We want to develop our faith and grow in our walk with Christ. One way we do this is through small-group studies. We offer studies and small groups on Sunday mornings and during the week.
Grab a cup of coffee at Holy Grounds Coffeehouse and join a Sunday-school class. All groups welcome newcomers! Email Rev. Kim Dickerson-Oard for class time, location and more information.
Young adults: This class, geared specifically to young adults, returns in January. All young adults are invited to attend.
9:45 a.m. Sunday-school classes
- Family Life: The class is on break. It will meet Jan. 7 to plan upcoming class topics. Covenant Room 120.
- Connections: This class will begin studying “Five Means of Grace” Jan. 14. Participants in this study will consider how the five means of grace are the ordinary channels that God uses to draw us into a fruitful relationship. Optional books are $10. Conference Room 135.
11:00 a.m. Sunday-school class
- Faith Matters: The class is always looking for the ways our faith can be lived out in our daily lives. West Dining Room 150.
Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It by Adam Hamilton, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 8, led by Scott and Paige Nelson
Wesley's message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians, calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join Adam Hamilton for a six-week journey as he travels to England following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley's story is our story. It defines our faith, and it challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion. The book is $10. Childcare provided if indicated on registration.
Parenting Teenagers: Help Your Teenager Overcome Hurts, Become Less Rebellious, and Discover their True Identity by Les and Leslie Parrott, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 10, led by Susan Moore
Identity questions, emotional turmoil, rebellion. Welcome to the teenager’s world. You have to play counselor, cop and crisis manager all rolled into one. Good parenting means using your head, your heart and your faith. This six-week class will equip parents to recognize common patterns, plan effective strategies and build character. In 24 gut-level interviews, parents and teens talk openly about rebellion, conflict, pain and identity. Plus, there’s a candid chat with singer Steven Curtis Chapman about faith and family. In February, Parenting: The Early Years (birth through elementary) will be offered starting Feb. 21.
Invitation to John: Short-term Disciple Bible Study, Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. starting Jan. 10, led by Tim Spexarth
The invitation from Christ is: “Come and see; follow me.” Experience the magnificent passages in John including the I am statements (I am the truth, the life and the way, I am the living water and more). Revisit stories only told in John’s gospel, including Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene and the raising of Lazarus. During the weekly video segments, travel into the scripture as you hear the Word, experience the grand artwork connected with each story and interview the scholar. Each week wraps up with a group discussion or video to spark your own conversation. Participants do not need an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from the study. This 11-week study has a participant’s book for $16, outlining daily reading assignments. Childcare is provided.
We Saved You a Seat: Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships by Lisa-Jo Baker , Wednesday Women’s Study at 6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 17, led by Janet Jacobsen
This women’s study will explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend — it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. Debunk the myth of effortless friendship, overcome the fear of being known, stop running from friendship and find the courage to connect. Deepen your relationship with Jesus through strengthening your relationships with others. The book is $14. Childcare is provided.
Logos Bible Study, Thursdays at 2 p.m.
This is an ongoing class. The Logos series helps us to study the Bible in depth. There are no class materials; just bring your Bible.
Financial Peace University, by Dave Ramsey (Registration closed for winter session)
Financial Peace presents common-sense ideas about handling money so it is not handling you. It teaches how to reduce debt, establish good saving habits and increase giving.
We all need a plan for our money, and Financial Peace University (FPU) will make that happen for you! FPU teaches God’s ways of handling money. Childcare is available with registration. Materials are $90. Partial scholarships for those in need are being made available through the East Heights Endowment Committee . For scholarship information, please email Pastor Kim.
The next session of Financial Peace University will have a preview class Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. The course will begin Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will be led by Tony Heard.