Fall 2018 Discipleship Studies
Beginning Wednesday, August 22
*Register here or at the bottom of the page.*
Goliath Must Fall (by Louis Giglio)
(6-7 p.m. / Room E318)
It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life… an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, you’ve lost sight of the promise God has for your life. Demoralized and defeated, you’ve settled for far less than his best. God has a better plan for you—a plan for you to live in victory. That’s why he has silenced your giant once and for all.
In this six-session video Bible study, Pastor Louie Giglio uncovers a newfound twist in the classic story of David and Goliath. He shows how the key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer: Jesus. Put your hope in him and watch Goliath fall.
Louie walks us toward the road to redemption through godly wisdom and relatable transparency. He doesn’t just help us conquer the Goliaths in our life; he shares his own. This book offers freedom for anyone who is willing to face their giants. (6 sessions)
Led by: Julie Smith
A Study of Colossians: An Eternal Mindset (Charlotte Travis)
(Beginning October 3)
(6-7 pm. / Room E318)
How does this affect the Kingdom of God? Is it born of God? Where is my focus? These are some questions we’ll begin to filter our lives through as we grow in our understanding of what it means to have an eternal mindset. In this four-week, verse-by-verse study of Colossians, we will feed on the letter Paul wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to help us hop on board with the plans God has for our lives with all eyes on Him.
Led by: Ann Wood
The Gift of Forgiveness (Dr. Charles Stanley)
(6-7 p.m. / Room E333)
Charles Stanley, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of our day, shares the key to personal and even world peace in The Gift of Forgiveness. as Stanley points out that no sin is so shockingly evil it blocks God’s forgiveness nor so trivial it negates the need for God’s mercy, he shares the specifics of how to go about receiving and giving forgiveness. The Gift of Forgiveness reflects the heart of Stanley’s teaching ministry. In this markedly helpful book, Stanley addresses such questions as how to practice a life of forgiveness in all your relationships and how to make forgiveness an ongoing, practical experience in your life.
Led by Libby Beasley-Perdue
The command is clear: “Go and make disciples.” It is not enough to stand on the sidelines as others carry the message and build the Kingdom of God. Each of us is called to go and make disciples. Living the D-Life means living a lifestyle of disciple-making. The goal of D-Life is to provide a simple, biblical, and reproducible process for equipping every believer for a lifestyle of disciple-making. The group will utilize 6 practices
Ladies D-Life (Old Testament)
(Beginning August 29th)
(6-7 p.m. / Room E309)
Led by: Denise Brown
Hispanic Ladies D-Life
(6-7 p.m. / Room E317)
Led by: Deanna Cortez
Ladies Morning Class
Finding I Am (by Lysa Terkeurst)
(Every other Wednesday beginning August 22, 10:30-noon, Fellowship Hall)
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. (6 sessions)
Led by: Karen Winkelman
Act Like Men (by James McDonald)
(6-7 p.m. / Room E308)
In this six-session study, Pastor James MacDonald will challenge you to take hold of your God-given role. Through video teaching, group discussion, and personal Bible study, he will urge you to live out Paul’s instruction in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14: Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
Led by: Luke Mealer
(6-7 p.m. / Room E331)
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
Led by: Will Carroll
Downpour (James McDonald)
(6-7 p.m. / Room E305)
Downpour: He Will Come to Us Like the Rain – Member Book by author and pastor James MacDonald encourages believers to accept the challenge to “let us return to the Lord” (Hosea 6:1). Using session titles like “Sin in the Mirror,” “Self in the Dirt,” “Christ on the Cross,” and “Spirit in Control,” this study leads Christians to take the personal steps they need to return to the Lord and experience spiritual renewal and victory. Order one per participant. (12 sessions)
Led by: Frank and Sarah Kunf
Read the Bible For LIFE: Listen. Understand. Respond
(6-7 p.m. / Room E300)
Participants will learn how the Books of the Bible fit together to present and communicate God’s redemptive message. They will also discover the skills for listening to, understanding, and responding to God’s Word in ways that will change their lives. God is waiting to reveal Himself through the pages of His Word as believers read the Bible for life. (9 sessions)
Led by: Richard Brown
The Silent Sovereignty of God
(6-7 p.m. / Room E334)
When God and heaven seem silent how do I know that God is working?
We will look at the book of Esther and a couple of the Psalms.
The book of Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not mention God. Yet in reality we see God working behind the scenes in the smallest details to shape our lives, to call us to him, and to teach us the difference between what the world desires and what he desires. The world is obsessed with beauty and outward appearance and performance, but Jesus Christ loves us in spite of our flaws in order to make us beautiful.
Led by: Dick Forbes
Have a New Family by Friday (Dr. Kevin Leman)
(6-7 p.m. / Room E323)
Practical plan for a happier family in 5 days! Every member of a family plays a vital role in the health and happiness of the household. Everyone is important, deserves to be treated with love and respect, and needs to know that when they make mistakes they will still be loved unconditionally. And when every member of the family is pulling for each other and on the same team, everybody wins. But is this kind of family life even possible?
Parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman says it is, and he’s ready to show moms and dads exactly how they can make it happen in their family–in just five days. As always, Dr. Leman’s outstanding advice is laced with humor, great stories, and the wisdom that comes only from a lifetime of experience. (7 sessions)
Led by: Doug Belisle