Growth Groups

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To be living is to be growing. In the Christian life, growth is part of God's plan to fulfill the potential He has placed in us. That's why we offer classes called "Growth Groups," these transformational classes cover topics that range from theology to parenting and everything in between. Our classes meet on Wednesday nights at various times throughout the year. You can find the current Growth Groups listed down below. If you would like to sign up for a class, or have any questions about them. Feel free to fill out the form below.

When: Wednesday June 7th - July 26th

Where: CAC

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: No Cost

Facilitator: Sandy Dop

The Chosen is not only entertaining and thought-provoking, it’s also a multi-season “binge-able” TV series based on the life of Christ and his disciples. It’s the biggest crowdfunded project in the history of TV crowdfunding, not just for faith-based projects, but ever. What makes The Chosen unique is the show creators’ approach to the characters of Jesus and the disciples. In many gospel retellings, Jesus is portrayed as holier and more distant than “normal humans.”

But in The Chosen, both Jesus and his disciples are down-to-earth, relatable people: Jesus has a believable sense of humor, and the disciples are seriously yet lovably flawed. And because this is a multi-episode, multi-season show, the show is able to explore some of the most intriguing stories in the gospels with much more time and care and depth.

We will be watching one episode per week and taking time at the end of every episode to discuss the themes and apply them to our lives. Please not that this class starts at 6:30 to allow time for discussion afterward.

When: Wednesday June 9th - July 26th

Where: Fireside Room

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Cost: No Cost

Facilitator: Matt & Bree Koch

Research shows happy couples think in a way unhappy couples don’t. What if you could ensure your thoughts were setting you up to love well? You can.

In, Us In Mind: How Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Marriage, you will discover though Scripture, research, and neuroscience a simple way of rethinking your marriage.

In this six-session series with Ted Lowe, we will focus on just Five Thoughts which are designed to help you love well, even when it is not easy. Be assured this series is not a bunch of stuffy lectures. It’s full of humor, real-life examples, and practical application.

You can change your marriage by changing your thoughts, and it’s simpler than you think.

When: Coming Soon

Where: Lower Level of Indianola First

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Cost: $50 (book fee)

Are you feeling spiritually stuck?

Do you often find yourself thinking, “There must be more”? The Ultimate Journey will help you identify the areas where you are struggling and assist you toward a deeper relationship with God so that you can experience the fullness of the incredible relationship, he wants to have with you.

Has something happened that is holding you back?

Is there something in your life you don’t know how to “get over” or “get past”? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or addiction? Have you experienced emotional, physical, or sexual abuse? Were you abandoned? Are you the casualty of a divorce? Did someone close to you die? You’re not alone. There is hope. The Ultimate Journey will help you identify and work through your past while preparing you for an abundantly successful future. The Ultimate Journey teaches a new way of looking at yourself.

Are difficulties in your life negatively affecting the people around you?

Do you ever say or do something and then ask yourself, “Why did I do that? Is that the kind of person I want to be?” Do you find yourself hurting the very people you love the most? Unfortunately, hurting people often hurt people. You don’t have to be a slave to your emotions or circumstances any longer. The Ultimate Journey is ready to guide you toward the freedom you’ve been looking for.

The Ultimate Journey is comprised of 3 separate phases (each 13 weeks in length). Various phases will be running in the fall and spring, so check back on this page to stay updated.