SUNDAY AM BIBLE CLASS
We refer to our Sunday AM Bible study hour as Connect Groups. You can find more information about our Connect Groups here.
COLLEGE & YOUNG PRO – Richard Turner & Hunter Hughes (201)
This quarter we will open our Bibles and look closely at what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. What is discipleship, and more importantly how does discipleship of the Son of God work itself out in our thoughts, our words and our actions. Jesus says our choosing of him as teacher as Lord is seen as taking up our cross and following him. He tells us that everything that is meaningful in this life is found in the abundant life that he gives his disciples. More than followers, disciples of Jesus are given a partnership in a great work, his work of drawing all men out of darkness and into his love and life. In this course we will seek to learn to let go of all things that weight us down and hold us back and challenge ourselves to learn how to fully and freely choose Jesus and his way.
 

YOUNG COUPLES, NO KIDS – Craig Lamb & Adam Beard (North Balcony)

Do you find yourself complacent, or are you convicted in your walk with Christ?  Are you bearing fruits for His kingdom?  Are you truly about the Fathers business?  What does it mean to be Lost? As we dive into Discipleship these questions and others will steer our thoughts towards a better understanding of ourselves, what we must do to reach others, and truly disciple as God calls us to.  We are seeking to cultivate a desire to more effectively do His will in our lives and the lives of others.  Why disciple?  Come join us and find out.

PRESCHOOL FAMILIES  (Room 201A) Kraig Behel & Kirk Hunt

As we kick off our theme this year of Living Out the Gospel, it is important to ensure that we are being true disciples of Jesus. When others can see by our daily lifestyle that we are followers of Jesus, then we will be more effective in convincing other people that they need to do so. It is imperative for us to understand that striving to reach and save the lost is part of following in the footsteps of Jesus. Join us this quarter as we study what the Bible has to say about being a disciple of Jesus and what that means to a Christian. It will be a great way to help reestablish ourselves as followers of the Master Teacher and to understand the joy of being His disciple!

PRIMARY FAMILIES – Mike Dozier (Room 206A)

And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ ” – Matthew 28:18-20

What is a disciple?  What is discipleship?  Jesus asks us in his final words on earth to “Go and make disciples.”  During this quarter, we will study about making disciples and what discipleship means.   We will start with looking inward into our own lives to see that discipleship is actually part of our lives and our day-to-day lifestyles.   Then we’ll look outward to understand what Jesus asked of us and how we incorporate this into our everyday lives.   Are we truly seeking the lost?  Are we taking time to share the great news of Jesus?  Are we comfortable engaging people in spiritual conversations?  Are we following this great commission of Jesus?
TEEN FAMILIES – Jesse Tubbs & Kyle Massengale (Madison Room)
 
We find the word disciple in the New Testament 272 times. A disciple is a learner or pupil. Of course, we recognize that this pupil has a relationship to the teacher, Jesus Christ, through His Word. (John 8:31-32) Discipleship is the process of making and growing disciples. This process should be cyclical, meaning once we are discipled, we are to disciple others and so on. (2 Tim. 2:2) We are going to study about the aspects of discipleship, involving learning, loving, living and leading others into the same relationship through Christ.

EMPTY NESTERS – David Dycus (200A)

In the last few years, the term discipleship has become popular.  What does the word discipleship mean?  What does the scripture say about discipleship?  Join us as we explore the meaning of discipleship and its applications to our lives.

MATURE SINGLES – Larry Smith (Room 202A)

Jesus said in Luke 9:23, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow Me.”  The concept of “denying ourselves” requires a full surrender of our will to God’s will.  During this study we explore what it means to fully surrender our lives to God and how that surrender impacts our daily routines, behaviors, relationships and, ultimately, our eternity.  Our objective is to end this course with a better understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and a renewed commitment to take up our crosses daily.

YOUNG AT HEART – Norm Glock (Annex)                                                                                              
 
Discipleship is a lifelong process that should steadily change everything about us-the way we think, the way we make choices, the way we view the world, and the way we interact with other people within and outside of our congregation as well as within and outside our culture.  This quarter we will look in-depth at scripture to not only gain a better grasp of our faith, but discover what Biblical Discipleship is, but also how it is a process of growth in wisdom and maturity that is to shape us into a more perfect reflection of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.
AUDITORIUM CLASS – David Whitworth

This quarter we will open our Bibles and look closely at what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. What is discipleship, and more importantly how does discipleship of the Son of God work itself out in our thoughts, our words and our actions. Jesus says our choosing of him as teacher as Lord is seen as taking up our cross and following him. He tells us that everything that is meaningful in this life is found in the abundant life that he gives his disciples. More than followers, disciples of Jesus are given a partnership in a great work, his work of drawing all men out of darkness and into his love and life. In this course we will seek to learn to let go of all things that weight us down and hold us back and challenge ourselves to learn how to fully and freely choose Jesus and his way.