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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. 


Fall 2017
   •9:00 AM
-3:16: A Study on John
·Taught by: Kenny Taylor
-Superheroes (M.S. Class)
·Taught by: John Lovitt/Kelsey Kersten
   •10:30 AM
·Taught by: Mya Hull
-1 & 2 Peter
Taught by: Paul McCool
-The Book of Acts (H.S. Class)
·Taught by: Al Schuweiler
The Reason for God (College/Young Adult)
·Taught by: Brent Bestwick
-A Clash of Kingdoms (Women’s Class)
·Taught by: Kim Kiser


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

3:16 – A Study on John
  • This study from the author Max Lucado is open to everyone and builds off of the most well-known verse in the Bible, John 3:16.  This is a study on love, hope, salvation, and the character of God.  Kenny Taylor is an excellent communicator.  He is a high school teacher and coach and also hosts a weekly outdoor radio show. His classes have been well-received. This class will be held in classroom 2 at 9:00am.
Superheroes (Middle School Class)
  • This class is designed for grades 6-8. John and Kelsey bring a fun and interactive style of teaching.  They are wrapping up the Pictures of God study and will soon kick off the Superhero study. Superheroes are everywhere in our popular culture.  What can we learn from their lives about tough choices, revenge, right and wrong, and what it means to be happy.  More importantly, we will look at how the Bible challenges us to be a hero by doing the right thing. This class is led by John Lovitt & Kelsey Kersten and will be held in classroom 5 at 9:00am.
  •  This study from the author Perry Noble is open to everyone.  It takes a Biblical look at winning the war against worry.  We all worry about so many things in life.  How does God equip us and enable us to face the worries of life and come out victorious on the other side. Mya Hull has spoken to small and large groups across the country and brings an enthusiasm and love for God to her teaching. This will be her first opportunity to lead an OCCU class.  This class will be held in classroom 2 at 10:30am.
1 & 2 Peter
  • This class is open to everyone.  This class will walk through the books of 1st and 2nd Peter and focus on remaining steadfast in the face of daily struggles and persecution. Paul McCool has travelled the world and brings a unique perspective to the text.  This is his first opportunity to teach an OCCU class and we are blessed to have him this semester. 
The Reason for God (College/Young Adults)
  • 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. 

The Book of Acts (High School Class)
  • We will be walking through the book of Acts and seeing how the text relates to what teens go through. We will also talk about current events and how Acts teaches us to live today as a follower of Christ. 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.