STUDY GROUPS



Learning to be like jesus

Study groups meet to learn more about God and the Bible all for the purpose of becoming more like Jesus. Usually a specific topic or book of the Bible is what brings these groups together. There are certainly social and communal aspects to these groups, but they have a much more structured feel. They will often include required reading and study outside the meeting times.

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  • EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

    by PETER SCAZZERO

    Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM, September 9-November 11

    Facilitators:  Terry & Jill VanBogelen

    Cost: $25

    No child care provided.


    This course will provide you with eight practical relationship skills to develop mature, loving relationships with others. And since loving others and loving God cannot be separated, each person will also grow in their personal, first-hand relationships with Jesus by incorporating stillness, silence, and Scripture as daily life rhythms. 

    Register HERE.

  • FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (FPU)

    by DAVE RAMSEY

    Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, begins September 10-November 5

    Facilitator:  Dale Steiner

    Cost: $109 if no child care is needed. 

    Additional $10 if child care is needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Never worry about money again!

    What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3–6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family’s future? Sound impossible? It’s not! With Dave Ramsey’s class, FPU, you CAN take control of your money. Register HERE for course.

    Register HERE for child care. 

  • SINGLE & PARENTING

    Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, September 10-December 17

    Facilitators: Kyle Stancil

    Cost: $25 if no child care is needed. 

    Additional $10 if child care is needed (birth through 5th grade).


    It's tough being a parent; it can be even more tough as a single parent. Day to day can be difficult and at times you may feel like throwing in the towel. We hear you and we don't want you to do this on your own. Join other single parents as they navigate  life, striving to be and do the best for their kids . . . depending on God's strength to get them through each day. Register HERE.


  • STARTING POINT

    A CONVERSATION ABOUT FAITH

    Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, September 17 - November 12

    Facilitators: Karen Schwab & Greg Krumes

    Cost: Free if no child care is needed. 

    Additional $10 if child care is needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Starting Point is an eight-session small group conversation about faith. Whether you’re curious about God, coming back to church after some time away, or been following Jesus for years, it’s a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits. During your time together, you’ll discuss the short weekly reading from your discussion guides and from the online video you watched during the week. Register HERE.


    Click HERE for Sunday morning opportunities.

  • Understanding the Bible

    Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, September 10-October 29, 2019

    Facilitator:  Bryan Bicket

    Cost: Free if no child care is needed. 

    Additional $10 if child care is needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Let’s face it, reading and understanding the Bible can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! In this study, participants will walk through the big picture of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, learn proven methods for observing, interpreting, and applying scripture to their own lives, and be better equipped to read the Bible for themselves.  Register HERE.

  • BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY

    Wednesdays, 8:00-9:15 AM

    Facilitator: Don Tremper

    Location: Bob & Anne's Restaurant in Waukegan, IL.

    Cost: Whatever you choose to order for breakfast

    No child care provided.


    Led by Don Tremper, this co-ed breakfast and Bible study group discusses various topics throughout the year. Participants can expect to enjoy breakfast together, join in good conversation, and grow deeper in the truths of God’s Word.

    No need to register, just show up!

MEN


  • MONDAY STUDY Group

    Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, September 9-November 4, 2019

    Facilitator: Jordon Elbert

    Cost: $15

    No child care available.


    This men’s purity group helps men pursue a life of integrity in all facets of their lives. Participants will be encouraged to stand strong in the face of temptation and to help others do the same. The group will go through a book study.

    Register HERE


  • COUNTERFEIT GODS

    By Timothy Keller

    Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30 PM, Starting September 10

    Facilitators: Bob Brooks & Marcus Wolfe

    Cost: $15

    Child care available for $10 per family if needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. No wonder we feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings—and now is the perfect time to meet Him again, or for the first time. In this study, Keller shows how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. 


    Register HERE.

  • Take it to the limit & 5 things god uses to grow your faith

    by andy stanley

    Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 AM, begins September 11

    Facilitators: Jason Lind & George Bridges

    Cost: none

    No child care available.


    TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT

    Come back from the edge overloaded? Maxed out? Our culture encourages us to live as if we have no limits. So we fill our schedules and empty our bank accounts. We do as much as we can, spend as much as we can, and acquire as much as we can—all in an effort to get as much as we can out of life. 


    In this six-part study, Andy Stanley explains that the secret to getting more out of life is not doing more, but doing less. We must learn to create margin to live the life God intended for us.  


    5 THINGS GOD USES TO GROW YOUR FAITH

    Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was with you. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In other words, imagine what it would be like to have PERFECT faith.


    In this study, Andy Stanley builds a biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith. 


    Register HERE.


  • ACTS: The Eyewitness Bible Series

    Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, September 12-December 19

    Facilitator: Tim Roegner

    Cost: none

    No need to register. Simply show up!

    No child care available.


    Together we will be looking at narrative accounts by Bible personalities of portions of Acts, such as Peter’s  discussing the start of the church as described in Acts 2-5. This excellent series will provide an in-depth view of the book of Acts. 


    Register HERE.

women

FALL BRUNCH

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 9-11 AM

JOIN US FOR A DELICIOUS BRUNCH AND HEAR MORE ABOUT THE EXCITING STUDIES WE ARE OFFERING THIS FALL. 


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE BRUNCH!


  • FOREVER CHANGED

    Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, begins September 16

    Facilitator:  Michelle Sator

    Cost: $80 or $20 for returning participants

    No child care provided.


    Start Losing, Start Living draws on the biblical example of the conquest of the Promised Land to show how you, like Joshua and the Israelites, can grasp hold of the destiny that God has in store for you.  In this study, you will discover how to become aware of God’s calling on your life, commit to the goals He has for you, overcome temptations, be transformed in your heart and mind, focus on the end goal, and join with others for success.  As you walk through these steps with Joshua, you will realize that you can take steps to start losing weight and start living a healthy life! Register HERE.

    For more information about this class, please click HERE.


  • DANIEL: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

    by Beth Moore

    Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, begins September 17

    Facilitator:  Kellie Indlecoffer

    Cost: $30

    Additional $10 per family if child care needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Join us as we use Beth Moore’s faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with integrity in today's self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials. Register HERE.

  • THE POWER OF A WOMAN’S WORDS

    by Sharon Jaynes

    Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM, begins September 17

    Facilitator: Pam Steiner

    Cost: $30

    Additional $10 per family if child care needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Words are one of the most powerful forces in the universe, and they can be used for good or evil. When God created our world, He did so with words. He said, "Let there be..." and it was so. While our words cannot bring into existence things that are not, they do have the power to build courage into a husband's life, instill confidence into a child's heart, fan into flames the dying embers of a friend's smoldering dreams, and draw the lost to Christ.

    This book is for every woman who desires to use her words to build up rather than tear down, to encourage rather than discourage, to cheer rather than jeer. It is for all who desire to have more control over that mighty force called the tongue. 

    Register HERE.

  • WOMEN OF THE WORD

    Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, BEGins september 25

    Facilitator: Katie Elbert

    Cost: $30

    Additional $10 per family if child care needed (birth through 5th grade).


    We all know it’s important to study God’s Word, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart. 


    We will simultaneously read through Colossians (a short and sweet, yet Gospel-packed book), applying and practicing what we’re learning as we go. Register HERE.


  • STEPPING UP: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent

    by Beth Moore

    Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, BEGINS SEPTEMBER 25

    Facilitator: Marilyn Strahan

    Cost: $30

    Additional $10 per family if child care needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Traveling pilgrims sang psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the LORD and as key elements of the worship at these festivals. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, Psalms 120-134 model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us.


    Explore the major feasts of Israel and journey with Beth through this study. Themes of unity, joy, gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, facing ridicule, and more are explored in detail. Register HERE.


  • JOY FROM THE UPPER ROOM

    by pam gillaspie

    Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, BEGINS SEPTEMBER 25

    Facilitator: Pam Gillaspie

    Cost: $30

    Additional $10 per family if child care needed (birth through 5th grade).


    It's easy to wake up troubled and fearful in a world marked by hatred and tribulation, but Jesus calls you to a better way! He calls you to tenacious joy even when days are dark, to His joy made full in you! Join Pam Gillaspie for this eight-week flexible inductive Bible study on John 13–17, Jesus' final teaching to His disciples before going to the cross. Register HERE.

  • Postures of Prayer

    Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 AM, BEGINS SEPTEMBER 25

    Facilitator: Stefanie Boyce

    Cost: $30

    Additional $10 per family if child care needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Postures of Prayer is a six-week group designed to help us worship with our whole self. Along with guided journaling and small group discussion, we will explore the meaning behind different postures of prayer observed throughout Scripture and experience praying in each posture. If you are looking for time and space to cultivate your mind, body, spirit connection in community and deepen your intimacy with Jesus, this class is designed for you! Please bring a journal, Bible, pen, and exercise mat. All physical abilities welcome. Register HERE.

  • PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT: Esther and Titus

    Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, BEGINS SEPTEMBER 25

    Facilitator: Heather Rebstock

    Cost: $30

    Additional $10 per family if child care needed (birth through 5th grade).


    Life is hard and often drives us to question our purpose, place, and positions. Thankfully, God offers us guidance and great encouragement in His Word. Come join us for two short Precept studies— on Esther and Titus.


    We will explore our purpose as we explore the book of Esther. God is always working in the affairs of His creation, even when we are unaware. This study shows us how Esther attained royalty to fulfill God's purpose in her life and the lives of His people. Can God use you "for such a time as this?”


    This study on the book of Titus challenges us as we develop character and integrity in the midst of a society which has lost respect for God. How do you live with integrity in a nation without morals? Can the church effectively engage and change this destructive condition in our society? How does your life reflect your faith? Explore how you can change the culture into which God has called you.

    Register HERE.