Grow Groups - Adults Grow in your relationship with God and in the character of Christ.
Browse through our Fall 2019 Grow Group listings below; then click on the Groups Source and Registration Form button to register for the group number of your choice. Or, contact the source person if you have questions. You may wish to check out the Connect, Service, Youth, or Sunday School/Nursery Groups as well.
7. God’s Story Your Story — Mondays @ 7:00 pm - Church Lounge - Meets weekly September 16 for Ten weeks We will be inspired to see how our day-to-day story intersects with God’s Grand plan for us today.
8. The Gospel of Luke — Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm - Esther Room - Meets weekly September 18 - November 20 Luke’s gospel is the most detailed and orderly written account of the gospel writers. It is in chronological order and was written to the Gentiles (non-Jewish people). Luke was a Gentile and the only non-Jewish author of all the books in the Bible. This group is lively with plenty of discussion about how the scriptures impact our daily lives. Join us as we use Barclay’s Commentary to guide us through this great gospel.
9. Grateful -- Thursday - September 19 through November 7 @ 7- 8:30 pm - Esther Room If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In this film based study, we will untangle our conflicting understandings of gratitude and set the table for a renewed practice of giving thanks. We know that gratitude is good, but many of us find it hard to sustain a meaningful life of gratefulness. Four out of five Americans report feeling gratitude on a regular basis, but those private feelings seem disconnected from larger concerns of our public lives. In Grateful, cultural observer and theologian Diana Butler Bass takes on this “gratitude gap” and offers up surprising, relevant, and powerful insights to practice gratitude.
10. Inspired — Sundays @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Esther Room - Meets weekly September 15 - November 17 For those who want to explore the Bible in a creative way, let’s go on a journey together. If the Bible isn't a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. Why, as she discovered changed her -- and it will change you too. Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screen play. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world.
11. Advent Study -- Sundays - 6:30 - 8:00pm - Esther Room - Meets weekly December 1 - December 22 Rediscover the True Wonder of Christmas! The Christmas season is always filled with wonder, but this year rediscover the true wonder of Christmas by sharing the love of Christ with others. This four-week study centers on looking to the Christmas story and the stories of real people today to find inspiration and ideas for reflecting the light of Jesus at Christmas time and throughout the entire year. Chapters include: The Wonder of a Name, The Wonder of a Star, The Wonder of a Manger, and The Wonder of a Promise.