Written for believers in a time of persecution, the book of Hebrews proclaims an eternal truth: as both the Son of God and the son of man, Jesus is the perfect mediator between God and humanity. The writer of Hebrews exhorts believers to “fix your eyes on Jesus” as God’s only and final provision for our sins. In this confidence, believers are encouraged to persevere to the end in steadfast faith.
RISE stands for Recovery Intersecting Spiritual Experience. Using the book of Philippians, we will discuss themes of fellowship, gratitude, service, faith, and joy.
In the beginning, God had a simple plan for His Church. Jesus revealed this when He taught His disciples how to pray (Matt 6:9-15). “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” So why, then, does the New Testament seem so confusing? The New Testament was assembled by someone in the 2nd century. This was not done chronologically so we lose the storyline as a result. This class is designed to blend the history of Acts with the Epistles written to churches and individuals. This will help us understand the story that even we, today, are a part. We will recommend a Bible handbook by Frank Viola.
Change is hard, but God created us to change - to transform. So, how do we navigate change in our lives? What can we learn from the earliest disciples about how God changed them, and how might that help us? We will use Jerry Morgan’s book, The Change Moment, as a resource. Join us as we learn to embrace the experiences that change us in a healthy way. Speakers include Teri Morgan, Sue Wells, Edie Hurley, Laurie Vandiver, Liz Clark, Tandi Robison, Treva McKinney, Laura Scott, Rhonda Salmon, and Elise Hairston.
Doubt…we all deal with it. Doubt in ourselves, doubts about God, doubts about friends/family, and doubts about our salvation. At some level, Christians feel like they shouldn’t doubt, but we do. It’s real and it’s incredibly important how we walk into it. Unresolved and lingering doubts have wrecked so many lives and ended so many faith journeys. We plan to take an unflinching look at doubt; its causes, how it’s used by our enemy, and a discussion about ways to constructively walk through it. The majority of our time will be spent walking alongside real people in scripture who battled doubt…with varying degrees of success. If you’re looking for an academic discussion, this won’t be it. If you’re looking for a safe and open venue to discuss the role of doubt in our lives, that’s where we’re pointed. The plan is to be practical, real, and honest. Come join us in our time and discussion.
If you grew up in church you probably know plenty of Bible stories. You learned about Adam and Noah. You learned about Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and his 12 sons. You certainly know Moses, David, Peter and Paul. Yet, many of us are not sure how it all fits together or why it matters. Let’s be completely honest, many Christians don’t even read the Bible because they don’t know what to do with it. This Fall, Kyle will provide a space to talk about scripture. What is it? Where did it come from? Can I trust it? How do I help my kids understand it…even when there are times that I do not? How about an honest, open conversation about the things we love about the Bible, as well as the things that just don’t make any sense to us?
Our Bible Fellowship Class is an open class for those desiring to engage scripture through conversation. We will meet on Wednesdays in September and again in November.
You can't escape life's interruptions, but you can change your perspectives on them. Dive into the study of Jonah with us and Priscilla Shirer and discover how God can use these interruptions for a much bigger life than you can imagine.
Open to all who are working through recovery with a friend, family member, or spouse. This is not an Al Anon meeting. Our group is providing a spiritual growth opportunity centered on Jesus Christ as we study the book Codependent No More.
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. 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.
A small group discussion for men about life and faith.
If I’m not careful, all of my prayers to God will be selfish requests and urgent pleas. While I know God cares about my wants and needs, a prayer life such as this will never cultivate a meaningful relationship. Several years ago, I came across a book by Larry Crabb which introduced me to a practice of prayer based on relating to God first. And this practice changed my prayer life for the better. Join me on Wednesdays in October as I share about this valuable spiritual discipline. We’ll also have opportunities for you to practice.
Ask any Christian parent and they will tell you - raising godly children is not easy! For three weeks, we will study the Word and then take it home to share with our kids, and have our kids share with us. Registration is needed for parents only; children may participate without a parent.
Ask any Christian parent and they will tell you—raising godly children is not easy! For three weeks, we will study the Word and then take it home to share with our kids, and have our kids share with us. Registration is needed for parents only; children may participate without a parent.