Equip Classes

Engage in community and grow in your spiritual walk


Sunday Morning Classes

Purpose: Engaging Real Questions under God's Word in Community for the Purpose of Maturity and Ministry (Eph. 4:11-16)

  • Engaging Real Questions: Classes are a forum to explore the real questions for our Christian worldview.
  • Under God's Word: All that we teach is under the authority of God's Word.
  • In Community: We will seek to grow together.
  • For the Purpose of Maturity and Ministry: We will equip people for the work of ministry as well as maturity, conformity to the image of Christ.
  • Utilizing Biblical/Theological Exegesis, Cultural Exegesis, and Personal Exegesis.



THE BOOK OF DANIEL - Dr. John Walton - Room 101-103

The narratives in the book of Daniel are among the best known and best loved of the Old Testament. In these accounts the sovereignty of God is manifested in the life of Daniel and proclaimed by the greatest kings of the world of the sixth century BC. The familiarity of the narratives stands in sharp contrast to the obscurity of the prophetic visions that take up the second part of the book. We will study the book to try to understand the relationship between the narratives and the visions and in the process expand our trust in the sovereignty of God even in troubled times. This class will run for 6 weeks (August 20-September 24).

WHAT THE BIBLE IS TEACHING IN GENESIS 1-2 - Dr. John Walton - Room 101-103

Today we often view the early chapters of Genesis with questions of science in mind. This leads us to force our own questions on the text looking for modern answers. The cost is that we often lose sight of the important theology of these early chapters. Over these six weeks we will focus on important theological topics such as:

                  * Ordering Creation

                  * God's Rest

                  * Cosmic Identity and Sacred Space

                  * Sabbath: Meaning and Observance

                  * Image of God

                  * Human Identity

In the process we will discover what the Bible is teaching in these foundational passages. This class will run for 6 weeks (October 1 - November 5).

Dr. John H. Walton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Some of his books include Ancient Near Eastern Thought Essential Bible Companion), Old Testament Today (with Andrew Hill), Genesis NIV Application Commentary and IVP Bible Background Commentary (with Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas).


IDENTITY IN MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY - Carissa Van Schooten & Dr. Christin Fort - Foundation Room

Learning to do community and relationship well can be challenging! By reorienting our identity in Christ, looking at principles of relationship from Scripture, and building relational skills, we can begin to understand ourselves and others better, and grow as an Acts 1:8 family. This class will run for 12 weeks (August 20 - November 5).

Carissa Van Schooten grew up between many cultures including Taiwan, the U.S. and Germany as the daughter of C&MA missionaries.   Carissa has her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a licensed therapist. Carissa is passionate about helping people better understand themselves and how deeply Jesus loves and pursues us.

Dr. Christin Fort is a returning member to Wellspring Alliance Church, as she enjoyed 4 years of active participation at West Alliance Church when she was in college from 2006-2010. Christin received MA's in Psychology and Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. She recently earned her PhD in Psychology from Fuller seminary in 2017, and she is pleased to return to the Chicago-land area to join what God is doing at Wellspring.



COME AND PRAY!  - Susan Galbraith & Connie Choi  - Room 106

Spend an hour in prayer with others from your church community. This class will give you space & time to pray for all that is on your heart.  We will be leaded guided prayer, corporate prayer, and allow space for significant time of individual prayer.  If you are looking for contemplative time and space, this is the hour for you! This class will run for 12 weeks (August 20 - November 5).

Susan and Connie are committed to prayer and to creating space for people at Wellspring to pray and connect. Susan is the Regional Manager for Jubilee Furniture through Outreach Community Ministries and Connie works as a Chaplain for Hospice.


CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT - Malcolm Broadhurst - Room 108

Luke says in 24:27 that Jesus taught what Moses and the Prophets said of him.  In Matthew 5:17, Jesus said that He came to fulfill what the Law and Prophets said about Him.  The class will study passages in the Law and Prophets that speak of Christ. This class will run for 12 weeks (August 20 - November 5).

Malcolm Broadhurst has been a faithful follower of Jesus Christ for many years. He loves to teach and God’s word is his favorite subject. He taught Bible at Wheaton Christian Grammar School (Junior High), Wheaton Academy and Moody Bible Institute Extension courses--as well as adult Bible classes in churches for over 40 years.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS CLASS - Sue Jones, Colleen Hale and Sherry Lobdell - Room 108

Practice listening to, speaking and reading English with others in our Wellspring family.  We will read the Bible and practice worship songs in English. Curriculum will be the Scripture from the sermon.  Invite your friends and neighbors who want to work on their English! This class will run for 11 weeks (September 10 - November 19).