Grow Groups


 

 Grow Groups help us grow in our faith in Christ and do that together with others.

Join us at 9:00 am on Sabbath (Saturday) mornings for these growth opportunities.

Classes for all age groups are available.

FALL 2017 CLASSES

The Gospel Project® is a Christ-centered Bible study for Kids, Students, and Adults that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ.

Over the course of three years, classes will cover Genesis to Revelation and show God’s plan of redemption unfold throughout Scripture. In Fall of 2017, the classes will cover the Gospels and Acts, focusing on the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord and Savior.

The Kids, Student and Adult classes will cover the same material every week, so that families can study and encourage each other together through the week to reinforce and apply the lessons.

Children will explore a Bible story and participate in a wide variety of age-appropriate activities to immerse kids in the gospel. Video, active games, arts/crafts, worship components and so much more will be used to make this an engaging, growing, and fun experience that your children will not want to miss.

Preschoolers (Age 3 or 4) – Teacher Sydnee Palmer

Kindergarten through 6th Grades – Teacher Doneta Osborn

Middle School and High School – Teachers David St. Clair/Shelly Perry

Adult – Teacher Pastor Liz Green

Other offerings for Adults

Pastor Chuck Graffius will be leading an adult class on the book “True to the Sabbath, True to our God” by his son, Larry Graffius.  This book is a fresh, relevant, Bible study of God’s command to “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.”  You will discover new meaning and practical application of this often overlooked principle of Christian living.

We will be videotaping this class and making it available on our YouTube channel.

Parish Nurse Barb Green and Sue Cruzan will be leading an adult class entitled “Mental Illness is Not a Choice.”   Twenty-five percent of the U.S. population suffers from one or more forms of mental illness. This is more than those diagnosed with diabetes, AIDS, heart disease and cancer combined.  One in 7 of the adults and one in 5 of the children sitting near you in church may have a form of mental illness. Pastors may know who these people are but many of the rest of us don’t and perhaps we really don’t want to know. Due to the stigma attached to mental illness, those who are ill are often too ashamed to let us know what they are experiencing.  How do we as church members react to these statistics? Are we afraid? Do we back away from becoming involved?  Do we wish they would just go somewhere else to worship?

The church has been called to continue Jesus’ healing ministry and yet we have turned our back on mental health issues.  What should be the Church’s role to the mentally ill and their families? How can we understand more about mental illness? What does scripture say about this?  How can our church respond?  How can you as an individual respond?  In this class we will discuss these questions and hopefully find some answers through Bible Study, vide.os, personal stories and other methods.  The class is for anyone who wants to know more about mental health issues, families who deal with the fallout from mental illness, those who suffer from mental illness and those of any age who want to be involved.   The goal is to increase awareness of mental health issues so that we as individuals and our church can learn to help.

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