Growth Groups - 9 and 1045

Purpose:

Growth Groups (GGs) are the “next step” beyond morning worship for adult participants to learn and discuss the Scriptures and Christian life with others; helping model for participants what it means to follow Jesus. They provide a place to grow in prayer, friendships, fellowship and Bible study.

Connection:

Connecting guests, single adults, and couples, into these Growth Groups will be extremely convenient due to the child-care provided by our Children’s Ministry, short term commitment, and flexible curriculum all within a consistent Sunday morning schedule.

Schedule:

Groups will be offered in sessions usually lasting 8 weeks and occasionally lasting 10 weeks. Adult participants would be able to choose what Group they would like to attend based upon which worship service they attend and topics being offered.

Beginning November 5

November 5 – December 17

9:00am – You'll Get Through This - led by Jon R. and Dena H.

You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten?

In You'll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. "Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere." Max reminds readers God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph--tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed--but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil.

With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.

10:45am – Identity Defined - led by Bob and Pam G.

Where in Scripture do we find help for dealing with the things in life that wear us down emotionally and spiritually? We’ll look to the Bible’s songs in Psalms to find encouragement in discouragement, fear, mistreatment and other problems that tear us down. 

The daily grind - its countless little disappointments and discouragements - can wear down even the most steadfast believer. Drawing on the comforting and inspiring words of the Psalms and the Book of Proverbs, these  scriptural readings and reflections help name - and disarm - the damaging power of day-to-day cares. You will see how God can transform even the most demanding circumstances into daily reasons for joy, fulfillment, and growth. The Christian life can be as triumphant as it was meant to be!

 

10:45am –  for Seniors: Psalms - led by Norm J.

Join the Sojourners class as we study our way through the Psalms. We spend the time not only being taught, but in discussion as we discover the wealth of response to who God is and how we relate to Him through the Psalms. 

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