//Online Small Groups //
We are so excited to announce that we will now be offering 3 different fantastic small group studies! In keeping with social-distancing requirements, these studies will be facilitated via Zoom or Google Meet. Please contact the Study Leader directly for more info on start dates and to sign up!
Study Title: “The Forgotten God” by Francis Chan (RightNow Media)
Leaders: Tim & Vicki Atkinson
Meeting: Sunday nights, 6pm
Study Description: In this dynamic companion to the book Forgotten God, breakthrough author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results.
This seven-session video resource offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. It is designed to initiate and facilitate discussion, interaction and practical application of the message of Forgotten God.
Study Title: “Whisper” by Mark Batterson (RightNow Media)
Leaders: Mike & Cheryl Swenson
Meeting: Tuesday nights, 7pm
Study Description: Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.
In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.
God is speaking. Do you know how to listen?
Study Title: Themes from Revelation
Leader: Brad Hunt
Meeting: Wednesday nights, 6:30pm
Study Description: God gave Jesus The Revelation to share with us what would soon happen in the ultimate plan of God. Studying Revelation reveals to us the Day of the Lord which God speaks of throughout the Old Testament and which indicates the final period in God’s plan where He judges the earth for rejecting Him and His Christ. Jesus told John to write what he had seen previously, what he saw presently, and what was going to happen after. Most of Revelation describes (in symbols) what is going to happen “after” John’s experience in this vision. We will consider Themes such as the Royal Priesthood of each believer, the rapture of the church, the Lord’s second coming, church history as revealed in the seven letters to the churches in Asia, and the unfolding of the rise of anti-christ and the one world government. If time permits, we can study other things from Revelation. The Lord is coming soon. This book is more relevant now than ever. You won’t be disappointed as we study the one book God told us would be a blessing when we read it, study it, and keep it.
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