Our church’s mission is to please God by making disciples of all people and teaching them to grow and change joyfully through the gospel. We want to see every person in our church changing, learning, and serving.
What does CHANGING look like?
Our church family is divided into XLT (eXperiencing Life Together) small groups that meet at various locations in our community each week. Our usual groups will take a break from mid-June to August for our 2017 Summer Semester.
During this hiatus, we are offering six different classes that each meet a half-dozen times in area homes. Please contact one of our staff members for more information.
30 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE – Tim Cary Thursdays at 6:00 pm – June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27
How well do you know your Bible, really? What if we told you that in 30 days you can learn key aspects of the Bible, including topics such as all the major men and women, major events, and major points of geography? Come join Pastor Tim as we build our Bible knowledge foundation because –let's face it– there is always something in the Bible we want to remember but have a hard time recalling. Whether you are a new Christian or a long-time follower, there is something for everyone. Are you up for the challenge?
MIND CRAFT – Scott Brown Sundays at 5:30 pm – June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30
Do you have perfect control over your mind and thoughts? If you are like everyone else (and if we are being honest), the answer to this is, emphatically, “No.” However, if you would like to learn how to take control over your thoughts and mind (without the use of Jedi mind control) and make a positive influence on not just your life but those around you, this is the class for you. Our journey over the six sessions will take an interactive deep dive into the way we think and help us learn how to change our minds Biblically.
OUTREACH 101 – Gillis West June 16 (Friday) at 6:30 pm, then Sundays at 5:30 – June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23
Which is easier for you to do: Get a root canal or share the gospel with an unbeliever? Truth be told, many of us would gladly rather open our mouths to the dentist's drill than open them in personal evangelism. Well, it's time to take the fear and dread out of the very thing Christ has commanded His church to do until He returns. Come and be encouraged: Learn how simple the Gospel really is and how accomplishing the Great Commission should be a "natural" part of our everyday lives. Who knows? It just might become habit-forming and joyful!
CAN WE TALK? – Sam Bryant Fridays at 5:30 pm – June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, August 4, August 18
“Can we talk?” can be one of the scariest questions to ask or receive. Communication is not about extrovert vs. introvert. In our study, we will gain a better understanding of what drives our words, tone, and attitudes in our communication. Join us as we examine the rich practical wisdom of God’s Word and allow it to direct us to new biblical patterns of communication.
IDENTITY CRISIS – Chris Hatton Sundays at 5:30 pm – July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13
Our answer to the question "Who am I?" is to be found neither in our achievements, nor our failures, nor the evaluations of others, but in Christ alone! It is He, who as our representative before God, lived the perfect life we could never live, died the death we deserved to die, and now sits at the right hand of God, interceding for us. These 'identity' truths remind us all of what God has made us through faith in Jesus.
AIM TO PLEASE – Matt Clark Sundays at 5:30 pm – July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6
Paul instructs believers to “be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1). One first-century church did just that! “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord…so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia” (1 Thess. 1:6-7). The Thessalonians’ heart transformation was so spectacular that Paul records for all eternity that they were imitators of Christ and examples to others. So how did they do it? How can we be both imitators and examples? Join us as we study how the beauty of the Gospel shaped the Thessalonians’ lives (from Mark Wallace’s book 1 Thessalonians: Living To Please God).