Welcome to LIFE Ministries
Below are the classes and descriptions offered during the Spring Session of Life Groups. Register for a Life Group by clicking on any of the images, or registration links below! Registration is encouraged, however, it is not required to attend. If you have questions regarding the Life Groups offered, please contact Terri Lincoln.
Joseph: God’s Promise, Providence, Perseverance, and Provision
April 11 – June 13
Led by David Bearden
Located in Student & Family Center Banquet Hall
As Christians we are God’s children and God makes many promises to His children. We are promised that God loves us, that He will care for us, that He will guide us and that one day we will be with Him forever. God also expects us to be people of faith. Oftentimes when life happens and things do go as we think they should it can be difficult to stay focused on God’s promises. Perhaps no one in Scripture demonstrates this more than Joseph. Join us as we look at the life of Joseph and see how God’s promises were fulfilled in the most unlikely of ways. We will see God’s providence, Joseph’s perseverance and ultimately God’s provision for His people. When it is difficult for us to see the forest for the trees in our own lives, we can be encouraged by the life of Joseph and learn what it means to live a life of faith, regardless of our circumstances, and one day look back and marvel at God’s amazing grace.
God of Creation Ladies Bible Study
April 11 – June 13
Led by Cheryl Garrett
Cost: $15 (Workbook)
Located in Modular 1, Room 4
The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text.
Journey on with PLACE
April 11 – May 9
Led by David Hand
Located in Modular 5, Room 3
For every Christian, God has a specific plan just for you. Through a workbook series of questions, facilitated by David, this class will help you discover how God has uniquely created you for His purpose. Explore your personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, passions, and experiences to better understand where and how you can be a help to His church and others by serving Him.
The Pursuit of Spiritual Maturity
April 11 – May 23
Led by Terry Dodd
Located in Modular 1, Room 1
This study will focus on how to emphasize self less and glorify God more. It is a broad-ranging six-week study designed for men and women (couples or singles) interested in deepening their understanding of such things as Sanctification, Spiritual Formation Progress, God’s Covenants, Christ’s Calls, Creationism, and Discipleship.
Precept Bible Study: 1 Samuel – God’s Search for a Man After His Own Heart
April 11- May 30
Led by Kathy Echols
Cost: $20 (Workbook per person)
Located in the Modular 1, Room 3
From judges to kings, from the departure of God’s glory to the assurance of His help, from inquiring of the Lord to inquiring of a medium – 1 Samuel is a book of contrasts that sets before us the importance of a life of obedience and how it’s lived out in the midst of interpersonal conflicts.
Walking in the Ways of Grace
May 2 – May 23
Led by Dr. Allison Smith
Located in Modular 6, Room 2
Understanding God’s grace toward us is one thing. Living it is another. Grace is God’s kindness toward us in unconditional acceptance in spite of our sin and imperfection. As we grow in the knowledge of His grace toward us, we have an extraordinary opportunity and responsibility to extend it to ourselves and others. In this four-week study, we will discuss ways we can walk fully in the ways of grace and experience the healing balm it can be when applied to the broken places and relationships in our lives.
Iron Works Men’s Group
April 11 – May 2
Led by Various Speakers
Located in Modular 4, Room 2
The upcoming study will be “Facing the Unknown” by Mark Batterson. Many men feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job? Is she “the one?” Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now? Am I even on the right path? What unknowns are you facing in life? In this four week study, you will see how Abraham felt as he took the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take, and how those steps of faith relate to us today?
Thriving in a Stepfamily
April 11 – May 30
Led by Laura Petherbridge; Darrin & Tonya Cohen
Cost: $20.00 (study guide, per individual or couple).
Located in Modular 1, Room 2
Designed for anyone dating, engaged, or married with kids of any age. We will explore the unique challenges stepfamilies face, and learn practical steps on how to build strong relationships. Topics include: co-parenting between 2 homes, discipline differences, the issues that can ambush a blended family, and stepfamily financial challenges, and more.
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Level
April 11 – May 16
Led by: Carole Howell & Deanna Crandall
Located in Modular 6, Room 3
For those that have a basic understanding of English, however, it is not their first language, this is a dynamic, all-skills class that integrates conversation practice, reading, writing, and listening — all in a light-hearted, fun, and easy-to-use format. You will improve upon what you already know and learn new things as well.
Living with Dementia: A Family’s Journey
April 11 – May 2
Led by Arbor Terrace Engagement Directors
Located in Modular 2, Room 1
Caring for a family member or knowing how to relate with someone living with dementia can be difficult, challenging, frustrating, and hard to understand. This series will offer hope, give insight, and helpful ways in understanding and caring for those with dementia. The following topics will be covered:
- Class #1: Understanding Dementia
- Class #3: Gem Level Training: learn techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care.
- Class #4: Engagement-related approaches to care.
- Class #2: Virtual Dementia Experience – an interactive experience that provides insight into what living with dementia or Alzheimer’s is like.
The Joys of Gardening
April 11 – May 2
Led by Ava Harvey, Georgia Master Gardener
Located in Modular 5, Room1
Spring is the perfect time to plant flowers and vegetables. This class will provide helpful tips regarding gardening, as well as, fun class participation and demonstrations. If you have questions regarding your garden, this is the time to get those answered…and don’t forget to bring your garden photos. Reference material will be available in class.
Paper Crafting Made Easy
April 11 – May 2
Led by Marrilyn Silkorski
Located in Modular 6, Room 4
Cost: $10 per week
This class is hands-on paper crafting to inspire creativity. You will be introduced to a variety of fun, easy ways to create cards and other projects. No prior experience necessary. Each class is independent of the others, so you are welcome to join all, a couple, or just one of the classes. All materials needed will be provided. Below is information regarding what is offered with each class:
First Week – April 11th:
– Paper cutting and efficiency
– Types of adhesives
– Color combination ideas
– How to use ink correctly (how to avoid a “halo” effect or smudgy images)
– How to make sure your image is straight and exactly where you want it
– You will make 4 cards (2 each of two designs – one to keep ~ the other to give or send)
Second Week – April 18th:
– Review basic skills from week (if some people are new)
– Introduce additional stamping techniques (coloring stamps with markers instead of ink)
– Introduce other tools that can be used in paper crafting
– Three 12 x 12 scrapbook pages will be created during this class
Third Week – April 25th:
– Review basics from weeks one and two
– Introduce a new tool for use during the class
– Learn dry and heat embossing techniques
– Make a set of memory keeping cards for a 12 x 12 sheet protector
– Make two cards using the same method as the memory keeping cards
Fourth week – May 2nd:
– Review all the tools and techniques from weeks one through three
– Introduce two additional basic tools
– Introduce a stamp and watercolor technique to be used with that night’s projects
– Paper folding techniques for making 3-D projects
– You will make a small paper framed art piece and two gifts for Mother’s Day