FOUNDATIONS COURSE

Over the years of our church, we have had various classes and resources that we have used in our mission to make disciples of Jesus, to bring people into maturity in Christ, and practically, to bring people into membership at JICC.  For the last couple of years, the elders have discussed the need for a longer and more intentional process of receiving new members and more thoroughly instructing in sound doctrine in areas that we previously skimmed in the membership class.  We are excited to be launching Part 1 of this new course.

What do we hope to accomplish?

Establish or re-establish strong foundations in our personal faith and our understanding of church and our calling to make disciples among all people.

Unify the people of our church around shared doctrine for future work of discipleship and multiplication.

Who is the course for?

Bottom line: everyone.  But here is how some specific groups will benefit from it.
  • New people at JICC - this will serve as our expanded membership class and give you a thorough overview of what we believe.
  • For those who have joined the church in the past couple of years: this content will dive deeper into some of the things that were only briefly addressed in the membership class
  • New believers and those coming out of the Alpha program:  this is an important next step in learning about what it means to follow Jesus together as his church.
  • Leaders (home group leaders, worship leaders, etc.): this will be so helpful as you lead people and will also help you serve the elders in testing the new content and providing feedback to improve the process.

What is the format of the class?

You will watch a teaching before class (1-1.5 hours) and then come prepared to discuss, ask questions, and receive supporting information during the live class hour.  

Is their Childcare?

Yes, childcare from birth to 5th grade is available during both class times.  Please sign up in advance so that we can prepare to care for your kids.  Teenagers are encouraged to attend along with their parents or can request to assist with childcare if they already serve in this area.

Course Promo

We are using the content provided by One Church Ministries in their Vision & Commitment Course.  Russ, Jon, Chris, Ralph and their wives have been personally walking through the content with John Lalgee over the last 4 months and will be taking this insight into the class time.  Our hope is to create or supplement our own content in the future. But this course provides a solid starting place to build around.  More details on this will be discussed during the opening sessions of the class and will be covered by Russ at the Members Meeting on September 11, 2022.

Sunday Morning

8:30-9:30 a.m.

September 11 - New Members Only (Introductions)
September 18 - Session 1 - Introduction
September 25 - Session 2 - The Gospel
October 2 - Session 3 - Being Born Again
October 9 - Session 4 - Water Baptism
October 16 - NO CLASS - Church Retreat
October 23 - Session 5 - The Person and Work of HS
October 30 - Session 6 - Baptism in the Holy Spirit
November 6 - Session 7 - The Spirit Filled Life
November 13 - NO CLASS - Man Retreat Weekend
November 20 -Session 8 - Living in the Grace of God
November 27 - NO CLASS - Thanksgiving Weekend
December 4 - Session 9 - The Lordship of Christ
December 11 - Session 10 - Growing in God

Wednesday Night 

7-8 p.m. 

September 14 - Get to know you Night
September 21 - Session 1 - Introduction
September 28 - Session 2 - The Gospel
October 5 - Session 3 - Being Born Again
October 12 -  Session 4 - Water Baptism
October 19 - NO CLASS
October 26 - Session 5 - The Person and Work of the HS
November 2 - Session 6 - Baptism in the Holy Spirit
November 9 - Session 7 - The Spirit Filled Life
November 16 - Prayer Night
November 23 - NO CLASS - Thanksgiving Week
November 30 -Session 8 - Living in the Grace of God
December 7 - Session 9 - The Lordship of Christ
December 14 - Session 10 - Growing in God

Session 1

Introduction

Session 3

Being Born Again

Session 5

The person and work of the Holy Spirit

Session 7

The Spirit-Filled Life

Session 9

Lordship of Christ

Session 2

The Gospel

Session 4

Water Baptism

Session 6

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Session 8

Living in the Grace of God

Session 10

Growing in God