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TREC

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 March 31 until June 9
  • There will be no TREC on April 14, April 21, May 12 and May 19.
  • Registration is free and helps us to facilitate classrooms and prepare materials.
  • Childcare is provided up to age 5.
  • A downloadable version of our Spring 2019 semester is available here.

First Steps… at West Highland

This course is required for those considering baptism or church membership.

THIS CLASS BEGINS SUNDAY, MARCH 24

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. 

Facilitators: John Mahaffey (Lead Pastor), Vicki Jaster (Director of Integration), Ed Brink (Elder & Treasurer), Sue Montgomery (Director of Prayer Counselling)


Battle Plan of Prayer

This series was birthed out of the movie called ‘The War Room’. Having a strategic plan for fighting prayerfully and intentionally for our families and homes on our knees is essential and the key to victory over the enemy of our souls. Come learn how to equip yourself to pray effectively. Together, we will explore types of prayers, hindrances to prayer, keys to effective praying and how to pray strategically and specifically for our families, friends, church and community.

Facilitator: Ken Ingram (Interim Director of Discipleship Ministries)


Kids Today

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for Children’s Ministry? What do the volunteers do? How do the volunteers do it? Join us to learn about the STAR Kids programs and how you can get involved. This class will provide workshops designed to equip you, our volunteers and volunteers-to-be, to minister effectively to children. Come out for a fun time of learning and equipping Christ-followers to minister to children!

Facilitators: Jakob Koch (Director of Family Ministries), Abigail Stairs (Family Ministries Intern), with special teachers from BCM International Canada Inc.


Before the Beginning

  • What was happening before the world came to be?
  • What did God do and what was God thinking before He created the universe?

This class will explore the activities of the Triune God before creation and shed light on what happened in eternity past that will influence and shape the eternity future that believers will enjoy.

Facilitator: Robbie Jaster
Robbie is a graduate of Tyndale & Heritage and is a former High School teacher. He is a singer/song writer, a sales associate for Exotic Woods in Burlington, and builds custom electric guitars. 


CAP Money Course

  • Do you suffer from financial anxiety?
  • At the end of the month do you wonder where all the money has gone?
  • Do you need to borrow just to stand still?

This course will help you understand Biblical principles on financial management and give you a better perspective on how to handle your money.  Join us to learn how to manage your money more effectively.

Facilitator: Andy Kalbfleisch
Andy is a retired businessman, a member of West Highland and a full time church volunteer.  He has been a CAP course coach since September 2013.


Did Jesus Really Say & Do That? (Grades 1-6)

In this class, kids will learn about Jesus’ ministry while he was living on earth.  Going through the Gospels, we’ll consider some of the amazing things he said and the miracles he performed.

Facilitator: Carolyn Sommerville


Impact TREC (Grades 7 & 8)

Impact students will be gathering together at Seagroves’ home (across the road from the church) for a time of prayer and games, enabling parents to drop them off and participate in the TREC class of their choice. 

Facilitator: Stephanie Seagrove (Impact Youth Leader)

Questions about this Impact class?
Contact our Youth Pastor, Kevin Ricafort


Hamilton Challenge Express

The Hamilton Challenge experience gives you the opportunity to learn the beliefs and practices of other worldviews, develop fellowship with a missions team, experience religious sites, and get equipped to share the gospel.

One of our guest speakers will be Geoff Beatty sharing on Islam, a growing demographic within Canadian Society. Learn the basic beliefs of Islam and how you can love and interact with people of the Islamic faith.

Dr. Gord Heath will share on the New Atheism. Does religion really poison everything? Is raising a child to be a Christian a form of child abuse? Is Christianity irrational? This discussion will include a summary of New Atheism’s claims, as well as present critiques of core New Atheist positions.

Please note:

  • There is a cost of $49 to attend this course.
  • Teaching sessions will take place on Sunday evenings. Other days will also be scheduled for additional experiences.

Facilitator: Chris Kovac (Director of Outreach)

Check out our Hamilton Challenge Express! page for more information.


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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.