Join other women in a relaxed class setting to enjoy great teaching, discussion, prayer and to build friendships that become “strong towers” while facing various trials in life. We organize weekly meetings, events and service opportunities designed to encourage spiritual growth. We’d love to have you join us! Here is a list of classes and studies available right now that focus on women:
Sharing the Kingdom
9:15-10:30 a.m. Begins January 10
Led by Dr. Dave Carmichael
Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say Study by Adam Hamilton
By studying the Bible, we will realize what is not in it as well as what is in it. Come for this fascinating study and discussion for 6 weeks this winter. Registration is not required, just bring your Bible and a pen, ready for a good conversation.
The Gospel of Mark by Lisa Harper
10:00-11:30 a.m. Begins January 17
Led by Lou Ann Morris
South Adult Education Room 3
God’s heart is moved by your cries for help, your shouts for joy, your unspoken worries. We know Him to be a God of unparalleled power and authority, but Mark’s account of Jesus paints Him as a deeply personal and intimate God too. In The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For, follow Jesus through His days of early ministry all the way to the cross. It’s there we discover what it means to be the recipients of His excessive compassion and the very reason for His all-consuming passion. With Lisa Harper’s interactive videos capturing her humor and great biblical scholarship this will be a rich class.
God’s Handiwork Quilting Class
9:30-11:30 a.m. (Ongoing) Begins January 10
Led by Rubena Wallis
The Point Student Center
This group is for anyone who wants to make quilts by hand or machine. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or experienced quilter. Everyone brings their own projects to work on each week. Everyone is welcome to come and fellowship, quilt and/or stitch a project.
9:30-11:30 a.m. Begins January 10 (Ongoing)
Led by Joni Case and Fran Kirk
North Adult Education Room 7
This group enjoys “crafting” and it could be scrapbooking, cards, coloring, water colors, making jewelry or learning a new craft. Bring your own craft project and share fellowship at the craft table.
Knitting at Noon
12:00-3:00 p.m. Begins January 10
All are welcome, beginners and experts. Bring any needlework projects you have to work on. We will also knit washcloths for Church of the Servant newborn babies. Come and bring a lunch, share in fellowship and knit! No childcare is provided.
Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus by Lisa Harper
9:30-11:00 a.m. Begins January 11
Led by Debbi Marshall and Patricia Hocker
South Adult Education Rooms 1 and 2
Hebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution, but is also so relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or our circumstances. Join Lisa as she journeys through this bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end. Lisa Harper makes digging into Hebrews fun and doable, as only she can, without losing an ounce of depth. The book is available at Amazon and Lifeway.
The Book of James: A Faith that is Real, A Precept Study
9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. beginning February 1
Led by Nancy Harris
South Adult Education Room 6
Book cost $24
This Study is for women and men. Deadline for registration is Jan 18.
What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God’s principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.
YOUR COMMITMENT: Come to class each week, Work through the class homework (5 hrs weekly), Participate in discussion.
All Things New A study On II Corinthians by Kelly Mintner
6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins January 11
Led by Darla Bierig, Sherri Boyd and Mary Jessup
North Adult Education Rooms 7 and 8
The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth. Meaning God’s church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul’s letter is as timely as ever.In “All Things New: A Study of 2 Corinthians,” Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians over 8 sessions, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come. Childcare is available. The book is available at Amazon and Lifeway.
Believing Jesus: A Journey Through the Book of Acts by Lisa Harper
6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins January 11
Led by Miki Farris
North Adult Education Room 12
What does it mean to believe Jesus? Not just believe in Jesus, but actually believe what He said—and shape our lives around that truth? How would that affect the choices we make? The way we see the world? The way we conduct ourselves with other Christians? In Believing Jesus, Lisa Harper answers these questions by looking at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus’ command to spread the gospel forever shaped their lives. Today, we are faced with the same decisions the early church faced. Will we, like them, truly believe the words of Jesus and allow them to transform every part of our lives? The book is available at Amazon and Lifeway.
Friday Moms Group
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist
9:30-11:30 a.m. Begins January 6
Led by Kim Bilger and Meghan Thompson.
Written in Shauna’s warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. In this study, you’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. A wonderful opportunity at the end of the week for moms to come together for support and study. Childcare is provided.
S.M.I.L.E.(Servant Moms In our Lord’s Embrace)
Sundays, 10:45 a.m. Ongoing
North Adult Education Room 6
This is a class for moms, single or married, who are looking to connect with other moms seeking to raise children with strong faith by growing and living it ourselves. Childcare is provided.