Christian Formation Classes are not meeting on Easter Sunday, April 9.
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 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.

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


KNOWING GOD THROUGH HIS REVELATION: The Journey from Our Heads to Our Hearts 
Led by Pastor Ed Redfern, Sundays 9:00-9:45am 
Fellowship Hall, Textbook: The Bible

This class is designed to show how God has initiated contact and communication with man. We will examine how He has done this and what has been humanity’s response. We are all on a journey through life and we tend to go where we set our focus. The more we claim to see and know, the more our society moves into darkness. There is a true Light shining into this darkness. This Light is the source of all life, but we are blind until we come to see it. This Light has a name. His name is Jesus.
Led by Brien Hatch, Sundays 9:00-9:45am
Room 116 (Youth Room)

James was a prominent leader of the Church in Jerusalem, and of the Jerusalem Council mentioned in Acts 15. James wrote this letter as a Pastor who wanted to instruct and encourage the people who were displaced through persecution. He writes about practical aspects of the Christian faith and gives counsel for everyday living. "True religion," "true faith," and "true wisdom" are presented and explored. This is a very relevant study for every Christian who wants to represent Jesus well. All ages welcome.
Led by Pastor Dar, Sundays 9:00-9:45am
Room 112

This class is for parents, grandparents and anyone serious about raising children to be passionate followers of Jesus. We will learn, discuss and practice intentional ways to informally and formally make disciples in our families. We will learn ways to gently find the cracks in our child’s heart and pour in truth through asking strategic questions, spending quality time and connecting our child’s heart to the heart of Jesus.

We will use the book, If Jesus Were a Parent, written by Hal and Debbi Perkins, as a guide in equipping and empowering parents in how to purposefully disciple their children by learning how Jesus parented his disciples as portrayed in the gospels.

In summary, this class is about helping “parents take their God-given place in the lives of their children, resolutely leading them in love, truth, and wisdom. It’s really about you reaching your highest potential as a parent.” This is Hal and Debbi Perkins’ hope and prayer for every parent and it is my hope and prayer for all who read this book and join this class.

Each week we will have classes available for children too! Harold and Linda McCoy will be teaching kids about God’s great love through the life of Daniel. This class is for Kindergarten through sixth grade. The younger kids will be meeting in the nursery and will also have activities and snacks provided each week.

Please register your children as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Dar.


Led by Kelly Yam, Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm
Room 112

This class is based on a video series hosted by Nancy Guthrie. Each week, we will watch the 40-minute video together followed with a discussion of the personal Bible study questions given as homework. The following synopsis is taken from Nancy’s website:

"It’s amazing how heavy the weight of emptiness can feel, how much room it can take up in our souls, how much pain can be caused by something that isn’t even there. But while we may see the emptiness of our lives as our greatest problem, that’s not how God sees it. When God looks into the empty places of our lives, He sees His greatest opportunity. God does His best work in the emptiness of our . . .

• Insatiable craving for things that don’t satisfy
• Relational disappointments and loneliness
• Frustrated search for purpose and meaning
• Relentless desire for comfort and security
• Ongoing struggle to live with loss and unfulfilled dreams

As Nancy pulls back the curtain on God's work to fill up emptiness as revealed throughout the Bible, you'll experience page after page of grace and hope that your emptiness can and will be filled. You'll begin to see that God really does do His best work with empty - as he fills it with Himself."

Pick up your Personal Bible Study Folder at the Connection Center and do Lesson One in preparation for the first class. Weekly homework should take about 1 hour to complete.

To see a short video invitation from the author and host of God Does His Best Work with Empty, click here.

CHILDCARE is available for infants through 6th grade. PLEASE REGISTER your child by filling out the Christian Formation Registration form in the Sunday Bulletin, emailing, or by calling the church office. 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.