To locate rooms, see an interior map of the Downtown Campus.
Family Registration & Check-In
Parents, please register your child(ren) for activities in Nursery–Grade 5. When you arrive, come to a Check-In Kiosk so we can greet you and print a name tag for each student.
Preschool–Grade 8 classes are held Sundays, September 15–May 17. Grades 9–12 classes will be held September 22–May 17. Classes will not meet on these Sundays: December 1, 22 & 29, and April 21.
9am & 11am, Rooms 03–09
Nursery care for children (birth–age 3) is available during our worship services on Sundays at 9am & 11am, but not during the Early Worship Services at 7:30am.
Preschool–Grade 5 Classes
9–10:20am, doors open at 8:45am
11am–12:20pm, doors open at 10:45am
Various rooms on the 2nd & 3rd floor
Worship leaders, small group leaders, and teachers help students grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and God’s word. Parents, please escort children in Grade 3 or younger to their classrooms and pick them up when class is finished.
‘His Strength’ Class
11am–12:20pm, Room 205
This adaptive classroom is designed for children who have disabilities or sensory challenges.
Middle School Class
11am–12:20pm, Room 53
Students in grades 6–8 gather for Bible study, activities, and interaction with small group mentors.
Sr High Class
11am–12:20pm, Room 52 (beginning Sept 22)
Students in grades 9–12 gather for Bible study, activities, and interaction with small group mentors.
Middle School & Sr High Gathering
Wednesdays, Sept 18–May 13
6:45–8:30pm, Rooms 52–53
Students in Grades 6–12 are invited to gather for fellowship, activities, snacks, and interaction in large group and small groups.
Caring Well (Part 1)
Sundays, 9–10:30am, Jan 5–March 22, Room 305
In October 2019, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission held its national conference entitled “Caring Well: Equipping Churches to Confront the Abuse Crisis.” In this two-semester class (continuing in Fall 2020), we will watch all 22 sessions (one per week) and discuss the content together. Pastor Bryan will lead the discussion time, giving special focus on how we apply this information to our own lives—in our families and our church. While the content will be different each week, this class will have an open format—you can enter or exit at any point in either semester. Leader: Pastor Bryan Pickering
The Person & Work of Jesus
Sundays, 9–10:30am, Jan 5–March 22, Room 310
The doctrine of Christ is the centerpiece of not only Christian theology, but also of the Christian faith. One of the most important questions we must answer is the question Jesus asked his disciples, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). If we are to see and savor Christ, we must know who he is and what he has done. This course will cover what the Bible teaches about Christ’s person and his work, attempting to answer perennial questions about the Incarnation, the human and divine nature of Jesus, and how we are to live in light of Jesus’ identity and saving work. Leader: David Larson
Becoming a Better Listener
Sundays, 9–10:30am, Jan 19–Feb 16, Heritage Room
Listening is not quietly preparing your response while you wait for the other person to stop talking. Yet that’s often how we “listen” in our daily interactions with others. Join Pastor Ming-Jinn Tong as he leads us in thinking about becoming better listeners. Register. Leader: Pastor Ming-Jinn Tong
Note: The same class will be offered again on Sundays, March 22–May 3.
Imagination for the Christian Life
Sundays, 11am–12:30pm, Jan 26–March 8, Heritage Room
This class will define and describe the imagination, explore its dangers and true purpose, and suggest a biblical vision for training our imaginations to lead us to greater love for God and neighbor. Excellent resources exist to help Christians think and feel appropriately, but not many exist to guide Christians in exercising their capacity to imagine. Therefore, with Augustine of Hippo and C.S. Lewis as our guides, we will consider what Scripture teaches about the imagination and how it matters for prayer, relationships, fighting sin, processing grief, and more. Leader: Zach Howard
The Parent Room
11am, September 15–May 17, Room 314
Parents are invited to gather for prayer, encouragement, and occasional topical sessions. See Parent Room schedule. Leader: Pastor Bud Burk
Gathering for Single Moms
9–10:30am, Room 322 (meets year-round)
Single moms are invited to come for time of encouragement, fellowship and prayer with facilitators Haven Stephens and Cynthia McGill (both single moms with grown children). Contact: Haven Stephens
10:45am–Noon, Room 114 (meets year-round)
Adults in mid-life and beyond gather to be taught and apply God’s word to their lives, to share and pray, and to hear from global partners once each month. Leaders: Mark & Connie Evans (612-702-4871), Keith Anderson
11am–12:30pm, Room 310 (meets year-round)
This class for adults of all ages meets to grow in the grace of encouragement and friendship with one another and to study the Bible together. This Fall, the class will study the book of Isaiah.
All Nations Fellowship
11am–12:20pm, Room 307
Join this class for multiethnic fellowship, teaching, outreach, and discipleship.
Escuela Dominical (Hispanic Sunday School)
11am–12:30pm, Room 111(meets year-round)
¡Únase a nosotros para un tiempo del estudio de la Palabra de Dios, oración y comunión! Para más information,se ponga en contacto con Gretchen Spencer al 612-338-7653 x436 u .
All are welcome to join this class to build relationships and enjoy a study of God’s word in Spanish.
Third Sunday of the Month, 9–10:30am, Commons
Transitions is for those in a season of any type of employment change. Our purpose is to assess, encourage, equip and connect you so you can display Gods glory and find joy in the midst of significant change. All are welcome! RSVP to Don Hoffert via email one day before the gathering.
Study for Men & Women: Hebrews (Part 2)
Tuesdays, January 7–March 17, 6:30–8:45pm, Room 314, 322
Hebrews is a letter of encouragement that beautifully connects the Old Testament to the New. In this first of a three-part Precept Ministries inductive Bible Study, you will learn and be encouraged through workbook-guided self-study (5 hours per week), group discussion, and a live lecture and share/prayer time. Leaders: Mark & Connie Evans. Register.
All Nations English Conversation Class
Mondays, Sept 16–Dec 16 & Jan 6–May 18
6:30–8pm, Room 205 (no class on Jan 20 & April 13)
Adult English learners (intermediate to advanced level) are invited to come and improve conversational skills. In small groups, students speak with a tutor about a different topic each week. To register for this class, contact Erin Evans.
Women’s Bible Studies
Women’s Ministry invites women to gather at various times of the week for study, fellowship, and growing together around God’s word. Winter study options include:
God of Creation: Genesis 1–11 (Jen Wilkin)
Wednesdays, January 22–April 1
For information on women’s studies, contact Gretchen Spencer.