LIFE GROUPS REGISTRATION

STUDY GROUPS FOR ANYONE

Please select only one small group from the list below as all will be offered year round. Facilitators will begin contacting participants as soon as there are enough registrants for a group study to give you meeting logistics and information. Descriptions of each study are below.
Who Is Jesus? Have you or someone you know ever wondered about whether Jesus was truly who he claimed to be in the Bible? Is he truly God or just a good teacher? Is he truly a friend or just a judgmental foe? Is he the way to God or just a way among many? In Louis Giglio's 5-session Bible Study, Who Is Jesus? You will explore these and other questions. Designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD study, this Who Is Jesus? Study Guide is to be used in your small group gathering and at home for between-session personal study. Each session consists of the following sections: Welcome, Share, Watch, Discuss, Respond, and Prayer. In Who Is Jesus? Pastor Louie Giglio shows how God has called Christians to be storytellers of his grace, sharing the message of salvation.
 
Go Fish - We've all heard them. "It was this big." "You should have seen the one that got away." People love to tell stories of their fishing adventures. When it comes to faith, however, most people clam up. Why is it we can't talk about what God has done in our lives as naturally as we can spin fishing tales? This companion study guide to the six-part DVD is complete with a leader's guide and 6-sessions, including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions, and application steps. Let’s Go Fishing… by Andy Stanley
 
Guardrails: Avoiding Regrets in your lifeIn this 6-session video-based study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.  This study shows you how to establish guardrails in your friendship, your finances, your marriage, and other important areas in life.
 
Fruits of the Spirit - Robert Strand believes that an understanding of the qualities of a Christian deserves a close look. This is a 6-session study. Mr. Strand has developed a nine-book study series on the fruits of the spirit, emphasizing not only that a properly balanced Christian life must include love, joy, peace, patience, etc., but that God will judge us on our willingness to incorporate them into our daily walk. Written in Strand's famous storytelling style, each book in the series includes study questions and special insights.
 
The Comeback - Have you ever longed for a comeback? This is a 6-session study. We all know what it feels like to have life disappoint us and not work out as we’d hoped. We all know what it’s like to long for something different, something better, something more. The Comeback celebrates new beginnings. The good news is that God is in the business of giving fresh starts to people. He gives hope to the hopeless. Direction to the directionless, and help to those who need help. God is always good, all the time, and God’s plans will always prevail, even when our plans don’t. God already knows what the solutions are. No matter what kind of disappointment or grief, pain, trouble or heartache you encounter, God always offers a new beginning, a change of heart, or a powerful spiritual turnaround. God offers the way forward, and his pathways are always good.
 
Beyond Boundaries - Has someone violated your trust, broken your heart, left you wondering if you can experience intimacy again?  Beyond Boundaries, by bestselling author Dr. John Townsend, is a 6-session, video-based study with participant’s guide that takes participants through the process of trusting and opening up to love again.  Starting over is not easy, but with some work, participants can rediscover the intimacy they were created to enjoy.
 
Soul Detox Clean Living in a Contaminated World – is a 5-session video-based study by Craig Groeschel that addresses how toxic relationships, thoughts, and behaviors quietly compromise our values and become spiritual burdens that weigh down our souls.   As we are empowered to recognize these toxins, we can then become liberated from these weights to live more committed to Christ. 
 
Developing The Leader In You - This is a 6-session study for men and women.  #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works and makes it accessible to everyone.  You will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. You will learn the true definition of a leader. “Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.” The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. The Difference between Management and Leadership. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader. God has called every believer to influence others, to be salt and light.
 
Goliath Must Fall - Pastor Louie Giglio examines the story of David and Goliath to reveal how we must slay the giants of fear, rejection, complacency, anxiety, anger, and addiction in our lives. The 6-session video study shows how the key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer: Jesus. Put your hope in Him, and watch Goliath fall.
 
How To Be Rich - is a 6-session video-based study by Andy Stanley that provides considerable food for thought as he seeks to change your mind about your resources. It's not about how much you have, it's about what you do with what you have.   Most of us don't think we're rich. We think that since we worry about paying bills, and wonder how we'll pay for large expenses that we're not wealthy, we're only average. We say to ourselves, "If I had just a little bit more, then I'd feel less anxious about my situation." However, the reality is that even millionaires worry, and wish for more. There's no end to "having enough." What we need is a shift in our perception of wealth.
 
5 Things God Uses To Grow Your Faith - This exciting 5-session small group bible study establishes the biblical case for five things God uses to grow an unshakable faith in you.  Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was with you. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good.  In other words, imagine what it would be like to have PERFECT faith. In this new small group bible study, Andy Stanley builds a biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith.  
 
Follow - is an 8-session DVD Bible Study by Andy Stanley. This small group will discover that Jesus invitation is an invitation to a relationship.  Lots of People think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says.  But what IF doing what Jesus says isn’t what Jesus says to do at all?  Jesus made a simple request, "follow me".  Religion says, “change and you can join us.” Jesus says, “Join us and you will change,” There is a HUGE difference.  Jesus doesn’t expect people to be perfect.  He just wants them to follow Him.  This study will show you how.
 
Twisting The Truth - This 6-session video-based study by Andy Stanley is developed to help the small group understand how truth can get twisted and distorted, and how that impacts your life. Throughout the study, Stanley exposes four destructive and all-too-prevalent lies about authority, pain, sex, and sin. There are deceptions powerful enough to ruin our relationships, our lives, even our eternities—but only if we let them. With his gift for straight, to-the-heart communication, Andy helps us exchange falsehoods for truths that can turn our lives completely around.  
 
Weird - This is a 6-session video-based study on spiritual disciplines by Craig Groeschel that identifies how our overstressed, overwhelmed, over-tired culture has redefined what it means to live a “normal lifestyle.” The author shares a Christ-centered philosophy on practical everyday stuff (i.e., money, scheduling, purity) to help you become conscious of and break free from the ruts of society’s norms to live according to the grace and truth of God’s Kingdom.
 
 
 
 
 

COUPLE'S STUDY GROUPS

Please select only one small group from the list below as all will be offered year round. Facilitators will begin contacting participants as soon as there are enough registrants for a group study to give you meeting logistics and information. Descriptions of each study are below.
The Smart Step-Family - Leading expert Ron L. Deal reveals in this 7-session study the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you'll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships. This revised and expanded edition has updated research and two new chapters with more real-world advice on stepsibling relationships and later-life stepfamilies. 
 
From This Day Forward - Is it possible to have a great marriage? Craig Groeschel believes so, but it's not likely if you treat marriage like everyone else does. From This Day Forward is a 5-session small group Bible study by Craig and Amy Groeschel walking through 5 commitments to a great marriage. The sessions are: Seek God, Fight Fear, Have Fun, Stay Pure, and Never Give Up.  In many wedding ceremonies, the couple will say the words, “From This Day Forward.” This declaration and attitude bring a hope-filled perspective that honors God.  This study approaches marriage from a different perspective and makes specific serious commitments to build a healthy and lasting God-honoring marriage. The Study Guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD study. 
 
Love Sex & Dating - is a 5-session video-based study by Andy Stanley that answers the questions about healthy Christian relationships.   He explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with love, sex, and dating in the twenty-first century.  Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic.  Not for the faint of heart, he challenges Single Christ followers to step up and set a new standard for this generation! 

WOMEN'S STUDY GROUPS

Please select only one small group from the list below as all will be offered year round. Facilitators will begin contacting participants as soon as there are enough registrants for a group study to give you meeting logistics and information. Descriptions of each study are below.
Undaunted - In this 5-session video-based Bible study, Christine Caine awakens you to biblical truths that will challenge you to discover and to do what God has called you to do.  Using her own dramatic story, she shows how God rescued her from a life of being unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified, so that she, in turn, could rescue others.  Join Christine and discover that God will equip you for everything He calls you to do. The sessions are: The call, Be the love, Be the Hope, Be the Challenge and The Challenge.
 
Unexpected - In this 5-session video-based Bible study, Christine Caine helps women step into their God-given calling by anticipating, welcoming, and even embracing the unexpected. The Unexpected Study Guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the video and will reinforce the teachings. Sessions include: Strengthen Your Heart, Choose Your Destiny, Press Through to Breakthrough, Expect the Unexpected.
 
Let It Go, How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith - is a 6-session video-based study by Karen Ehman that addresses how women are wired and how to walk in faith. She teaches women to let the issues of life go and let God take control. She talks about, Letting God have his Job back in your life. Combating the “Me First” Mentality. Pursuing the “Appearance” of Perfection. Practicing the Art of Soul Control. And More….. 
 
Keep It Shut - is a 6-session, video-based small group Bible study that explores how to control the tongue. In this study, Karen gives women practical, biblically based steps for knowing what to say and how to say it, as well as when it is better to say nothing at all. Each session will feature a different character from the Bible, using them either as an example of someone to emulate or whose verbal actions we should avoid replicating.
 
Move On - is a 6-session small group Bible study, where Vicki Courtney challenges you to come clean about the mess you are, lay your heart before the Lord, and say goodbye to the stress of trying to live up to the person you're pretending to be. This study guide includes individual and group activities, between-session personal studies, and additional material that will enhance your experience of the video sessions.
 
 

MEN'S STUDY GROUPS

Please select only one small group from the list below as all will be offered year round. Facilitators will begin contacting participants as soon as there are enough registrants for a group study to give you meeting logistics and information. Descriptions of each study are below.
Man Alive: Transforming Your 7 Primal Needs into a Powerful Spiritual Life - is an 8-session video-based study that helps you deal with seven deeply felt needs so you can move forward in your journey toward Christian maturity. Patrick Morley is on an exciting path to spiritual transformation!  Leading you to fresh encounters with God's Word, he identifies seven deeply felt needs of men today.  He helps men discover his biblical, practical, and motivating plan to leave spiritual mediocrity behind and live a life of purpose and power.  Morley endeavors to show the difference between a successful Christian man and an unsuccessful Christian man.   He states that men have a primal need to "believe that my life has a purpose and life is not random".  Man Alive is a page-turner that will change how you think about yourself and show you how to experience greater fulfillment in life.
 
Fight: Winning The Battles That Matter Most – a 5-session DVD study for men, to help you uncover who you really are.  You are a man created in the image of God. You can stand up and fight for what's right with a warrior’s heart.  Find the strength to fight the battles that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family.  You'll become a man who knows how to fight for what's right with faith, prayer, and the Word of God.

HIGH SCHOOL/ YOUNG ADULTS' STUDY GROUP

Please select only one small group from the list below as all will be offered year round. Facilitators will begin contacting participants as soon as there are enough registrants for a group study to give you meeting logistics and information. Descriptions of each study are below. This study will be led by Pastor Scott Thomas and is ONLY for young adults that are ranging from high school seniors to age 29.
Jesus Among Secular Gods - is a 6 session based study where young adults (high school seniors to age 29) will learn how to confront the empty promises of cultural philosophies and develop confidence in sharing the claims of Christ. As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for believers to be able to defend and share the claims of Christ. Of course, this clash of worldviews is nothing new. Throughout Paul’s writing in the New Testament are references to elemental forces that seek to separate believers from the love and truth of Jesus. Not only has the Christian worldview been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are also openly ridiculed as irrelevant. This six-session Bible study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in Scripture.
 
 

INTEREST-BASED GROUPS

Check GROUPS below in which you want to participate for the semester.
Track & Walk – led by Pastor Alonzo Thompson and Josh Ganganna - will be on-going & meet every Saturday at 8 a.m. at Lake Hollingsworth or Peterson Park to run/walk & discuss nutrition & healthy habits.   It’s a time of Faith, Fun, and Fitness.  All are welcome!
 
Chicas – led by Amber Morales & Diana Towns. This group is ongoing and will meet every Month.  Meeting time/location will vary & the cost will be contingent on the venue or event.  Chicas is for women 18 years & older who will meet to encourage, support and discuss women stuff.
 
Monday Night Football – This group led by Free Life Men  – During football season, this group meets on Monday Nights to watch football and fellowship. This group is for the entire family. When you register, the facilitator will contact and let you know the games schedule
 
Open Gym NightOpen gym night is about faith, fun, and fellowship. The gym will be family friendly sports activities.  We will teach the importance of building a relationship and teamwork.  This LG will meet twice a month. One meeting will be competitive sports and the other will be a family sport.
 

Adult Softball – led by Pastor Erik Oliveras and Flavio Jacome – This group will meet on Sundays @ 6:00 pm @ various locations. This group is open to anyone 18 years or older. Bring your own equipment.

Friday Night Fish Fry – led by Toni Collelo-Jones – this group meets on the 1st Friday of ea month @ 6:00 pm (starting 9/6) – and gathers at a restaurant of the leader’s selection to enjoy (fish) dinner and fellowship together.