Opportunities for Spiritual Growth

Join us this winter for some wonderful opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship with other Christians. We are offering a variety of topics across a varied schedule. Check out the offerings below, which contain registration information and schedule.

the  god  we  can  know

The God We Can Know is a 7-week study designed to explore the “I am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. This series will help you find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?”  One by one, Jesus’ statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first “I am.” These significant, yet ordinary images (bread, light, vine, shepherd, and more) give us insightful ways to experience Jesus and point us to a God who wants to be known. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, the DVD allows you to travel with Rob Fuquay and actually see the places where Jesus stood while disclosing his true identity, and in what context he spoke each “I Am.” Join Pastor Monica on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 4th in the Conference Room #202 in the Administration Building. Journey with her through February 15th as we explore the “I am” statements of Jesus. 

To register, email Pastor Monica or contact the church office at 828-327-9837.

Spiritual  parenting

A parenting study entitled "Spiritual Parenting" begins Sunday, January 14th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and continues each Sunday through February 11th, in the KOINONIA Classroom #131, Fellowship Hall. Copies of the study are available in the Church Office. Cost of the book is $10. This study is for all parents of children and teens. Childcare is available for infants through preschoolers.

A Special Children’s Event “Winter Olympics” will take place at the same time. Rising K-4th graders will experience Winter Games with Team Jesus!

To register, contact Pat McKim.

stronger  women's  bible  study

This six-week women's Bible study by Angela Thomas employs biblical teaching and real life application to show believers they do not have to live in weakness. God is stronger than every struggle you will ever face. We have been made alive in Him through the forgiveness of our sins, filled in Him with all the fullness given to Him, brought near to God in Him, and blessed with every spiritual blessing in Him. It begins Tuesday, January 16th, 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., in the Koinonia Classroom (#131, Family Life Center.) T Edwards is the facilitator.  To register, call the church office.

making  sense  of  the  bible

Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The underlying debate isn't about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. The world's bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing. Adam Hamilton addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike. This study is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 16th and ending March 7th. It is held in the Koinonia Classroom (Family Life Center #131) and is facilitated by Angela Vandett. 

To register, please email Angela or call the church office at 828-327-9837.

10  great  dates

Couples of all ages are invited! Childcare provided.

Join us Saturdays, January 27th, February 24th, March 24th and April 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room #202, Administration Building for a 30 minute introduction to our theme and then head out with some questions and sharing with your spouse.

Register by contacting Pat McKim.

WALK  to  jerusalem

We are following our Walk to Bethlehem program with a Lenten version called Walk to Jerusalem. For more information, call the church office at 828-327-9837, check out the displays in the Family Life Center lobby or the Narthex, or email Pastor Monica.

A  clash  of  kingdoms

Like the Roman Empire, today’s governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the “good news.” As Christians, we’re called to proclaim God’s name in all the earth (1 Chronicles 16:8), but how do we do that in the midst of false gospels? Discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods. Can you live the message as Paul did while he encouraged the church in Philippi to consider itself a colony of heaven, not Rome? Consider your citizenship—and the message you convey to the world—as Ray Vander Laan takes you deeper into the culture of ancient Philippi.

Experience the Bible in historical context as you walk in the footsteps of the second missionary tour of the Apostle Paul in Greece—in locations like Philippi, Thessaloniki, and Delphi. This study begins Wednesday, February 14th and continues through March 21st, 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., in the Conference Room, Administration Building. Lisa Lail will facilitate. To register, email Lisa or contact the church office at 828-327-9837.

Crown  moneylife  personal  finance  study

God can transform both your money and your life. Biblical, inspirational, relational and highly practical, this study will provide powerful tools to build a plan, eliminate debt, save, and invest.

This 10-week study begins on Sunday, February 18th, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Study (Administration Building #213.) Mike Smith is the facilitator. To register, call the church office at 828-327-9837.