Are you Stressed, Worried, Fearful about the future? Over 2000 years ago, the world was experiencing crisis. Like today, there was division, anger, fear, and worry about the future. And into that world, God offered an Irresistible Hope. God continues to offer this hope to us today! Come join us this Winter, as we explore a hope that can save us and guide our lives. Finding God When You Need Him Most, 6 p.m., Wednesdays, January 11 – February 8, CLC 203, (For Men). You can meet God in the midst of your most difficult moments. In this study of some of the most comforting and encouraging Psalms, you will move from "knowing about God" to profoundly experiencing His presence and power in your life. Whether you're struggling with a rocky relationship, an unexpected crisis, depression, or injustice, this series will remind you that the Lord is faithful to hear your heart's cry and will be there for you, time and again.Ancient Prayer Practices, 6 p.m., Wednesdays, January 11 – February 1, CLC 209. Are you frazzled from the Holidays and your “oh so busy schedule?” Are you seeking more wholeness and focus in your relationship with God and others? The Ancient Ones knew something about their prayer life and many are returning to these ancient prayer practices to grow in their relationship with God. Come join us for four weeks as we explore a more Contemplative life. No expertise or extensive reading enquired; just a desire to experience the presence of God.Life, Money and Hope, 6 p.m., Wednesdays, February 8 – 22, CLC 209. In these three engaging sessions, Dave Ramsey, a personal money management expert, popular national radio and television personality, and the best-selling author of Financial Peace and The Total Money Makeover, looks to Scripture as he discusses several critical issues about your personal finances and helps us become the good stewards God wants us to be.The Good and Beautiful God, 10 a.m., Tuesdays, January 24 – March 21, CLC 209. God wants me to try harder." "God blesses me when I'm good and punishes me when I'm bad." "God is angry with me." We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true--but many are false. Our thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. This study invites you to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. You are also encouraged to engage in spiritual practices that reinforce the biblical messages on your mind and heart.Restored, Finding Redemption in our Mess, 12 noon CLC 104, March 1 – April 8, or 6 p.m. CLC 203, March 8-April 12. Often we make a mess of our lives and wonder if there is any redemption. This study helps us see our mess through the eyes of Christ to find redemption and restoration. Using Scripture, devotional tools, and the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, St. Augustine, John Wesley, Evelyn Underhill, and others, participants are encouraged to reflect and meditate through their brokenness. Only then can we focus on the cross as the place where we truly surrender control, leave our mess, and find redemptionThe Listening Life, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, March 8 – April 26, CLC 209 How would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first? In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear. People talk past each other, eager to be heard but somehow deaf to what is being said. Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. But it is more than that: listening is a way of lifeThe Shack, 9:00 a.m., Thursdays, March 9 - April 6. CLC 211. Based on the movie in theaters March 3, tthis 5-week study is designed to help people experience the life-changing goodness, grace, and presence of God. Using engaging scenes from the film, paired with relevant Scripture, these resources are an invitation to experience the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness. Partricipants will attend the movie together the weekend before the study.
ONGOING SMALL GROUPS FOR 2016-2017
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. Over 400 in our congregation have participated in Disciple Bible study and grown in their understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.Disciple Bible Study I: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., CLC 211, Rev. David Moseley, Begins September 7th. This is a comprehensive 32 week study with our Senior PastorDisciple Bible Study – Fast Track : Sunday mornings 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., CLC 214, Begins October 2nd, Beth Roberts. A Bible Study for young adults (20’s – 40’s)Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity and principles of the original study, but its modifications can better meet the needs of a hectic world. Participants still receive a thorough introduction to the Bible, but in almost a third less time. Each session is 75 minutes and the course is 24 weeks. Books available the first day of class for $30.00 Living the Wesleyan (Methodist) Way: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., CLC 207, Rev. Zach Roberts, Begins September 7th. A small group study for Adults to coincide with the 6th grade Confirmation class. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about our Wesleyan heritage and beliefs: how we study scripture, how we worship, how we live our daily lives as a disciple of Jesus, and what makes us a unique people. these feelings - these gifts of the Dark Wood - can be your greatest assets on your journey. According to the ancients, you don't need to be a saint or spiritual master to experience profound awakening. You don't even have to be "above average." All you really need to be is struggling. This is a study for anyone who feels awkward in their search for God, who seeks to find holiness amid their holy mess, who prefers practicality to piety when it comes to finding their place in this world. Maxine Men's Club– (700 Central) Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Johnny May, Facilitator. This small group is for men who want a supportive place to share their stories of faith and connect with God and other men through Bible study, prayer, and good food and drink. No registration needed, just show up!
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