Discipleship Groups

 

Bible Studies & Discipleship Groups: Fall 2014  

 

Women’s Study: A group of women getting together to share stories and friendship with warm drinks and treats on Thursday evenings at 7pm. We will be choosing a book together after we have had a chance to meet and discuss topics of interest as a group. Past books have focused on missions and social justice as well as what it looks like to be a woman seeking Jesus today. If you want to journey a little deeper into God’s love through community, we’d love to have you join us! If you are interested, please contact Victoria Bolduc at .

 

Why Bother? A Bible study on Ecclesiastes: Ecclesiastes feels just like life: it is complicated, confusing, and seems to be filled with contradictions. What can we learn from a book which says the whole purpose of life is to selfishly “eat, drink, and be merry” on the one hand, but to “fear God and keep His commandments” on the other? A book some read as cynical and sarcastic, and others hopeful and encouraging. A book that seems to repeatedly ask, “Seriously, what’s the point? Why bother?” This semester we will attempt to figure out the relevance of this book for daily faith and practice. Monday nights from 4-5 pm in The Underground starting October 6th. All are welcome. Contact Professor Henry () for more information. 

 

Jesus>Religion: Bursting onto the scene with his YouTube sensation "Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus," Bethke challenged viewers to take a new look at Christ. With refreshing candor, he now offers his own story of recovering from a works-based, fake-smile existence; and highlights the differences between law and love, performance and peace, and more. The group will meet mondays from 7-8 and the location is to be determined. Contact Carlos Barranco () for more details.

 

Let’s Dig Deeper: For those seeking more comprehensive meaning and the greater truths within the Bible, Joe Pirucki & Kayla Rearick will dig deeper in this Bible Study.  How do all of the books of the Bible tie together? How are all of Jesus' teachings related? How does the Word guide us to live out a truly Christian walk? Through exploration and examination of both the Old Testament and the New Testament, particularly Romans, this Bible Study will show how the Word gives us the tools to guide us on our life-long journey with Him. This study is for Young residents, upperclassmen and those mature in their faith, but it is open to all! Contact for details.

 

Ragamuffin Gospel: Jesus did not come for the pretty, pious and powerful. Instead, he came for the "bedraggled, beat-up and burnt-out" ragamuffins who desperately need his grace. Dispelling the myth that you must work to receive God's gift of grace and joy, Manning, a fellow ragamuffin, reveals the true nature of a freely-given and unrelenting grace that's available to all. Drop the burden of never measuring up and revel in the comfort of a God who loves you for who you are - not for who you think you should be. Contact Jennie Williams () for more information.

 

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Daily Office: One of the great barriers for many of us in spending time alone with God is the lack of a flexible, balanced structure to guide us. This book seeks to provide a means to serve you in your time with God. The Daily Office differs from what we label today as "quiet time or devotions" in that it normally takes place at least twice a day. The Daily Office when practiced consistently, works to eliminate the division of the sacred and the secular in our lives. The whole day is infused with a deep sense of the sacred; of God's presence. Contact Chaplain MacPherson () for more information.

 

My Soul Speaks (Women’s Study): This collection of quotes is meant to serve as a guideline for how you should be living your life. This book was written with the sole purpose of trying to get girls to think about their life and then reflect by writing down their feelings on the note pages that accompany each quote. Contact for more information.

 

Redeeming Love (Women’s Study): Sold into prostitution in childhood, Angel is a bitter woman who trusts no man. But when God tells Michael Hosea to marry her, she learns to love---until fear overwhelms her and she returns to her former life. Can she be redeemed? A skillful retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea. A life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Willy residents, contact if interested.

 

Apologetic Discourse:  In C.S. Lewis’ spectacular novel, Mere Christianity, the concept of apologetics is frequented through his various illustrations. The constant battle between morality, justice, legality, faith, religious doctrines and the existence of God, give rise to the many arguments that are portrayed. The ability to defend ones faith is pivotal for the Christian, and this group will aim to work through these issues.  The group is open to males and females, especially Memorial/Shields residents. and will meet Thursdays at 6 PM in 2nd Memorial lounge.  Contact for more information.

 

Love Does: Bob Goff shares remarkable stories from his life and shows how living and loving to the fullest is the best way to make Jesus known in this world. Through his life stories, you'll learn that love is a verb, not just a feeling. Goff's insights and joyful reflections will help you discover what it means to live as Howard Thurman intended when he said, "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Contact Patty Vazquez () for more details.

 

Bible on Bromfield: Pastor Jake & Rachel invite you to come over to their house every Sunday night @ 6pm at 21 Bromfield St. We’ll hang out, dive into the Bible, and eat a lot! All college-aged students are welcome, so bring a group of friends for a time to get away from campus for a few hours.

   

Divorce Care: Have you experienced divorce in your family? Do you wonder how to move from broken to healthy relationships? Together we will explore letting go of guilt, pain, and anger. Discover new ways to enrich your own relationships. For more information contact Jennie Williams ().

Grief Share: If you have experienced a loss in your life that would like prayer and support for, please contact us about the possibility of joining a group and we will journey together. Contact Jennie Williams () for more information.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR OWN GROUP OR WOULD LIKE TO CHECK OUT 

CHRISTIAN BOOK RESOURCES, STOP BY THE OFFICE OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

IN ANGELL 22 OR CONTACT JENNIE WILLIAMS ()

 

 

 


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