Spring 2019 Community Classes 

Start Your Own Business

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm, March 26-April 15th

Do you have a great idea for a business, but simply don’t know where to start?  Join Nathan Hale and Matthew Johnson for a 4-week look at the basics of starting your own business. Tuesdays March 26 – April 16 from 5:30pm-6:45 pm in The Studio.  Register HERE!

Crockpot Cooking

Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Crockpot Masterpieces.  We will make 4 meals this evening that each feed 3-4 people: Thai Peanut Chicken Satay, Chicken French Dip Sandwiches, Loaded Potato Soup, and Shredded Beef Fajitas!  As a bonus, one will be demonstrated in the Instant Pot.  Don’t worry if you don’t have one; that meal can also be cooked in your crockpot.  So join Aubrey Miller on Wednesday, April 10 from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. and come home with 4 “Ready To Cook” meals.  Pay online or in person no later than Sunday, April 07. Register HERE!


Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, April 24-May 8th

Does your Friday paycheck seem to be spent on the Thursday before?  Join Sarah Gentry as she shares some great budgeting ideas to help you eliminate debt, manage money, and get your budget under control.  Classes start on Wednesday, April 24 and will run through Wednesday, May 8 from 6:30pm-7:30 pm in the Studio. Register HERE!

What are Community Classes?

Madison’s Community Classes seek to empower people by teaching useful life skills that will help them to help themselves.  This day in time, it is so difficult for many of us to make ends meet.  As we drive down the street, Fast Food Restaurants call out to our money.  When we get a little behind on things, Title Loan Establishments are sitting on every corner.  It seems so easy, but those things just push us deeper and deeper into the chains of debt bondage.  These classes will help us get out of those chains, enabling us to do things at home rather than paying others to do them.

Most classes we offer will be free (some may have a small fee for materials) and will meet four times in the course of a month on Sunday afternoons or on Wednesday nights to learn a skill taught by a member of our congregation. We will keep the class selections evolving based on the needs and participation of our community.

Some class topics we hope to offer include:

  • Sewing (Alterations, Upholstery and repurposing)
  • Haircutting (Kids Cuts)
  • Cooking (crockpot meals)
  • Cooking (baby food and purees)
  • Cooking (baking/decorating)
  • Canning
  • Meal planning
  • Couponing
  • Gardening
  • Resume Writing
  • Computer Skills
  • Educational Resources (Coding and other skills you can acquire online)
  • Energy Auditing (How to save money by using less energy in your home)
  • Potty Training
  • Planning with aging parents
  • Will Writing
  • Simple car care
  • Simple Plumbing (Faucet installation, fixing leaks)

We love our Madison community and want to serve you by offering classes that will be the most helpful to you.  Stay tuned for more information and registration for these classes as they become available in August. We look forward to getting to know you and learning alongside you this fall!

If you are interested in helping to teach one of our classes or are interested in donating time, money or other resources to our classes, please visit our Community Classes Ministry page.