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 so, we are offering a selection of Christian Formation classes 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, emotions, finances, parenting, etc.)
3) Expanding the story of God (making disciples that make disciples)

Check out the classes below and consider joining one of them. These classes begin October 10. Come with an open and teachable heart.

SUNDAYS

Journeying Through the Book of Romans
Sundays at 9am. Led by Joe McCoy in the Fellowship Hall.
The structure of Romans provides a hint into the importance of this book in our everyday lives. Beginning with eleven chapters of doctrine the book then transitions into five chapters of practical instruction. We will be especially looking at what it means to be used by God in our everyday lives. This union between doctrine and life, illustrates for Christians the absolute importance of both what we believe and how we live out those beliefs. We need both the doctrine we find in Romans, and we need to practice it as well.
How to Read the Bible 
Sundays at 9am. Led by Kelly Yam in room 116.
The Bible isn’t only for the gifted and the scholarly. It is meant to be read and understood by everyone. But, are we supposed to read and understand the Old Testament stories and the New Testament epistles in the same way? In this class, we will gain insights into the different Bible genres (narrative, poetry, letters, etc.) that will help us learn how to read the Bible more knowledgeably and give us a greater understanding of God’s story. We will practice together and apply what we learn each week.
Jesus Encounters
Sundays at 9am. Led by Steve Houghton in room 117.
From the merchants in the temple to the fearful and doubtful disciples, Jesus encounters real people during his ministry. For eight weeks we will look at how the encounters of Jesus with his people affected their lives. We will be reading a different section of John each week and will discuss relevant topics regarding sin, forgiveness, spiritual blindness and dealing with fear and doubt. Bring your Bible.

MONDAYS

The Monday evening class is now closed, but it will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in learning more or taking it in the future, contact us so we can be in touch.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm. Led by Kim Marshall, Stephanie Fowler and Sue O’Hanlon in the Fellowship Hall.
Peter Scazzero, pastor and author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality identifies that you can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. He goes on to describe the ways we can unknowingly live in emotional
unhealth:
-Avoiding healthy conflict in the name of keeping the peace
-Ignoring and suppressing emotions
-Using work for God as an excuse to run from God
-Living without limits

In this 8-week course, we will unpack core biblical principles to guide you into an experience of lasting, beneath-the-surface, transformation in your relationship with Christ.

*Registration for this class is necessary as there are materials required ($10). You can register Sundays in the lobby, call the church office (530.533.7464), or contact us here, including your name and phone number.

TUESDAYS

FOR WOMEN ONLY! Pray Deep: The Lord’s Prayer
Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Led by Vicki Price in the Fellowship Hall.
Do you desire a more vibrant and inspired prayer life? Do you want to experience the power of prayer in your life? Jesus gave us the Lord's Prayer as a template for prayer, not just a memory verse. To truly pray it, we must slow down and dive deep into its words. Through this 40-day prayer study, you'll discover the richness of the Lord's Prayer; a single prayer that can teach you all you need to know about prayer. Dive deep into each line of the Lord's Prayer through daily devotions, scripture readings, reflection questions, and specific prayer prompts. Please order your own book online (Pray Deep: The Lord’s Prayer by Kathryn Shirey, ISBN# 9780996731867). If you are able, complete the first five daily devotions as we will be discussing these in the first class.