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Real Life Classes are where you can be biblically equipped to grow as a disciple of Jesus and do the work God has called you to do! Discover God's truth and design for your life, and take your next step in biblical knowledge, marriage, finances, spiritual growth, parenting, leadership, and more! Whatever your next step looks like, Real Life Classes will help you TAKE it!





WINTER CLASSES



BIBLE CLASSES


    

       

THRU THE NEW TESTAMENT:
MATTHEW TO REVELATION

September 25 - Until finished
Sunday Mornings at 9:45am


Is knowing what is written in the New Testament important? If you answered yes, where would you tell someone to begin the process of learning it? Consider attending Thru The New Testament as a starting point. This class hopes to be a group of people who are welcomed each week by warm and friendly hosts and introduced to teachers who are well prepared to talk you Thru The New Testament. Jump in at any book, and jump out when you are Thru The New Testament.

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THRU THE OLD TESTAMENT:
GENESIS TO MALACHI

January 15 - Until finished
Sunday Mornings at 11:30am


Is knowing what is written in the Old Testament important? If you answered yes, where would you tell someone to begin the process of learning it? Consider attending Thru The Old Testament as a starting point. This class hopes to be a group of people who are welcomed each week by warm and friendly hosts and introduced to teachers who are well prepared to talk you Thru The Old Testament. Jump in at any book, and jump out when you are Thru The Old Testament.

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EXPLORING THE BIBLE

CLASS IS ONGOING. JOIN ANYTIME
Sunday Mornings at 8:00am


An on-going verse by verse study of the books of the Bible. Open class, join anytime. The book of focus will change periodically.

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MEN'S CLASS: BIBLE 101

Class is ongoing - Join anytime
Tuesday Mornings 6:30-7:00am // Bldg. 2, Auditorium


Former pastor, elder, and San Francisco beat cop Dan Lynch has a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, insight, and experience with the word of God. This ongoing class gives you the opportunity to learn about the Bible from one of the best! No need to register ahead of time, just show up with a Bible. Some men arrive early for fellowship - highly recommended. It’s only half an hour long.

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MARRIAGE & PARENTING CLASSES


    

       

THE SMART STEPFAMILY

January 15 - March 5
Sunday Mornings at 11:30am


Leading stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily.
Participants will need to have the Smart Stepfamily participant guide which will need to be purchased prior to class.

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PARENTING THROUGH THE PHASES

January 15 - February 19
Sunday Mornings at 11:30am


A phase is defined as a time frame in a kid's life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. Learning how to acknowledge each phase for you as a parent to be able to influence your kids during these critical stages.

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PARENTING WITH A PURPOSE

January 15 - February 12
Sunday at 9:45am


Spend 5 weeks with a couple who've taught middle school for a combined 46+ years and have been parenting 3 of their own kids for the past 17 years. This class is for people with kids of any age at home. Each class will focus on an umbrella topic (Abide, Boundaries, Communication, and Dedication), and feature Q & A time.

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TBRI®
FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS

January 15 - March 5
Sunday Mornings at 9:45am


Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI® )is designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced adversity and/or trauma. You will both explore the theory behind this approach which is based on research in attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience, and gain tools for connecting, empowering, and correction.

This approach, based on attachment, offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential. These skills and understanding can also apply to all relationships. Workbook provided.

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SAVING YOUR MARRIAGE
BEFORE IT STARTS

January 15 - March 5
Sunday at 11:30am


“I knew we weren’t supposed to be married, but too much money had already been spent on the ceremony and reception. Invitations had gone out. It would’ve been too embarrassing and hard to break the engagement.” This story is a great example of why pre-engagement/marital counseling is of great value. Research shows that pre-marital/engagement counseling decreases the chance of divorce by 30%. Whether you are engaged or just getting serious in your relationship come and prepare.

All participants will take the SYMBIS assessment which will be emailed one week prior to the first day of class.

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BUILD TO LAST:
GOD'S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE

Sundays at 9:45am
Sundays at 11:30am
Thursday Evenings 5:45PM


Have you ever wondered why some marriage last, and some don't? In this 9 week marriage class we will help couples discover God's design for a marriage that is built to Last.. We will cover important topics like a solid foundation, working through conflict and having good communication, and what it means to create a marriage where you become one.

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GRACE BASED PARENTING

January 15 - February 19
Sunday Mornings 9:45AM


This 6 week class brings the best out of those you love the most by creating an atmosphere of grace. Grace Based Parenting... relies on God's love, replicates His forgiveness and commitment to His children, and displaces fear as a motivator for every behavior.

Participants need to purchase Grace Based Parenting workbook PT 1

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THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES

January 15 - February 26
Sunday at 9:45am


Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall by the wayside. Understanding the 5 love languages and learning to speak the primary love language of your spouse, children, relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers may radically affect his or her behavior. People behave differently when they’re emotional love tanks are full. This class uses Dr. Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages book, DVD series, and a fun practical application to learn to express the 5 love languages. Won’t you come and learn what Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and physical touch can do for you.

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GRACE BASED GRANDPARENTING

January 19-February 23
Thursday at 9:30am


Grandparenting was God's idea and He has outlined a plan for how to be an effective one. This 5 week study will equip you with relational strategies/roles that will empower you to touch your grandchildren's lives for time and eternity. Book available for purchase in class.

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MENTAL HEALTH & PERSONAL GROWTH CLASSES


    

       

MENTAL HEALTH
RESPONSE BASICS

January 22 - February 5
Sunday Mornings at 9:45am


We all have mental health to care for. Sometimes we or those around us have distress in the area of mental health. Gain some basic understanding of recognizing stressors, symptoms of mental distress, some basic responses, wellness practices and de-escalation techniques.

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EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT 101

February 12-26
Sunday Mornings at 9:45am


The first step in better emotional management is becoming aware when you are having feelings and what they are communicating to you and others. This course will help you to better understand why you have emotions and what purpose they serve in your relationship with God and others. We will explore the first step in emotional management through becoming more self-aware and learn a few skills on how to manage them once you are aware.

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QPR: A TOOL FOR
SUICIDE PREVENTION

March 19 (1 day only)
Sunday at 11:30am


QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to offer hope, and how to get help, helping save lives.

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GRIEFSHARE

January 15 - April 9
Sunday Mornings 9:45am


A grief class designed to offer you help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Join us for a 13-week study involving a video, discussion group, and weekly journaling as you walk through your journey of grief in community with others.

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TIPS & TOOLS FOR OVERCOMING DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

March 5-19
Sunday Mornings 9:45am


Medication and professional counseling are all too often considered the only approaches for anxiety and depression. While these may be needed, they are not the only beneficial approaches. In this class, proven self care tools will be unpacked in a group discussion format. Members will be encouraged to participate in this interactive class and to share from their own experiences.

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SEXUAL INTEGRITY 101:
FOR ADULTS

January 15 - March 5
Sunday Mornings at 11:30am


We all desire sexual integrity whether it's for ourselves or for others. The sexual integrity 8 week video course is for anyone who wants to find freedom from the effects of unwanted sexual behaviors and betrayal and knowledge of how to help others. This course will show how shame and grace affect the healing process, give understanding about addiction and betrayal trauma, and get you started on the path to sexual health.

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SEXUAL INTEGRITY 101:
FOR YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18-29)

January 15 - March 5
Sunday Mornings at 11:30am


We all desire sexual integrity whether it's for ourselves or for others. The sexual integrity 8 week video course is for anyone who wants to find freedom from the effects of unwanted sexual behaviors and betrayal and knowledge of how to help others. This course will show how shame and grace affect the healing process, give understanding about addiction and betrayal trauma, and get you started on the path to sexual health.

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NEXT STEP CLASSES


    

       
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JOIN THE TEAM:
REAL LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Sunday Mornings | 9:45am - 12:30pm | Building 2
Choose from: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, or Mar. 12

Thursdays March 16 & 23 | 5:45-7:15pm | Building 2 (2 part class)

Our “Joining the Team” Membership class walks you through our Real Life playbook with a detailed look at the vision, mission and process, as well as our doctrine and structure as a church. Because we have people attending Real Life from many different backgrounds we believe alignment is essential to being a unified church. This class will help you make an informed decision about your choice to join the Real Life team.

Childcare and breakfast is provided.

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BAPTISM FOR KIDS (8-12 YEARS)

Last Thursday of Every Month from 6:00-6:45pm

When do you know if your child is ready for the next step of baptism? Does your child truly and clearly understand what baptism means? The Baptism for Kids class will guide you together as a family to understand if your child is ready for this very exciting and important step in their journey towards spiritual maturity.

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASSES


    

       

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

January 15 - March 19
Sunday Mornings 9:45AM


Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. No complicated financial blah, blah, blah, over here! For over 25 years, Dave Ramsey has been teaching commonsense, biblical money principles that work. Every time.

$25 fee per couple

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NEXT LEVEL FINANCES

January 19 - March 9
Thursday Evenings 5:45PM


Have the money you need and maybe a little extra, but feeling behind on your retirement or estate plans? Don't know whether stocks or CDs or gold or crypto is the right path for you? Does your family sometimes disagree about spending, saving or "borrowing" money? Who really owns your financial heart...you or God? Join us as we address these and many other issues..

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