Ongoing Classes


Mondays, 7:00 pm – English as a Second Language (ESL)

Become more confident reading and speaking English!  We use the Bible, as well as other materials, to help you practice and gain proficiency in English skills. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels are available.

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – Women's Bible Study

Discussion Leader: Dana Pratt
This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange!

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – Round-Table Discussion Class

Discussion Leader: Ray Pratt
Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the Life of Joshua.

Registration requested for these classes

Fall Term Classes

Stop Being Dysfunctional – Forever

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – September 7 - October 5  (5 weeks)

NEW! Biblical Application Series

Thursdays, 7:00 pm – September 8 - November 10  (10 weeks)
Register for any or all in the series

Classes 1-2:  Faith Applied to Modern Living: Is it Possible? (Sep 8-15) – Completed

Class 3:  Biblical Principles for Managing Personal Finances (Sep 22) – Completed

Class 4:  Loving Our Neighbors: Refugees (Sep 29) – Completed

Classes 5-7:  Bible Principles for Digital Media (Oct 6-20) – Completed

Classes 8-10:  Addiction, Anxiety & Depression in the context of Faith (Oct 27-Nov 10) – Rachel Launchbury, Oregon
Addictive behaviors and/or mental illness affect many, perhaps ourselves or ones we love. In these classes led by a professional in the field, we will explore the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of addiction and recovery. We will define addiction, learn about brain chemistry, unravel the stages of change, and review the 12-step programs and the spiritual implications of such programs.

Taking Action from the Book of James

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – October 12 - November 9  (5 weeks)
Instructor: Brian Ross (via distance learning from Texas)

Quickly uncover core Christian teachings in the book of James, and immediately put them into practice in meaningful ways!  Bonus: each week you’ll receive one step of the five step tool needed to do this on your own with any portion of scripture.

December Series

Thursdays, 7:00 pm – December 1 - 15  (3 weeks)
Instructor: Paul Elliott (via distance learning from Florida)

Dec 1 – Jesus: Changing Our View of God
Jesus came to offer his life as a sacrifice, to open the way of salvation. And he did much more!  Of all people who have ever lived, he changed the world more than anybody else—he revolutionized the way the Jews, and the rest of the world, think about God.

Dec 8 – The Tree of Life
The Bible uses trees as imagery to teach us various lessons. One of the most interesting, and puzzling, uses of trees are the references to the "Tree of Life”. Was or is this a real tree? Is there a lesson in what we know about this Tree of Life that will help us today?

Dec 15 – The Bible Formula for Life
Salvation is a concept of enormous importance, and with many dimensions. Yet the Bible presents us with a very simple Formula for Life which teaches us how to attain salvation, and how to live our lives. This simple, helpful, formula seems to apply to both mortal life and eternal life—the first and second creations.


Not in Urbana?

Even if you do not live in the Urbana/Champaign area, you can still attend our classes! For our Wednesday and Thursday classes you can connect via video conferencing.

To join the classes from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States : +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 706 992 6765