Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 305 // Led by Steve Lane
Study: Book of Hebrews
Upcoming Study (begins October 20): The Parables of Jesus
What does this style of teaching mean and how does it teach us to live?
Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 322 // Led by John Clark
Study: Tale of Two Sons by John MacArthur
Gain an enlightening perspective into the study of the Prodigal Son in ways you never imagined. Come join our open discussion, jump in any time as we highlight different ideas every week. You won't be disappointed!
Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 301 // Led by Pam Dittmer
Study (September 8 - November 24): Boundaries: How to Say Yes, When to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself taking responsibility for other's feelings and problems. Or you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations. This study helps you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers and even yourself. Can I set limits and be a loving person? What if someone is upset by my boundaries? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy or money? Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Discover how boundaries make life better!
Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 312 // Led by Gina Barker and Irene Price
Study: In the Eye of the Storm by Max Lucado
If you’ve ever wondered if God in heaven can relate to you on earth, then join us as we study the pressure-packed, “second-most stressful day in the life of our Savior.” Before the morning becomes evening, Jesus has reason to weep, then run, then shout, then praise, then doubt. Within a matter moments his world is turned upside down. Sound familiar? The pink slip comes, the doctor calls, the divorce papers arrive. The check bounces. The life that had been calm is now chaotic.
Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Lecture Hall (Room 330) // Led by Russ Cline
Study: Travelling Light by Max Lucado
Weary travelers. You've seen them -- everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases, trunks, duffels, and backpacks. We've all seen people like that. At times, we are people like that -- if not with our physical luggage, then at least with our spiritual load. We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn't it be nice to lose some of those bags? That's the invitation of Max Lucado. With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let's release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear.
Upcoming Study (begins October 6): The Buzzards are Circling but God’s Not Through with Me Yet by Stan Toler
This book is a humorous collection of stories and life lessons that will give you hope, joy and peace, even during life’s most trying times. No buzzard can prevail in the face of Christ’s victory, and that victory is ours if we will only embrace it. Come and join usfor some laughter, direction and a new way to look at life. God is not finished with you, despite the circling buzzards. Find a power for living that you may have forgotten or never known before. DISCLAIMER: If you’ve already got everything figured out in your life this study will be boring.
Sojourners - Begins October 6!
Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 311 // Led by Bill & Pam Carpenter
Study: The Gospel According to Matthew
This discussion group uses the Bible as the basis for the class with emphasis applying Old Testament and New Testament principles to our lives today. Currently, we’re studying The Gospel According to Matthew - how Jesus connects to the Old Testament, how Jesus is the new Moses, and how Jesus is Immanuel, God with us! No prior knowledge of the Bible is needed and anyone could join at any time.
Marriage & Family Enrichment
Sundays // 9:15 a.m. // Room 306 // Led by Margaret & Mike Andes
Study: Love Language
Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? He sends you flowers when what you want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked meal. The problem isn’t your love- it’s your Love Language. This video and book study is the key to understanding each other’s unique needs, learn the right principles and right language to express your love and truly feel loved in return.
Compelling Reasons for Faith
Sundays // 10:30 a.m. // Room 301 // Led by Kirk Doan
Study: Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul
For those who yearn for a deeper walk in faith, their journey can begin here. Dr. Sproul offers readers a basic understanding of the Christian faith. Here are theologically sound explanations of the biblical concepts every Christian should know, written in a way that we can all understand.
Financial Peace University
Sundays (September 8 - November 3) // 5:00 p.m. // Room 306 // Led by Monte Stull
10-week study: Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey created “Financial Peace University” nearly 25 years ago after learning how to pay off debt, save and spend wisely, and build wealth. Today, millions have used the same principles to transform their lives.
*Childcare is available
The Connected Family
Sundays // 5:00 p.m. // Room 312 // Led by Michelle Hayward
Study: 7 Skills for turning conflict into cooperation
This 8-week video study that helps parents learn the 7 skills for turning conflict into cooperation.
*Childcare is available
Parents Study Group
Sundays // 5:15-6:15 p.m. // Coffee Bar Foyer // Led by Kate Ellis
Study: Growing Up Social by Dr. Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane
Is technology drawing your family together or driving it apart?In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with a parent. While technology can benefit us, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development. This study will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes . . . starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens!
Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays // 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. // Lecture Hall (Room 330) // Led by Regina Province
Study (begins September 10): Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus by Lisa Harper
The Book of Hebrews is a rich, dense section of Scripture that can intimidate the most scholarly biblical student. But Lisa Harper makes digging into Hebrews fun and doable, without losing an ounce of depth. Journey through this bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end.
Tuesdays // 6:30 p.m. // Room 306 // Led by John Sherley
Study: The Prophets of the Old Testament
Join us as we study the lives of the prophets mentioned in the Old Testament.
Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays // 9:30 a.m. // Room 322 // Led by DuVonne Campbell
Study: Ruth: God's Amazing Love for You by Courtney Joseph
The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the most beautiful examples of God’s love and sovereignty recorded in the Bible. Woven through out this beautiful love story is a greater story of God’s amazing love for us. If you have faced loss and wondered if God really loves you or if God is involved in the details of your life, then this study is for you. Ruth’s courage in the face of adversity will inspire you to trust God with your future.This in-depth Bible Study will take you verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter through the book of Ruth. This book will fill you to the brim with hope, as you see an imperfect family be used mightily by God
Wednesdays // 6:30 p.m. // Room 301 // Led by Bill Carpenter & Dave Hackett
Study: Introduction to the Bible
Disciple 1 is designed for busy people with busy lives to engage in the grand sweep of Scripture, from the Old Testament in the fall to the New Testament in the Spring! Group members will read a manageable 3-5 chapters daily, then meet together for 90 minutes, combining discussion and video. You will engage in spiritual growth, biblical knowledge and small group connection, all while experiencing the books Jesus knew!
Wednesdays // 6:30 p.m. // Room 312 // Led by Patty Sents
Study: The Books of Genesis and Exodus
Go deeper into God’s Word by delving into the books of Genesis and Exodus with this study group.