You’ll be surprised how relevant this study will be to your daily life! 

Sundays

Wrestling with the Tough Stuff of Life
Host: Pastor Dan Hair
Days: Sunday before Worship, 8:45am – 9:45am
9 Sessions: October 11 thru December 6
Location: Fellowship Hall in person.
Description: Christians have struggles in life like everyone else. In fact, sometimes it’s harder to live as a person of faith. We have to deal with our past, where we’ve been, and who we want to be. Yet Christians have power from God. Join Pastor Dan as he explores Scripture how to have victory in the struggles of our lives. Lessons include: Dealing with my doubts, criticism, wanting power to deal with criticism, failure, hurt, and putting my hurt behind me.
Details: Sessions will be lecture style with PowerPoint, group discussion and questions
 
Discussing the Sunday Message
Host: Michael Berglund
Days: Sunday
10 Sessions: October 11 thru December 13
Meeting Options:
1. 11:30am – 12:30pm after Church in person Fellowship Hall
2. 6:00pm – 7:00pm virtual via ZOOM
Description: The group will discuss the Sunday morning message. We will be able to ask questions as well as share insights, reflections and applications for our faith and lives.
Details: The manuscript of the message will be available the Wednesday before for group participants to read if they would like. Hearing the message in worship is preferred but not required

 

Mondays

Confronting Controversies
Host: Matt and Erica Borst
Days: Monday Evening, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
7 sessions: October 12 thru November 23
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting, log in link will be provided.
Description: The primary goal of this group is to have open discussion on leading topics of today, including separation of church and state, religion and science, abortion, death penalty and police reform, race, human sexuality, women and the church. The goal of the group is not to force a specific perspective but to openly discuss and engage on these topics using though thought-provoking questions, including:
• How should Christians approach politics in America?
• Are Creation and evolution incompatible?
• Would Jesus support the death penalty and police reform?
• Why are Sunday mornings still the most segregated time in America?
Details: Discussion of topics facing Christians in American today. No book or video.
 

Wednesdays

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics
Host: Vicky Keintz
Day: Wednesday Evening, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
7 sessions: October 14 thru December 2, no class November 25th.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting, log in link will be provided.
Description: Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it. One solution that hasn’t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral and religious issues that divide us.
Details: Includes a short DVD with insights by Adam Hamilton in his engaging style followed by group discussion, participant handouts available. Provide email so meeting link can be sent to you.
 
Unfailing: Standing Strong on God’s Promises in the Uncertainties of Life
Host: Steve Betker
Day: Wednesday Evening, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
9 sessions: October 7 thru December 9, no class November 25th.
Location: Meet in person at Church
Description: What will you build your life upon? In a works Jesus promises will be full of trouble where will you turn for the strength to overcome? Some people build their lives upon their accomplishments, others trust their wisdom. And some people live lives founded upon their failures and loss. This study by Rob Renfroe focuses. On seven ways God will sustain you when life is hard. Participants will be encouraged to stand strong in the face of adversity and be challenged to understand your spiritual posture as one of victory.
Details: DVD and book with group discussion

Star Wars – A New Hope: Using Star Wars to Share your Faith
Host: Amanda Lucas
Days: Wednesday Evening, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
10 Sessions: October 7 thru December 16, no class November 25th.
Location: Meet in person at Church with option to attend via GOOGLE MEET.
Description: In the first installment of this new grow group, we will focus on Episode IV: A New Hope through the lens of the study book by Eric S. Gale entitled Using Star Wars To Share Your Faith: 9 Lessons From A New Hope as well as through the film itself. We will explore not only how to begin to share our faith with others but also the deeper questions of who and what the Holy Spirit is, who and what we put our hope in, sharing the “foolishness” of the Cross, and the unexpected ways we find salvation. Our ten-week journey through a galaxy far, far away begins this fall!
Details: We will use clips from PG-13 rated films, some of them containing scary images or violence. Weekly handouts will be provided.

ECHO
Host: Pastor Andrew Bonsell
Day: Wednesday Evening, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
9 sessions: October 7 thru December 16, no class October 14 or November 25th.
Location: Education Wing in person
Description: In Echo, we want to make disciples of all ages. Adults and kids come together with a revamped curriculum, an adjusted schedule and a team teaching approach! In Echo we will become “Trackers of Truth” seeking out and applying God’s word to our lives. Step into leadership and help teach the Bible to the next generation! We want to have adults join this group to take on the challenge (and joy) of teaching a leading our kids. This group will work with Pastor Andrew to plan and teach our new curriculum for Wednesday nights. This is a great opportunity to grow in your own knowledge and faith!

Wednesday Evening Children and Youth Programs
Time: Wednesday Evening, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Children (grades 1-6) with Pastor Andrew Bonsell
Confirmation (grades 7-9) with Pastor David Werner & Bob Rosenbaum
Youth (grades 9-12) with Cassi Betker

 

Thursdays

Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage
Host: Reese and Pastor David Werner
Days: Thursday Evening, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
7 sessions: October 22 thru December 10, no session November 26
Location: Meet in person at Church
Description: In our marriage vows, we promise to love and cherish each other, so why do we talk so much about love and so little about cherish? The theme of this study is this: through the biblical act of proper cherishing, we can empower our spouses to become who they are called by God to be, and in the process can see ourselves becoming more of who we are called to be, creating a marriage that feels more precious, more connected, and more satisfying. The God who cherishes the imperfect us can teach us and empower us to cherish our imperfect spouses.
Details: DVD lessons with Study Guide
 

Fridays

Christian – It’s Not What You Think
Host: Brad Blocher
Days: Friday Mornings, 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Sessions have started and end December 4, OK to join anytime.
Location: Meet in person in the Fellowship Hall.
Summary: Study by Andy Stanley
Details: Video presentation followed by group discussion and prayer time. No book or homework. No Breakfast provided.