Below are the classes and descriptions offered during the Fall 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.
Led by David Hand
Modular 5, Room 3
For every Christian, God has a specific plan just for you. 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. Through a workbook series of questions, this class will help you discover how God has uniquely created you for His purpose in life and ministry.
Sept. 12th – Dec. 5th
Led by Various Speakers
Modular 4, Room 2
The purpose of this group is to focus on becoming men who know God and want Him known in every facet of our lives. We will have an applicable Biblical study to begin each session and then break into small groups for discussion.
Led by Kathy Echols
Modular 1, Room 3
Cost: $20.00 (Workbook)
Watch a “man after God’s own heart” ascend to the throne, then descend into sin. See how a covenant-keeping God turns a man from the worst sins to a victorious finish. Two new lessons take you to this successful end of David’s life. This is a video driven series with follow-up discussion each week.
Sept. 12th – Nov. 7th
Led by Aslam Masih, North American Mission Board
Modular 1, Room 1
Aslam Masih was born and raised in Pakistan, the second largest Islamic country in the world. He accepted Jesus as his Personal Savior and Lord in November 1983 in Pakistan, through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. Aslam is passionate about equipping people and churches to reach Muslims in North America, and around the world. During this class, Aslam will be teaching the following, with class interaction and discussion each week:
- The Basic Practices and Beliefs of Islam vs Christianity
- Why Jihad and the Purpose
- How to understand your Muslim neighbor
- Biblical Principles of Sharing the Gospel with Muslims
- Personal Experiences of Sharing the Gospel with Muslims and learned Principles.
Sept. 12th – Dec. 12th
Led by David Bearden
Modular 6, Room 1
Cost: $5.00 (Study Guide per person)
A.W. Tozer stated that what we think when we think about God is the most important thing about us. We live in a day and age where people have very different ideas about God. Even within Christian circles there can be a wide array of beliefs about our Creator: Is He really all knowing, all powerful and with us everywhere? What are His characteristics? How would you describe God? Join us as we journey through Scripture to learn more about Our Great God and see how He is even greater than we can even imagine.
Sept. 12th – Dec. 12th
Led by Theresa Nails. Co-leaders: Kristen Gideon & Marcia McSwain
Modular 6, Room 3
Cost: $20.00 (Study Guide per person)
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. This is a video driven series with follow up discussion each week.
Led by Travis Echols
Modular 6, Room 4
In a world with so many different beliefs, are there good, objective reasons for believing Christianity and the Bible are true? Through guided discussions, we will explore the following topics:
- Faith and Reason (Faith and evidence, faith and sight, faith and logic, God’s gift or man’s choice, aspects of faith, objections to faith)
- Truth and Knowledge (Three false views of truth, the undeniable correspondence view, can we know truth, how we know truth, foundations and aspects of knowledge)
- The Existence of God (Philosophical arguments, eight arguments for God’s existence from nature)
- The Possibility of Miracles (Miracles versus other anomalies)
- The Problem of Evil (How can an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God exist if evil exists?)
- The Historical Reliability of the New Testament documents and earlier creeds (Are they authentic? Are they true?)
- Jesus of Nazareth (The historic Jesus–Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?)
- The Bible as the Word of God (Inspiration, inerrancy, preservation, problem texts, translations: textual and translational differences)
- How to Interpret the Bible (History of interpretation, objectivity, hermeneutics, exegesis, and application).
Sept. 12th – Oct. 17th
Led by Gary & Janet Payton
Modular 1, Room 2
We all want a healthy, loving marriage, but there are so many real issues that can stand in the way. Research has shown that over 50% of marriages are ending in divorce. “Marriage: Built to Last”isn’t your typical marriage study. Throughout the series, you’ll watch 24 real life couples from across the country share candidly about their struggles in communication, finances, expectations, and more. Whether you’re newly married, remarried, or wanting to improve your relationship, Chip Ingram provides Biblical and practical teaching to give you tools to live intentionally and love biblically. This is a video driven series with follow up discussion.
Sept. 12th – Dec. 5th
Led by Dr. Wendell Jackson
Student & Family Center Banquet Hall
As the days of the Old Testament approached their end, many in the world were anticipating the arrival of the One who would deliver them from the oppression of the world as well as the curse of their own natures. The great Old Testament prophets had completed their work, and a period of silence from heaven ensued. But much was transpiring in the Middle East so that “in the fullness of time,” Jesus the Christ entered a world that should have been ready for Him. “Between the Testaments” is a study of the transition from the Biblical worlds of the Old to the New Testament with emphasis upon the preparation for the coming of the Savior and the effect upon the world in which He lived.
Sept. 12th – Oct. 24th
Led by Cheryl Garrett
Cost: $15.00 (Study Guide per person)
Modular 1, Room 4
Joy is the constant companion of the woman who trusts in the Lord. And while you can find it in friends, family, and circumstances, unfailing, persistent joy will only ever overflow from your relationship with Jesus. Just ask Job, the man from Uz who clung to God’s goodness while all his worldly joys were stripped away. But how is it possible to hold onto such joy in times of sorrow? In this 7-session study by Lisa Harper, discover the redemptive side to Job’s story of suffering. Learn to use pain to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and remember God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you. This is a video driven study with follow up discussion each week.
Sept. 12th – Nov. 14th
Led by Derrick Poston
Cost: $10 (Study Guide per person)
Modular 6, Room 2
Most Christians are either afraid to share the gospel or feel that they don’t know how to share the gospel, or both. Programs and formulas have overcomplicated evangelism, so the vast majority of Christians simply don’t do it. In reality, evangelism is simply telling two stories: Jesus’ and yours (how Jesus changed your life forever). Everybody loves to tell and hear stories. The goal is not to win arguments but to win souls. We share the gospel because we love God and we love other people. This study will help you identify people and places already in your daily routines, encourage and empower you to share the good news of Jesus Christ. This refreshing look at evangelism from Greg Laurie, one of the nation’s most prominent pastors and evangelists, will help Christians—new and old alike—discover the joy of evangelism as the good news of Jesus naturally overflows into their daily lives. This is a video driven study with learning activities and discussion each week.
Sept. 12 – Nov. 14
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Led by Nantes & Marianne Barnard
Cost: $100 (Study Kit per person/couple)
Modular 5, Room 1
Finances are a part of every facet in life and managing money can feel unattainable and overwhelming. In this video series, Dave Ramsey, acclaimed and trusted financial advisor, will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. No matter where you are regarding debt, you can learn to become debt free…and continue to live a debt free life. During the class, you will be encouraged,share ideas, and stay motivated. This is a video driven series with follow-up discussion each week.
Led by Dr. Ken Boa
Student & Family Center Banquet Hall
Men, join us as Dr. Boa leads this insightful, spiritually transforming study. Scripture provides important principles, lessons, and guidance on how to live a truly godly life. Dr. Boa will speak on eight essentials of the spiritual life that are at the very core of what it means to live the Christian life.
Led by John McCormick, Dennis Brown & Bob Burrows
Student & Family Center Room 202 (upstairs)
This group is for men of all ages. They meet to start the week off by joining with other men in Bible Study and prayer.
This group studies varied in-depth Biblical topics with life application to help in your daily life. There is group discussion with each study.