SUNDAY EVENING CLASSES 

Men's Study

Act Like Men

By James McDonald


In many ways, our culture paints an unsavory and unseemly picture of manhood. The standard for how a man acts and conducts himself continues to be lowered. While some might see men's roles as insignificant, God tells a different story. God says that men matter, and He's appointed them to lead. Men fulfilling this role is vital to the health of our homes, churches, and society. Unfortunately, too many men follow the way of the world, instead of embracing the call of God. Instead of stepping up to their responsibility, they are stepping back.


5:00 p.m. in D304 Began August 19 – But it's never too late to start!
Book Cost:  $13
Led by Joseph Jones & Jay Thurmond

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Coed Study

LifeGroup Matters 

By Allan Taylor


This training series will help local churches build, expand, and maintain a healthy Sunday School (Life Group) ministry. Life Group Matters covers topics ranging from leadership, vision, and teaching, to evangelism, care, and the structuring of this vital component of a healthy church.


5:00 p.m. in D200 Began August 19 – But it's never too late to start!

Led by Charles Draper

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Women's Study

Open Your Bible

By Myers & Williams


Whether you are a seasoned Bible reader or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to know the Bible iinside and out.


Using powerful storytelling, real-life examples, and Scripture itself, Open Your Bible will quench a thirst you might not even know you have – one that can only be satisfied by God's Word.


5:00 p.m. in D200 Beginning September 9

Book Cost: $15

Led by Kathy Frick

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDIES

Men's Study

Act Like Men

By James McDonald


In many ways, our culture paints an unsavory and unseemly picture of manhood. The standard for how a man acts and conducts himself continues to be lowered. While some might see men's roles as insignificant, God tells a different story. God says that men matter, and He's appointed them to lead. Men fulfilling this role is vital to the health of our homes, churches, and society. Unfortunately, too many men follow the way of the world, instead of embracing the call of God. Instead of stepping up to their responsibility, they are stepping back.


5:00 p.m. in D304 Beginning August 29
Book Cost:  $13
Led by Joseph Jones & Jay Thurmond

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Co-Ed Precept Study Continues

Hebrews Part 2 


In these last days, God has spoken to us in His Son. What does He say about Jesus, angels, and our great salvation? Learn about Jesus' superiority to all in this exciting study of Hebrews that enlightens and enlivens Old Testament law and prophecy.

Wednesday Nights


6:30 p.m. in Room A110 Beginning September 5

Book Cost: $25
Led by:  Dale Adkins
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Women's Study

Open Your Bible

By Myers & Williams


Whether you are a seasoned Bible reader or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to know the Bible iinside and out.


Using powerful storytelling, real-life examples, and Scripture itself, Open Your Bible will quench a thirst you might not even know you have – one that can only be satisfied by God's Word.


5:00 p.m. in D200 Beginning September 9

Book Cost: $15

Led by Elaine Hurtado

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Co-Ed Study

Kingdom Disciples

By Tony Evans


There is a missing force in Christianity today. Its absence has led to weak believers, disintegrating families, ineffective churches, and a decaying culture. Without it we lack what we need to fully live as heaven's representatives on earth.


That missing force is discipleship. The result is powerless Christians attending powerless churches, having a powerless presence in the world. The power, authority, abundance, victory, and impact God has promised will come about only when we understand and align ourselves with His definition of discipleship.


6:30 p.m. in Room D306 Beginning August 29
Book Cost: $7
Led by:  Laura Hazelwood

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Coed Study

Raising Boys and Girls

By Goff & Trevathan


This study will help adults understand the differences in girls and boys and learn to use tools that will help them communicate, understand, and connect with kids of all ages. Parents, grandparents, church volunteers, and other caregivers of children from preschool to high school can learn to recognize that being a positive adult example for their boys and girls is one of the most important jobs they have.


6:30 p.m. in Room D200 Beginning August 29

Book cost:  $10
Led by Charles Draper

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Co-Ed Study Continues

GriefShare


It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.


“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:


* Video seminar with experts

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic re-enactments, and on-location video.


*Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.


* Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.


6:30 p.m. in Room D100 Beginning August 29
Cost:  $15
Led by:  Bob & Jackie Hatcher

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Co-Ed Study Continues

DivorceCare


Get the support you need and the information you trust.


Unless you've been there, it's hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That's why many of your friends and family don't fully understand what you are going through and don't know how best to help you. We do. Our DivorceCare group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. They understand how you feel because they've been in the same place.  They will show you how to deal with the hurt caused by divorce or seperation. DivorceCare is a support group that meets weekly. You will find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an "oasis" in an otherwise difficult season of your life. There are three key parts to your DivorceCare experience:


•Video Seminar
•Support Group
•Workbook


6:30 p.m. in Room D301 Beginning August 29
Book Cost:  $15
Led by Shelly Harrison & Joe Garza, Jr

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DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)


DivorceCare for Kids is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents.  At our weekly DC4K group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of the separation or divorce of their parents. Best of all, children will learn how God's love can strengthen them and help turn tears to hope and joy!


DC4K is designed for children ages five to 12 whose parents are separated or divorced.


DC4K is a fun and interesting group that meets weekly. This group creates a fun atmosphere where children feel comfortable and accepted by using the following activities. 


•Games
•Story time
•Workbook
•DVD dramas
•Group discussion
•Music
•Crafts
•Snacks


This group features biblical teaching to help children recover from the hurt of separation and divorce. 


6:30 p.m. in Room D302 Beginning August 29
Book Cost:  $15
Led by Nicole Palm


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WEDNESDAY MORNING STUDIES


Women's Study

Breathe

By Priscilla Shirer


One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christ-likenss and miss out on some of God's greatest gifts. It is time for us to breathe and build margin inito our lives for God. In the Old Testament, God instituted principles and laws that would transform the Israelites' mindset. He didn't just want them legally free; He wanted them to be able to walk in the freedom and enjoy it. So God gave them many gifts, including boundaries in which to enjoy those gifts. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, the concept of Sabbath will change your life.


9:30 a.m. in A110 Beginning September 19

Cost of Book: TBD

Led by Kathy Cook