Something we say often around here is that God loves us right where we are, but far too much to leave us there. So once we connect relationally with God, how do we grow intentionally? One of the great opportunities we have is to connect with other Christ-followers through LifePoint University. In these entry-level discussion-based classes, we can learn some of the basics of our faith. This semester you can learn how to read the Bible for all it's worth, learn how to pray, and learn how to live the life you've always wanted to live. We'd love to see you grow intentionally with LifePoint U.
NEXT STEPS: S.H.A.P.E. (Not an exercise class)
Facilitated by Alicia and Milo Briscoe
Meets every Thursday, January 14 - February 18, 7:00 - 8:30pm via Zoom
Before God created you, He decided what role He wanted you to play on Earth. He planned exactly how He wanted you to serve Him, and then He shaped you for those tasks. You are the way you are because you were made for a specific contribution on Earth. God never wastes anything. He would not have given you those abilities, interests, talents, gifts, personality, and life experiences unless He intended to use them for His glory. By identifying and understanding these factors, you can discover God's Kingdom Purpose for your life.
PLEASE NOTE: The class is limited to 10 participants.
Book: S.H.A.P.E. study guide (available on Pastors.com for $9, click here for link.) NOTE: Only the study guide is needed. The S.H.A.P.E. narrative book is a good companion for the course, but is not required
NEXT STEPS: Everyday Missionaries
Facilitated Earl McJett and Maria Perez
Meets every Wednesday, January 13 - February 24, 7:00 – 9:00pm via Zoom.
Have you ever felt uncomfortable talking about your faith with people who believe differently? You are not alone. But it is absolutely possible to engage in open and honest spiritual conversations that share the Good News … without awkwardness! In fact, Jesus was the perfect model of how to make new disciples. Using the curriculum, the 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations, this class will explore how believers today can follow in His footsteps. If you are seeking to fulfill your mission as an Everyday Missionary by integrating your faith where you live, work, study, and play, please join us as we explore nine ways to interact with people and make spiritual conversations flow naturally. The Church has left the building!
Book: Materials will be provided.
Making Room for More of God in Your Life through Spiritual Exercises
Taught by Pastor Lynn Treadway, LeWan Jones, and Alice Young
Meets every Tuesday, January 19 - March 9, 7:00 - 8:30pm, via Zoom.
Have you ever wanted to encounter God in a deeper way? Have you ever wondered how you can make more room for God in your busy life? Journey with us as we explore eight spiritual exercises (or practices) that will transform the way you see God, meet God, experience God, and respond to God. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” (The Message).
PLEASE NOTE: The class is limited to 12 participants.
Book: Please have a Bible on hand. Materials will be provided.
Kid's Bible Study: Heaven for Kids
Facilitated by Jen and Josh Harris, Robyn and Travis Talbert and Natalie and Luke Willis
Meets every Tuesday, February 2-March 9, 6:30 – 8:00pm via Zoom
What will we eat in Heaven? Will I see Jesus there? Randy Alcorn has adapted his best-selling adult version of Heaven for kids. The book is set up in a simple-to-use question-and-answer format, covering all the topics that kids wonder about, as well as questions they may not have thought of yet about Heaven. This is an excellent, Scripture-based resource with kid-friendly language and anecdotes that are sure to spark ongoing family discussions and a deeper understanding of God’s Word and our eternal home. Designed for kids ages 10-12.
*Limited to 10 participants.
Book: The book can be purchased and is also available on Hoopla for free check out. Please have your Bible on hand.