Starting Wednesday, January 9, at 7:00 pm
Nursery/Children’s Programs are offered through March. Important: A parent must stay on-site for Nursery, Pre-School, and Kindergarten children.
MARRIAGE FOCUS GROUP: “Sacred Marriage”: Kevin & Lisa Moore/Justin & Denise Sites (B201) Happy is good. Holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy?
Sacred Marriage doesn’t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today’s marriages.
Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God’s presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more.
The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men’s and women’s roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued.
Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE: This course (formerly Discipleship) is a four part study designed to assist believers in their understanding of the Bible and apply Biblical truth in ministry and evangelism. The Spring sessions are continuations from the fall and are closed to new participants, but please plan on joining us for the new sessions in the fall.
Part 2: Old Testament—Prophets: Tim Sherald (M24): This section focuses on OT books Job through Malachi, studying those who spoke of the coming Messiah.
Part 4: New Testament—Church: Jim Washabaugh (M9): This section focuses on NT books Acts through Revelation, studying the Christian Church.
WOMEN’S CLASS: “Intriguing Women of the Bible”: Patti Hann (M2) Every woman sitting in a church pew today is dealing with “something,” be it good, bad, frustrating or even tragic. We will learn wisdom and help from women of the Bible who dealt with these same kinds of issues.
WOMEN’S CLASS: “Why Her?”: Stephanie White (M28) Do you enviously watch others enjoy the things you’ve always wanted for yourself? In Why Her?, Koziarz unpacks the biblical story of Rachel and Leah along with her own experiences with failed dreams, dashed hopes, and paralyzing comparisons. She shares six biblical truths that can settle you in a satisfying place where God’s acceptance of you is all that matters.
MEN’S CLASS: Goliath Must Fall: Mike White, Fred Ailes, Lowell Martin (M27/29) Pastor Louie Giglio examines the story of David and Goliath to reveal how we must keep our eyes on Jesus, the only giant-slayer, to defeat the giants of fear, rejection, complacency, anxiety, anger, and addiction in our lives.
GRIEF SHARE (Starting February 6): Brian Knepper and Kathy Cooper (M121) This 13 week faith-based support group is for those suffering the loss of a loved one. It is led by those who have also experienced loss. The group begins their time of sharing and discussion with a video.
POTTERY (led by Don & Mary Burkholder): This class is full for the spring 2019 seasons. Those who are already on Don and Mary’s list are encouraged to attend, of course. Those wishing to be included in the fall can sign up for the waiting list. Participants learn hand-building techniques and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Cost is $20.