Fall  2018  opportunities

There are many opportunities this fall for all ages to connect to a discipleship opportunity. Check out the descriptions and links below. You can sign up online here, by contacting the church office, or by signing up on the sheets at the welcome stations in both worship spaces.

Which  way,  lord?

As Christians, we hunger to know and live out God's purposes for our lives. Which Way, Lord? is a 6-session study that will help you understand God's desire for your life by unpacking your experiences alongside those of the Apostle Paul. Through many detours, adversity, and time spent thinking about his life, Paul completely reoriented his understanding of faith and God's purpose for his life. God placed him in a community that shared God's love with him, and Paul underwent several years of training in preparation for his ministry. Discover how to discern and follow God's leading, explore ways God can use you and your life experience, respond to God's signals, endure hardships and doubts, and persevere with hope and faith. Join us in traveling together to find your purpose. Pastor Monica leads this Bible Study.

The following two opportunities are offered for Which Way Lord?:

Thursday, September 6th, 10 a.m. - noon, Church Study/ Library #213

Sunday, September 16th, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church Study/Library #213


T Edwards leads the Bible Study Brave. This is a time to look at the heart of what women are thinking and feeling. Angela Thomas speaks to participants about deep feelings that all women have at one time or another. She looks boldly at some of the fears and struggles of being a woman, and she helps us see how we can be brave in the face of those challenges. It takes a brave woman to ask these questions and dig into these topics alongside other believers. We all have insecurities, flaws, and struggles that we’re afraid to address. But if we can be brave enough to raise the questions, God will answer us. You have questions. God has answers. Be brave. Ask... 

The study begins Tuesday, September 11th, 9:30 a.m., Conference Room #202, Admin. Bldg. and continues for 7 weeks.

present  over  perfect

Busyness drains our souls and harms our bodies. When you don't have a moment to be still, how can the still, small voice of God's wisdom and love speak in to your life? Shauna Niequist was in a season of extreme busyness that finally broke her enough to become desperate for change. In Present Over Perfect, Shauna shares what she's learned in her journey toward slower living, which has become more abundant, fruitful living. Come alongside to rest, play, and recreate. What you'll find there satisfies more than you can imagine. 

The study meets at Pat McKim’s home beginning Wednesday, September 12th, at 6 p.m. See Pat to join.

unshakable   hope:  building  our lives on  the  promises  of  god

What is shaking in your world? Possibly your future, your faith, your family, or finances? It's a shaky world out there. In Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado offers encouraging guidance for overcoming sadness and despair, renewing a sense of purpose, and triumphantly facing the fears of the future. 

Angela Vandett will facilitate this class begins September 12 for 12 weeks.

Meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the KOINONIA Classroom #131 in the Fellowship Hall.

faithful  families

Learn how to plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals for your family. Discover delicious, healthy, family friendly recipes. Explore simple ways to be active and talk about the connections between food, physical activity and faith. 

Tiffany Brown will facilitate or you may contact Pastor Monica for more information.

Classes begin Tuesday, September 4th through November 6th, 6 - 7:30 p.m., in the Youth Building.

walk  to  bethlehem

Participants will track and submit activity minutes or steps weekly through an online form or through paper tracking slips. RSVP by September 4th to livewellcatawba@catawbacountync.gov. You will then be provided a toolkit of handouts, resources and pedometer.

Community Walks are planned for Sunday: September 30, 4 p.m., LRU Track October 14, 4 p.m., Glenn Hilton Park November 11, 4 p.m., Henry Fork River Park December 9, 4 p.m., LRU Track

Tracking begins Sunday, September 30th, and continues through Tuesday, December 25th.

disciple  bible  study  2

Disciple: Into the Word Into the World is the second study in the four-phase Disciple program and is prepared for those who are graduates of Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study. This study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. The importance of keeping Bible study related to witness is reinforced while participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. The study also emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately. This study understands the growing Christian as under discipline in community and in ministry to the world. Disciple: Into the Word Into the World approaches all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service. Pastor Joe will facilitate these classes.

Thursday, September 13th, 10 a.m. - noon, Conference Room #202, Admin. Bldg. 

Sunday, September 16th, 6 - 8 p.m., Conference Room #202, Admin. Bldg.

disciple  bible  study  1

DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders.

The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible.  

The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY, a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible. Pastor Joe will facilitate.

Beginning date, time, and location will be determined at a later date.

Additional  discipleship  opportunities

Oportunidades  adicionales  de  discipulado

We have new opportunities for children, youth, and Spanish-speaking adults that meet throughout the week beginning in September. Click on one of the pictures above for more information.

Tenemos nuevas oportunidades para niños, jóvenes y adultos hispanohablantes que se reúnen a lo largo de la semana a partir de septiembre. Haga clic en una de las fotos de arriba para más información.