The Evangelical Covenant Church of Springfield
January 5, 2014- June 15, 2014
(No classes on Easter Sunday 4/20/14)  9-10:00 a.m.

1. New Testament Overview, Roger Dager, Leader
Have you ever wondered how the revelation of Jesus Christ in the pages of the New Testament apply to you personally, to your community, and even to the whole world? Have you needed a guide, or an accountability partner to help you to read, and understand, this marvelous gift of God? This class will encourage you to read the scriptures each week, provide historic and theological context, and let the power of God's Spirit teach, inspire, and change Christian disciples.
2. Effective Parenting in a Defective World, Todd and Kirsten Ondrick, Leaders
Parenting is hard work isn't it, especially when our goal is raising kids who will follow Jesus forever! Using video and discussion material by Chip Ingram, this Bible-based class will give you a vision for your children's future, an understanding of God's principles for child-rearing, and life-changing help for today!  Todd and Kirsten Ondrick (kmondrick@gmail.com) will facilitate discussion. Now is the time to join others in parenting God's way. Study guides are available. Beginning April 6-June 15 (no class Easter Sunday) 9-10 a.m.
3. Living with Passion and Purpose : A Woman After God's Own Heart,  by Elizabeth George, Michelle Roberts, Leader
Continuing the study of the Gospel of Luke by focusing on the principles, prophecies, passion, purpose and prayers of Jesus Christ, this study will help women become more like Jesus in every way. Class time includes scripture study, discussion and prayer. All women are welcome. Feel free to call Michelle at 364-3591 with any questions.
4. Prayer Group, Prayer Ministry Team Leading
Prayer is the vital link between Almighty God and His children. It is the lifeline for individuals, for the community of God, and the world. God hears and moves, and things change! Come as you are able, meet with God and others, to worship Him and pray for personal and corporate needs. The world needs more prayer warriors!

Classes are appropriate for persons of all ages and stages of spiritual growth. Scholarships are available for class material from the class leader.

Bible and Life Studies
Bible Studies
Spring Sunday School

Beginning January 29 - 6:30 p.m. To 8:00 p.m.

1. Women's Discipleship Bible study, Becoming A Woman of Strength, Lynn Anderson and Sui Ling Hoang, Leaders

God's eyes search the world to strengthen those who are His. He is determined to provide every resource to build up His people in relationship to Him, for His glory, and for the good of His Kingdom. We are excited to again join Bible teacher Cynthia Heald by using her series, Becoming A Woman of Strength. When encountering the difficulties and obstacles of life, it is a comfort and blessing to be assured of God's desire to strengthen and equip His children. This Bible study will encourage you to depend upon the strength of the Holy Spirit in all of life's circumstances. Weekly sessions include a 30 minute video teaching, discussion, and home study. Please see Lynn or Sui Ling to request a workbook ($7.50, scholarships available) and to join the class, or email Lynn at LJAnders@aol.com. January 29-April 23, 2014 (no class 4/16/14)

2. Christianity Explored, Pastor Craig Carlson and CE Team, Leaders

Christianity Explored is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with others. Whether you have previous experience in Church, with Christians or the Bible, or none at all, this course is for you. Everyone is welcome. We will respect your background, culture and beliefs. The focus is on Mark's Gospel, with its emphasis on who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow Him. All materials are free. A free meal precedes the class at 5:45PM. It is a 7 week course. We sometimes add 3 additional sessions depending on the class. Register in the Church Lobby, or call the Church Office at 413-782-5212.

3. Prayer Group, Prayer Ministry Team, Leaders

The Lord invites His people to come and share their joys, needs and concerns with Him, and promises to hear and answer. This is an ongoing prayer group committed to seeking, asking and finding the Presence and Power of Almighty God. This group is a great place to join with others, particularly if you are "new" to small group prayer time. Feel free to come weekly, or as able.

All classes are appropriate for persons of all ages and stages of spiritual growth. Scholarships are available for class material from the class leader.

Wednesday Night Studies