L5 Class Descriptions
Session 1 – Week of September 14-Week of October 12


Sunday at 8:30
The Good, Bad, & Beautiful - Right Out of the Bible
Gretchen Peel 
So, you may not have been to a Bible study class for a while, or perhaps ever. This is a good one for you, the adult who wants to learn in an easy, informal way. You can just listen or you can join in the conversation about some interesting people. So, who are these people in the Bible? Sometimes they were brave, sometimes frightened. Sometimes they made good choices, sometimes they didn’t. They were bold, meek, honest, dishonest, faithful, unfaithful, and altogether human. Let’s talk about ten of them—some you may know and others you haven’t met yet. We’ll hear their story, their back story, and the “what happened next?” We’ll look at timelines, maps,and some art. And we’ll find that all ten have one thing in common. They all play an important role in God’s plan of salvation for the world. We will learn about their admirable, and not so admirable, qualities and what God accomplishes through them. They are quite the characters!

Sunday at 9:45 am
Daniel, Much More Than Surviving the Lion's Den
Pastor Donna Rohrer

There are familiar stories, history, visions and apocalyptic literature in Daniel. It is a book that we will work our way through to understand more of God’s direction for the Jewish people who were being encouraged to follow the Hellenistic ways rather than stay faithful to the One True God. There is encouragement for us to stand faithful under pressure.

Sunday at 9:45 am
Connecting School & Home: Forging a Cooperative Relationship for Your Child
Ty Thayer
Students succeed best when the adults in their lives work together in cooperation,which can prove to be challenging even in the best of circumstances. Differing goals, experiences, and perspectives can sometimes make it difficult to form a team approach between parents and their child’s school. This class will focus on developing strategies to improve a school and home partnership with each week designed to look at a specific topic. We will discuss themes ranging from helping
your school get to know your child as a whole person, building a relationship with your child’s teacher, managing social dynamics, understanding academic assessments, sharing your family culture with the school, and balancing the realities of school, activities, and faith life.

Sunday at 11 am
Prayer School
Pastor Karen Sue Greimel with Larry & Cynthia Pivec

Have you ever thought God was outside your network?  Do you find yourself asking God, "Can you hear me now?"  If you want to change your "prayer plan" and get a better connection, have we got a plan for you!  Prayer School offers a hands-on class for everyone who desires to know God better and hear Him more clearly.  Come for one 5-week session or as many sessions as you'd like, as all of the classes will be different.

Sunday at 11 am
As Families Grow Older
Lisa Toms

As Families Grow Older is designed to assist older adults, families/family caregivers and elder care professionals in planning and providing loving care for elderly members as they grow older.  As Families Grow Older is composed of six modules that address important issues in aging including family dynamics, care giving, health issues, living arrangements, and financial and legal concerns.

Sunday at 6 pm
Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll
Pastor Sarah Bunge, CYF Staff and a panel of people on each topic
A class on relevant topics and how to talk to your teens about them.  This is a 5 week session and no commitment.  Come and go as your schedule allows.


Monday at 7 pm
Daniel, Much More Than Surviving the Lion's Den
Pastor Donna Rohrer

There are familiar stories, history, visions and apocalyptic literature in Daniel. It is a book that we will work our way through to understand more of God’s direction for the Jewish people who were being encouraged to follow the Hellenistic ways rather than stay faithful to the One True God. There is encouragement for us to stand faithful under pressure.


Tuesday at 6:45 pm
The Good, Bad, & Beautiful - Right Out of the Bible
Gretchen Peel 
So, you may not have been to a Bible study class for a while, or perhaps ever. This is a good one for you, the adult who wants to learn in an easy, informal way. You can just listen or you can join in the conversation about some interesting people. So, who are these people in the Bible? Sometimes they were brave, sometimes frightened. Sometimes they made good choices, sometimes they didn’t. They were bold, meek, honest, dishonest, faithful, unfaithful, and altogether human. Let’s talk about ten of them—some you may know and others you haven’t met yet. We’ll hear their story, their back story, and the “what happened next?” We’ll look at timelines, maps,and some art. And we’ll find that all ten have one thing in common. They all play an important role in God’s plan of salvation for the world. We will learn about their admirable, and not so admirable, qualities and what God accomplishes through them. They are quite the characters!


Tuesday at 6:45 pm
Marriage Course 1
Pastor Karen Geisendorfer-Lindgren and Pastor Peter Geisendorfer-Lindgren
The Marriage Course 1 is a 10-week, video-based experience that offers time for individual couples to communicate about important topics including: Building Strong Foundations; The Art of Communication; Resolving Conflict; The Power of
Forgiveness; The Impact of Family - Past and Present; and Love in Action.


Wednesday at 6:30 pm 
Parenting Teens
Karen Nelson
The Parenting Teens class is specifically designed for those parenting 11-18 year olds.  The 10-week class will be a mixture of video and conversation focused on equipping teens for life by looking at: Keeping the End in Mind; Meeting our Teenager's Needs; Setting Boundaries; Developing Emotional Health; and Helping Teens Make Good Choices.  Great responses from everyone who took this class last year; very helpful video and conversation.


Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Connecting School & Home: Forging a Cooperative Relationship for Your Child
Ty Thayer
Students succeed best when the adults in their lives work together in cooperation,which can prove to be challenging even in the best of circumstances. Differing goals, experiences, and perspectives can sometimes make it difficult to form a team approach between parents and their child’s school. This class will focus on developing strategies to improve a school and home partnership with each week designed to look at a specific topic. We will discuss themes ranging from helping
your school get to know your child as a whole person, building a relationship with your child’s teacher, managing social dynamics, understanding academic assessments, sharing your family culture with the school, and balancing the realities of school, activities, and faith life.

Register for Session 1 here.  

Learn more about the L5 instructors here.