think about our faith, what are the big thoughts on which we should take our stand? This six-week class will seek to answer these questions and suggest how we might - as the Apostle Paul did in Athens - engage and reason with a world unsympathetic to the Gospel.
Old Testament Theology (November 24th - December 29th)
Taught By: Mark Drinkard
What exactly is the Old Testament? A group of Jewish religious writings? Christian Scripture? This introduction to Old Testament theology will focus on these questions and specifically address how we as New Covenant believers should approach and read the Hebrew Bible. As we study the major works of Moses, the Prophets and the Writings, we will focus on "everything written about" Jesus (Luke 24:44).
Discovering NCC (October 13th - November 3rd)
Taught By: The Elders of NCC
This 4 - week class helps you learn more about New Community Church and the importance of committing yourself to a local church. You will discover more in depth who we are, what we believe, and you'll understand our core values. During your time in this class, we hope you will be encouraged by what God is doing at NCC and get prepared to join the family. Please sign up online.
Contact the church office for more info on this class!
Second Hour (10:30 am - 11:45 am)
Creeds, Councils and Confessions
Taught By: Dr. Andy Steele
The first thousand years of the Christian church saw incredible changes. The Roman Empire, which both persecuted and nurtured the Church, passed away. Despite the coming of what many labeled the "Dark Ages," Christianity thrived and spread throughout the known world. This class will seek to look beyond the events. We'll study the struggle between heretics and orthodox, and see how many of our key doctrines were recognized by the Church through the study of God's Word.
The Peace Maker
Taught By: Anthony Mawhorter & Pete Monaghan
Peacemakers are people who breathe grace. They draw continually on the goodness and power of Jesus Christ, and then they bring his love, mercy, forgiveness, strength and wisdom to the conflicts of daily life. God delights to breathe His grace through peacemakers and use them to dissipate anger, improve understanding, promote justice, and encourage repentance and reconciliation. Join us to learn how you can become the peacemaker that God has called you to be in your relationships.
Quarterly Special (Couples)
Taught By: Ray Mehringer & Mike Grant
In whatever state you see your own marriage, I am confident you will find the principles and practices in the EQUIP Sweethearts Bible Study what you have searched for as you seek to reflect Jesus Christ's relationship to His bride - the church. In this twelve week study, we'll discuss how to keep a good marriage going and how to be a fulfilled and fulfilling husband and wife. You will find yourself echoing the words of the couples we have taught the last 15 years: 1) this is needed in our marriage, 2) this is Biblically driven, 3) the information is clearly presented, and 4) the exercises are very practical in promoting ways to honor Christ in your marriage.