Discipleship helps us become who we're called to be.

If you set foot in a church, chances are that the word discipleship will come up. The truth is, discipleship can take many forms and it can take place in many settings. Regardless of how and when, being engaged in discipleship is a necessary and healthy part of being a believer. That's why we're excited to announce that starting on September 10th on Sundays at 9AM, we'll begin offering Willow Studies, a revolving set of classes designed to help you intentionally engage with and grow in discipleship. Look below to see what classes are starting soon, and if you're interested in one of them – simply click the image to be taken to the registration page.

Please note that these studies are intended for individuals who are 16 years and older. Separate classes/programming will be available for kids and students during the time that the classes below are meeting.

FALL SESSION ONE – Registration Now Open!

September 10th – October 22nd, 2023 | Sundays from 9:00AM – 9:50AM

Doctrine of the Word of God

Led by Beau Bradberry & Mike Vaught

Of all the forms of the Word of God, the focus of this study in systematic theology is God’s Word in written form; that is, the Bible. This is the form of God’s Word that is available for study, for public inspection, for repeated examination, and as a basis for mutual discussion. It tells us about and points us to the Word of God as a person, namely Jesus Christ.

What is systematic theology? Systematic theology is any study that answers the question, “What does the whole Bible teach us today?” about any given topic. This definition indicates that systematic theology involves collecting and understanding all the relevant passages in the Bible on various topics and then summarizing their teachings clearly so that we know what to believe about each topic.

Answers to Tough Questions – Part 1

Led by Jason Bush & Mark Hood

How do you respond when you get asked a tough question about your faith? In this study you will learn how to defend the Christian faith as well as defend your faith through testimony. There’s a term for this and it is called Christian apologetics. It basically means “to give a defense.” In 1 Peter 3:15 we read, “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”

Miracles of Jesus (Women's Study)

Led by Lisa Van Hamme

Miracles of Jesus explores all four gospels with teaching from Jennie Allen, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, Jada Edwards, and Sadie Robertson. Discover the ways Jesus healed, provided for, calmed, and resurrected the people he encountered. This seven-session study is about believing in the power of God who can accomplish anything. There’s nothing too big or too small for us to bring to him.

When we take time to learn about the overflowing kindness Jesus demonstrated to all kinds of people through miracles during his time on earth, we realize that he is radically generous, compassionate, and honoring toward all people. As you watch teaching from the places in Israel where Jesus performed miracles and dig into God’s word, you will end the study in awe of the Messiah who relentlessly seeks, saves, and restores us.

Seven Challenges (Men's Study)

Led by Kevin Schultz

Daily it’s getting more challenging to be a man. Our present culture is redefining manhood and confusing men in their pursuit of Biblical manhood. But how will you respond? What will you say and do when the world demands a response? Through the teaching of Vince Miller, you will discover how to respond by rejecting passivity, accepting responsibility, leading courageously, loving unconditionally, living with integrity, serving humbly, and investing eternally. Let others see masculinity and manhood through the lens of Christ in your life with these seven characteristics and become a better man, husband, father, and leader.

Finding God's Peace & Purpose in the Struggles of Life – Part 1

Led by Robert Stevens and Mark Babb

It’s no secret that we all struggle. But how do we struggle? We all have hurts, habits, and hangups. Sometimes these cause us to suffer, so how can James say, “count it all as joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds?” The Apostle Paul knew a thing or two about suffering. The Bible is full of stories of God’s people suffering. What can we learn from the suffering we endure, and is it possible that we can actually gain strength because of the struggles? Come join us for a Bible study about struggling as we explore what it says. Science is beginning to catch up with what the Bible has taught all along. There is immense value in the struggles we face.

Introduction to Global Missions

Led by Tim Rice

This study is designed as an introduction to global missions for the purpose of giving a clear understanding of global missions. The study will help participants gain a biblical perspective on global missions and equip each one to find their unique role in making disciples of all nations, as they are going. Topics will include: Missions survey in the Old and New Testament; Introduction to Church Planting and Community Development; Finding your place in missions; and ways to pray for and serve with Willow Ridge mission partners.

FALL SESSION TWO – Registration Now Open!

November 5th – December 17th, 2023 | Sundays from 9:00AM – 9:50AM

Doctrine of Man

Led by Beau Bradberry & Johnny Cobb

Why did God create us? How did God make us like himself? How can we please him in everyday living? These kinds of questions are drawn out in the process of understanding the doctrine of man.

Answers to Tough Questions – Part 2

Led by Jason Bush & Mark Hood

The conversation continues as more answers are given to the tough questions people ask about our faith in God.

You & Me Forever

Led by Michael & Jennifer Brewer

Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spend our lives.

Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: How do I have a great marriage? Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.

Jesus was right, we have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage. Whether you are single, dating, or married, You and Me Forever will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it.

Spiritual Gifts

Led by David Allen

In this study, you will explore what spiritual gifts are, what their role is in the church, and how to discover which gifts God has given you. You’ll dig into key passages on spiritual gifts and look at specific examples of how they were used in the early church.

Finding God's Peace & Purpose in the Struggles of Life – Part 2

Led by Robert Stevens & Mark Babb

The conversation continues as the group dives into the Bible as it speaks to the topics of hurts, habits, and hangups.

Mormonism: Examining the Religion of the Latter-Day Saints

Led by Mike Morgan

Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, this study provides definitive answers, examining the major tenets of Mormon theology and comparing them with Christian beliefs. This is a great resource if you’re planning on going to Salt Lake City, Utah with one of our mission teams to work with our Church Planting partner.