Spiritual Growth for Adults
IMPORTANT NOTE: DivorceCare has completed it's fall 2017 session and will start back up in January 2018.
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.
You don’t have to go through it alone
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.
DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements:
A Seminar with Experts
During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies and on-location video.
A Support Group with Focus
After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.
Learn more about the program at www.divorcecare.org.
Led By: James Voss
Class Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: New Hope
Set Apart Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings, Jessica LaGrone
Your furniture isn’t solid gold nor have you seen a fiery chariot, but you’re not unlike some of the kings and prophets in 1 and 2 Kings. Although they were set apart by God, they didn’t have all the answers. They struggled. They made big-time mistakes. But they grew in their faith through spiritual practices even while carrying out God’s calling on earth. This six-week study examines the holy habits of six kings and prophets who were set apart by their close walk with God. Each week you’ll study the story of one intriguing character, discuss God’s unique purpose for his life, and learn about his particular spiritual discipline. Then you’ll explore how that timeless spiritual practice can draw you closer to God, helping you fulfill God’s purpose for your life.
Led By: Penny Clark
Class Time: Mondays, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Class concludes on December 18.
Location: New Hope
1 John and Early Christianity
January 14-February 18
The class will:
- Receive weekly handouts
- Undertake a literal reading of 1 John
- Detect literary principles of 1 John
- Recognize important differences in Bible translations
- Consider older texts
- Identify the purpose of 1 John
- Understand the rift in the early church
- Discuss divergent beliefs among early Christians
- Observe similarities with II John, III John, Gospel of John, Revelation
- Survey contemporary proto-orthodox Christian writers
- Survey contemporary heretical writings
- Evaluate how our knowledge affects our beliefs
Led By: Rev. Randy Richter
Class Time: Sunday 9:30 am - 10:15 am at New Hope in Room 105
Class Dates: January 14-February 18