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What is OCCU?

OCC University is a deeper level Bible study that we offer at OCC on Sunday mornings. We believe that the Bible is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living-because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error. God has given us His Word and we want to do everything we can to help you understand it. 
Whether you are a long time believer or completely new to this – we know that studying the Bible can be difficult at times and we know that sometimes other things can get in the way. That’s why we offer OCCU. 
Wherever you are in life these classes are prayerfully picked with you in mind and we believe these classes will strengthen your relationship with God.
OCCU is a 12-13 week study and we encourage you to come study God’s Word with us. 


Summer 2017
   •9:00 AM
-The Book of 1 Samuel
·Taught by: Dan Wohlenhaus
-Wild Truth Bible Studies (M.S. Class)
·Taught by: John Lovitt/Kelsey Kersten
   •10:30 AM
-The Book of Isaiah
·Taught by: Tim Dement
The Reason for God
·Taught by: Brent Bestwick
-A Clash of Kingdoms (Women’s Class)
·Taught by: Kim Kiser
-How to read/study the Bible (H.S. Class)
·Taught by: Nate Howard


We encourage you to prayerfully consider which class you would like to study. If you would like more information please feel free to contact us to help advise you on the best class and teaching style for you.


If you are interested in signing up for one of the classes this Summer, click on the “Summer” link below to get signed up. Or you can always just show up on Sunday morning. 



Class Information

The Book of 1 Samuel
  • “The Lord Looks at the Heart.” Regardless of culture or historical setting, the human story involves a constant tension between faith in God or faith in something/someone else. We will study the accounts of people who, like us, lived out this choice daily. This class is led by Dan Wohlenhaus and will meet in classroom 2 at 9:00am
Wild Truth Bible Studies (Middle School Class)
  • This class is designed for grades 6-8. By looking at the stories of people in the Bible who had great faith in God we can see what happens when ordinary humans trust in an amazing God.  Although these Bible heroes are dead and buried, the God they served is still the same for us today.  That means that when we do our own experiments in faith we can be confident in his power coming through into our lives. This class is led by John Lovitt & Kelsey Kersten and will be held in classroom 5 at 9:00am.
The Book of Isaiah
  •  This class is taught by Tim Dement and will be held in classroom 2 at 10:30am.
The Reason for God (A Timothy Keller Video Series)
  • Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God. This class is led by Brent Bestwick and will be held in classroom 3 at 10:30am.
A Clash of Kingdoms (Women’s Class)
  • Like the Roman Empire, today’s governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the “good news.” As Christians, we’re called to proclaim God’s name in all the earth (1 Chronicles 16:8), but how do we to do that in the midst of false gospels? In this fifteenth volume of That The World May Know®, discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods. Can you live the message as Paul did while he encouraged the church in Philippi to consider itself a colony of heaven, not Rome? Consider your citizenship—and the message you convey to the world—as Ray Vander Laan takes you deeper into the culture of ancient Philippi.

    Experience the Bible in historical context, as you walk in the footsteps of the second missionary tour of the Apostle Paul in Greece—in locations like Philippi, Thessaloniki, and Delphi. This class is led by Kim Kiser and will be held in classroom 4 at 10:30am. 

How to Read/Study the Bible (High School Class)
  • This class is designed for grades 9-12. This class is led by Nate Howard and will be held in classroom 5 at 10:30am.