Training Center

Our Training Center seeks to equip the people of God to live fully into their kingdom destiny. The characteristics of our classes include:

  • A comfortable setting
  • Lots of discussion in which we hear from all participants
  • Imparting information that leads to transformation
  • A focus on obedience-oriented responses, not simply head knowledge
  • Developing relationships through prayer and action
  • Sessions with people who have well-developed expertise on the topic

Fall 2017 Classes

The following courses are being offered through our Training Center in the fall of this year. For more information on any of them, contact the leader by email or phone.

  • PathLight

    Thursday nights | October 5 - November 9 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | In the sanctuary

    Contact: Mike Latsko,, 480-391-7737

    PathLight explores God's unchanging purposes and investigates how His global plan is unfolding in our generation. Five outstanding presenters, all experts in their field, will walk with us down paths designed to help us identify our niche in His world. 

    The text is $16 and will be available at the door and through the church office. The course itself normally costs $125 but is being offered at no cost. 
  • Telling Your Story

    Tuesday evenings | October 10, 17, 24 - November  7, 14, 21 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    (at the home of David Hammerslag. Contact Mike Bradley for information)

    Teacher: Mike Bradley,, (763) 226-0860

    Our stories are one of the most powerful things about us. Although people can try to argue about the authenticity of Christianity’s claims, no one can argue with what Christ has done on a personal level in someone’s life. Someone once said, “A person with a story is never at the mercy of a person with an argument.” Stories release hope and faith into the atmosphere and are a great way to reach the lost, the broken, and the hurting. In this workshop we will learn more about why it is on God’s heart for us to be sharing our stories, how to effectively write and share a story, and how to incorporate them into your life and your ministry, whether in the church, in the workplace, or at home.

    About the instructor: Mike serves as Director for The Alliance of Renewal Churches  and he and his wife, Debi, are members of Wonderful Mercy. He has a B.A. in Youth and Family Ministries and graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA with a Masters of Divinity. He brings over 30 years of leadership experience in Christian ministry, having served in a variety of positions in congregational contexts, and also as the President for The Master’s Institute Seminary. Mike’s passion is to help Christians rediscover what it means to be a safe–place people in order to increase their effectiveness for living lives of witness in the world, and developing healthy leaders and disciples in the church. He writes and teaches extensively on Being a Safe Place for the Dangerous Kind, Hearing God Together, Holy Spirit: What Difference Does He Make?, Moving on with God, and Leadership for the Kingdom of God. Mike enjoys hiking, golf, and mountain biking and, and also enjoys reading. He and his wife of thirty-eight years, Debi, have five children and two grandsons

    *Tuesday nights | October 3-24 to November 7-21 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

    Meets in the Wonderful Mercy sanctuary

    Teacher: Hank Doss,,  202-528-2998

    Would you like to learn to use your spiritual gift? Then you must find a place to serve. It is in the practice of your gift that you will best learn to use it. Peter wrote, “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10). The emphasis is on using our gifts to serve others, not ourselves. You have an important role, a role only you can fill. It is God’s will for you to be exercising your gifts for the common good of His people. Whatever you do, exercise that gift!

    About the instructor: Hank Doss is a child of God, teacher, entrepreneur, father, husband, and business professional. He was born and raised in the small town of Gallipolis, Ohio. Life’s lessons began developing there and have continued to develop over the years. He holds a bachelor’s, masters and PhD degrees. He has taught at Howard University, Rio Salado, and the University of Phoenix. He has also taught “Gifts of the Spirit” courses all over the country. His two passions outside the home are teaching and cooking. Seeing people learn and seeing people enjoy good food are two of life’s most gratifying pasttimes!