focused discipleship
GROUPS

Our Focused Discipleship Groups are available to help you learn what it means to be a Christ follower. In these groups we study what God’s Word says about specific topics like, marriage, parenting, finances and much more. We also have groups teaching about certain book of the bible or even character studies that will deepen your understanding of God’s word. These groups usually run somewhere between 6 to 10 weeks. If you have any questions about which group is right for you, contact Dallas Wilson at [email protected]

focused discipleship groups

See below for our current short term groups. Studies will begin on August 25, 2021 unless noted otherwise below. Sign up for any of these groups by clicking here!

Morning Break
Elijah by Priscilla Shirer (starts August 25) and  
Secrets Jesus Shared by Jennifer Kennedy Dean (starts October 27)
Wednesdays 9:15am – 11:15am
2nd Floor Auditorium, Downtown Campus
Facilitated by Jean Harris. 

Get Out of Your Head: A study of Philippians
Sundays 6:15pm
2nd Floor Auditorium, Downtown Campus
Starting September 12th for 7 weeks
Facilitated by Georgina Mayfield

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
Wednesdays 6:15pm-7:30pm
2nd floor of the North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitated by Brent Egan

Explore God
Wednesdays 6:15pm
Vintage 111, Downtown Campus
Explore God curriculum Facilitated by Jeremy & Carmen Shults

33 the Series, Authentic Manhood, discover God’s original design for men
Starting September 1st
Thursdays 6:15pm
2nd floor of the North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitated by Wally Harris

The Abundant Marriage marriage based on Biblical principles
Wednesdays  6:00pm-7:30pm
2nd Floor Auditorium, Downtown Campus
Starting September 8th
Facilitated by Steve & Val Sanders.

Reset
Wednesdays  6:15pm
North Auditorium, Downtown Campus
In depth Bible Study led by our Teaching Pastors

Precepts: The Study of Romans Part 1
Wednesdays 6:15pm-9:00pm
2nd floor of the North Building, Downtown Campus
Starting September 15th
Facilitated by Janey Jordan & Merle Lancaster

God’s Unbreakable Promises by Jada Edwards, Jennie Allen and Lauren Chandler
Wednesdays  6:15pm
2nd floor of the North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitated by Mel Gillen

Book of Judges by J.D. Greear
Wednesdays  6:15pm
2nd floor North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitated by Allen Davis

Revive & Thrive (for Mom’s)
2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month (September 9 – May 26, 2022) 9:30am-11:30am
Small Dining Room of the North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitated by Melanie Vorberger

Sign up for any of these groups by clicking here!

Morning Break – Wednesdays 9:15am – 11:15am

Starts : January 20, 2021
Register here!

Live A Praying Life, Jennifer Kennedy Dean, 13 Sessions. 2nd floor Auditorium, North Building
Facilitator: Jean Harris.
This study goes back to the biblical basics of prayer, cleaning out myths about prayer to rev up a powerful, ongoing connection to God that can invigorate every aspect of a Christian’s life. The study takes a detailed look at prayer’s purpose, process, promise, and practice.
Study workbooks can be purchased online via Amazon or Christianbook.com.

Covenant – Knowing God’s Covenant – Precept Upon Precept, Kay Arthur, 11 Sessions. N-203, North Building.
Facilitator: Melonee Lechleiter
See the incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation. Trusting God as a covenant partner frees us from the bondage of worry and anxiety. This study will transform the way you read the Scriptures!
Study workbooks can be purchased in class the first week for $20 or purchased online.

Evening Edition – Check times and locations below for evening groups.

Psalm 23 – The Shepherd With Me, Jennifer Rothschild, 7 Sessions.
Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Starts February 3rd
N-208, North Building
Facilitator: Melanie Cuttino
God is the Good Shepherd whose companionship provides the comfort and confidence every woman needs. No matter what season a woman finds herself in, she is safe with her Shepherd.
Study workbooks can be purchased online, via Lifeway, Amazon or Christianbook.com.

Young Women (20’s-30’s) – What the Women Saw, Jennie Allen, Jada Edwards, Sadie Robertson Huff, Bianca Juarez Olthoff, 6 Sessions
Mondays 6:30pm-8pm, Starts January 18
Dining Room, 1st floor North Building
Discover who Jesus is through the unique perspective of women in the Bible. As you study the lives of Mary, Martha, Mary Magdalene and others, you will learn from their faith and failures. He equipped them, listened to them, walked with them, healed them, and empowered them. And He does the same for you now. Downloadable study guide is available for $10 via RightNow Media.

Elijah, Priscilla Shirer, 7 Sessions.
Sundays, 6pm-7:30pm, Starts January 31
2nd Floor Auditorium, North Building
Facilitator: Georgina Mayfield
Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.
Study workbooks can be purchased online, via Lifeway, Amazon or Christianbook.com.

The Power of God’s Names, Tony Evans, 6-9 Sessions
Mondays, 6pm*-7:30pm (*Doors open at 5:30pm for fellowship.) Join us January 11 for prayer/getting acquainted. Study starts January 18
The Delta Space, 325 East College St (If want to join virtually, email Linda at [email protected])
As you get to know the names of God and understand their meaning, God’s character will become real to you in life-changing ways. You will be better equipped to face hardship and victory, loss and provision, and all of the challenges life throws at you.
Study books can be purchased online via Amazon.

When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety, Edward Welch, 7 Sessions
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-7:45pm, Starts February 2
Five Forks Campus
Facilitator: Sloan Dozier
You know how anxiety and fear feel, but do you know what to do when anxiety fills your days and troubles your nights?  If you are tired of dealing with anxiety and worry on your own, then this guide is for you. As you go through each set of meditations, anxiety will gradually yield to hope, peace, and rest. Even if this isn’t an issue for you, what you will learn can help you minister to others.
Books can be purchased online via Amazon or Christianbook.com.

Join Anytime! All are welcome!

Men’s Thursday Morning Small Group
33 The Series-Authentic Manhood, Vol. 1:  A Man and His Design, 6 Sessions
Thursdays, 6am-7:15am, Starts January 14
The Delta Space, 325 East College St OR participate via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/686872561
Facilitators: Wally Harris, John Gordon
This study provides an excellent roadmap for men that desire to be all that God created us to be. It can be life changing and meaningful for men of any age. Volume 1 is foundational and challenges us to reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, and invest eternally.
Workbook can be purchased using this link: https://www.authenticmanhood.com/store/view/33-the-series-volume-1-training-guide/

Men’s Huddle Group
Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Upstate Church Harrison Bridge
Facilitator: Larry Luba
Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Prov 27:17)
Join with other men and be challenged, supported and equipped to grow and have victory in your Christian walk. This study of John will look at the two purposes of the book – that we would believe in Jesus and find life in His name. Despite what our culture may argue, there is only one hope that is truly trustworthy and that is our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Sundays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Delta, Downtown Campus
Facilitator: Lindsey Dangerfield
Join singles in viewing and discussing various biblical teaching by noted pastors such as Skip Heitzig, Max Lucado, and Matt Chandler. Feel free to jump in and out. Email  [email protected] to find out about the current study.

Raising Kingdom Kids, Tony Evans, 6 Sessions
Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Starts February 3
N-212, North Building Downtown Campus
Facilitators: Ashley & Cindy Smith, Shane & Brandy Duncan
Most of us believe passionately in contributing to our children’s physical, social, and intellectual development. We make sure they have clothes and shelter. We try to see that they eat right, get enough sleep, and monitor their friendships. We also do everything possible to make sure they succeed at school. This study calls and instructs parents to raise God-following children who are also spiritually strong and prepared to take on the assignments God has for their lives.
Participant’s guide can be purchased via Amazon or Christianbook.com.

The Abundant Marriage, 13 Sessions
Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Starts February 3
2nd Floor Auditorium, North Building Downtown Campus
Facilitators: Steve & Val (Knowles) Sanders
Using Scripture as a guide, we’ll walk through God’s beautiful design and purpose for marriage and how to live that out in the midst of the very real challenges of daily life. This is an interactive/discussion-based class that will include an investment of each couple’s time at home to prepare for class.  As a couple, you’ll develop your own set of marriage values to lay a foundation for a more successful marriage.  Topics will include: unity with God and each other, communication, submission, emotional intelligence, conflict management, and sex.  This will be a valuable time of learning, sharing and growing.  Steve and Val are experienced bible teachers and small group leaders who will draw on 40+ years of experience living in marriage with Christ at the center.

Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey (formerly Financial Peace Univ), Dave Ramsey, 9 Sessions
Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Starts February 3
N-203 North Building Downtown Campus
Facilitator: Jeff Jennings
Financial Peace University is the class that has helped millions take control of their money. You’ll learn how to: pay off debt, budget, save money, and give generously. First Session is a FREE orientation. $100 fee for materials

Virtual Study
James, Francis Chan, 12 Sessions
Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Starts February 10
Facilitator: Allen Davis
True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.
Let us know you’re coming by emailing Allen at: [email protected]. You will need a RightNow Media account to participate. Here’s a link to set up your account: Right Now Media

Virtual Study
James, Francis Chan, 12 Sessions
Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Starts February 10
Facilitator: Allen Davis
True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.
Let us know you’re coming by emailing Allen at: [email protected]. You will need a RightNow Media account to participate. Here’s a link to set up your account: Right Now Media

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