Adult Ministries

Bible Studies

 Women’s Weekly Study: Elijah – Faith and Fire, by Priscilla Shirer

Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study – Wednesday evenings   6:30-7:30p.m. DeJay & Joan-will co-lead the Wednesday night group.

Friday Morning WOMEN’S GROUP begins January 21, 10:00a-11:30a, hosted by Pastor Jess.

Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments:
Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an
insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.
And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.
Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget
they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even
difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the
tasks that made their lives unforgettable.
Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of
the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in
the valley of famine, and how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is
being fashioned by God in your life right now.

Book cost is $15.00

Men’s Study: Seen, Known, & Loved by Chuck DeGroot

Men’s Weekly Wednesday Night Study       6:30-7:30p.m.

Exploring Shame, Story, and Renewed Desire

A course designed for pastors and ministry leaders, but hospitable to everyone, SEEN, KNOWN & LOVED is a four-video series that invites you to experience God’s curious and generous invitation in the three questions of Genesis 3.

Where are you?

Who told you?

What are you hungry for?

Made in and for relationship, we somehow lost the plot-line, settling for a story of hiddenness and shame. God doesn’t add to our shame, but invites us to go beneath the surface of our lives, exploring the burdens we carry, identifying the voices that define us, opening to deeper desire.

In each session, we’ll explore how God kindly and curiously invites us back into the dance of intimacy. We’ll identify our place in the story, we’ll learn how to explore particular narratives of our life, and we’ll end with an examination of our hearts as they too-often settle for smaller satisfactions but long for Love.

Education and Small Groups

Short-term elective classes on a wide range of subjects are offered during the Sunday School hour (10:45 – 11:45 a.m.) most Sunday mornings during the school year.

Numerous small groups for men, women and couples meet at various times and locations during the week. Contact Pastor Jess for specific information on which groups are currently meeting.

Faithwalking

Faith WalkingTwice a year we partner with other area churches to provide Faithwalking Retreats.

Faithwalking is creating a community of disciples of Jesus who are being personally transformed and who are catalysts, mobilizing Christians to become the functioning body of Christ in their neighborhoods, workplaces and 3rd places – to serve the poor, the marginalized, and those in need; to work for the common good, to restore individuals, social systems, communities and nations to God’s design.

It starts with the Faithwalking 101 retreat where we explore the meaning of radical obedience to God, the power of a reflective life with God, and the characteristics of an authentic community that reflects God’s Kingdom. After the retreat, the Faithwalking 201 series becomes a path of freedom as we begin to walk in obedience and fully experience these realities in our lives.  201 is offered over a period of 24 weeks during the Sunday School hour and is a combination of large group learning and weekly coaching appointments.  The 201 experience can also be done within triad relationships.