Learn WITH THE FAMILY IN Equip GROUPS
Equip Groups are a practical way for our church to continue building a multi-ethnic family of faith on mission with King Jesus. These courses will give our family a chance to learn and grow together so that we are better equipped to love and serve one another. They'll begin in February and replace our Community Groups for 6 weeks. Below, you will find the list of classes we are offering. We hope that you will prayerfully consider which group is right for you!
How to Study the Bible
“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable…” (2 Tim. 3:16).
God is speaking to us for our good, and has left riches for us in the Bible. To find this treasure though, we need to have the right tools. With that in mind, this group will focus on practical approaches to studying the Bible that can be used day to day, or for more in depth study, and help you read the Bible for all it's worth.
Living a Life of Prayer
As followers of Christ, we are instructed to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17). For a lot of us though, prayer is tough. We have a hard time praying for more than 15 minutes, let alone living a life marked by prayer. Using the Bible, we'll discuss what it means to live a life of prayer with a special emphasis on the Holy Spirit, worship, spiritual warfare, Heaven, and evangelism.
Dealin' With Church Folks
Olivia Abernathy & Melanie Taylor
We've been brought into the family of God, by faith, but real relationships with real people are challenging-- even for family! Following Jesus in discipleship means putting off sinful relationship patterns and learning to live together in the family of God. How can personality inventories help me love God and others? Christians are called to be peacemakers, but what if I hate conflict? Using scripture as our guide, we’ll explore how to cultivate an awareness of the Spirit, self, and others that will bring life to our church family.
Flourishing In Singleness
Singleness often gets a bad rap, however the Bible actually calls it a gift from God (1 Cor. 7:7), a place where we can flourish. But what does that look like? How can we thrive in this state of life? This group will take a look at singleness from both a theological and practical standpoint, examining what God has to say about living fully and faithfully as a single person.
Flourishing in Marriage
Pastor Russ & Hether Pflasterer
In response to a number of requests after last year’s equip groups, we’re offering a group on marriage this year! Corresponding with “Flourishing in Singleness” we’ll look at marriage through both a theological and practical lens, to understand what living fully and faithfully as a married person means.
Walking with God in Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and Depression can be both crushing and isolating, often leaving people feeling like there’s no help. But in the Bible we see that both God and His family are there to walk with us (Psalm 34:18). This group will look at what God has to say to those walking through anxiety and depression, and include practical tools for both those experiencing it and those walking with people experiencing it.
How to Steward God's Money
As Christians, God calls us to be good stewards of the gifts and resources he blesses us with. Sometimes we need help understanding why that’s so important and how to do that, though. In this group we’ll discuss both what the Bible has to say about handling money, and also practical ways to do that, including budgeting.