Come Learn With Us!  New Semester of Classes Beginning January 8

Equipping Classes meet on the HNW campus and exist to teach you biblical knowledge and/or skills for life in this world as a follower of Christ. The focus of these classes is not on building community (though that will happen) but on educating and training for life and ministry. We want people to know what God’s Word says and how the Bible shapes their approach to life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do Equipping Classes last?
Equipping Classes range from 4-13 weeks, depending on the subject. Options will be blocked by “semesters” – Spring, Summer, and Fall: roughly Feb-Apr, Jun-Aug, and Sept-Nov, respectively.

What types of classes are offered?
Subjects range from doctrine to “Basics for New Believers” to “Science and the Bible” to parenting to spiritual growth to finances to “HNW Essentials” to marriage to disciple making to books of the Bible. A wide variety of subjects give us opportunity to equip the body in many ways!

What if I don’t attend an Equipping Class that lasts all semester?
We would encourage you to take multiple classes to total 12-13 weeks OR take time to serve in another ministry of the church.

Who can attend an Equipping Class?
Equipping Classes are for any adult wanting to grow in their knowledge, skills, or disciplines. Most classes will not be determined by adult life stage, so anyone (singles, marrieds, younger, older) is welcome to attend any class.

*A few select classes may be men, women, or couples only.

Where do I find community if not in an Equipping Class?
While there will be some community happening in Equipping Classes, that is not their primary focus. Community and body life (where the members of this local body are more personally encouraged and deeply challenged) happen in Life Groups. Our Life Groups meet off campus throughout the week. There will also be regular gatherings for sections of the church (singles, young marrieds, men, women, empty nesters, etc.) to get together and celebrate what God is doing in their lives.

8 a.m. Classes
  • Joshua, Judges, and Ruth | Room W100 | Various Leaders 
    This class explores the highlights of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth.
    Register Here
9 a.m. Classes
  • Essentials Classes | Room A104 | Led by Roy Fletcher & Spencer Benkendorfer
    We will offer classes on Sunday mornings to help you learn more about who we are, what we believe, and what we value. HNW Essentials classes will be offered on the first, second and third Sundays of each month. You do not have to take them in any specific order. If you are considering membership with HNW, these classes are required.
    Register Here
  • Baptism Class | Room A102 | Led by Pastor Alan Bugg
    This class is for adults who have a desire to be baptized or for adults who would like to learn more about baptism. In this class you will gain insight on what baptism is and what it is not. If you are considering baptism at HNW, this class is required before your baptism can be scheduled.
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  • How To Share Your Faith | 13 Weeks | Room A103 | Led by Robert Udoh & Kevin Hammon
    This class will help you identify people and places already in your daily routines, encouraging and empowering you to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Evangelism shouldn’t be an artificial religious sales pitch. We shouldn’t be afraid of burning bridges with people we know and love. Instead, we should build bridges with our stories to connect people to the heart of the Savior. This class will equip you with the what, why, AND how of sharing the Gospel with others. Class workbooks available for $10.
    Register Here
  • Living The Sermon On The Mount | 10 Weeks | Room A211B | Led by Loys Gentry & Matt Delp
    The gospel life is so much more than an escape from Hell and a secured eternity. It is about the way we live life today. As we live for Jesus and bring His love to the world, the kingdom is near. “On earth as it is in Heaven!” Explore the Sermon on the Mount with us and how we can live kingdom lives here and now for God’s glory!
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  • Ready Or Not: For Battle-Weary Parents | 10 Weeks | Room A211C | Led by Katie Rogers
    From the moment a child enters your life, parenting is a tough job. It’s even harder when a child is struggling with difficult behaviors—defiance, rejection, running away, drug addiction, sexual misconduct, criminal activity, attachment issues, rage, and beyond. Parenting a child in crisis leaves parents worn out from exhaustion, frustration, and fear. Through this study we will explore fear and frustration through the eyes of grace and truth as well as how to rediscover faith when parenting a child who seems aimless.
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  • What Did You Expect: Redeeming The Realities Of Marriage | 10 Weeks | Room A215 | Led by Robert Galabeas
    It won’t take long for you to be disappointed in marriage. The Bible teaches that we all bring something destructive into our relationships – sin. We often blame our spouse. We blame our circumstances. We rarely take seriously the nature of our own sin. “What Did You Expect?” challenges you to look into the mirror of God’s Word and see yourself with clarity. Maybe it’s you. Maybe you love yourself more than your spouse. Maybe you love your kingdom more than God’s Kingdom. When you reach that level of honesty, you’re at the edge of real good things for your marriage. Start working on a marriage of unity, understanding, and love.
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  • Joshua, Judges, and Ruth | Room W100 | Led by Bruce Hurst 
    This class explores the highlights of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth.
    Register Here
  • Spiritual Gifts | 4th Sunday of Every Month | Room A102 | Led by Various Pastors
    When a person trusts by faith in Christ for salvation they are sealed in the Holy Spirit! This means that we can be assured of our salvation but also means the Holy Spirit indwells us and empowers us to glorify God. One of the ways He equips us to glorify God is by giving us spiritual gifts. These gifts may spring from abilities or talents you’ve always had or be something entirely new! No matter which gifts you have, ALL of them are to be used to build up the body of Christ and bring Him glory. In this class, we’ll talk about the gifts and help you discover which one(s) you may have. We’ll also help you understand HOW you can use them to build up the church.
    Register Here
10:45 a.m. Classes
  • Essentials Classes | Room A104 | Led by Stan Parker
    We will offer classes on Sunday mornings to help you learn more about who we are, what we believe, and what we value. HNW Essentials classes will be offered on the first, second and third Sundays of each month. You do not have to take them in any specific order. If you are considering membership with HNW, these classes are required.
    Register Here
  • Science And The Bible: Friends Or Foes | 13 Weeks | Room A211A | Led by John Oneacre
    This class will examine two worldviews; the secular, evolutionary worldview versus the Biblical, Creationist worldview. How was the Universe formed?  What is Life? What is Man? Is the Earth Unique? Was Noah’s Flood Real of Fictional? Where did we come from, why are we here, and where are we going?  We will examine Scripture, primarily the Book of Genesis to answer these questions.  Along the way we will explore sciences such as geology, paleontology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and archeology. How do they fit into and not contradict God working in the world?
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  • 1 Peter: A Living Hope In Christ | 10 Week Ladies Class | Room A211B | Led by Susan Parker
    Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Cost of the book for this study is $13.
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  • Esther | 10 Weeks | Room A215 | Led by Earl Hudspeth
    The book of Esther contains the story of a beautiful young Israelite who risked her life to serve God and save her people. This class is a chapter-by-chapter look at how God used the circumstances in Esther’s life, as he uses the decisions and actions of all humans, to work out His divine plans.
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  • Divine Health: A Biblical Approach To Nutrition | 13 Weeks | Room W100 | Led by Steve Steeves, CCN, CTN, ND
    Divine Health is a healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on The 5 Essentials:  Food, Water, Rest, Movement and Supplemental Nutrition. This education offers an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle where people get better together by optimizing their health in each of these five areas. Each essential supports and influences the others, offering a practical step-by-step approach for anyone to follow.  Copies of “The Trinity Diet” by Steve Steeves will be made available for $10.
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  • Malachi | 13 Weeks | Room A211C | Led by Bill Roberts
    Pastor John Piper said, “The great temptation for Israel in the Old Testament and for the church of Christ today is to forget that we are pilgrims not natives in this world.” This is the theme of Malachi where we find the people of God, returned from exile, and still not having learned their lessons. God’s people today struggle with the same temptation: to lose sight of what God has called us out of and to for His purposes and glory. This verse-by-verse look at Malachi will give insight into the timeless traps that both the Old Testament people of Israel gave into and believers today still battle.
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Contact:
e. sandyr@HNW.org
p. 281.469.3389