Life Connect Groups
What Are Life Connect Groups?
Life Connect Groups: The Life Connect Groups range in size from 6 to about 17 people. They provide an opportunity to build friendships with others while studying the word of God together. Some Life Connect Groups meet at the church, and others meet in homes. Sometimes videos are used in the class and can be watched on your computer, smart phone, or smart tv on the internet through Right Now Media. All participants will be given a free Right Now Media Account. Life Connect Groups meet at various times and in various locations. Our goal is to reproduce our groups, so if you would like to have a group meet in your home, we can send a lay pastor to guide you for six weeks, and then allow you to continue to lead the group in the future. Each six week study will consist of various topics depending on the time and location. There is a two week break in between series. Some adjustments are made for holiday schedules.. A person does not have to attend our church to be a part of a Life Connect Group. You may join a group in the middle of a session if you like.
New Groups Start The Week Of April 26th 2021
Life Connect Begins Again The Week Of April 26th And Lasts For
Ephesians –Monday Evening with Mark JD Greear
led by Marvin Rogers and Andrea Billups.
Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we've been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world.
Pastor and author J.D. Greear walks through the powerful words of Paul. In 9 sessions, J.D. digs into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and challenges believers to live out the gospel. If the people of your city, of your school, of your family are going to hear the gospel, it's going to be from your mouth. Encounter Ephesians, and get swept up into the story of Jesus.
Class will be led by Marvin Rogers And Andrea Billups On Mondays at 6pm
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Women Identity Tuesdays 7:30pm Helen Britt
Have you ever been in the presence of a woman who, in spite of hardship, sorrow and disappointment laughs generously, lives freely, and loves God and others sincerely? She lives with grace when a moment goes awry. She is vulnerable enough to own her mistakes, and has courage to tell her story without spin or censorship. She knows how to receive and accept herself as well as those around her. She is animated by purpose and the confidence that she has something of God to offer this world. She lives her full life. Our desire is that this would happen for you in the midst of your circumstances. Does this sound challenging or perhaps impossible? Women we invite you to join us in this class and discover who God has called you to be.
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Love Like That Wednesday With Les Parrott Video Led by Felicia Earl
Let’s be honest. How many times have you fallen short at being a good friend, a wise parent, or a self-giving spouse because you didn't love—truly love—at the highest level? It’s tough. We’re bound to fail. The bar is so high, especially if you aspire to love like Jesus. But it’s not impossible.
As followers of Jesus, we were meant to radically love those around us and give the world a glimpse of what God is like. But this is easier said than done. What does it actually mean to love like Jesus? And why do we so quickly get bogged down in our own selfishness, sin, and futile efforts?
In this 6-part Bible study series, Dr. Les Parrott examines Jesus’s life and character traits to give practical definition to what it means to love like Jesus. The Holy Spirit invites us to trade detachment, exclusivity, judgment, fear, and self-concern for mindfulness, approachability, grace, boldness, and self-giving. He empowers us to love like Jesus, and frees us to experience genuine joy.
Wednesday 7:30pm Felicia Earl
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Getting To Know Christ Wednesday 7:30 At The Church
Pastor Rick & Joyce Kinney
God Is Seeking Us --Getting to Know Christ
Many people visualize a God who sits comfortably on a distant throne, remote, aloof, uninterested and indifferent to the needs of mortals, until, it may be, they can badger him into taking action on their behalf. Such a view is wholly false.
The Bible reveals a God who, long before it even occurs to us to turn to him, while we are still lost in darkness and sunk in sin, takes the initiative, rises from his throne, lays aside his glory and stoops to seek until we find him.
God has created. God has spoken. God has acted. These statements of God's initiative summarize the message of the whole of Scripture. This study guide deals with the second and third actions of God, because basic Christianity begins with the historical figure of Jesus Christ. If God has acted, his noblest act is the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ.
God has spoken and acted in Jesus Christ. He has said something. He has done something. This means that Christianity is not just pious talk. It is neither a collection of religious ideas nor a catalog of rules. It is not primarily an invitation to us to do anything; it is supremely a declaration of what God has done in Christ for human beings like ourselves.
Come, and discover the Christ who seeks you. You may meet Christ for the first time, or you may meet him again in a fresh and deeper way.
Class is held at the church in the fellowship hall.
“God’s Call in the New Testament.’’ Wednesday 7:30 Sylvia Fields
The lessons begin in the Book of Matthew with the greatest call for study – the call came to Jesus. We will study other calls in the New Testament that led to the extension of Christian ministry throughout the world. This is a six week study beginning with “The Beginning of a Call which highlight the heritage of Jesus; Jesus and calls in His Ministry which identifies Jesus as one who calls followers; and ends with The Call of Women highlighting and showing the impact of women in ministry.
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Elijah Faith & Fire -Priscilla Shirer Fridays 7:30pm
With Jeanette Williams Daniels (14 Week Study)
Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.
And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.
Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.
Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.
Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.
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