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Posture of a Prosperous Woman: Discerning the Voice of God

Sunday at 9am | Rooms 10 and 11

Resource: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

Do you feel that the ability to hear God's voice is for other people and not for you? Is it only for people who lived in Biblical times? Not at all! The God who loved you enough to die for you loves you enough to talk to you. Wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you’ll understand. Hear from some of the most well-known Christians in history about how God speaks to them—and discover for yourself how you can discern the voice of God.


Walking With the King: Falling in Love With Jesus

Sundays at 11am | Room 17

Resource: Falling in Love with Jesus: Abandoning Yourself to the Greatest Romance of your Life by Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli

If women yearned for closeness with Jesus the way they yearn for closeness with an earthly mate, their lives would be absolutely transformed. This class will help you discover the secret of a victorious life, which lies in the deepening of our relationship with Jesus.


Living Loved When You Feel Less Than Lovely

Sundays at 1pm | Room 12

Resource: Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely by Lisa Terkurst

The enemy wants us to feel rejected, left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow Him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose, cripples our courage and dismantles our dreams. During this class you will learn to release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process hurt. You will also learn how to overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.   


Becoming More Than A Good Girl Bible Study

Tuesdays at 7pm | Room 18

Resource: Becoming More than a Good Girl Bible Study by Lysa Terkurst

Do you know what it’s like to consider God just another thing on your to-do list? Are you longing to personally experience God’s presence? You’re invited to uncover the spiritually exciting life for which we all yearn. You will learn how to make a Bible passage come alive in your devotional time and stop the unhealthy cycles of striving and truly learn to love who you are and what you’ve been given. 


Good News for Weary Women

Tuesdays at 7pm | Room 28

Resource: Good News for Weary Women by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Are you exhausted? Women today really do feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. Greeted every morning with a long list of to-dos: get the kids up and out, have a meaningful quiet time, put in a full day at the office, exercise, prepare a healthy and delicious meal (organic and locally grown, of course) oh, and clean those dishes before you go to bed. These are all good, but the bigger problem occurs when we start to feel as if our worth is measured by what we get done. If you are tired of this relentless cycle of exhaustion, come join a group of women and learn that God doesn’t judge us by our to-do lists. He calls us to faith and covers us with grace. It’s time to get free and receive the rest God has for your soul. 


Passion and Purity: Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control

Tuesdays at 7pm | Room 19

Resource: Passion and Purity: Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control by Elisabeth Elliot

In her classic book, Elisabeth Elliot candidly shares her love story with Jim Elliot through letters, diary entries, and memories. She is honest about the temptations, difficulties, victories, and sacrifices of two young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other. These revealing personal glimpses, combined with relevant biblical teaching, will remind you that only by putting your human passion and desire through His fire can God purify your love life. 


Single Moms' - When God Says You're Qualified

Tuesdays at 7pm | Room 29

Resource: Unqualified: How God Uses Unqualified People to do Great Things by Steven Furtick

Moms are very special and being a single mom is very admirable and definitely has its challenges.  Single moms face the challenges of time, energy and being both parents to their child or children. It can be easy to deal with feelings of rejection or to feel that you are unqualified.  Come join a group of other single moms to be encouraged and poured into as a single mom. You will find that God does see you and cares about you. 


The Mind Connection: How Your Thoughts Affect Your Mood, Behavior and Decisions

Tuesdays at 7pm | Rooms 10 and 11

Resource: The Mind Connection: How Your Thoughts Affect Your Mood, Behavior and Decisions by Joyce Meyer

Thoughts can seem random and meaningless, but they impact your life every day. It's all connected. What you think affects your words, attitude, decisions, and emotions. It influences how you relate to yourself, to other people and to God. In this small group, you will explore this connection and learn to develop and maintain the right mental position- no matter what challenges you face. Through practical advice and Scriptural insights, you will learn to think with purpose, gain greater confidence and claim the fulfilling life you were meant to lead. 


The Power of Praying God's Word

Tuesdays at 7pm | Room 17

Resource: Praying God's Word by Beth Moore

Praying God's Word is designed to help you decisively overcome specific strongholds: pride, idolatry, addiction, loss, depression, unbelief, and temptation in your life. No matter how overwhelmed or out of control you may feel today, you will be reminded that nothing is bigger or more powerful than the Lord. In this class you will learn to wield the sword of the Spirit and pray God's Word to break free from anything that has a hold on you until the joy and authority of Christ rules in your life.  


Every Woman's Marriage

Wednesdays at 7pm | 1617 Sheridan Road South Euclid

Resource: Sacred Influence: How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of their Husbands by Gary Thomas

If you’re sick of all the ways you’ve tried to bring about change in your marriage―the silent treatment, nagging, one-way discussions, or pleading―it’s time to set aside those broken methods for a Christ-based approach. This small group will help you understand how you can inspire, influence, and help your husband move in a positive direction. Learn how other women have transformed their marriages and the methods they’ve used. You’ll also find a fresh perspective to help you understand your husband, how he thinks, feels and can truly be motivated. This class will help unlock the secrets of your husband’s soul. 


Prevail: Discovering Your Strength in Hard Places

Wednesdays at 7pm | Room 17

Resource: Prevail: Discovering Your Strength in Hard Places by Cindy Trimm

Sometimes life feels like a roller coaster ride filled with ups, downs, twists, turns, and unexpected sudden drops. Instead of moving forward with peace and purpose, our lives spin out of control. When this happens what do you do? Don’t let life’s detours take you for a ride. Get back in the driver’s seat! Your success, fulfillment, satisfaction, and destiny await you on the other side of your struggles, fears, setbacks, and disappointments. Join other women and find your true strength of character, worth and value, by embracing the prospering power inherent in your problems. 


The Good Girls: Unexpected

Wednesdays at 7pm | Room 28

Resource: Unexpected: Leaving Fear behind, move forward in faith, Embrace the Adventure by Christine Caine

Is it possible to have peace in an uncertain world? To not only expect the unexpected but embrace it?  Most of us want to have life under control. But God wants us to anticipate the unexpected with a faith deeply rooted in his goodness. He wants us to know that because he is in control, we don’t have to be.  Stepping into our God-given destiny means stepping into the unknown, but we can embrace that calling because God knows it already. Nothing in our lives takes God by surprise. So even in the midst of personal upheaval, relational challenges, financial stresses, family transitions, career disappointments, and chaotic world affairs, we can expect God to be good and do good. What other expectation do we need to have? Listen to God’s dare to trust him in every unknown of your life today.


Unstoppable: Running the Race You Were Born to Win!

Wednesdays at 7pm | Fellowship Hall A

Resource: Unstoppable: Running the Race You Were Born to Win by Christine Caine

People of faith are lined up in lanes all over this globe, batons in hand, running the race that matters most in this world—the divine relay. The divine relay is tough and the track is treacherous. There are so many ways to mangle the exchange zones, to overshoot, to be knocked off the track, to drop the baton, and to stop running. In this class you will discover just how important it is to get to the “exchange zone”. You will learn how to be unstoppable in your dedication to carry your baton of faith to the next runner. 


Women of The Word: Finding Hope in the Psalms

Wednesdays at 7pm | 2501 Bolton Road Cleveland Heights

Resource: Discovering Hope in the Psalms: A Creative Bible Story Experience by Pam Farrel and Jean Jones

The Psalmist, David, opened his heart and soul to God by journaling his joys, fears, disappointments, despair and confidence in God. Join a group of women through the study of Psalms and learn to explore God’s word on a deeper level and engage with God’s truth in fresh ways! Learn to rejoice in God’s mercy when sin knocks you down, request help with hope when troubles surround, and respond with thanksgiving for each answered prayer.


Woman to Woman: How Jesus Satisfies the Crying Heart

Wednesdays at 7pm | Room 29

Resource: Finding I AM: How Jesus Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart by Lysa Terkurst

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Through this interactive, in-depth study you will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion, for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.  Come join a group of women who will be learning how to shift from a “slave mentality” to a “set free mentality” in Christ.


Healing Wounds and Moving Forward

Wednesdays at 7pm in Room 18 & Thursdays at 7pm in Room 28

Resource: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero

How can we change the world if we remain stuck in our pasts and not changing ourselves? How can a person be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature? Unless you slow down and deals with the hurt from your past, it is impossible to move forward into what God has called for you to be in Christ.  Based upon the New Community 2018 Women’s Conference, there was a need for women to continue to come together to form bonds and deal with emotional wounds from the past.  We invite you to come join a group of women who are ready to take the journey with you to heal wounds and move forward. 


Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel

Thursdays at 7pm | Room 29

Resource: Adorned: Living out the beauty of the Gospel together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

God created us for relationships and many of us are just plain lonely. Imagine a community where older women are investing themselves in the lives of younger women, blessing whole families and churches. Imagine young wives, moms, and singles gaining wisdom and encouragement from women who’ve been there and have found God’s ways to be true and good. Come out and find the friendship you were designed to thrive in.


A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place

Thursdays at 7pm | The Apartment (Backroom off the library)

Resource: A Women's Heart: God's Dwelling Place by Beth Moore

Perhaps no Old Testament event so dramatically illustrates God's persistent desire to relate to His children as the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Through the tabernacle, God initiated a deeper relationship with His Chosen People by bringing reconciliation and revealing His glory. In this group you will be challenged to prepare your heart, like the holy of holies, to become a home for His love and glory — a dwelling place for the Most High God.


Daughter's of the King: How to Hear God's Voice  

Tuesdays at 12pm | Rooms 10 and 11

Resource: How to Listen to God by Charles Stanley

Often the purity and the freshness of your initial experience with God becomes clouded by the daily routines of life. The clamor of other voices obscure your hearing, leaving you confused and frustrated.  How to Listen to God is a study that helps you distinguish God's voice from all the others. In this class you will learn: why God wants to communicate with you, how God gets your attention, four ways God speaks to you, scriptural guidelines for recognizing God's voice, the joys and fruits from listening to God, as well as ten hindrances to hearing God’s voice. God loves you more than you can ever imagine and is inviting you closer. Accepting His invitation could be the start of your next amazing adventure! 


Embracing Your Purpose, Power and Possibilities

Thursdays at 7pm | Room 17

Resource: Kingdom Woman: Embracing Your Purpose, Power and Possibilities by Tony Evans

A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her, so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called.  In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and hopeful. In this group, you will receive insight that will encourage you to correct distorted perceptions and understand who you really are in Christ


Mercy Triumphs: A Study of Ephesians for Women

Wednesdays at 12pm | Rooms 18 and 19

Resource: Grace: A Bible Study on Ephesians for Women by Keri Folmar

This is one of the few truly inductive Bible studies for women by a woman. The main focus of the class will be for you to understand what the author was saying to the original readers, which is the starting point for all fruitful study of Scripture.  You will join a group of women who will read God’s word carefully, while sharing their lives and believing in God’s truth.  Get ready to be encourage as you read the Book of Ephesians and join a group of women who believe that Mercy Triumphs. 


Victorious Women in Christ: A Closer Walk with the Holy Spirit

Thursdays at 7pm | Room 18

Resource: Forgotten God: Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan

A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. Breakthrough as author Francis Chan vows to get at the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Through scriptural support and compelling narratives, you will learn to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.