Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in faith. It is the work of Christ in our hearts transforming how we think, how we live, and how we relate to God and others. At OroNaz, we desire to help our people grow. One way we do that is by offering a selection of eight-week Christian Formation classes each spring and fall  specifically designed to promote growth in the following three areas:

1) Learning the story of God (developing biblical literacy)
2) Living out the story of God (practically in relationships, finances, parenting, etc.)
3) Expanding the story of God (maturing and making disciples).

Please choose a class that interests you from the descriptions that follow and then come to learn and grow together with us beginning Oct. 1st!

Fill out a registration card or email for more details and to register.


Led by Seth & Rebekah Dekkenga
Sundays, 9:00-9:45am, Fellowship Hall
Note: This class begins October 8th.

So often we compartmentalize worship into something we do in certain places, at certain times, such as in church Sunday mornings or other "churchy" events. The Lord invites us to engage with Him in our day-to-day, ordinary, mundane lives. We will be exploring together what it means to offer our whole selves, our whole lives, including our working, resting, and even our suffering as an act of worship. There are no materials needed for this class. We will have a short teaching with lots of space for conversation. Come join us!
Led by Harold & Linda McCoy
Sundays, 9:00-9:45am, Room 116 (Youth Room)

This study will examine the life of John; his relationship to his family, the other disciples, and especially Jesus. John was not some marble statue. He was a real boy who grew into a man under the guidance of Jesus. After Christ ascended into heaven, John continued to faithfully serve his Lord for many decades. He writes five of the New Testament books under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The guiding question we will try to answer is, “What does John want us to know about Jesus?” We will draw from all five of John’s books as we explore this question. Please come and join us as we dive into the riches of John’s life and letters.
Led by Pastor Ed
Sundays, 9:00-9:45am, Room 117 

“Your attitude should be the same as Christ Jesus." (Philippians 2:5) To be a disciple of Jesus is to follow Him and become like Him. One of the most obvious things the disciples noticed when they began to follow Jesus was how different His attitude was than theirs in dealing with people, opportunities, and meeting the requirements of God.  He brought them face to face with the truth and made them wrestle with issues of the heart. It wasn't comfortable, but it was essential for them to be transformed and fruitful for the ministry of making Christ-like disciples. Some of the attitudes we will study in this class include Humility, Brokenness, Forgiveness, Submission, and Trust. This class is designed for modern day followers of Jesus desiring to know Him better and follow after His heart.
Led by Arlene Hendriks 
Sundays, 9:00-9:45am, Room 107

In this class, I hope you’ll catch the vision of knowing God more deeply and solidly than ever before through having His Word accessible in your heart during times of specific need. Whether in the midst of difficulties, indecision, feeling down and guilty about sin which seems to have a strong hold, disappointed at the outcome of something we hoped for, trying to navigate the storms of life or giddy with joy in recognizing His hand in our lives, His Word will enrich us with its power to set our faith firmly in His Word to transform our thinking and give us a solid foundation for life. We have tips and activities which will help you to memorize according to how your brain processes information. You may be surprised to find out how much you really can memorize! “If Your law had not been my delight, then I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have revived me.” (Psalm 119:92-93)
Led by Pastor Dar
Sundays, 9:00-9:45am, Room 112

I am excited to be gathering for our second session of If Jesus were a Parent. This class will focus on more than parenting tips and strategies. It will be a time for us to grow in our own relationship with Jesus and see how our relationship with Him impacts the children in our lives. We are making disciples in our families for better or worse. It is a journey and we all mess up, fall short, and need help along the way. When we are being discipled by Jesus, the best parent of all, we can be confident that our kids are being disciple by Him too. We are doing our part in following Jesus in His Great Commission when He said, “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 18:19-20).
We will use the book, If Jesus were a Parent, by Hal and Debbi Perkins as a guide for our eight weeks. The books are at the Connection Center.  We are asking for a $10 donation for the book, but if you can’t afford it, please still take one.                                                                                                                                                                         
CHILDCARE is available for infants through 6th grade.

PLEASE REGISTER your child by filling out the Christian Formation Classes Registration form in the Sunday Bulletin, emailing the church office, or by calling the church. Please include your child’s name, age/grade, any special needs or allergies, and your name and contact information along with what class you will be attending.