ABFs are mid-sized groups that meet on Sunday morning to provide “a place to belong and a place to grow.” These groups provide a great first step for those who are new to the church or to growing in the Lord. A great place to meet and connect with others in our church. You’ll find encouragement, fellowship, prayer, and excellent teaching.
During the 9:45-10:45 AM hour we offer classes and groups for adults for learning, fellowship, encouragement, and connecting with others in our church. We offer a variety of study topics and formats that provide excellent teaching. Most groups include discussion and interaction, and seeking practical ways to apply what we are learning in our lives.
Middle-Agers ABF: Book of Matthew
In a more small group Bible-style setting, the group studies the Bible with discussion and interaction. Often times of prayer, caring, and encouragement are a part of this group.
led by Bob Ellis, in room B-4
Faith Builders ABF: The Book of James
In some of the most practical and straightforward teaching in NT, James gives us ways to integrate true faith and every practical experience. He stresses that true faith is live out. There will be opportunity for many insights and areas of application to our lives in this study.
Led by Dave Stuck in room B-1
Encouragers ABF: “Good to Great In God’s Eyes”
Includes teaching by pastor, author and radio teacher, Chip Ingram, this series will encourage and challenge you to take the next steps in your walk with the Lord. Topics include: “Think Great Thoughts,” “Read Great Books,” “Pursue Great People,” “Pray Great Prayers,” “Take Great Risks,” “Make Great Sacrifices,” and more. Led by Pastor Steve Hopper in the Jr High Room.
We want men to grow in their walk with Christ, with their family, in their workplace, their church, and their community. Our core values are R.A.L.I—Reject passivity, Accept Responsibility, Lead courageously, and Invest eternally. Men’s events, studies, and service opportunities are offered to help each man grow and take the next step in his walk with Christ.
“Becoming A Man After God’s Own Heart”—A study of the Life of David. Starting in June. Led by Pastor Steve Hopper. Watch for more details.
New Commandment Ministry
Teams of men commit a few hours a month to assist widows, single mothers, or disabled persons with household repairs and maintenance. Contact the church office at 783-2636 to find out more about how you can join one of these teams.
Our Women’s Ministry offers activities and studies for women to gather and grow in Christ. These include women’s studies, special events, retreats, monthly “Girl Talk,” and other activities help women connect with one another as they grow in the Lord.
“Revelation: The Triumph of God” by R. Paul Stevens
Tuesday mornings at 9:15am (Childcare Available)
“How to Study & ENJOY Your Bible”
Wednesday mornings at 9:30am
A time of sharing, growing and learning for our women. We meet the third Friday of each month at 6:30pm. See the calendar for more information.
Hume Lake Retreat: Sep. 30 – Oct. 2
Balance is due by September 1
Small groups provide an inviting and casual setting to grow in the Lord with Bible Study, fellowship, caring, and prayer. During the school year groups are offered on different nights, different locations, study topics and formats. These groups provide an ideal setting for believers to live out the “one another” passages of our faith.
Classes are offered on a college-level to equip adults to be more effective servants of Christ and His Kingdom. Courses include: surveys of parts of the Bible, studies of books of the Bible, theology, apologetics, church history, New Testament Greek, and Christian ministry skills.
Banish Boredom in Your Teaching | Starting April 21
Thursday nights, 6:30-7:45 PM
Costs: $12 for workbook and materials
Led by Pastor Steve Hopper
Learn how to banish boredom from the classroom–or any teaching or communication setting. In these sessions, you will learn how to put excitement and creativity back in teaching.
Whether you work with children, youth, or adults—or whether you are a volunteer at church in Sunday School or other ministry, or professional teacher, you will be energized and encouraged from this outstanding series. Your students will notice the difference and be glad you came.
In this study you will learn how to communicate God’s Word in God’s way. Your teaching can improve dramatically—regardless of how good it was before. You’ll learn how to make God’s style your style
In this study, we’ll incorporate video teaching with Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, founder of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.
The “YAH” Group is a gathering of maturing adults, who meet regularly for fellowship and outreach. The group meets monthly (during the school year) for delicious potlucks, encouraging and informative programs and speakers, and various day trips to interesting places in our area. To learn more you can request a copy of the monthly newsletter, and find information in the worship bulletin.