TREC Training & Equipping Christ-Followers
This Sunday evening program is geared to provide Christ-followers with top notch biblical and theological education, practical ministry training and Christ-centered leadership development.
- Sundays at 6:00 P.M.
- Our Winter 2020 semester began January 12 and will run for 8 weeks.
- Registration is free and helps us to facilitate classrooms and prepare materials.
- Childcare is provided.
Heroes of the Faith: Learning from the "Saints" of the Past
The “saints” have played a key role in the history of Christianity, with a vast number of writings about their lives in circulation (“hagiography”). This course will, first of all, establish the New Testament usage of the term “saint” as it applies to Christians. Second, it will examine the literature of the saints with the aim of learning from their lives how to live the Christian life today. Third, it will examine the theology behind various Christian traditions and the saints – looking at why some Christian traditions pray to the saints, gather their relics, paint icons of them, and go on pilgrimages to places associated with their lives or death. The ultimate aim of the class will be to listen to the voices of the heroes of the faith (Hebrews 11:4) so as to be better equipped to live godly lives and serve in Christ’s kingdom today.
Growing Strong in God's Family
Chris Kovac (Book cost is $10)
*Please note this class is only for those who have previously taken "The Ways of the Alongsider" class. When a tree takes root, it's not long before the action is mirrored above ground. Because of the roots, the tree becomes firm and fruitful. And so it is with you. The deeper you root your life in Christ, the stronger you'll become. This book is designed to help you build a strong foundation for your Christian life through enriching Bible study, Scripture memory, and group interaction. With its biblical and practical approach to discipleship, this workbook will yield long-term, life-changing results, such as a closer relationship with God, a keener sense of priorities, renewed concern for non-Christian friends and growing camaraderie within your study group.
The Ways of the Alongsider (Introduction)
Jamie Strickland (Book cost is $10)
You might think that someone who makes disciples has to be a teacher, a missionary, or someone who is seminary trained. Would it surprise you to know that disciple-making is just a lifestyle in which you offer people love, comfort, and encouragement where they live, work, and play? Despite our weaknesses and fears, Jesus invites us to participate in the Great Commission by helping people live for Christ in the here and now. All you have to do is live intentionally, love God, and journey alongside others life to life. This course spells out the “how” of making disciples through an alongsider approach to life. Discover and apply the practices of an alongsider, such as reading the Bible with others, asking questions, telling stories, encouraging application, and living on mission.
First Steps ... at West Highland
John Mahaffey and others
Designed for those who are exploring the next steps in their walk with Christ. You may be new to the Christian faith and have questions about the Bible, the biblical purpose of the Church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, or the specific God-given vision of West Highland. Or you may be further along in your walk with Christ and God has led you to West Highland as your new church home. We will cover the beliefs and distinctives of West Highland in this small group setting where discussion and questions are welcome. This class is required for those interested in baptism and membership.
First Steps Recorded Lessons
The Prodigal God
Ken Ingram (Book cost is $15)
Come explore the meaning of the gospel in the parable of the Prodigal Son through the eyes of Dr. Tim Keller’s series called, ‘The Prodigal God’. Many of us believe that we ‘know’ the gospel, but do we? Keller helps us to see the essential message of Jesus, ‘locked inside his most familiar parable’ that reveals God’s prodigal grace that is ‘reckless’ towards not one but two lost sons. What Jesus teaches us about the older brother is just as important as the message to the younger brother. It’s a message we mustn’t miss!
Preparing For and Strengthening Marriages
This six-week premarital course is based on Tim Keller’s best-selling book ”The Meaning of Marriage”. Each session includes a video with Tim and his wife, Kathy, followed by stimulating group discussions. This course is a prerequisite for all those who are planning to be married at West Highland or by West Highland’s pastors. Couples recently married are strongly encouraged to take part in this class.
Sr High Class (Grades 9-12)
We will continue to discuss the hard questions that confront Christianity. But, the inquiries will come from our students and leaders. Also, we wanted to be in someone's home as we discuss these topics. We will be at the Seagroves this semester! If you plan on coming, contact Kevin for the address.
Jr High Group (Grades 7 & 8)
We will continue to hang-out together on Sunday evenings. Seeing that we have our bulk bible teaching on Sunday mornings, this time will focus on a short devotional and time with one another. We will be at the Thompsons household across the street. If you plan on coming, contact Kevin for the address.
Praying Always (Grades 1-6)
When we pray, we experience the power of God! This experiential class will engage children in the Scriptures, excite them with stories of God’s answers to prayer and encourage them to pray in new ways all throughout their day. Join us on this prayer adventure!
Check out our TREC Planner to help you keep track of the various courses we offer. A few from this list will be offered each semester.