Weekday Classes


Food Trucks + Pray the House September 6
Classes Meet September 13 – December 6 (no meeting November 22)
Our mid-week classes are for the entire church family and are designed to equip you for life, ministry and mission. Children and middle school kids can attend special programs while adults attend one of our equipping classes. Some classes require advanced registration.

Wednesday Dinner Options
While we won’t serve a meal this semester, we encourage you to use the Wednesday dinner hour to connect with others, especially from another generation. Invite an older or younger family, couple or individual out for a meal. Livingston’s Diner (at 21st and Webb) is offering 20% off dinner and free drinks from 5 – 6 p.m. for anyone attending an Eastminster Equipping Night class. Or, Fellowship Hall will be open if you’d like to bring your own dinner and connect before classes. And new this semester is the Pastor’s Table. See below for details!

Wednesday Schedule

5 – 6       Discount meals available at Livingston’s Diner; Pastor’s Table (see below)
5 – 6:15  Fellowship Hall open for brown bag dinner
6 – 6:25  Kids Choir in B-10
6 – 7:15  Chancel Bell Choir Rehearsal
6 – 7:45  Middle School in the Student Center

6:30 – 7:30 Children’s programming and adult classes (click here for children's information)

7:30 – 8:45 Chancel Choir in Sanctuary

The Pastor’s Table

Wednesdays, 5 p.m.; Livingston’s Diner (21st and Webb Rd.)

Come spend time with Pastor Stan as he hosts the Pastor’s Table each week. We’ll chat, laugh, get to know one another and be encouraged by our senior pastor in this intimate and fun eight-person meal. Livingston’s is o ering Pastor’s Table participants a discounted price by o ering all menu items at an $8 max per adult and $4 max per child (some items may be below the maximum), along with free drinks. Reserve your spot by signing up at the Welcome Desk. Questions? Contact Jennifer Garrett at 634.0337, ext. 209, or jgarrett@eastminster.org.

Food Trucks + Pray the House
Wednesday, September 6. Food trucks at 5:30 p.m., Pray the House at 6:30 p.m.
Get a taste of the best ICT food trucks as we kick o the semester! Then, we’ll head into Pray the House, a prayer experience that’s engaging, interactive and powerful for the entire family. We’ll be guided through meaningful stations, praying for our families, marriages, church leadership, local community and more. Designed for all ages.

Beyond the Screen: Parenting in the Digital Age
Matt Jaderston; C-13/14. September 13 – October 18

We live in a rapidly changing digital culture and keeping up with the trends our kids pick up on can be a difficult task. Making good choices about technology in our families is more than making rules, using internet lters, and limiting screen time. It’s about cultivating a culture of deep relationships, and engaging the heart, mind, soul and strength when we’re tempted to settle for numbing our minds with our devices. In this class we will discover gospel-centered principles to reframe the way we think about technology, and look at practical strategies to create a healthy culture of relationships in the home amidst a chaotic digital landscape. Questions? Contact mjaderston@eastminster.org or 847.715.8521.

Revolutionary Parenting
Scott and Gretchen Montgomery; C-13/14. October 25 – December 6
This interactive class, based on the George Barna book Revolutionary Parenting, will explore questions asked by many parents, like: How can we foster honesty, compassion and dedication in our children? How can we raise kids who will love and serve God as adults? Together we will discover lessons learned from a landmark study of Christian twentysomethings and the parents who raised them, and we will begin to apply them through practical resources into unique family plans to build a solid foundation of faith in each child. Join Scott & Gretchen Montgomery (a.k.a. Mr. & Mrs. Gummy) as they authentically share their messy, smelly, grace-filled journey raising four boys with less than two and a half years from oldest to youngest. Questions? Contact wilecyot@sbcglobal.net.

Navigators: Topical Memory System
Dr. Richard Spann; C-12
This system was developed by The Navigators as a simple, easy-to-use system to help followers of Jesus memorize key verses that point to basic truths. We’ll start with six aspects of the Christian life, like making Christ the center of our life, the Word, prayer and community. The second six weeks are centered around the gospel, with topics like sin, Christ’s payment for our sins, and the assurance of our salvation. These serve to not only train us in the truth of our relationship with Christ, but they are also beneficial in explaining the gospel message to others. Questions? Contact rspann@cox.net.

Starting Point: The Book of James
Ben Marquez; Chapel
The book of James is a simple, practical handbook on living life as a follower of Jesus. James, Jesus’ half brother, was a skeptic and unbeliever until the resurrection. He guides us through our call to holiness in a letter full of practical teaching on how to think and act as one who has been saved. Questions? Contact bmarquez@eastminster.org or 737.6383.

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Membership Class

Stan Van Den Berg; C-15. October 25, November 1 and 8

Ready to join the church? Our team of pastors, elders and leaders will make sure you’re fully equipped to become a part of the Eastminster family. We’ll learn about our beliefs, mission, ministries, denomination, and how you can you serve at the church. Register with Ginger Cox at 634.0337, ext. 207, or gcox@eastminster.org.

Revolutionary Study
Paul Bammel; C-11 (begins September 20, no meeting October 11)
We all desire more from studying the Bible. Through this 10-week course, Pastor Paul will share how learning to preach completely changed the way he studies the Bible today. He wants to pass along a number of the tips and tools he’s received by taking courses in preaching and attending workshops on expository preaching. You will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how sermon preparation can revolutionize the way you study the Scriptures, even if you don’t plan to preach.

The Gift of Being Single
Lynn Lear; Parlor
Together we’ll explore popular sayings that may sound Christian but miss the point, like “God helps those who help themselves,” or “love the sinner, hate the sin.” Discover the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture. Then we’ll transition to a study of The Sacred Echo: Why Is Prayer So Mysterious?, with biblical and practical teaching that will offer a fresh perspective on our interactions with God through prayer. Questions? Contact browserlynn@gmail.com or 202.8332.

Other Weekday Groups

Men’s Group

Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m.; C-15. With John Kraft & Gary Reed.
This group of men meets weekly to read and discuss the Scripture in order to understand its relevance today and live in humble submission to what God commands. If you are interested in joining or learning more about the group please contact John Kraft at johnkraftrph@gmail.com or 207.7022.


Let the Bible Speak: The Book of Revelation
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.; C-15
Just as the Bible begins by answering the question of origins, the book of Revelation brings it to a close by showing how earthly history will end with the glorious triumph of Jesus Christ and God’s returning to dwell with his people. There is a special blessing to those who read, hear and treasure what God has seen fit to give us in Revelation. Join us as we study this amazing book of the Bible!


The Book of Genesis

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; C-15. With David Hitchcock. For retired couples and individuals.
There are four basic questions that confront each of us. Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going when I die? Your destiny will be determined by your world view. And there are only two world views: either everything - including you - is the result of some kind of cosmic accident, or this is all the result of a deliberate design by a Designer. This class study will help us to lay a basis for answering these questions, featuring DVD lessons, discussions, and Bible study. Questions? Contact akaplanenut@cox.net or 942.6607.


Young Adults Group
Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m..; Bammel Home. With Paul and Amanda Bammel
Come and join the Bammels at their house for a Bible study for young married and single adults. If you’d like to know more about the group please contact Paul at pbammel@eastminster.org.

Grief Share
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.; Parlor. Beginning September 5. With Judy Vest. Cost: $15 for the workbook
Have you experienced the loss of a loved one - spouse, child, family member or friend? This group is for you! Judy Vest will lead a group of up to 15 people walking through a difficult time with others who understand what you are going through. The weekly meetings will help you face challenges such as feeling alone and isolated, answer your questions and help you move toward rebuilding your life. This group will include video seminars with experts, group discussion, and personal study and reflection.

Revolutionary Study

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.; C-11. With Paul Bammel (begins September 20, no meeting October 11 or November 22)
We all desire more from studying the Bible. Through this 10-week course, Pastor Paul will share how learning to preach completely changed the way he studies the Bible today. He wants to pass along a number of the tips and tools he’s received by taking courses in preaching and attending workshops on expository preaching. You will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how sermon preparation can revolutionize the way you study the Scriptures, even if you don’t plan to preach.