Summer Study Groups

Mondays, Aug. 4 - 26


Summer Study Groups are an excellent opportunity to connect in community with others and grow into a well-rounded faith. Descriptions for each group offered are listed below. Study groups will meet during the four Mondays in August from 6:15 - 8:00 PM. Dinner will be available as you connect in community with others before groups begin! Scholarships are available for groups with a cost. Please email Tim Lucas at for more info.

Childcare is available for infants through 3rd grade. Please select "Childcare Registration" for each child.

Activating Your Spiritual Gifts -
What are the spiritual gifts promised to believers? How many gifts does a believer receive? Are the spiritual gifts permanent or temporary? Do they change? How can I know what spiritual gifts I have and how to use them? This four-part course will provide a biblical understanding of spiritual gifts and equip you with the practical ability to activate and use your gifts for the work of ministry. Led by Andrew Miller.

Basic Retirement Planning -
Planning for retirement is an important part of your long-term financial well-being. It is important to start planning well before that big day. If retirement planning is on your mind, these sessions are just for you. During this four-week period, we will discuss retirement income sources, building your nest egg, creating income and estimating a budget.  Other topics include the importance of envisioning your retirement, risks during retirement and information on Social Security. It is never too early to start thinking about retirement. This class is important for all ages. Led by Florence Brown and Rob Sorrell.

Basic Spanish for Kids! and One More Volunteers -
Join us for a four-week course designed to empower Kids! and Neighborhood Market volunteers with basic Spanish language skills. This course aims to enhance communication within our diverse community, especially with Spanish-speaking families. Whether you are a young learner or an adult volunteer, this course will provide you with essential vocabulary and phrases to help bridge language gaps and foster a more friendly and welcoming environment. Led by Tim and Karyl McGeath.

  • Develop basic Spanish vocabulary and phrases relevant to Neighborhood Market services and Kids! ministry.
  • Foster an understanding and appreciation of Spanish-speaking cultures.
  • Enhance confidence in using Spanish in practical, real-world situations.
  • Strengthen community bonds by promoting relationships and empathy.

Effective Parenting: Navigating Conversations with Kids of All Ages -
Designed to equip parents with the skills and knowledge needed to engage in meaningful and age-appropriate conversations with their children. The course addresses a wide range of parenting matters focusing on fostering open communication, understanding developmental stages, and building strong, trusting relationships within the family. Led by David Hughes and Jordan Davis.

Growing in Union with God through Scripture-
An invitation to all women who seek a deeper union with God. This women's study will be a practical interactive experience of praying with scripture through the Lectio Devina method. You will not only learn, but you will experience ways to pray with scripture that help direct your daily living and remain in union with God. All you need is a willing heart and your journal. Come experience the power of God in our daily lives as Women of the Word. Led by Leanne Emery.

Living Fully Integrated with your Mind, Body, and Soul -
How to live in harmony and love God wholeheartedly. In this study led by Sarah Cronin...

  • Discover your dominant way of processing - through your thoughts, feelings or actions.
  • Explore how this may be affecting your relationships, faith, and career in both positive ways and potential obstacles.
  • Learn practical tools and tips to integrate all of yourself into a full and free life in Christ.

Cost of this group is $20 per person.

The Fear of the Lord -
How do we approach a holy God? The writer of Hebrews tells us that there is an acceptable approach to worship a holy God, showing awe and reverence. In this study led by Barry Newborn, you will look at what it means to have an acceptable fear of the Lord through 4 sessions…

  • The Fear of the Lord: What it is and isn’t
  • Why Fear of the Lord is Necessary
  • Humility
  • Delight in the Lord