COMBINED CLASSES at 9:30am in the Auditorium:
August 29: Ray Guy
September 5: Ray Guy
RISE stands for Recovery Intersecting Spiritual Experience. This semester, we will continue our conversations about following Jesus and living out our faith authentically. All are welcome - even if this Spring is your first time to attend a class - we’d love to have you!
Library - 701
In his book, My Search for Prayers Satan Hates, Steve Hemphill writes “The battle between the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness is fought through prayers. When we pray, things happen in the unseen. Satan’s plans against us are thwarted through prayer. Disease and pain are affected by prayer. Death is delayed through prayer. Prayer in the seen literally affects the events in the unseen and the plans of the King. Satan wants you to neglect prayer and doubt it’s power because it’s so powerful...the disciples asked [Jesus] to teach them to pray because they understood that connection between prayer and true power. It’s very real.”
During our time together, we will discuss how our perspective on spiritual warfare influences our approach to prayer and how we can use prayer to harness a power that only God has to offer in order to push back against the attacks of the evil one.
Lord, Teach Us To Pray: Jesus healed many afflictions and diseases. Raised Lazarus from the dead. Cast out demons. But of all the things his disciples witnessed, they ask him to teach them to pray. In response to that question, he gave them a prayer. Join us as we dig deep into the meaning of this prayer and the transformation that can come from the understanding and practice of the Lord’s Prayer.
Hali Project Room - 401
am not sure I believe in this whole ‘christianity’ thing anymore. Seriously, am I really supposed to believe a Jew from the middle east was God and he resurrected from the dead to save me from my sins? Isn’t that a bit naïve in a 21st century world where science has disproved Christianity? Besides, look at all the hurt the church has caused through the centuries. Am I really supposed to believe the Bible with all the anti-women, anti-gay, paternal, slavery-endorsing mess you read in there? If your God is so good, why is this world such a mess and if he is so loving, why would he send anyone to hell?
These are just a few of the questions I hear on a regular basis from friends who are wrestling with faith. Some of these friends would call themselves atheist or agnostic. Others would simply say they don’t care anymore. Yet, many are with those who have grown up in the church and come to realize they just have never really wrestled with the questions that our kids are sure to encounter. I think we need a safe place to engage these questions. Come join us.
Each week a team from SW prays over the church. Our desire is to put God at the center of our lives and invite Him to use this body to bring Him Glory. We meet on Sundays. The first Sunday of the month we meet from 2:00-4:00pm for an extended time of prayer and learning. Every remaining Sunday, we meet at 8:30am to pray. We would love to have you join us!
Library - 701
This group is for the family and friends of those currently or formerly struggling with substance abuse. This is a great opportunity to find a supportive community as we learn to love well.
Jeromy & Jamie Hunter
6:30-8:00 - Room A-2
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives.
Wednesdays, Sept 8-Oct 27
6:30-8:00 - Room 601
Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire—the same kind you will need in order to remain steadfast in our current culture. Join trusted Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer for a fresh look at Elijah and the difficult choices of obedience that kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall. We will be using Priscilla’s book, which you may purchase from us for $15. Please register for this class here.
Wednesdays, Sept 8-Oct 20
6:30-7:30pm - Room 603
We want to build a life that matters, but often what matters is hard to see. For most of us, we are overwhelmed by too many demands - creating fertile ground for resentment. Am I becoming the man I want to be? How does our faith help us navigate the seasons of life? Want to know what the seven questions are? Come join our conversation!
Brad & Karen Thompson
7:00pm - Hali Project Room
Designed for developmentally delayed adults, Zacchaeus’ Place is our Wednesday night gathering where each week we have a Bible lesson, we sing happy birthday to anyone celebrating, and we have a prayer time that is second to none at Southwest. These days, we’re meeting at Snack Pak to serve together in the fight against hunger. If you’d like to experience the joy found in this class along with making some new friends, we would love to have you join us!
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
12:00-1:00pm - Library - 701
This recovery group is open for anyone currently or formerly struggling with substance abuse. It is a safe place to find supportive community on the road to recovery.
7:00-8:00pm - Library - 701
Every Thursday, we have an open recovery meeting with a speaker and a chip ceremony. This event is open for anyone struggling with an addiction of any kind.
Birth - Kindergarten: free childcare available on Wednesday evenings: 6:30-8:00, Sept 8 - Nov 17, in Kids Village
1st - 4th Grade: class on Wednesday evenings: 6:30-7:30 (can stay until 8:00), Sept 8 - Nov 17, in Club 513