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.

Winter 2017/2018 CLASSES

The Gospel Project® – The Church on a Mission. Join us as our chronological, Christ-centered study continues through the Book of Acts. The Church on Mission focuses on the work of the Holy Spirit empowering Jesus’ witnesses to the ends of the earth. This curriculum will be used at all age levels through adult.

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

The nursery class will be taught by Julia Amstutz using the Gospel Light Curriculum.

Other offerings for Adults

Luther and the Reformation

The Reformation and Luther led by Pastor Nate. The Protestant Reformation was the 16th century religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval that splintered Catholic Europe, setting in place the structures and beliefs that would define the continent in the modern era. In northern and central Europe, reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry VIII challenged papal authority and questioned the Catholic Church’s ability to define Christian practice. They argued for a religious and political redistribution of power into the hands of Bible- and pamphlet-reading pastors and princes. The disruption triggered wars, persecutions and the so-called Counter Reformation, the Catholic Church’s delayed but forceful response to the Protestants. Pastor Nate will cover the 11 points of faith and theology that were foundational to the Reformation

Mental Illness is Not a Choice is continuing with Barb Green and Sue Cruzan as teachers. New people are welcome to join this class.

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. 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 should we as church members react to these statistics?

The church has been called to continue Jesus’ healing ministry and yet many have turned their back on mental health issues.  What should the Church’s role be? How can we understand more? What does scripture say?  How can we as a church respond?  How can we as individuals respond?  In this class we will discuss these questions and hopefully find some answers through Bible Study, videos, personal stories and other methods.

This quarter, we will host several guest speakers:
January 27– Denise Sobieski, facilitator of mental health support group at Janesville Faith Community church
February 3– Michael and Alita Dorn- founders of Project Maria for eating disorders
February 10– Scott Marquardt- Milton police chief, crisis intervention
February 17– Mary Miller- Redeemed Counseling Center

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