Led by Andy Blackford
— Room 112
Psalm 90:12 is an inspiration to our group. "Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Both sharing and praying are important features of our group time. Discussion, rather than lecture is our method of enrichment. Much of the material in the Lifeway quarterly is foundational to the Bible doctrine we know and believe.
So, in our group discussion, we work at discovering the relevance of these truths to contemporary issues as they challenge our daily lives with the purpose that we may with honesty and understanding engage with our Creator and one an- other. We study to be ready to share the gospel of Jesus Christ whenever the opportunity exists.
Hearts On A Journey
Led by Peggy Miller
A class for women of any age and marital status who want to respond to God’s call for a deeper understanding of His Word and its relevance to daily life. Bible study, prayer, and nurturing relationships with other women make a dynamic combination. Members develop endearing friendships that meet the need for a place to belong, grow, serve and live the abundant life in Christ.
We begin each Sunday by sharing prayer requests and praises and pray over them. Prayer is a vital part of our class mission. This is followed by our bible based book study and discussion time.
As of August 7, 2022, our class is mid-way through a book study entitled, “Loving God With All Your Mind” by Elizabeth George. This study leads in a discovery about what the Bible says about how to turn scriptural principles into practical application. It all starts by changing the way we think. Changing our thought patterns will change our life as we grow ever closer to God. This current book study should continue to the end of October 2022.
Led by Jim McIntryre
— Room 115
We are couples and singles aged 30 to 80 who desire to grow in our relationship with God and live lives pleasing to Him. Several of our men rotate leading our class in a discussion format, each taking a chapter. Folks are encouraged to participate in the discussion, but no one is required to do so -nor are the men automatically expected to lead the group.
We study books of the Bible using a study guide, and we meet periodically for additional fellowship times. We are currently learning the great spiritual truths in Philippians using the MacArthur Bible Studies series.
Artios - Equipped
Led by Robert Smith, Brian Payton
& Ryan Polk
— Fellowship Hall Room 6
Artios is a campus group for all ages that focuses on helping believers become equipped through the scriptures to be used by God in the lives of people inside and outside the church.
This year we will study these topics:
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Knowing the Basics
- New Testament Book study
- Living as the Church
- Old Testament Book study
Led by Pete Jackson
— Fellowship Hall Room 1
Roots is a group of men and women of all ages who gather on Sunday mornings at the church and routinely throughout the year in people's homes to be an encouragement to each other and to grow in their desire for God. On Sunday mornings the group spends time in fellowship, in prayer and in the Word, as well as going through books together.
The group seeks to form and strengthen friendships within the church whereby we can both sharpen and serve each other. We will begin with a study of Philippians.
Led by Justin Peavler
— Fellowship Hall Room 2
A group of men & women of all ages who meet on Sunday mornings to discuss Scripture and other books for the purpose of strengthening our connection with God. We will also meet outside of church on a regular basis to strengthen our connection with each other.
Love and Good Deeds
Led by Kris Akins & Matthew LaFon
— Fellowship Hall Room 3
The goal of our group is to be a place where we can follow the command in Hebrews 10:24 to "consider how we may spur one another on to love and good deeds" by seeking to build a strong community where we encourage and support each other. We will begin the year with a brief summary and discussion to see how the "one-another" commands should affect our lives (which will serve as a foundation of our class).
As the year continues we will alternate between reading and discussing books on Christian living and books of the Bible, while looking for ways to be part of building community within our group and the church. This is a discussion-based group, so some preparation will benefit both you and the other class members with a deeper, richer discussion. Each month we will spend one Sunday divided into men's/women's groups to pray for each other.
Being & Becoming
Led by Chris Kennedy
— Fellowship Hall Room 4
As Christians, we live in tension between what is reality (we are adopted, redeemed, sanctified, saved and raised with Christ), but is increasing as we continue to grow in Christ-likeness, and will be fully realized when we are with the Lord one day. We pray our group will be used of God to reinforce the truths of who we are in Christ, while also encouraging us to grow in Christ-likeness. 1 John 3:1-3 captures the tension well – “We are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.” We will begin with a discussion of how the “one another” commands should influence our life in the church.
We will then alternate reading and discussing books on Christian living (the first will be Side by Side by Ed Welch) and books of the Bible (starting with Hebrews), while seeking to build community within our group and the church. A bit of preparation each week will serve you and the class members with deeper and richer discussion. One Sunday each month, we will divide into a men’s group and women’s group and pray for specific needs in each person’s life.
Growing in Our Devotion to Christ
ONE YEAR, 'Special Focus' Class
Led by Doug Wendel
— Fellowship Hall Room 5
as a disciple (follower) of Jesus Christ is not some- thing that happens
automatically. It takes dedication, commitment, and learned skills to continue a lifelong,
growing devotion to our Lord. Join
us as we focus on growing in our personal relationships with Christ using the Colossians
2:7 Series discipleship
Foundations for Marriage
ONE YEAR, 'Special Focus' CLASS
Led by the Charlsons & Snowdons
— Room 116
Whether you are a newlywed couple or have been married for fifty years, this one-year class is for you. For young marriages it helps set foundations for success. For established couples it offers great reminders and new concepts to build on past success. It will help you focus and engage each other while you do life together with your best friend. Class fellowship opportunities outside of class will allow us to draw closer and exchange experiences. Outside reading requirements are limited. The books and videos below that we will cover in class will help us fulfill God's design for a faithful, growing, and joyful marriage.
- Sacred Marriage video series by Gary Thomas
- When Sinners Say I Do by Dr. Dave Harvey
- Love and Respect video series by Dr. Emerson & Sarah Eggerichs
- Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
- Song of Solomon video series by Tommy Nelson
- God on Sex by Dr. Daniel Akin
ONE YEAR, 'Special Focus' CLASS
Led by Rick Harvey
— Fellowship Hall Room 7
Your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors, your children, your grandchildren, your parents, perhaps, at times, even you, want to know—is it truly reasonable to believe the Christian faith? Historic Christian beliefs are under attack in every area, and under attack in some new and challenging ways. But these are exciting times for the equipped Christian. In recent years remarkable developments have dramatically strengthened the evidences and arguments for the truth of Christianity.
BUT—are you ready to give answers to those who want to know why you believe? In a one-year study, Persuasive Faith will help you to reason carefully, and equip you to answer challenges in areas such as science, history, atheism, Islam, philosophy, trustworthiness of the Bible, Jesus of Nazareth, miracles, the Resurrection, and more.
This class is mostly a teaching format, with opportunities for questions and discussion. You will be urged to participate and take notes. Limited outside reading at a level you find personally comfortable will be encouraged. We would love to have you grab your notebook and pen and join us.