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C.L.A.S.S. stands for "Christian Life And Service Seminars" which is adapted from Rick Warren's Purpose Driven model at Saddleback Church in California. CLASS is divided into four parts at Openwater Church and each is intended to help you understand your membership, maturity, ministry, and mission (known as the "Four M's" at OWC) that you can live for a lifetime. Below is a description of of the CLASSes and also the upcoming dates.

September 24, 2017

CLASS 101, 201A, 301 & 401

October 22, 2017

CLASS 101, 201B, 301 & 401

**CLASSes are held on Sunday afternoon's from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm and free childcare is available.



This is called “Discovering my Membership.” This 2 hour seminar discusses the importance of knowing Christ, the five purposes, structure, and affiliations of the church. We help people make an informed decision about membership at Openwater. 



This is called, “Discovering Spiritual Maturity.” This seminar is two 1 1/2 hour sessions designed to teach people the importance of growing in Christ through four spiritual habits that every Christian needs to learn, live, and grow.



This is called, “Discovering my Ministry.” This seminar is two 1 1/2 hour sessions intended to help people discover their unique SHAPE for serving Christ. It also focuses on helping the individual develop and use their God given gifts and abilities for His Kingdom. You will take a Spiritual Gifts inventory and a personality assessment that is alot fun.



This is called, “Discovering my Life Mission.” This seminar is two 1 1/2 hour sessions and is designed to help equip and empower people to share Christ to the community. You will produce a five minute mini testimony that you can use with those in your sphrere of influence that do not have a personal relationship with Christ.  


Through these four CLASS’s people covenant with God in Membership, Maturity, Ministry and Mission as they move from the community to the core. The core of Openwater Church is mandated to reach out to the community to bring more to Christ and help lead others through this disciple making process.


You can sign up to take these courses by marking on the communication card in our Sunday bulletin and place the card in the baskets as they come by or send an email to [email protected] regarding your desire to participate.