connecting to God

As Jesus taught the disciples, it is imperative that we remain connected to God. Jesus said, "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing" 

(John 15:5 NLT).


Growth Groups are short-term, topical groups where you connect to God by learning Biblical truth through discussion and connecting with others. Several groups are offered throughout the year, ranging in topics from in-depth Bible studies, apologetics, and spiritual gifts, to finances, health, marriage,parenting, and more. Growth Groups are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

growth groups

Our current and upcoming Growth Groups are listed below. 

To join a Growth Group, please click on the group name & then on the "Join this group" button.



WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY - MONDAY NIGHTS

Monday’s, 6-7:30pm / Starts September 11, weekly, ongoing / Fireside Room / Free / Childcare Available ($5 per child per meeting)

Leader: Frances Ribera-Shaw

Demographics: Women of all ages

Study: Women in the Word


The word of God is alive and we invite all women to come and dive in. Experience the love of God while learning to walk in the love of God. You just need to bring your bible with you.



WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY - WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Wednesday’s, 7 - 8:30pm / September 20 - November 9 / Fireside Room / $20

Leader: Tami Seals & Krista Garner

Demographics: Women of all ages

Study: Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst. Watch promo video here.


What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.

Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to:

  • Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is.
  • Stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the life-giving freedom God wants for you.
  • Gain a better understanding of how Jesus' words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.


WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY – WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Wednesday’s, 7 - 8:30pm / September 20 – December 6 / Fireside Room / $12

Leader: Kindy Cummings

Demographics: Women of all ages

Study: Growing Strong In God’s Family by Navigator Church Ministries. Watch promo video here.


Join us this fall in learning foundational skills that produce spiritual growth and the abundant Christian life whether you have been walking with the Lord or you are a new Christian. In this 11 week session you will be instructed in:

  • Practical Bible study
  • A closer personal relationship with God through a quiet time
  • Scripture memory
  • Prayer
  • How to be more effective in Evangelism and much more.

"Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." 

Colossians 2:7



WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY – THURSDAY MORNINGS

Thursday’s, 9-11am / September 21 - November 16 / Family Life Center / $20

Leader: Janet Casper & Debbie Glasener

Demographics: Women of all ages

Study: Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst. Watch promo video here.


What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.

Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to:

  • Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is.
  • Stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the life-giving freedom God wants for you.
  • Gain a better understanding of how Jesus' words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.


WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY –THURSDAY MORNINGS

Thursday’s, 9-11am / September 21 – December 7 / Family Life Center / $12

Leader: Kindy Cummings

Demographics: Women of all ages

Study: Growing Strong In God’s Family by Navigator Church Ministries. Watch promo video here.


Join us this fall in learning foundational skills that produce spiritual growth and the abundant Christian life whether you have been walking with the Lord or you are a new Christian. In this 11 week session you will be instructed in:

  • Practical Bible study
  • A closer personal relationship with God through a quiet time
  • Scripture memory
  • Prayer
  • How to be more effective in Evangelism and much more.

"Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." 

Colossians 2:7



Thursdays, 6 - 7:30pm / September 7 - December 14, 2017 / Family Life Center / $15 / Childcare Available ($5 per child per meeting)

Leaders: Jeff Tawney & Co-Leader Anna Baker


Heal from the hurt of separation and divorce through the hope and restoration of the Gospel with the application of biblical principles. This 14 week growth group combines three key elements that work together to help you find hope and healing. Those three elements include:

  • Video seminars
  • Group discussions
  • Personal study and application


MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Thursdays, 6 - 7am / Ongoing / Rm 9&10

Leader: Pastor Mitch Ribera


Dive into God's Word, spend time together in prayer, and develop authentic relationships together.



OPERATION TIMOTHY

Flexible Timing

Leader: Varies


A proven, effective strategy for building disciples. Operation Timothy is a one-on-one curriculum where a disciple (aka "Timothy") is paired with a leader who walks him/her through basic lessons designed to help the individual get familiar with the Bible and what it means to follow Jesus. The leader helps the disciple learn to effectively share their faith with another person, and teaches how they, too, can produce disciples.



GRIEF SHARE – COMING JANUARY 2018

Sign up today and we’ll keep you posted on the start dates and details as they become available!

What is GriefShare?

  • GriefShare is a 13-week, Christ-centered, biblically based support group seminar. A grieving person can join at any time during the 13 weeks.
  • Each session shows a video presentation followed by small group discussion about the video.
  • The GriefShare videos present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing grief and recovery subjects helpful to people in grief. Real people share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a family member or friend through death.
  • During the week between meetings, group members complete a daily Bible study and practical exercises to help them heal from grief.
  • GriefShare is for people who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend through death.



Don't see a Growth Group covering a desired topic or 'season of life' you are in? We'd love your feedback and ideas. Email Connect Director Kimberlee Phanco with your comments and we'll take them under consideration and prayer for future groups.