Growth Opportunities

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen."

1 Peter 2:18

Growth Opportunities allow us to engage with others to glorify God in both church and home-based
small group settings. Through these connections, we can share the hope of Jesus Christ
and make it a part of the community in which we live.
Every Growth Opportunity will focus on these three core elements:
  • Study: Discovering the truth of God’s Word; intentionally   growing in faith, prayer, meditation, fasting and worship
  • Community: Bringing unity under God, serving others, being accountable to each other, loving each other, and worshipping together
  •  Impact: Offering hope to the hopeless, serving others, benevolence to all

We encourage all of you, no matter your season of life, to explore your heart and open your schedules to a growth opportunity. 

Current Growth Opportunities

Family Study - Book of Mark
Sundays, 9:30AM - 10:30AM, The Hub (Room 116)
Ongoing

Bring your family and as a group we will explore the Gospel of Mark. Yes there will be some distractions with kids but the beauty of this study will be the opportunity for children and parents alike to speak into the discussion. As we look at the life of Jesus, we will see Him through Mark's youthful vigor as the youngest Gospel author and the actions of Jesus in a way that is relatable to adults and children. Open to parents & kids of all ages.
Led by Tony Swanson
Men's Study:
Characteristics of a Godly Father

Wednesdays, May 12 - June 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
At DJ Maska's Home

Begins 5/12
In this study, we will be looking at a biblical approach to becoming the father that our Father designed us to be. Come join a group of men who are striving to lead our families the way God intended us to. This study is open to any age fathers, perspective fathers and grandfathers. This will be a time to learn from each other and come alongside each other as brothers in Christ to further our understanding of the love God has for us and how to show that love and leadership to our families
Led by DJ Maska
Men's Study: Judges Book Study
Fridays, 5:30AM, Room 108
Begins 2/5
Men, join us as we study the book of Judges verse by verse.
Led by Jason Miller
Life of Jesus
Sundays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM, Room 314
Begins 1/17

We will be examining the life of Jesus using the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Galatians 4:4, tells us, "In the fullness of time, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, and born under the Law..." We will seek to understand the times Jesus lived in, the challenges He faced culturally and politically, and His experiences as He  interacted with the people of his day. We will explore His teachings and the promises He gave us as our Savior  and High Priest who was "in all points tempted as we are, yet  without sin" (Hebrews 4:15). Open to all.
Led by Ralph Becker
Your Genesis in Christ
Thursdays, 7:00pm, Fireside Room & Online
Begins 2/4
God creates new life from whatever is formless and void, whether it’s the  universe or people. An enemy opposes His work. Learn the spiritual laws and conditions on which the Bible, Christ and your own life are based. Class will be both in person and live streamed (link to be published in near future). Open to all.
Led by Jon Chara
Women's Study: 
"Train my hands for war and my fingers for battle." 
Tuesdays, April 20 - May 18, 10:00 - 11:30am, Fireside Room 
Wednesdays, April 21 - May 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Fireside Room
David went from a young shepherd slinging stones at predators that stalked his father’s sheep, to a celebrated warrior equipped and trained for battle in King Saul’s army.  As a youth, his battlefield was his father’s fields and hillsides.  As a captain in the king’s army, his battlefields were deserts, fortressed cities, dangerous valleys and steep rocky hillsides.  As a youth, his weapon was a sling and a stone. As a warrior, his weapons were a bow and arrow, a sword and shield.  Even his hand held a harp and his fingers strummed a gentle tune.  It was a weapon of sorts, to dissuade evil spirits from tormenting his king.  As a youth, his battles were with a bear and a lion.  As an adult, his battles were with a giant, a king, the nations surrounding Israel, and even those of his own family.

Who trained David for war?  How did he go from shepherd to warrior to king? How do David’s battlefields and weapons compare to yours and mine?  Join us as we study the life of David and others, to learn how to fight for the “sheep and lambs in our pastures.  Discover how to sharpen your weapons and skills for the battles you face now and those in the future.  Open to women.

Led by Diana Madison
Contact the church office for the possibility of childcare at the Tuesday study.
Childcare Request Deadline: April 13th
Childcare Cost: $25 for 5 weeks