9:00am • SEB 224
In this ten week book-based class, John Ortberg reveals how Jesus is an inescapable influence on our world. We will have the opportunity to learn how to make a similar impact. Jesus is history’s most familiar figure and His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. Who Is This Man illustrates how Jesus’ influence has swept over history, bringing his inspiration to the evolution of art, science, government, medicine, and education – and how his vision for us to lead lives of dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope continues to inspire and challenge humanity today. This class will be led by Dave Nieuwsma. Cost for materials.
9:00am • SEB 121
What is Emotionally Healthy Spirituality? Simply, EHS is a plan for discipleship that refines our relationship with God by directly addressing the reality that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. Based on the book by Pete Scazzero, we will learn to understand the signs of unhealthy spirituality and then look at the seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the radical
experience of life in Christ! Cost for materials
Ongoing — 9:00am • NEB 212
Closer to Christ is designed for single or married adults to spend time in God’s word. As a group we select a book in the Bible and work through it verse by verse. We discuss what we read and apply it to our lives. We welcome new members at any time; no matter where we are in our study. This is a great class for the new believer as well as the seasoned Christ follower.
Ongoing — 9:00am • NEB 214
One Way is an ongoing adult Bible study class. Each week there is a time of fellowship and prayer. In January, we will introduce the series; Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. This brief series will focus on three separate, however interconnected, life periods. First, we’ll explore the current impact of significant events from our past and suggest ways to manage them appropriately. Second, we’ll look into four distinct behavioral traits (worry, fear, comfort, and anger) that when not properly handled can affect the quality of our lives in a significant and negative way. Third, as we journey into the sunset of our lives, we’ll consider options, perspectives, and opportunities to make each day count for the glory of God. No cost
6:00pm • SEB 124
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.” Matthew 11:28-30 –The Message
We offer a place of recovery from different kinds of brokenness. Our desire is to encourage you into a personal relationship with Jesus and help you become his fully devoted followers. We start with large group time including the reading of the Serenity Prayer and the 12 Steps. Then we break into small group time. Breakouts are: Drugs and Alcohol, Making Peace with Food, Women’s Wounded Soul, Men’s Wounded Soul, and Relationship Dependency.
6:00pm • SEB 223
Fresh Start is a safe place for those who are facing divorce or separation. Offering a Christian perspective, we will work through the typical stages of a divorce on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Rapp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 634-4935. Cost: $15
Story Group offers a sacred space where we can be lovingly listened to in Group Spiritual Direction. Its purpose is to learn to listen deeply to God, self, and others through a process of individual sharing of daily life to see where God is inviting cooperation. “It is absolutely crucial… to keep in constant touch with what is going on in our own life’s story and to pay attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present.” Friedrich Buechner.
Men’s options are still forming, please email Eric at email@example.com or call at (209) 634-4935 for more information.