Semester Growth Groups are a source of support and friendship. They are a place to connect with other adults who may share similar passions, interests, and life issues. When people from various generations, cultures, and backgrounds gather together, the connection often forms genuine relationships. Growth Groups meet together to study a specific book or subject, pray, laugh, and serve to impact their church and communities. Growth Groups are a great way to get closer to God, care for one another, and meet new people. A variety of groups are offered to reflect changing needs and interests.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Who can participate? Growth Groups are open to everyone
- When and Where do they meet? Growth Groups meet at various times and days each week. Browse the most recent Growth Group Catalog to see which groups fit your schedule and interests. Growth Groups meet in various locations around the communities we serve. They may meet in-home, at one of our churches, and sometimes other places like restaurants or parks or even online
- How do I join a Growth Group? Growth Groups are semester-based and are currently held two semesters each year: Fall and Spring. During open registration, you can sign up either Online or during Worship
- What does it cost? Most Growth Groups study a book together. In the Fall, all Growth Groups study the same material which also corresponds with the Fall Message Series. Fall course books are provided free of charge. Spring course books usually cost around $10-$20
Spring 2023 Growth Groups
- Choose from in-person or virtual groups, listed below
- Most Growth Groups begin the week of February 26, 2023 and last 6-10 weeks. Your Growth Group leader will contact you with more details after you register
- Books cost about $9-$20. This semester, the student will order their own book via a link provided in their registration confirmation email. If you are unable to order online, just let your group leader know
- Registration is open February 12 – March 5, 2023, but some classes will fill sooner
- Class size is limited, so register today!
MON1 THE PRODIGAL GOD by Timothy Keller
Mondays @ 1:00pm at the Mt. Zion Campus
Leader: Cathy Mark
Keller takes his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity using the parable of the prodigal son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation. Within that parable, Jesus reveals God’s prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.
MON2 FIND YOUR PEOPLE by Jennie Allen
Mondays @ 6:00pm at the Roling Home
Leader: Lora Roling
In a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we’re often tempted to do life alone, whether because we’re so busy or because relationships feel risky and hard. But consistent, meaningful connection with others has a powerful impact on our well-being. We’re meant to live known and loved, not hiding behind emotional walls, experiencing an epidemic of loneliness. –Women Only–
MON3 I PROMISE by Gary Smalley
Mondays @ 6:00pm at the Boscobel Campus
Leaders: Phil & Julie Henneman, Dan & Honni Fargen
Great marriages are built on a foundation of trust, not behavioral skills. Emotional security is the cornerstone of the relationship you’ve always wanted. You don’t have to be a relationship guru to connect deeply with your spouse after all! You simply need to feel secure in your marriage and to help your spouse do the same. Then the best relationship possible will happen naturally.
TUE1 THE HOLY SPIRIT by Billy Graham
Tuesdays @ 6:00pm at the Hehn Home
Leaders: Doug & Cindy Knoble, Bob & Jody Hehn
Exactly who is the Holy Spirit, and what does He do? In this classic volume, Billy Graham offers a timeless, sensitive, and comprehensive portrait of this much discussed, but often misunderstood, member of the Trinity. With prayerful reverence and focused wisdom, Dr. Graham puts an understandable face on this mysterious third Person of the Trinity.
THU1 BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND by Joyce Meyer
Thursdays @ 2:30pm at the Atkinson Home
Leader: Tracy Atkinson
Millions suffer from worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger or condemnation. Overcoming negative thoughts that come against your mind brings freedom and peace. Find out how to recognize damaging thought patterns and stop them from influencing your life. Don’t surrender to misery another day. Find out today what you can do to ensure your victory in the Battlefield of the Mind!
THU2 HOPE IN TIMES OF FEAR by Timothy Keller
Thursdays @ 7:00pm Virtual
Leaders: Margaret Davidson, Sandy Davidson
After experiencing profound grief caused by Jesus’ death, nothing could have prepared his followers for the shock of His resurrection. They failed to recognize Him—until Jesus encouraged them to see Him as He truly is. Offering a fresh look at the Easter story, Keller will open your eyes to the presence of the risen Lord, even in times of fear.
FRI1 PLAY THE MAN by Mark Batterson
Fridays @ 6:30am at the Boscobel Campus
Leader: Stan Pegram
Our culture has lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. In this inspiring call to something greater, men can understand what it means to be a man of God, settling for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the men and fathers God has destined them to be. -Men Only-