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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

(Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 18 & 25)
 Inside-Out: Sharing Your Faith without Being Awkward
Teacher: Pierre Willems                                                 Fellowship Hall
Grow Stages: Maturing, Multiplying                       Cost: $10
Sharing your faith is not a job for “the gifted few”—it’s for everyone who follows Jesus.  This class will explore how you can share the gospel naturally and winsomely in the midst of your everyday life.  It will also help you to identify and overcome obstacles to sharing your faith.  Participants will read the book: The Insider: Bringing the Kingdom of God into Your Everyday World (by Jim Petersen and Mike Shamy).

 

Wednesdays  6:00-7:30pm

(Feb 7 – Mar 28 – in conjunction with Kids’ Night)
Shalom, Poverty and Justice
Teacher: Bill Hodgeman                                                Fellowship Hall
Grow Stages: All Stages                                                Cost: $13
It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn’t it full of regressive views? Didn’t it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? This class will challenge these preconceived beliefs and show how the Bible promotes justice and compassion for those in need.  It will show how doing justice is empowered by an experience of God’s grace. Participants will read the book: Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just (by Timothy Keller).

 

 January Mini-Course: God & the Problem of Evil

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24 & 31, 6:00-7:30pm, Fellowship Hall
Teachers: Cameron Gibbs and Bill Hodgeman
Grow Stages: All                                                                     Cost: Free!
The presence of evil and suffering in the world creates both an intellectual challenge and an emotional challenge to people of faith.  This class will attempt to unpack the problem of evil and suffering, survey some of the leading “solutions” and “defenses” from the world of philosophy and theology, and unpack street-level implications for Christians struggling with these realities today.
Session #1: Framing the “Problem”
Session #2: Why Does God Allow Evil?  Does God Cause Evil?
Session #3: Responding to Evil
Session #4: Conclusion and Implications

 

This Spring: Roots – A Discipleship Journey

Wednesdays, April 4 – June 13, 6:00-7:30pm, Fellowship Hall
In conjunction with Kids Night!
Grow Stages: All                                                                              Cost: $20
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 begins in March.
For more information, visit: www.thecollegechurch.org/roots

 

Sign up online here, or at the Connections table on Sundays.