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New Directions

New Direction & Healing Ministries (Classes)

For questions contact Debra Burns 904-493-5468 DebraB@Christs.Church.

Fall 2017 Classes Listed Below (Adult classes listed first then classes for teens). Classes start September 11th from 6:30-8:00pm. All classes at CC Mandarin Campus unless otherwise noted.


Classes for Adults


Love and Respect for Couples
Why do we negatively react to each other in relationships?  What are the differences between men and women? Why can’t we all just get along? Get answers to these questions and more from this 10-session series from Dr. Emerson’s “Love and Respect” Conference.  This interactive class will equip couples to deal with differences, challenges, and conflict quickly, easily and biblically.  Workbook $10 per person. Class facilitators are Rich and Karen Blankenship. Register Here for Mandarin Campus | St. Augustine Campus

Health and Wellness Program
Baptist Hospital provides a Health and Wellness program designed to encourage healthy eating and living an active lifestyle.  This engaging 10-week program includes a certified physical trainer, licensed dietitian, health screening before and after the program with ongoing support to help continue your lifestyle changes.  Each class includes 45 minutes of nutrition education that will build skills for preparing healthy foods and 45 minutes of physical activity and circuit training facilitated by a trainer. Cost - $8 per session ($64 total – half do at registration, balance due by September 11th at the Kickoff Health Screening). *Must be age 16 or older for this class. Register Here for Mandarin Campus

Moving Beyond Failure
A 8-week interactive workshop, taught by Steve Burns, a Certified John Maxwell Speaker, will focus on taking hold of our failure to restart our winning.  This Workshop and its materials are based on the book, “Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn” by #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell. Purchasing the book is optional. Register Here for Mandarin Campus

Dynamics of Biblical Change: Come discover “How People Change” from a distinctly biblical perspective
Do you feel stuck in your Christian walk? Do you know how to assist another person (friend, neighbor, loved one) in the change process?  Join us for 13-weeks and learn how to let God work in your life in new, fresh & exciting ways!  Heart transformation is essential for experiencing the lasting change we desperately seek in our lives and those we care about. Each participant will be encouraged to humbly look into the mirror of God’s Word and examine how to know, confess, repent, obey and ultimately grow closer to Christ. Suggested books: “Seeing with New Eyes” by Dr. David Powlison, “The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life” by Dr. Jeremy Pierre.  Class taught by Todd Trumble with discussion and application. Register Here for Mandarin Campus

Divorce Care (also at CC Fleming Island Campus 7pm – 8:30pm)
This 13-week discussion group offers help in recovering from the pain of separation and divorce with hope, healing and helpful information you can trust. Facilitated by a team of experienced men and women. Workbook can be purchased at the first class for $20. Class taught by Chip and Carla Gill. Register Here for Mandarin Campus | Fleming Island Campus

Grief Share (also at CC Fleming Island Campus 7pm – 8:30pm)
This 13-week support group helps to find hope, healing and fellowship with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Facilitated by a team of experienced men and women. Workbook can be purchased at the first class for $20. Register Here for Mandarin Campus | Fleming Island Campus

Men’s Group
The Conquer series is a new 5-week video series proven to equip men with a battle plan for purity taught by Dr. Ted Roberts, a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot in Vietnam. He lays out spiritual strategies in military style and teaches men how to use the weapons God has given them to prevail against the enemy of their souls. The Conquer series has something every man can benefit from. Workbook is $20, in portable 1. Register Here for Mandarin Campus

My Money Wellness
This engaging, encouraging 3-week class, taught by Mary Hayford, Jacksonville’s Dave Ramsey Financial Coach, will teach you how to create a realistic, motivating financial plan according to God’s Word.  This includes a plan to save for emergencies, tackle and eliminate debt and save for your dreams. Great precursor to Financial Peace University. Materials can be purchased at first class for $30. Register Here for Mandarin Campus

Financial Peace University
Class starts October 2nd following “My Money Wellness” class.  Continue learning God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s 9-week program. Facilitated by Jonathan Leonard and Scott Gibson. Register Here for Mandarin Campus


New Directions for Teens 13-18


Dealing with Divorce for Teenagers (support for students recovering from parent’s divorce or separation) - Join us as we discuss divorces, learn coping skills, as well as, give you a vision for your future relationships. Topics include: communicating with your parents, dealing with anger and forgiveness, God’s purpose for marriage, the role of a husband/role of a wife, and real love vs. counterfeit love. Workbook $10. Register Here for Mandarin Campus

Girls Only - This is a dynamic, interactive group for teenage girls to grow in self-confidence and discuss girl issues like how to deal with mean girls, how to develop healthy friendships, boundaries in dating, coping with stress, negative thoughts, and self-image.  Workbook $10. Register Here for Mandarin Campus

Guys Only - Using the book “SOAR” by Kevin Johnson you will rise above the mainstream and become all that God created you for by understanding who you are and how you can make the most out of life. Book $10. Register Here for Mandarin Campus

Life’s Healing Choices - This class is for those who are suffering from difficult circumstances of life. Coping with the death of a family member or close friend, addictions, trauma, social anxiety, etc.  Freedom from hurts, hang-ups, and habits through healing choices that promise true peace and life transformation. Workbook $10. Register Here for Mandarin Campus