LIFE GROUPS

COLLEEN NASMAN, MINISTRY LEADER

LIFE Groups are about Living In Faith Everyday. During the year, we have weeknight Life Groups and Spiritual Growth Groups for 6-8 weeks at a time.  We gather to learn more about the Bible, understand our gifts, grow in character and learn parenting, marriage and other skills. Please take a moment to browse through the groups below.  If you have any questions at all, I would love to connect with you!


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MID-WEEK GROUPS - FALL 2021

OCTOBER 6 - NOVEMBER 10   SIGN-UP BY SEPTEMBER 26

DISCIPLESHIP

Within evangelical churches, there are two major theological systems that frame how Christians “put together” their Bibles. These two systems are known as dispensationalism and covenant theology. Each system serves as an interpretive grid for understanding the storyline of Scripture. While each system attempts to discern the overall unity of God’s redemptive work from creation to consummation, they differ over how God relates to his people, the continuity and discontinuity between the old and new covenants, and especially over the role of national Israel. In this class, we will explore these two theological systems and seek to discern which one is more faithful to Scripture.

    

GROUP FEE - No Cost

FACILITATOR: PASTOR JOE ROMEO

IN PERSON GROUP, SIX WEEKS

ON-CAMPUS CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

WEDNESDAYS, 10.06.21 - 11.10.21 6:30-8:00PM

DISCIPLESHIP

We are using material which includes a participant's guide workbook by the same name of the class, focusing on the need of discipleship in our lives. Becoming a Spiritual Reproducer is a small group, video series for mature Christians to learn how to become disciplemakers.

Session 1: WHAT is Disciplemaking?

Session 2: WHY make Disciples

Session 3: GOALS of Disciplemaking

Session 4: HOW to make Disciples

Session 5: Using Operation Timothy

Session 6: COST of Disciplemaking

Session 7: Qualities of a Timothy and Paul

Helpful Link: https://www.cbmc.com/bsr

 

GROUP FEE - $4.95 for Workbook (on Amazon)

FACILITATOR: JIM LOMBARDI

IN PERSON GROUP, SIX WEEKS

ON-CAMPUS CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

WEDNESDAYS, 10.06.21 - 11.10.21 6:30-8:00PM

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Using the S.H.A.P.E. book by Erik Rees, this course "helps you uncover your Spiritual gifts, (Heart) passions, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences-attributes that uniquely define you and direct how you can best serve the Lord. Unlock your kingdom role and God-given potential, and see your life's plan unfold before you." This is a self-discovery of your S.H.A.P.E. and chapters are needed to be read prior to each session since this is a group discussion based on what we have read and learned about our S.H.A.P.E.


Session 1: Only You Can Be You

Session 2: Unwrapping My Spiritual Gifts

Session 3: Hearing My Heartbeat

Session 4: Discovering My Natural Abilities

Session 5: Recognizing My Personality

Session 6: Understanding My Experience


GROUP FEE - $13.99 for Workbook (on Christian Book)

FACILITATOR: GENE AND RUTH GLEBA

ZOOM MEETING GROUP, NO CHILDCARE

THURSDAYS, 10.07.21 - 11.11.21 6:30-8:00PM (and two optional classes tbd)

TEEN - SPIRITUAL GROWTH

At some point we have all asked, "Is Christianity really working for me? Or is following Jesus really worth it?" But what makes us ask these questions in the first place? Why are we so tempted by the allure of a life outside God’s design?

Thankfully, Jesus addressed this question through the well-known parable of the Prodigal Son from the gospel of Luke. In this story, we meet a young man who demands his inheritance and then squanders it in a far-off country away from the watchful eye of his father. When he finds that the world and its pleasures do not deliver on their promises, he arises and returns home.

This Bible study walks through the parable verse by verse, showing us what it means to follow God and walk with Him in a relationship of love and commitment, and ultimately illustrating that the best life is found in the love of our Father.

 

GROUP FEE - $4.20 for Workbook (available from CCC)

FACILITATOR: YOUTH LEADER CARLA

IN PERSON GROUP, EIGHT WEEKS

WEDNESDAYS, 10.06.21 - 12.01.21 6:30-8:00PM

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT LIFE GROUPS

We take a survey after our Life Groups to make sure that we are meeting our goals for Connecting and Growing in faith at Crossroads.  Our survey respondants stated that:

"I connected with others on a deeper level" 96%
"I felt supported by my group" 100%
"I felt comfortable sharing about myself in the group" 87%
"I grew spiritually" 100%
"I made a change in my life because of the group experience" 96%

CONNECTED LIVES THROUGH LIFE GROUPS

  • I felt very comfortable in my group.  Great facilitator.  It was uplifting to experience the diversity of scripture and to discuss it openly. 
  • This helps me feel like church is happening all week long. 
  • I admire the facilitators because it was clear they put a lot of work into preparation for the presentations.  They  gave so much information and insights.  They did a great job!
  • I love the Christ family connection in addition to Sundays. 
  • I got to know others on a deeper level. 
  • The wide variety of courses always makes it difficult to choose just one. 
  • I really appreciate sharing time with fellow Christians and that they all wanted to know me better. 

 

LIFE Group Participants

CONNECTING AT CROSSROADS