Jesus Academy at Central City

Most fall 2019 courses begin the week of October 6th.

Explore course details in the list below, then sign up.

Questions about Jesus Academy? Contact Abby at


A Deep Dive into the Book of Acts

Sundays at 7pm in NW Portland. 

Jesus said it; His religion is for everyone. But how can one religion be suitable for the whole world? The story of the Christian global outreach ramps up half way through the book of Acts. This class will focus on Acts 8-15, as the Christian message enters neighboring but culturally despised Samaria, to its first “foreign missions” foray into the lands of Galatia. This invites a deeper dive into our recent sermon series on the book of Acts.

Led by Rob Starr:

The Prayer Course

Wednesdays from 6:30pm in rm. 101.

The Prayer Course is eight-week journey designed to grow and deepen your prayer life. Through short videos, group discussions and prayer time, this course will be an encouraging time to grow in together in prayer.

Some Community Groups may also be using the Prayer Course curriculum this season. Check with your Community Group leader to find out. 

Led by Pastor Michelle Jones:

Women in the Word

Tuesdays at 6:30pm in Gena’s office in the Ankeny building. 

Join us weekly as we continue to read through the Bible together. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience God’s story as we follow a chronological reading through the Scriptures.

Led by Bev Carson:

Men's Bible Study

Thursdays at 6am in rm. 101.

The men’s Bible study is an opportunity for Imago Dei men to dive deeper into the scriptures, create new friendships and pray for each other as we explore how to grow in our walk with Jesus. This season we walking through the book of Ephesians. We meet for an hour on Thursday mornings. Coffee will be provided.

Led by Mike Pinkerton:

Re-Imagine: Life With God as His Beloved

Sundays at 10:30am in rm. 101. 

In Re-Imagine our purpose is to work out what it means to be the beloved of God, connecting with each other and the larger family here at Imago Dei. We meet each week for fellowship, discussions of significant books and prayer. This fall we will be exploring Brennan Manning’s intriguing book, Ruthless Trust.

Led by Jim and Denise Lundblade:

Marriage Refresh

Sundays at 12:30pm in rm. 201

This group is an opportunity to build trust and intimacy in your relationships. We’ll improve our skills for communicating about the important stuff: emotions, desires, expectations, disappointments, resentments, regrets and fears. Childcare will be available. Please contact by September 29th with children’s names and ages.

Led by Alan Rutherford:

7 Myths of Singleness

Sundays at 1pm in the Cube Room

We’ll address seven common misconceptions about singleness, helping everyone, both married and unmarried alike, value the unique opportunities that singleness affords in contributing to the flourishing of the church as a whole. These myths include:

  • Singleness is too hard
  • Singleness requires a special calling
  • Singleness means no intimacy
  • Singleness means no family
  • Singleness hinders ministry
  • Singleness wastes your sexuality
  • Singleness is easy

We’ll make space to share stories, look at scripture’s unique perspective, and pray together.

Led by Pastor Jon Wallace:

Intentionally Parenting Your Teens

Wednesdays at 7pm in Jon Wallace’s office.

It is beautiful to see our children learn to follow Christ, and it is fearful to see our children walking away from Him as they grow in their independence. We want to get practical with the whys and the hows of parenting, as we sort through the tough conversations that you’re having in the teen years. Plan on some scriptural teaching, discussions, a bit of reading, and prayer.

Led by Pastor Jon Wallace:

Entering into Belonging

Wednesdays at 6:30pm in rm. 201. 

Covenant Community is the place within Imago Dei where believers express their unity in Jesus and live out their faith together. This four-week course will explore Covenant Community, Imago’s practices, beliefs and how to be the people of God for this moment. Learn more about Covenant Community.

Led by Pastor Ruben Alvarado: