Love and Good Deeds

Led by Chris Kennedy and Matthew LaFon

— Room 226

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 (the first will be Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Donald Whitney) and books of the Bible (starting with a selection of Psalms), 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 a men's group and women's group and pray for specific needs in each person's life.

The Bereans

Led by Jim McIntryre

— Room 115

Psalm 119:162 "I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil." 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 as well as books that address the Christian life, and we meet periodically for additional fellow- ship times. We are currently learning about joy as we study Philippians using the MacArthur Bible Studies series. "The measure of your joy is how you react not to things the way you'd like them to be, but to things the way you wouldn't like them to be." John MacArthur

Roots, Psalm 1:1-3

Led by Pete Jackson & Justin Peavler

— Fellowship Hall Rooms 1 & 2

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. Among the things we will be discussing during the upcoming year are Tim Keller's book on prayer and Harmony of the Gospels.

Senior Saints - Adult 501

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.

Artios - Equipped

Led by Robert Smith & Ryan Polk

— Choir Room

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:

- James

- Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health

- War of Words

- The Gospel of John

- Respectable Sins

Hearts On A Journey

Led by Peggy Miller

— Fellowship Hall Room 6

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.

 

On July 11, 2021 we began a book study entitled, "Listening to God" by Dr. Charles Stanley. Dr. Stanley presents a sound way to explore God's Word and hear His truths. He reveals how we can identify with passages of Scripture, reflect on their meaning, and then develop practical steps to apply what we have learned. This current book study should continue into the beginning of January 2022.

Growing in Our Devotion to Christ

ONE YEAR CLASS

Led by Doug Wendel

— Fellowship Hall Room 5

Growing 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 materials.

Persuasive Faith

ONE YEAR CLASS

Led by Rick Harvey

— Fellowship Hall Rooms 3 & 4


Your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors, your children, your grandchildren, your parents, perhaps, at times, even you, want to knowis 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.

 

BUTare 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.

Foundations for Marriage

ONE YEAR CLASS

Led by John Kiosterud

— Room 116

Whether you are a newlywed couple or have been married for fifty years, this class is a great reminder, refresher, and tune-up for any marriage. It is to help refocus and engage each other while we do life.

 

We will go through different books and video series to enhance discussion as we discover God's design for a faithful, growing, and joyful marriage.  We will work together on a couple of projects to meet the needs of some of the local ministries as well as any among the class. We will also try to have a couple of fellowship opportunities within the year. Some of the series we have done in the past are:


- When Sinners Say I Do

- Sacred Marriage

- Love and Respect

- The Meaning of Marriage

- Five Love Languages

- God on Sex

- Song of Solomon