Fall Midweek classes start Sept. 12, 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.
Click to register or sign up in the Welcome Center.
Elementary and preschool kids, come for singing, Bible storytelling, crafts and games from 6-7:15 p.m. while parents are in class.
Senior high meets from 8-9:30 for a study of 1 Timothy at the Costanza home, 1828 Holly Creek Dr.
Middle school will have a weekly Bible study with Jordan at 6 p.m. on the third floor.
Created for and by young adults, this small group meets at 6:15 p.m. in room 106.
Changes that Heal
In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Cloud takes the reader step-by-step through the four basic tasks of becoming mature image bearers of God: Bonding to others, separating from others, sorting out good and bad in ourselves and others and becoming an adult. Dr. Cloud not only explains and describes each task, but he also identifies the problems that result when we fail to accomplish that task, and he shows us what changes to make in our lives in order to bring about healing.
Leaders: Janice Heath and Cathy Garcia
6 p.m. on Wednesdays for five weeks
The Deep Well: Experiencing Spiritual Formation in a Creative Way
Participants in this class will engage with various spiritual practices over 10 weeks. These practices are the deep well to draw upon to renew and awaken your spiritual life.
Leaders: Doug Baker and David Dorn
6 p.m. on Wednesdays for 10 weeks
Raising kids is a daunting challenge, and in today’s digital world, it’s even more so. It’s hard to keep up with ever-changing technology, much less to keep up with educating your kids on how to stay safe and be smart on the Internet. Digital Parenting will help you simplify the overwhelming amount of information out there and give you simple, easy-to-use tools designed to help you and your kids be responsible digital citizens.
Leader: Christina Jontra, former director of digital learning at Grace Community School and founder of Neptune Navigate.
6 p.m. on Wednesdays for three weeks
Disciple 1 provides a foundational overview of the Bible. Beginning with Genesis and continuing through Revelation, group members will read approximately 80 percent of the Bible. 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, personal Bible reading and study of participants and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. This is a 24-week study, 12 in the fall and 12 in the spring.
Leaders: Janet Tyner and Ingrid Akers
6 p.m. on Wednesdays for 24 weeks (the fall session ends Dec. 12)
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 more information, explore griefshare.org.
Leaders: Carol Thompson and Debbie Weber
5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays for 13 weeks
Journey into the Psalms
Join Rev. Gerry Giles for a nine-week study of the Psalms as we explore these powerful and emotional writings of the Old Testament.
Leader: Gerry Giles
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays for 10 weeks
Prayer—Does It Make Any Difference?
Based on the book and video series by Philip Yancey, this class will examine questions about and experiences with prayer. It will include writings of theologians and others besides Yancey.
Leader: Carolyn Hutson
6 p.m. on Wednesdays for 10 weeks
With One Cry
Weaving together scriptures and stories from America's past, With One Cry confronts our current situation and provides hope for our future. We as believers must pray! Above all, With One Cry will inspire you and equip you to pray God’s purposes for our nation. Will you accept the challenge? Together, as God uses our prayers, the course of our nation and history can be changed. Author, David Butts is the president of Harvest Prayer Ministries and the chairman of America's National Prayer Committee. In this role he is at the forefront of rallying believers to pray for the nation.
Leader: Jan McCauley