8:15a Groups

The Uniform Series

Leader: Bob Hollis
Time: 8:15a and 9:30a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 209
Duration: Ongoing

This is a quarterly curriculum published by Cokesbury. Adults move from a focus on the Word to reflection on personal, family, church, and community concerns. This group is made up of mature adults who support one another through whatever life throws their way. There is no need to sign up for this group.


9:30a Groups

Parables from the Back Side

Leader: Keith & Sallie Cutshaw
Time: 9:30a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 210
Duration: 12 Weeks
Core Value: Intimacy with God

J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into twelve of Jesus' parables by entering them through the "back side"—through the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character. By approaching the stories in this way, Kalas releases new meaning and clarifies basic teachings.

  • As we discover how the victim felt about being helped by the good Samaritan, we learn a new lesson in humility.
  • In reconsidering the parable of the sower, we unearth the relationship between the soil on which the seed fell and the soil of the stages of life.
  • As we revisit the parable of the prodigal son from the father's perspective, we come to see that love doesn't always have to win, because one is right.

Personal stories from the author's own experience and modern-day illustrations enrich the retelling even more. These refreshing glimpses from the back side will provide new food for thought for everyone—even those most familiar with Jesus' parables.


Satisfied

Leader: Sarah Thomin
Time: 9:30a
Location: The Den (2172 Fox Den Dr.)
Duration: 6 Weeks
Core Value: Faithful Stewardship

This group is made up of Young Professionals in their 20's and 30's.

Why is it so hard to find the contented, satisfied life? What deep hungers drive our purchasing habits, accumulation, and consumer lifestyle?

Satisfied is for those drowning in debt, but also those getting farther and farther ahead financially. It is for those who have forgotten who they are and mistakenly equate their self-worth with their net worth. It is for those who are crippled by comparison. It is for those with full closets and empty souls.

Satisfied provides an inspiring and transformative vision for living a deeply contented life in our consumer-driven culture


THE UNIFORM SERIES

Leader: Bob Hollis
Time: 8:15a and 9:30a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 209
Duration: Ongoing

This is a quarterly curriculum published by Cokesbury. Adults move from a focus on the Word to reflection on personal, family, church, and community concerns. This group is made up of mature adults who support one another through whatever life throws their way. There is no need to sign up for this group.


11:00a Groups

Before Amen

Leader: Alice Biggar
Time: 11:00a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 210
Duration: 4 Weeks
Core Value: Intimacy with God

We all pray...some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray...more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency? 

In this study, Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. He shows you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest.


In the Meantime

Leader: Rick Koch & Debbie Hooks
Time: 11:00a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 203
Duration: 6 Weeks
Core Value: Visionary Life

What do you do when there's nothing you can do? What do you do when there's no way forward and there's no way out? In this 6-part study, Andy Stanley answers the question, "What do I do in the meantime?"


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The Gospel of John

Leader: Ian Turoff
Time: 11:00a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 209
Duration: 12 Weeks
Core Value: Integrety

In this edition of the OneBook Daily-Weekly, noted New Testament scholar Dr. Ben Witherington III leads disciples on twelve-week study of the Gospel of John. With Witherington's incisive insight and compelling observations, learners will gain clarity on the powerful and practical ways of the Son of God. Through the process, students will grow in holy love, both for God and neighbor, by becoming better readers of Scripture and truer followers of Jesus.


Into The Light: Redeeming the Church's Discussion of Sexuality

Leader: Gregg & Tammy Koontz
Time: 11:00a
Location: The Den (2172 Fox Den Dr.)
Duration: 12 Weeks
Core Value: Integrity

This group is made up of Young Professionals in their 20's and 30's.

Look around your church on a Sunday morning and every face you see will likely have struggled or be struggling with some kind of sexual brokenness. While recent cultural upheaval has focused the sexuality conversation squarely on the issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, sexual brokenness presents in many other ways—infidelity, sexual abuse, incest, emotional adultery, and sexual addiction, just to name a few.

Shame keeps these struggles locked away, resulting in a lonely, dark battle without the love and support necessary to overcome it. It’s counter-intuitive, as most things in God’s Kingdom are, but true healing for our deepest issues comes not when we withdraw into darkness, but when our sorrows and scars come out into the light.

Into The Light: Redeeming the Church's Discussion of Sexuality is written to begin a biblically grounded and theologically informed discussion of this beautiful gift of sexuality. Whether the context is a Sunday school class, Bible study, women’s group, or men’s breakfast, don’t be surprised if deep brokenness begins to surface—that’s the whole idea. Embrace one another with open arms, just as the Father would. The journey to healing begins when we feel safe to take the first step.