COMBINED CLASSES at 9:30am in the Auditorium:
No classes on Sunday, February 13, due to our Tribe Retreat weekend
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
We typically think of grief as something we experience when we lose someone we care about. Not to trivialize the pain of that loss, but in reality we experience grief in some form each time life takes an unexpected turn and changes our reality from what we expected. We're going to look at the grief process, the impact it has on daily living, and how we - as believers - can approach it.
Why wait? Why does it matter what I do with my body? Why is sin a big deal? How can this natural feeling be bad? Why follow the way of Jesus?
This January and February, our Student Ministry will be talking
with our students about sexuality on Wednesday nights in their
Trek Groups. This class will help equip parents about what we
are talking about and help them to continue the conversation at
home. All parents of teenagers, and anyone else who is
interested, are invited to come join us as we wrestle with how to
have these conversations with our students and what faith has
to do with any of this. Jesus was not afraid to ask hard
questions and have hard conversations. We shouldn’t be either.
The church must be a place where we can have these hard
conversations and ground them in the grace and truth of King
Jesus. Please make plans to come join us and see where God
Hali Project Room - 401
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” This was the message of Jesus as he preached to the masses. In the gospel of Matthew, we have recorded what many call “the sermon on the mount”. In this teaching, Jesus fleshes out what kingdom living looks like. It is counter-cultural, it is revolutionary, and it sometimes seems impossible. But Jesus tells us to change our minds. It is the most wise way to live, and failing to live this way leads to destruction. Join us for this 8-week dive into the sermon on the mount and Kingdom living!
Living a life of faith in Jesus is not for the faint of heart. We live in a world of competing values, priorities, and influences. In his letter to Christians in Colosse, Paul reminds them of God’s story of salvation and encourages them to remain true to the ways of the Kingdom despite the pressures they are experiencing. We will use the lenses of Story, Love, and Wisdom as we search for our own reasons to hold on to hope.
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, Feb 2 - Mar 9
6:30-8:00 - Room 601
The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus has come to give us life to the full. We must have a battle plan—a strategy to defeat any power Satan has in our lives and replace those lies with truths from God. How has the enemy kept you from experiencing life to the full? Each week, we will dig into the word, examine stories that reveal common strategies that Satan uses to attack us and paralyze us, and also look at God’s truth and His power made available to us.
Here are some topics we will cover: fear and faith, steadfastness in discouragement, vulnerability, worthiness, and courage, surrender and pride, boldness and persistence, transformation, His grace and our gifts. The format will include sharing of His word, discussion as a whole and in groups, and something you can take with you each week to use in your personal time with God.
Wednesdays, Jan 12-Mar 9
7:00-8:00pm - Room 603
Sometimes, the last thing we need is another class. Truth is, many of us are educated about faith beyond our application. On Wednesdays this quarter, we will spend our time attending to God through devotionals. We’ll sing a couple songs, hear from scripture, and spend time in prayer and other spiritual practices. You’re invited to come and find encouragement from brothers and sisters as we seek the Lord together. We will take a break from the craziness and remember what matters most.
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: Wednesday Childcare, 6:30-8:00pm, Jan 12 - Mar 9, in Kids Village
1st - 4th Grade: Wednesday Class, 6:30-8:00pm, Jan 12 - Mar 9, in Club 513
5th - 6th Grade: Wednesday Class, 6:30-8:00pm, Jan 12 - Mar 9, in Route 56
7th - 12th Grade Wednesdays Trek Groups: begin Jan 12, 6:30-8:00pm, in the Garage