Spring Midweek is here, and there’s something for everyone! Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m. each Wednesday in Pirtle Hall. Cost for the meal each week is $5 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and under. Child care is available for children through 3 years old. Children 4 through fifth grade are invited to Marvin Kids, a time of special programming and music for kids.
Time: 6 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room beginning Jan. 17
Leader: David Dorn
Know someone who is questioning their faith, been hurt by the church, has no faith or walked away from faith completely? Invite them to Alpha, an international program hosted at Marvin on Wednesdays. Each session includes a free dinner and explores the Christian faith. It’s a safe place for people with questions to process matters of faith. Contact David Dorn for more info.
BIBLE IN 90 DAYS
Time: 6 p.m. in the Unity Classroom 113, 13 weeks
Leader: Joseph Mitchum
Cost: $25 for Bible and study guide
This is an in-depth study that allows individuals to read through the Bible completely, from cover to cover, in a manageable time frame. The basic plan consists of reading 12 pages a day, a task that usually takes 45 minutes to an hour. Then gather weekly for guided small-group discussion, activities and a video lesson.
COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANITY - THE PERSISTENCE OF ERRORS IN THE CHURCH BY ROGER E. OLSON
Time: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Jan. 14-Feb. 11, Connection Room 223
Leader: Russ Cooper
Cost: $20 for book (optional)
Historic heresies didn’t die or fade away. Even while these counterfeit teachings remain outside the accepted bounds of Christianity, modern-day versions plague churches. The author describes major heresies and how the church dealt with them, and what can be done to address these faith issues in order to educate congregations about Jesus, God, and salvation.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
Time: 6 p.m. in the Disciples Classroom 232
Leader: Rick Jett
Cost: $100 per household (scholarships available)
Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey teaches God’s ways of handling money by presenting biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. Learn how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend and save wisely and much more. The cost includes a lifetime membership.
Time: 6 p.m. in Connection Room 223
Leaders: Laura and Gerry Giles
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly for 13 weeks to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. GriefShare is for those experiencing fresh grief as well as long-ago, perhaps unresolved grief. For information, explore griefshare.org.
HERE AND NOW—THERE AND THEN—THE STUDY OF REVELATION (BETH MOORE STUDY FOR WOMEN)
Time: 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 17-Aprl 4, Room 240
Leader: Kara Story
In this 11-week study, Beth Moore attempts to translate into laymen’s terms this fascinating finish of Scripture through the wisdom and knowledge of God-fearing scholars.
SENIOR PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY—LIVING AS SOJURNERS, FINDING OUR HOME IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Hub through May 2
Leaders: Gina and Doug Baker
Join Dr. Doug Baker and wife Gina for an expository study of 1 and 2 Peter. Together we will explore how believers can find strength when enduring suffering and trials. As sojourners in this world, our true identities are found as God’s children who have salvation in Christ and make our homes in God’s presence.
WALKING IN THE WAY
Time: 6 p.m. in the New Life room
Leader: Ingrid Akers
What does it mean to live as a Christian, to walk in the way set for us by Jesus Christ? Join this small-group experience, exploring where God is calling you to grow in love and grace. We will discuss practical ways to incorporate your faith into all areas of your life, including spiritual disciplines, health of body, mind and spirit, Sabbath, relationships, social action and more.
WESLEYAN WAY—A FAITH THAT MATTERS
Time: 6 p.m., location TBD, nine weeks
Leader: Carolyn Hutson
Learn to envision and practice discipleship as a way of life. Presenting Christianity from a Wesleyan perspective, Scott J. Jones invites participants into a deeper, more thoughtful, more active
commitment to Christ. Focus on how, through discipleship, we become part of God’s work in transforming the world.