EQUIP classes are a great opportunity to dig deeper into God’s word in community and with the help of experienced teachers including college professors, pastors, and authors. 

Classes are offered 9am and 11am on Sundays.

9:00AM Classes – Wheaton

LOCATION: Foundation Room, January 13, 2019 – March 17, 2019

We hear so much in the news about race. This experience of racial tension is discouraging and deeply problematic. Does the Bible have anything to say, specifically and concretely, about all of this? Does the Bible call us to actually engage? If so, how? Is “diversity and justice” a passing fad, or is it deeply rooted in God’s heart?

Come explore how Scripture speaks into contemporary issues of racial justice, privilege, systemic racism, community life, corporate sin, and more. Grow deeper in understanding the complexity of these issues and become equipped to apply your learning on a personal and corporate level.


Co-Led by:

Caroline Lancaster (National Multiethnic Specialist, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship)

Dr. Christin Fort, PhD (Clinical Psychologist & Professor at Wheaton College)

Mason Lancaster (Ph.D. candidate in Biblical Studies)

LOCATION: Rooms 104-106, January 20,2019 – March 3, 2019

Join Brian and Cecilia Maruyama as they lead and teach about how to become a praying parent. Each week will be a different topic on how to be a godly parent and trust God with HIS children. There will be a short teaching time with the majority of the class time devoted to praying for our families and children.

9:00AM Class – Warrenville

DURATION:  January 13, 2019 – March 10, 2019

This class is based on The Bible Story Handbook, written by John & Kim Walton, and is for anyone (parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, teachers, and mentors) who wants to help children understand the Bible.
They’ll talk about telling Bible stories to children from a theory and practical side. They’ll address the questions:
  • What are the challenges to helping children understand the Bible?
  • What is the age appropriate time to teach children the Bible?
  • What are common flaws in telling Bible stories to children?
Led by:
JOHN H. WALTON (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including several Bible commentaries and Bible story books for children.
KIM E. WALTON has been teaching Sunday school and developing and evaluating curriculum for 25 years. The Waltons have three adult children.

10:45AM Class – Wheaton

LOCATION: Rooms 104-106, January 13, 2019 – March 10,2019

TIME: 10:45am – 12:15pm

Limited to 10 couples. Signup and attendance required.

This class is designed to help couples connect and interact in healthy ways with practical tools and exercises. This is an enhanced version of last fall’s Couple Connection class. We’ve increased the number of sessions and will start each Sunday at 10: 45 am in order to add time for personal stories. We believe our faith journeys are strengthened by being deeply known.  Participating couples will have an opportunity to share their personal and marriage/engagement stories. This class runs 9 weeks from January 13th – March 10th on Sundays from 10:45 am – 12:15, plus two extended class periods (01/27 and 03/10) from 10:45 – 1:45 pm.

Sign up is required for this class. Please do not sign up unless you intend to attend all sessions.

Sign up at the “sign up table” in the foyer or by emailing Cheryl@wellspringalliance.net

Led by:

Michael & Susan Galbraith have been married for 34 years and members of the Blanchard – now Wellspring – body since 1994.  Michael is a licensed psychotherapist with a specialty in couples work. Since 2011, they have participated in and regularly led a couples group that focuses on strengthening their marriages.