Growth Classes

UCC is committed to the growth and maturity of its attenders and members.

We offer various opportunities and teaching environments for learning and growth – everything from a Newcomers Class (designed to give you an overview of what our church believes) all the way to a church-level Diploma in Christian Studies (with which you can apply for a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies at our affiliate school Agricola Theological Institute). In any given season, we usually offer at least one longer course and one shorter class.

In the Spring season of 2022, we are offering the following classes:
  • a Membership Class
  • a Diploma class on Soteriology (or Theology of Salvation)

Classes are taught by our pastor Shaun, by some of our Elders, and sometimes by visiting pastors / lecturers.

Newcomers Class

You are very warmly welcome to finding out more about UCC – who we are, what we believe, and why we do things the way we do! We don’t currently have a class scheduled, but if you fill in our Digital Visitors Card here, you can ask to be contacted when we organise the next newcomers class.

We expect to be able to offer the next class sometime during the Spring season.

Membership Classes

Welcome, and thank you for joining us to explore membership at United Community Church. 
What to expect:

We teach our membership course in two classes. These classes are usually taught by Shaun, and this year classes will also be streamed online. We provide notes for the classes, and are happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.

If attending during a live class season, feel free to text your Membership Class WhatsApp Group with any questions, and Shaun or Miriam will get back to you as soon as possible.

After taking the last class, we invite you to consider whether you want to become a member of UCC. Within the next few weeks, please fill out and submit this membership covenant form to tell us either yes, you want to become a member or no, you do not want to become a member. An elder will be in touch with you shortly afterwards.

The next possible steps are to sign the membership covenant, have an interview with an elder, and if membership proceeds, to be officially blessed into our church during a Sunday worship service.

Physical attendance:
  • Live classes take place at Annankatu 7, 3rd floor, from 17:30-19:30, immediately after the Helsinki service finishes. You are welcome to some refreshments on the 2nd floor on your way up!

Online attendance:
  • The live stream you will watch is an actual live stream – Shaun is teaching people in the room. This may account for certain stylistic issues. We aim to not show the other people in the room on camera for privacy purposes. 

    Unfortunately, even if you are watching the live stream in real time, there is no way to interact with us. When we mute the stream for discussion, we invite you to discuss with a friend or write your answers down. Please write questions down as well, if any come to mind! Keep your video and volume on, and continue with us after our discussion moments.