GROW Classes

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 Clear Pathways to Spiritual Growth

 We are all engaged in a life-long process of spiritual growth.  No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, we have opportunities for you to develop at your own pace.

To help you find your next steps on your spiritual journey, we have identified four stages of spiritual growth: exploring, believing, maturing and multiplying.  Each of our GROW classes and experiences are designed to help meet the specific needs of people at each stage of their journey.

Sundays, 9:00-9:50am  (February 12 – April 2)

Christian Doctrine, part II
Teachers: Bill Porter & Michael Jones
Location: Fellowship Hall
Grow Stages: Believing

Using the College Church Statement of Faith as an outline, this class will explore the doctrines of humanity, church, sacraments, the afterlife and Christ’s Return.

Wednesdays  6:00-7:30pm
(February 8 – April 5; In Conjunction with KIDS NIGHT)

Gospel of Mark, part II
Teachers: Betsy Wassman & Cathie McCoy
Location: Glass House
Grow Stages: All

“If you give a man a fish he eats for a day, if you teach a man to fish he eats every day.”  Come learn how to feed yourself spiritually as we study the second half of the gospel of Mark (chapters 9 – 16).  This class will help participants develop the skills to understand and apply the Word of God in individual, small group and large group settings.  These chapters in Mark’s gospel focus on Jesus’ last week on earth—a fitting theme during Lent as we prepare for Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday.  If you missed Part I, do not hesitate to come to Part II!  All are welcome!

Prayer: Developing a Life-Long Conversation with God
Teachers: Dan Dissinger
Location: Fellowship Hall
Grow Stage: Believing, Maturing

The goal of the class is to help people develop a continuing conversation with God.  Beginning with the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray, this class will weave Scripture from the Psalms and New Testament, along with voices from throughout history, to broaden one’s perspective on prayer.  In addition, participants will be challenge to pray throughout the week and reflect on their experience together.


Coming this Spring! Wednesdays, April 12 – June 14, 6-7:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Rooted – A Discipleship Journey
Teachers: Bill Hodgeman and Paul Sorrentino
Grow Stages: All

Cost: $10 for the Book (or you can purchase materials for e-reader on Amazon for $5.99)

Mazizi, a discipleship curriculum developed in Nairobi Kenya, means “roots.”  This experience is all about becoming rooted in Christ as you discover what it means to follow Him in community with others.

Biblical, foundational and deeply practical – this class will help you develop life-long habits for growing in your faith, connect you with other believers and help you discover ways you can share your faith with others and make a difference in the world.

Registration will begin in March.  Stay tuned for more details!