m28 discipleship classes

M28 (standing for Matthew 28:19-20) is a discipleship ministry of Grace Church designed to equip Christians to love Jesus, and to love Others, in all of life (Matt. 22:37-38). We will learn to be informed worshipers of Christ, who are empowered by Him, as we believe and follow His Word, and as we take the Gospel to all who do not yet know Him (Gal. 2:20).

Classes for quarter 2, 2019 - Sundays at 8:45 am

  • what the bible says about the last days:

    an overview of the book of revelation and other prophecies

    June 9 - July 14, Fireside Room

    Taught by Pastor John Fernandez

    In this series we will discover from the Bible that in the last days:

     - There will be astonishing world technology, moral decay and the rise and fall of the Antichrist.

    - There will be a world-wide persecution yet amazing victory for the church.

    - God will seek to bring the World to repentance through unprecedented global catastrophes.

    - God will do amazing things through the nation of Israel that will result in the destruction of the world's armies.

    - There will be the greatest movement of God in history in which He will miraculously spread the gospel to all peoples with millions believing in Christ.

    - God will do something to every non-Christian that will affect their experience for eternity.

    - God has a plan for how Christians must live to have His peace and joy in the midst of work-wide chaos.


    Week #1 Video    Week #1 Notes

    Week #2 Video  Week #2 Notes Handout

    Week #3 Video  Week #3 Notes

    Week #4 Video   Week #4 Notes

  • authentic

    Taught by Pastor Don Doehla

    Authentic faith. Authentic hope. Authentic love. What does it mean to live the Christian life authentically? What does Paul teach the church at Corinth, and us, about how we are to live out the faith so that Christ is seen as He truly is? Journey with us through the texts of 1 & 2 Corinthians to discover these things, and more.

    This class will meet in room 303, every Sunday at 8:45, until we are through with the epistles. Everyone is welcome, and each week’s lesson can stand on its own.



    Please refer to the course website at:  

    http://donsnotes.wordpress.com


  • young families class

    - Taught by Pastor Aaron Fernandez

    This class is studying a book called, Follow Me, about what it really means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. The call to follow Jesus is not simply an invitation to pray a prayer; it’s a summons to lose your life — and to find new life in Him. See Aaron Fernandez for further details about this class which meets in classroom 304, every Sunday at 8:45 am.

  • Past Class Materials: Experiencing the joy and fruit of parenting god's way

     – Taught by Pastor John Fernandez

    - Learn the central, critical goal parents must have for their child.

    - Discover what God wants parents to know that will encourage them

    - Discover the key thing parents can do that to impact their child for God.

    - Discover how to talk to your child at every age so they will listen.

    - Discover what parents must know about themselves, which will transform their parenting for good.

    - Discover God’s plan for loving parental correction that will win the heart of their child or teen.

    This class will meet in the Fireside room, for 4 weeks: May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th with a Q & A session on June 2. 


    Week 1 Video  Week 1 Notes - Essential Perspectives for Successful Parenting

    Week 2 Video  Week 2 Notes - Understanding the Deep Problem with Your Child

    Week 3 Video  Week 3 Notes -  Guiding a Child to God's Wisdom

                              Parenting in the Digital Age Resources

    Week 4 Video  Week 4 Notes - Summary of Proverbs Concerning Spanking

                              What is Biblical Spanking

    Week 5 Video  Week 5 Notes: A Biblical Strategy for Helping a Disobedient Child

  • Past Classes Materials: winning the battle against anxiety

    – Taught by Pastor John Fernandez

    -  Discover God’s plan & power to overcome anxiety in all its forms, from mild fear to paralyzing panic.

    -  Learn to manage the stresses of life Biblically.

    -  Learn to allow God to give you His peace even in the midst of catastrophic trials of life.


    Week 1 Video   Week 1 Notes

    Week 2 Video Week 2 Notes

    Week 3 Video Week 3 Notes

    Fear & Anxiety Verses

  • past classes materials:  Speaking in Love 

    Taught by Pastor John Fernandez, Fireside Rm. 1/6-2/10.

    A class to discover God’s plan for loving marital communication and conflict resolution.


    No Video WK1 Notes: Week 1

    Week 2 Video Notes: Week 2

    Week 3 Video Notes: Week 3

    Week 4 Video Notes: Week 4

    Week 5 Video Notes: Week 5

M28 Discipleship consists of 6 categories of courses


1) Life-changing Theology


Increase your love for God, and your trust in Him, by understanding what He

is like, and discover the amazing things He has done.


  • The Nature of the Trinity
  • The Glorious Person of Christ
  • The ministry of the Holy Spirit
  • What it means to be the Church
  • How God saves sinners
  • The Return of Christ
  • The Importance of Missions


2) Caring Apologetics


Love others by giving to them God's answers to their hard questions.

  • Creation vs. Evolution
  • Since God is love, why is there so much brutality in the OT?
  • Why does our loving God allow suffering?
  • Are homosexuality / gender fluidity sinful?
  • Is Jesus the only way to heaven?
  • Are there errors in the Bible?
  • Doesn't science prove that the earth is billions of years old?
  • If God is love, how can He send people to hell?
  • How does the truth of the Bible compare to the claims of other religions?


3) Loving families


Discover God's plan for joyful marriage and fruitful parenting.

  • Understanding God's plan for your marriage.
  • For Men: overcoming temptation and resentment. How to understand your wife and love her unconditionally.
  • For Women: Overcoming insecurity. How to understand your husband and love him unconditionally.
  • How to repair hurts, build trust and bless your spouse.
  • How to shepherd your child's heart to God.
  • How to discipline effectively
  • Biblical training tips for raising toddlers, teens, and everything in between


4) Supernatural Christian Living


Learn how to live the Spirit-filled life.

  • Overcoming anger and resentment.
  • Overcoming fear and anxiety.
  • Overcoming selfishness
  • Reflecting Christ in your communication
  • Learning to trust God, and to live joyously in the midst of trials.


5) Eternally Significant Living


Learn to share the faith with others, and help people who are hurting or suffering.


  • How to explain the Gospel.
  • How to reach neighbors for Christ.
  • How to biblically counsel hurting people.
  • How to serve in the church.
  • How to make an eternal difference with your giving. 


6) Understanding the Bible


To understand and apply the Bible to all aspects of life. These courses

will be on-going studies of whole books, or sections of Scripture, based on themes, or simply significant sections of the text. We will learn to interpret, to study, and

to apply the texts of Scripture. Examples include the following:


  • How to study, interpret, and apply the Bible
  • Individual Books or Sections of the Bible
  • The big story of the Bible
  • OT Survey & Chronology
  • NT Survey & Chronology
  • The Poetry Books
  • The Prophets
  • The Writings of Paul
  • John’s Epistles
  • And More!