Small Group Topic Information

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All Studies begin the week of March 9, 2014 unless otherwise indicated

Meeting Info:DayTimeLocationGroup Makeup
Women’s Prayer GroupMarie Welch
 Tuesday1:30pmSweeny Home - Rice LakeWomen
 Our small group is a “Prayer Group.” We meet to rejoice with Jesus, and to ask Jesus for His plans and blessings on and in all areas of our church and church families’ lives.
John: 90 Days with the Beloved Disciple (Moore)Joanne Lechnir
 Tuesday6:30-8:00pmChurch CLCWomen
 (Continuing) John could stand at the base of a cross with his arm tenderly draped around the shoulder of Jesus’ mother. But tell him three days later that Jesus was alive and watch him outrun even the headstrong Peter to the tomb site. He could dote on young believers like a grandfather. But imprison him on the island of Patmos, and watch his pen catch heavenly fire. This study will show you what it looks like when strength and sensitivity come together in the same heart, and how Jesus can take everything you are—and everything you’ve been—and turn you into something special.
BASIC SeriesPastor Brian & Jess Scramlin
 Tuesday6:30pmScramlin Home SpoonerYoung Adults
 Trends come and go in our culture and the church seems to follow. BASIC is a seven-part series of short films that challenges us to reclaim the church as Scripture describes it to be. This series speaks to those who have questions about the church and to those who may have lost interest in the church.
Esther / HebrewsHelen Lindeman
& Sylvia Isaacson
 Wednesday9:30-11:00amChurch LibraryWomen

(Continuing) Esther: Orphan, despised minority, exiled captive, beauty queen, trophy wife. Yet what defined Esther and gave her a place in history was the faithfulness and courage of her character, as shown in action. What lessons might we search out from her elegant story?

Hebrews: God’s people in the Old Testament experienced only shadows of the truth about sin and salvation; their perception was dim and incomplete. But Jesus with his once-for-all perfect sacrifice, brings the blurred shadows into focus and allows us crystal-clear understanding of God’s reality. In showing us the way to please God, the writer to the Hebrews contrasts Old Testament sacrifices with the abundant, life-changing grace available in Jesus Christ.

EphesiansRuss Falstad
 Wednesday2:30pmLester Home-Springbrook AreaAnyone (FULL)
 Though attempting to live a transformed life by the power of the Holy Spirit, the church in Ephesus was immersed in an evil culture and surrounded by sin and pagan ways. Discouraged believers needed a reminder of God’s grace and love, of the blessings they had in Jesus Christ and of their commitment to holiness. Written by the Apostle Paul as a letter of encouragement and admonition, Ephesians gives a refresher course in New Testament doctrine and provides a practical blueprint for Christian behavior. Through this letter, Paul shows us our continual need for God’s help and demonstrates that everything good we enjoy is an expression of His great love.
With Unveiled Faces (Drury)Pastor Brian Scramlin
 Wednesday6:30-8:00pmChurch SanctuaryAnyone
 Spiritual disciplines are those things we do—or don’t do—that bring us closer to God. They are habitual actions and responses that form us spiritually. Master teacher Keith Drury leads the way to a vibrant relationship with God through classic spiritual disciplines.
Love and Respect (Eggerichs)Matt & Crystal Potter
 Wednesday6:30-8:00pmChurch LibraryCouples
 (Continuing) A marriage study that is video-based and discussion driven. Men and women will learn how to resolve conflict, dealing with the negative reactions (the crazy cycle). They will also learn how to motivate each other by meeting each other's need (the energizing cycle). Even those who feel hopeless in their relationships will gain understanding on how to handle an indifferent or unresponsive partner (the rewarded cycle). Though we all need love and respect equally, the felt need differs during conflict, and this difference is as different as pink is from blue! Based on over three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research, this material has moved numerous marriages from good to great and also has given hope and new life to thousands of marriages around the country. (Inquire about child care.)
Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food (Terkeurst) Sue Temple
 Wednesday6:30-8:00pmChurch BasementWomen
 (Continuing) Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment? Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. This study will help you: Break the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday” and feel good about yourself today; Stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body; Replace rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory; Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process.
RevelationWayne Moore
 Wednesday6:30-8:00pmC. Russell Home SpoonerMen
 For believers feeling pressured to renounce or water down their faith, God gave the Apostle John a series of visions as a call to stand firm. The Revelation reveals what will happen between God and Satan in the end and tells of the glory that awaits those who faithfully endure suffering. This glimpse of God’s majesty and the defeat of evil is a timely source of courage for Christians engaged in the battle between God’s and Satan’s kingdoms.
The Prayers of JesusLaura Graber
 Wednesday6:30-8:00pmChurch Gathering AreaAnyone
 Prayer was the backbone of Jesus’ life and ministry. From his baptism to his crucifixion, the Gospels portray Jesus as a man of prayer who knew and deeply valued intimate communication with his heavenly Father. What can we learn from the prayers He prayed? This unique, in-depth look at the prayers of Jesus will give you new insights into prayer, the character of God, and how to deepen your relationship with him.
The Power of a Woman’s Words (Jaynes)Rhonda Carlton
 Wednesday6:30-8:00pmChurch or Local HomeWomen
 (Continuing) Your words become the mirror in which others see themselves. Words—one of the most significant forces in the universe—can be used for good or evil. Your words can change the course of a day . . . the course of a life. In this study, we will learn to use our words in positive powerful ways so that we can: instill confidence into a child’s heart; encourage a husband to accomplish his dreams; fan the dying embers of a friend’s smoldering hope; draw someone to the love of Christ; open the door to powerful prayer. As a woman, you can explore the power you possess, the people you impact, the potential for change, and the profound possibilities as you harness this mighty force and use it to speak life into those around you.
True Spirituality: Becoming a Romans 12 Christian (Ingram)Joni Kuhns
 Wednesday6:30-8:00pmKuhns Home Shell LakeAnyone
 (Continuing) Christians today live in a world that is activity heavy and relationship light. The result is spiritual emptiness. We struggle to know what God wants from us and for us . . . and we’re unsure what a real relationship with God looks like. But that was never God’s idea. HIS idea of faith is not about rules or religion—it’s about relationship. That’s where God tells us to start. In Romans 12, God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you’re ready to move from “in” to “all in,” then you’re ready to become a Romans 12 Christian. The next steps of your journey toward true spirituality start here.
Celebrate Recovery - Life ConnectionsJan Erickson
 Monday6:30-9:00pmCommunity Life CenterAnyone
 A Christ-centered recovery program dealing with hurts, hang-ups, and habits... learn more.

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