summer classes

Summer classes will be offered virtually via Zoom. Register here.


    Tuesdays| 6:30-8:30 pm | May 11- Aug 24| 15 weeks | Cost: $150/$280 per couple

    Teacher: Dr. John Mayer | Bethel Baptist Church, Mendota Heights

    The Book of Genesis is, in some ways, one of the most important books in the Bible.  To properly understand the entire Bible, one must clearly understand Genesis.  In fact, the New Testament quotes from Genesis at least 165 times. Key doctrine and themes discussed in this class will be: sin, redemption, justification, the fall, evil, Israel, the promise of the Messiah, creation, and covenants.  Key stories and characters in Genesis are: Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.  The Book of Genesis also serves as the first book of the Pentateuch.          


    NOTE NEW DATES: Thursdays| 7:00-8:30 pm | August 12 & 19 |  Cost: $30 each* 

    *A limited number of scholarships are available.

    Teacher: Pastor Harlan Seri | Zoom class

    God saves us so that we can know Him and take on His character.  This is what He wanted for those Israelites in slavery.  Canaan was not the goal, but it did fulfill a promise.  The goal of Exodus is for people to know God and take on His character.  Come and learn more about God's holiness, the 10 Plagues, the Mosaic Covenant and the Tabernacle.  Perhaps you yourself will hear a "call" like Moses during this time.

  • Can I trust you, God How Israel’s song book instructs our contemporary living. 

    Wednesdays| 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | May 19-June 16 | 5 weeks | Cost: $50 each

    Teacher: Laurie Besonen | Zoom class

    The purpose of the book of Psalms is to reveal the character and actions of a faithful God no matter what the present looks like personally or for the nation of Israel. During this class, we will ask questions that get to the heart level: 

                      Can I trust you, God… with my own regret and shame?

                                                          with my fears about the future?

                                                          with injustice?

                                                          with my concern for our nation?

  • The Holy Spirit in Today’s Culture

    Thursdays| 6:30-8:00 pm | May 6-July 8 | 10 weeks | Cost: $100/ $180 per couple

    Teacher: Dr. Harvey Martin | Zoom class

    "but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8

    Learn how to become reacquainted with the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Understand how He can energize us to live in our world. This class will reignite your faith. 


  • Handling the Sword of the Spirit: Learning the Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation

    Tuesdays| 6:30-8:30 pm | June 1-July 27| 8 weeks | Cost: $80/ $150 per couple

    Teacher: Pastor Ryan Habbena | Zoom class

    Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.  (1 Timothy 2:15)

    The word of God is called the “sword of the Spirit” in Ephesians 6:17.   As believers in Christ we are called to take up and wield this divine sword.   Join Ryan Habbena this summer for an 8 week class in learning the art and science of Biblical interpretation.   Proper Biblical interpretation is essential to correctly handling the sword of the Spirit.  In this class, we will explore the principles of Biblical interpretation through a “hands on approach,” tackling certain passages (often “difficult passages”) to demonstrate how understanding and applying these tried and true methods will well-equip us for the divine call of “wielding the sword of the Spirit.”