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 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. beginning January 13 (8 weeks)
  • Registration is free and helps us to facilitate classrooms and prepare materials. Register below.
  • Please note: For those interested in baptism and/or membership, we will be offering our “First Steps” class during our Spring TREC semester which begins in March.

So, Who Runs This Place Anyway?
A Study on How the Church is to be Governed
with John Mahaffey
Throughout the long history of Christianity, churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Does the Bible provide any kind of model for governing the church? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way the right way? These and other questions will be answered in this important study led by our Lead Pastor, John Mahaffey. Drawing from his years of experience in missionary and pastoral ministry, and his own study of the Scriptures, John will teach about the qualifications of church leaders, the role of Elders and Deacons, the role of women in church leadership, plus more.

The Ways of the Alongsider
with Darci Kovac
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.

Advanced Skills and Tools of the Alongsider
with Chris Kovac
For those who attended the Discipleship Conference or by invitation.  You understand the vision and basics of the alongsider, but feel as though you need some coaching and some tools in order to flourish in a disciple-making relationship. This course will continue to build upon the concepts that you have already learned as well as providing concrete tools to begin the process.  

Preparing For and Strengthening Marriages
with Lee Brubacher & Jakob Koch
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 led by Pastors Lee and Jakob. 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.

The Apostles’ Creed (Sr High & Young Adults)
with Kevin Ricafort & Others
Continuing from last semester. Taking our cues from the Apostles from the New Testament, the Apostles' Creed contains the essential Christian confessions held by the universal Church throughout the ages. In a culture where "new is always better," and "me, myself, and I" shapes our thinking, come explore how the Apostles' Creed binds our faith to the Church body of all of the ages.  

Learning to Lead (for Grades 7-11)
with Florrie McGuirl, Lynda Kapteyn, Carolyn Sheppard & Abigail Stairs
This class is about developing leadership skills and learning to serve effectively.  We will be covering topics such as: the role of a volunteer, leading a child to Christ, using technology and much more! Limited space available!

“Kids Around The World” (for Grades 1-6)
with Emma Stairs
Each week, we will learn how we can be missionaries right where we are.  We’ll learn about life in other countries as we “travel” to different parts of the world and hear what God is doing all over the globe.

Childcare is provided from newborn to age 5.

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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.