coronavirus update for small groups

As followers of Jesus Christ, we live by faith in a God who is greater than any virus, but we also seek to be wise in our living and compassionate toward all who suffer.  To this end, we are taking every precaution to best address the impact of the Coronavirus on our community.


We have decided that all New Community Life Groups/ABF’s will meet virtually only until further notice.  This means that there will be no life groups, teen tribes or childcare held on campus during the week until further notice.


life Change happens in small groups


We are a large church, but that doesn’t mean you will be lost in the crowd. Our Small Groups meet regularly throughout the city and virtually on Zoom. These groups are a great way to meet people, make friends, get closer to God, and find real answers to life's questions. 


SEP2020 - MAY2021 LIFEGROUP OFFERINGS:

For Women

For Men

For Marriage & Co-Ed Groups

For Support Groups

For Co-Ed Singles

For Teens

For Young Adults



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SMALL GROUPS FOR WOMEN  return to top

SUNDAYS


Posture of a Prosperous Woman: Believing God for More

Sundays at 11am

Resource: Praying God’s Word by Beth Moore | [CLOSED]


Description:

Praying God's Word is the perennial favorite Scripture-prayer resource designed to help us decisively overcome specific strongholds: pride, idolatry, addiction, loss, depression, unbelief, temptation, and more. Beth Moore teaches that to be set free from each and every stronghold which claims our lives, we have to replace it with the mind of Christ and fervent daily prayer.


Walking with the King

Sundays at 11am

Resource: 20/20 – Bible Study Book: Seen. Chosen. Sent. | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

“God sees us and it’s the way He created us to see, but sometimes, we need to get a fresh checkup to refresh our lenses so we can see clearly – exactly the way God wants us to see – with 20/20 spiritual vision.”


Woman of the Word

Sundays at 11am

Resource: Joy! A Bible Study on Philippians for Women by Keri Folmar and Son of God: A Bible Study for Women on the Book of Mary by Keri Folmar  | [CLOSED]



Description:

As you explore the truths found in Mark and Philippians, you will learn how to apply this word to your life.  You will also discover the unexpected  joy that comes from taking a closer look at these scriptures through inductive study where you will learn the deeper meaning and significance found within the word of God.


Understanding the Purpose and Power of the Holy Spirit

Sundays at 11am

Resource: Understanding the Power and Purpose of the Holy Spirit by Dr. Myles Monroe | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

“It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7 NKJV).  When we struggle with defeat and discouragement, the Holy Spirit, our Helper, is the key to victory and peace.  In this group, we will learn how to access the unseen world of the Spirit and bring heavenly influence to earth. You will discover that His gifts are your birthright and receive the fullness of God’s Spirit. Join this group and start living in the spiritual power that God has promised you!


Equipped and Empowered Moms

Resource: The Struggle is Real – Getting Better at Life, Stronger in Faith by Nicole Unice | Click HERE to purchase

Sundays at 11am

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Description:

Ever had a day where everything that could go wrong does go wrong―you lock your keys in the car while it’s running or lose control with your kids. Ladies, the struggle is real.  Join us as we discover WHY the struggle is real and what to do about it.  Learn practical tools to help you navigate the daily ups and downs, and turn your days of struggle into moments to grow in wisdom, strength, and joy.



One in a Million: Your Journey to Your Promise Land

Resource: One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer | Click HERE to purchase

Sundays at 1pm

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Description:

Modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In this group, you will have the opportunity to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day. Without a doubt, you can find and follow God’s purpose for your journey.  Join us and learn that you can make it to the Promised Land!


TUESDAYS

Daughters of the King: Living by the Power of the Holy Spirit  

Tuesdays at 12pm

Resource: Living by the Power of the Holy Spirit by Charles Stanley | Click HERE to purchase


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Description:

Is the third Person of the Trinity a distant mystery, a vague cosmic force? Many believers acknowledge Him as a component of faith; but perhaps not as a reality in their daily spiritual walk. Yet the Bible is clear: the Holy Spirit is a vital, equal part of God, promised by the Father to all Christians.  In Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit, beloved pastor and Bible teacher Charles Stanley reveals the inner working of the Spirit with simple, straightforward wisdom.  So, if you are faltering, or easily fall prey to temptation, maybe you've forgotten to rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit and begun to rely only on yourself. The Christian life is meant to be increasingly dependent on His power working within you. Join today and learn to live in the power of the Holy Spirit.


Dream Releasers

Tuesdays at 7pm

Resource: Dream Releasers by Wayne Cordero | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Every person has a dream in his or her heart that needs to find expression and fulfillment. But sometimes those dreams cannot get free without the encouragement and help of someone else. This class will provide you with just the right angle to open the cage of unreleased dreams in yourself. Wayne Cordeiro's book provides the inspiration and the motivation to realize your full potential and become all God means for you to be. 


Revive Your Heart through Brokenness, Surrender & Holiness

Tuesdays at 7pm

Resource: Brokenness, Surrender, Holiness: A Revive our Hearts Trilogy by Nancy Leigh Demoss | [CLOSED]



Description:

Are you struggling with stubborn habits? Spiritual strongholds? The key isn’t how committed you are to the battle—it’s how surrendered you are to God. Discover that there is an irrefutable spiritual principle: before every great movement of God there is always a time of deep repentance. Prepare to learn and share practical principles for having a life that is set apart—and a heart that is set on fire for God!


The Armor of God

Tuesdays at 7pm

ResourceThe Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this class is for you. Prepare to defeat the enemy by making an action plan for putting on The Armor Of God and develop a personalized strategy to secure victory. 


The Father I Long For

Tuesdays at 7pm

ResourceA Heart that Dances – Satisfy Your Desire for Intimacy with God by Catherine Martin | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

A close relationship with God is not just a walk; it is a dance of the heart as you keep in step with the Lord. Many people search for religion, but God desires relationship; many people want to do, but God emphasizes that His people should be. During this class, you will take a journey of different studies that will help you learn how biblical characters interacted with God and how you can apply that knowledge to your own life.



Who Calls Me Beautiful?   

Tuesdays at 7pm

Resource: Who Calls Me Beautiful? Finding Our True Image in the Image of God by Regina Franklin | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Today’s culture has seduced countless women into believing that physical perfection defines their beauty. And many, including Christians, are spending hours upon hours trying to become the person society says they should be. Who Calls Me Beautiful will help you to clearly define God’s design for women, empowering you to be the unique person He created you to be. Through the wisdom of Scripture, relevant examples, and questions for personal reflection, you’ll explore the true meaning of beauty that far exceeds the outward appearance.    



WEDNESDAYS  


A Woman’s Battle Plan To Prayer

Wednesdays at 12pm

Resource: Fervent by Priscilla Shirer | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted. This class will give you the  chance to strike back with prayer; a weapon that really works. Each class will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit.


A Deeper Life: Life Lessons from Ephesians

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Life Lessons from Ephesians by Max Lucado | [CLOSED]


Description:

In Ephesians, Paul reminds us that Jesus is longing for the day He will be united with the church—His bride in all her beauty. Paul’s letter celebrates the beauty of the church and gives us wonderful examples and overviews of a Christian life. Paul shows us how to walk worthy of Christ as we live our life for God. His focus on the beauty of the church reminds us that through salvation we become a part of God’s family: a place where we can experience true belonging. This class will help bring the Bible to life with classes filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God’s Word. 


Chazown: Discover and Pursue God’s Purpose for Your Life 

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Chazown, Revised and Updated Edition, Discover and Pursue God’s Purpose Your Life by Craig Groeschel | Click HERE to purchase | [CLOSED]


Description:

Do you desire to wake up each day motivated by knowing exactly why you were created? Guided by intention in every step? Enter: Chazown. Hebrew for “vision,” God wants to give His for you, and this class will reveal it! Living God’s dream will rock your world and align every area of your life, from your relationships to your finances and health. Prepare to take the journey—to find, name, and live out your Chazown. It’s a journey you’ll never forget because it’s impossible to return unchanged.      


Expect the Unexpected

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Unexpected by Christine Caine | Click HERE to purchase


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Description:

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. During this class, you will receive encouragement and practical steps from bestselling author Christine Caine to help you move from anxiety about the unexpected to embracing confident faith in a good God. You will also learn how to walk into the life God has for you - unknowns and all.


Good Girls: Colliding with Destiny

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Colliding with Destiny – Finding Hope in the Legacy of Ruth by Sarah Jakes | [CLOSED]


Description:

Many women experience struggles and disappointments that keep them from being their true selves. Prepare to follow the life of Ruth whose life was a journey of transformation. She allowed God to transform her circumstances, and went from a widow excluded from society to a wife with a secure and protected future, one that paved the way for the birth of King David. Her story is full of collisions, but she never let her past define her. Discover how the most painful time of your life, can become the most pivotal, propelling you to a destiny you’ve never imagined.


It’s Not Supposed to be this Way 

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: It’s Not Supposed to be this Way by Lysa Terkeurst | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness. During this study, New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows you how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected. Prepare to discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give you more than you can handle and train yourself to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.


It's Tough Being a Woman

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Esther – It’s Tough Being a Woman | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Have you ever felt inadequate, threatened or pushed into situations that seem overpowering? If so, this is the class for you! Join other women in a very personal examination during a study of the Book of Esther. Best selling author, Beth Moore, will help you to peel back the layers of history and show you how very contemporary and applicable the story of Esther is to your life today. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther's day, it's tough today. By the end of the class, you will have treasures to aid you in your hurried, harried, and pressured lives.


Know Who You Are

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Freedom in Christ – 10 Week Discipleship Course by Neil T. Anderson and Steps to Freedom in Christ by Neil T. Anderson  | Click HERE to purchase resource 1 | Click HERE to purchase resource 2

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Description:

No matter how long or short a time you have been a Christian, or how far you are on the journey, you will find The Steps To Freedom In Christ to be a wonderfully refreshing spiritual check-up. It will help you clear away the spiritual cobwebs and connect with Jesus in a deeper way. Prepare to give God an opportunity to highlight attitudes and behaviors that need to change and to uncover areas where your faith is not as strong as you would like it to be.

 


The One Secret that Will Change Your Marriage

Wednesdays at 7pm

ResourceVertical Marriage - The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage by Dave and Ann Wilson | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

For anyone who is married, preparing for marriage, or desperate to save a relationship teetering on the edge of disaster, authors Dave and Ann Wilson, marriage coaches for over 30 years, offer hope and strategies that really work. Vertical Marriage will give you the insight, applications, and inspiration to reconnect with God together and to transform your marriage to everything you hoped it would be. Through their unique perspectives, they share an intimate, sometimes hilarious and at times deeply poignant narrative of one couple’s journey to reconnecting with God and discovering the joy and power of a vertical marriage.



The Power of a Praying Wife

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Today's challenges can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask! During this study, Stormie Omartian shares how God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for your husband concerning key areas in his life, including His spiritual walk, his emotions, his faith and his future, etc. Join with other wives and prepare to be encouraged by Stormie's own experiences, along with the Bible verses and sample prayers.



THURSDAYS

Can You Hear His Voice 

Resource: Discerning God’s Voice by Priscilla Shirer | Click HERE to purchase

Day: Thursday @ 7pm

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Description:

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. And wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you will understand. In this class you will become acquainted with the Voice that has spoken from a fire and a cloud, with visible signs and an invisible Spirit, through a burning bush and burning hearts. 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.


Navigating the Unexpected

Thursdays at 7pm

Resource: Life Interrupted – Navigating the Unexpected by Priscilla Shirer | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Interruptions. They're aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. But how you handle interruptions actually tells you more about yourself.  The prophet Jonah's existence was interrupted by a call of God that would require a complete change of life. And it scared him enough to make him run in the opposite direction. Like Jonah, we tend to run from interruptions. When major pains and minor problems cause a hiccup in our carefully calculated plans and goals we head in the opposite direction. Discover the amazing freedom and fulfillment that comes from going with God even when He's going against your grain.


Women on a Journey of Faith

Thursdays at 7pm

Resource: Paul – 90 Days on His Journey of Faith by Beth Moore | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Indeed, life with Christ meant a 180-degree turn for the apostle Paul who went from Christian basher to Christian champion, from church attacker to church father. When Jesus captured Paul’s soul, He got all of him. The same can be true for you. Join today to learn how you can say the words, “For me to live is Christ” and allow Christ to take full reign in your life.


She’s Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You 

Thursdays at 7pm

Resource: She's Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You by Chrystal Evans Hurst | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Have you ever looked in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual, and realize that you no longer recognize the person staring back at you? You realize your original hopes, dreams or plans have somehow drifted away. During this class you will be encouraged and learn the importance of the personal process of finding yourself and the beauty of authentically sharing your journey with other women.



Vine Chasers

Thursdays at 7pm

Resource: Chasing Vines by Beth Moore | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

God wants us to flourish. In fact, He delights in our flourishing. Life isn’t always fun, but in Christ it can always be fruitful. In this group you will learn from Scripture how all of life’s concerns—the delights and the trials—matter to God. He uses all of it to help us flourish and be fruitful. Looking through the lens of Christ’s transforming teaching in John 15, best selling author, Beth Moore, will give you a panoramic view of biblical teachings on the Vine, vineyards, vine-dressing, and fruitfulness. Along the way you’ll discover why fruitfulness is so important to God—and how He can use anything that happens to us for His glory and our flourishing. Nothing is for nothing.


Join Beth on her journey of discovering what it means to chase vines and to live a life of meaning and fruitfulness


W.O.W. in My 30’s 

Thursdays at 7pm

Resource: Mended – Pieces of a Life Made Whole by Angie Smith | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

This is group is for Women in their 30’s  

We love to cheer for the underdog and believe to our core that every life makes a difference. And we are right. There is no one God can’t use and no one whose brokenness is too broken for God. We know this is true for our friends when we want to encourage them. Yet, when it comes to the places of our innermost sense of shame and regret, we often wonder if it is really true that God can work all things together for good for those who love Him.


SMALL GROUPS FOR MEN  return to top


SUNDAYS

Men at War – A Study through Judges and Ephesians 

Sundays at 11am

Resource: Judges and Ephesians by J.D. Greear @ Right Now Media  

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Description:

In this class, you’ll wade into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, you’ll work through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.



TUESDAYS

Finding Strength in the Invisible War

Tuesdays at 7pm

Resource: The Gospel of John by Dr. Tony Evans @ Right Now Media and John by The Navigators  | Click HERE to purchase resource by The Navigators

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Description:

Where do you turn when the world around you grows dark? In this study of the Gospel of John, you’ll be encouraged to turn to Christ by being reminded of the two purposes for the beloved disciple’s book—that we would believe in Jesus and find life in his name. Despite what our culture may argue, there is only one hope that is truly trustworthy and that is our savior, Jesus Christ. Join this class that will draw you back to the essential truths of our faith and the life found in our king.


Life Principles from the Kings of the Old Testament

Tuesdays at 7pm

Resource: Life Principles from the Kings of the Old Testament by Wayne Barber and Rick Shepherd | Click HERE to purchase


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Description:

Following God requires more than just a casual acquaintance with the Father. It requires a deep, working relationship with the One who knows you best. This class will provide you the tools needed to build your faith and learn to live a life totally surrendered to his leading. This class will also help you become the person God has called you to be.


WEDNESDAYS

Kingdom Man: A Study of Proverbs

Wednesdays at 10am

Resource: Life Change Series – Proverbs by the Navigators | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

See what a God-shaped life looks like when it gets lived out. Using memorable images and poetic turns of phrase, Proverbs describes what our everyday lives look like when we’ve put our spiritual lives in order. In this class, you’ll find help for every decision, and apply life-giving insights to the broad range of challenges you experience in your life―family, friendships, injustice, desire, goodness, conflict, and more.



M.A.D Men: Thriving in Babylon

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Thriving in Babylon by Larry Osborne @ Right Now Media ; Max on Life by Max Lucado @ Right Now Media

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Description:

M.A.D. Men stands for Make a Difference Men.  M.A.D. Men who are not okay with the mundane and are ready to take the next step in their faith.  Men have questions. Real, important and challenging questions and fears about the future. In this group, you’ll explore two Bible studies where you’ll learn how to spiritually survive in an increasingly spiritually hostile environment and get answers to those questions that tug on the deepest parts of your heart.


When Forgiveness Doesn’t Make Sense

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: When Forgiveness Doesn’t Make Sense by Robert Jeffries | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Why do we have difficulty accepting God’s unconditional forgiveness? And why do we find it so impossible to grant that same forgiveness to others? The bottom-line issue of life is forgiveness. Yet few of us have mastered the art of implementing forgiveness in our lives. Combining rich, biblical insights with practical, real-life situations, this class will help effectively answer your burning questions regarding this critical issue, giving you not only the “whys” but also the elusive “hows” of choosing to forgive.


Wisdom or Folly – You Choose

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Every Man’s, God’s Man by Stephen Arterburn and Kenny Luck | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Does faith do more than keep me from the fun everybody else is having? Why should I obey God when nobody else does? Does God really expect so much of me? It’s time to go to the dark and difficult places in your heart, and stand up in God’s power in all the battles you face. This class for any man who may feel incomplete in his commitment to God. It’s for the man who wants to become even more authentic, more courageous, more intimate with God in every area of his life. It’s for every man who desires to walk in true spiritual integrity every moment of every day. You will find yourself full of spiritual confidence and courage. You’ll see how faith makes sense in the light of who God is and how much He cares about you. And the bottom line: You’ll discover that it doesn’t get any better than living as God’s man–confident, courageous and completely His.


THURSDAYS

True Men: Lies that Men Believe

Thursdays at 7pm

Resource: Lies that Men Believe by Robert Wolgemuth | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

You are being hunted. Like a seasoned angler, our enemy opens his tackle box and selects the lure most likely to attract his intended prey—usually the one we are least likely to consider harmful. Each lie we bite on causes us to feel pain, lose or injure relationships, and miss out on the abundant life that God wants us to have. This class will help expose the lies that men most commonly believe, and shows you how to combat those lies with the truth.



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SUNDAYS

Christian Foundations I – Face to Face with a Holy God

Sundays at 11am

Resource: The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul and Face to Face with a Holy God (New Inductive Series) by Kay Arthur and Pete Delacy @ www.precept.org | Click HERE to purchase resource 1 | Click HERE to purchase resource 2

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Description:

Central to God’s character is the quality of holiness. Yet, even so, most people are hard-pressed to define what God’s holiness precisely is. Many preachers today avoid the topic altogether because people today don’t quite know what to do with words like “awe” or “fear.” This class will put the holiness of God in its proper and central place in the Christian life and will create an awe-inspiring vision of God that encourages Christians to become holy just as God is holy. Once you encounter the holiness of God, your life will never be the same.


Christian Foundation II – The Pursuit of Holiness

Sundays at 11am

Resource: The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges | Click HERE to purchase

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Description: 

“Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. That’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. This class will help us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do―and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature.


Christian Foundations III: How to Study the Bible – Jesus, John and the Old Testament  

Sundays at 11am

Resource: John (Part 1) (In & Out Series) @ www.precept.org and Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament by Christopher J. H. Wright  | Click HERE to purchase resource 1 | Click HERE to purchase resource 2

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Description:

The Bible is an amazing but sometimes perplexing book to read. One person reads a passage and gleans so much from it, while another is left confused.  What's the difference?  The difference is that one has been trained in understanding how to ask specific questions of scripture.  Join this class, where you can learn how to read and understand the Bible and watch as God's Word comes alive to you more than ever before!


Christian Foundation V: Doctrine & Theology

Sundays at 11am

Resource: Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem | [CLOSED]


Description:

How do you know the Bible is God's Word? What is sin and how can you overcome it?  How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What about the second coming of Jesus Christ?  These are questions that every Christian should have the answers to. In this group, you will discover the answers to these questions along with many more.


Discipleship University: A Leadership Development Class

Sundays at 11am

Resource: Understanding Christian Theology by Charles R. Swindol and Roy B. Zuck 

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Description:

Do you feel like God has been calling you to a new level, but you lack confidence and you feel that all you need is an encouragement as well as doctrinal and practical training? Well, this group is for you! The goal of this class is to disciple and develop the next level of leaders at New Community in order to actively involve them in the Great Commission.  This class will be taught by seminary-trained instructors and has been specifically designed to give you both theological and practical training in the area of discipleship. Just like a university, we will challenge you to grow and test the theological and practical knowledge that you will learn. It is also designed to continue to equip those serving in Ministry here at NCBF.  If you have questions if this group is a good fit for you please contact Minister Harold Webb for details at 216-397-3392 ext. 39.


Kingdom Finances 

Sundays at 11am

Resource: Money is Simple by Brian Stephens | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Are you ready to dream again and focus on your life purpose? In this class you’ll be given the practical financial steps to make your dream a reality. You’ll learn a greater level of discipline over all your financial decisions, so your new found wealth stays in your family, and not with creditors.


TUESDAYS

Managing Your Money God’s Way  

Tuesdays at 7pm

Resource: Reimagined Stewardship (Right Now Media) and God Provides by Crown Finance (Right Now Media)   

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Description:

Throughout history, people have wrestled with the concept of trusting God to meet their needs versus relying on their own efforts, other people, money, or other things society has to offer. Thankfully, through stirring accounts and parables found in the Bible, God reveals how He wants to be our Provider above anything else. In this class you will study topics such as the promises of God, the truth about money, stewarding grace and relationships, and more. These relevant stories present us wisdom, truth, encouragement and practical steps we can take to develop and deepen a relationship of trust with the God of the universe.


WEDNESDAYS

Christian Foundation IV: A Walk through the Bible

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: What the Bible is all about NIV: Bible Handbook by Dr. Henrietta C. Mears | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Whether you are a seasoned Bible student, brand new to the Word– this class has something special for you! You will systematically walk through the Scriptures, gain spiritual insight and learn how to properly interpret the text. We believe the more you know about God’s love for you, the more it will change your life. Join this class to learn how to discover truth for yourself. 


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SUNDAYS

Pursuing a Grace Filled Marriage 

Sunday at 11am

Resource: Grace Filled Marriage by Tim Kimmel | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

You start your love story with dreams and end it with memories. But if you invite Jesus along for the ride and let his grace weave its way through all those memories, you’ll get to finish your story well. Love is what gets us married, but grace is what can keep us married. Join this group as well explore the daily reality of a life lived out with a commitment to treating our spouse the way God treats us --- with grace. In this class we’ll look at love, we’ll see how God’s grace plays out in our marriage as we navigate through the areas of sex, kids, conflict, aging and endings…gracefully.


Building a Kingdom Marriage [CLOSED]

Sundays at 11am

Resource: The Meaning of Marriage – Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy and Kathy Keller | Click HERE to purchase


Description:

Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. According to the bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. This group will offer instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for any couple who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.


Sacred Marriage

Sundays at 11am

Resource: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? And, what if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? Join this group of couples as you uncover how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other.


WEDNESDAYS

Becoming One Flesh 

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: Letting Go of Fear by Neil T. Anderson and Husband in Pursuit by Ryan Frederick (Men Only) and Wife in Pursuit by Selena Frederick (Women Only)  | Click HERE to purchase men's resource | Click HERE to purchase women's resource

| Click HERE to purchase couples resource | [CLOSED]


Description:

God has stated in scripture that “the two shall become one flesh” but why does it seem so difficult at times to “become One” if God has commanded it?  Maybe there is an element of fear, shame, pain or trauma that inhibits our being truly known?  Join a group of couples who will discover what it means to live in a relationship of acceptance, security and significance with our Heavenly Father and then deepen that same relationship with one another.  In this group we will explore scripture and How God has designed us and then discover what often inhibits our relationship with God and others.  



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CO-ED


TUESDAYS

Overcoming Any Addiction Through Christ

Wednesdays at 7pm

Resource: The Journey Begins Participant's Guide Set Volumes 1-4 by Rick Warren and John Baker | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Addictions are powerful to overcome alone; you need the encouragement of God and other people to overcome. In this group you will find people that share a similar journey have had addictions themselves or have addictions and can sympathize with you.  Our goal is for you to begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  So whether you are struggling with smoking cigarettes, gambling, pornography, drugs, marijuana or any other addiction.  Come join a group of people that will walk with you through your journey to overcome.   


WOMEN


THURSDAYS

A Women’s Group on Mental Wellness

Thursday at 7pm

Resource: Living by Grace Workbook (Revised Edition) | Click HERE to purchase | [CLOSED]


Description:

This class will empower you with new ways to reduce symptoms that come with mental health

difficulties, increase your well-being and rest in God’s grace. Some topics that will be covered

are rest, renewing your mind, managing stressors and so much more.


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S.A.L.T. – A 30+ Singles Group

2nd & 4th Fridays 

Resource: Wholeness - Winning in Life from the Inside Out by Toure Roberts | Click HERE to purchase

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Description:

Welcome to Single Adults Living Transformed a group specifically designed for Christian single men and women to do life together.  This group will meet every other Friday for a combination of bible study as well as coming together to engage in fellowship activities around Cleveland.  Be a part of something new at New Community and make new friends and relationships that will last a lifetime.


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Teen Tribes

Wednesdays at 7pm

Click HERE to email Minister Alex Palmieri

Description:

One of the most vital emotions that a teen feels is the desire to belong.  God has wired us to be in relationship with Him, and also with one another.  This age is very important as deep relationships often form and if teens are not experiencing their most basic needs in relationship with God and a Christian community, they will often choose the wrong people or no one at all.  Come to an environment comprised of the right people who will help you form a good community with other teens that are all striving to grow in their relationship with God, who you can personally learn to call Father.


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Elevate Nights

1st and 3rd Fridays at 7pm

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Description:

Elevate is our young adult community where Millennial men and women meet, build healthy relationships and discover truth for themselves. Every first and third Friday ELEVATE comes together to worship, explore real life issues and enjoy life. You will dive deeply into the Word of God and find that the heart of all our problems is truly a matter of the heart.



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