Serving the Body

At Hoffmantown Church Our Vision is that each person would be introduced to Jesus Christ in order to Know Him and Follow Him.

SERVING-FOCUS

God has led us to define three main areas of church life, environments if you will, to help nurture a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

First is the environment of Surrender. This environment is our Sunday morning worship service where we come together to praise the Lord and to learn more about Him through the teaching of His Word. Our desire is to surrender to the Lord in every area of our lives.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.” Romans 12:1 ASV

To follow Christ is to have an abandoned life for Him or to be surrendered.

Our D-Groups are designed to equip God’s Church to serve one another and the world. It’s our prayer that led by God; you will journey toward deeper understanding of God’s call for your life.

D-Groups are provided to study the Word with a specific topic in mind to further equip and cultivate a believer’s walk with Christ. D-Groups are groups that have a specific time period and seek to foster environments that cultivate discipleship, worship, and Biblical life skills for service. With a Biblical foundation in place, this series of classes is designed to further equip believers within a focused area of service.


Information for Fall Semester D-Groups will be available in August
Classes will be offered on Wednesdays | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Below is a list of classes we offered last spring:

Everyday Evangelism – Nate Herbst B115
The harvest is still ripe but the workers are few (Matt. 9:37-38). Do you want to be a more effective laborer for Christ? Would you like to know how to transition any conversation to the Gospel? Join us for an informative, exciting, and very practical study of Jesus’ approach to evangelism with the Samaritan woman. You’ll be equipped like never before to share your faith!
Books available in class.

Learn the Bible – Duane & Esther Harder, Bruce & Nancy Townsend B208
“Learn the Bible” is a 29 session class for both new and experienced Bible students. It demonstrates that the Bible is one book, not a collection of 66 books, and is a Biblically-based study which helps us learn and understand what is in the Bible, rather than just learning facts about the Bible.  “Learn the Bible” consists of 37 hours of video instruction, plus in-class lecture and discussion, and is an enhancement of the class which has been taught at Hoffmantown for two years. Outside class preparation is limited to reading the scripture. The student is not expected to memorize, and no quizzes are given.
Materials: Book and handouts available in class.

 The Art of Marriage – Gregory Elder, April 5th – May 10th in B204
Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. That’s why for more than 35 years, FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. In The Art of Marriage, we weave together biblically-centered teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design. Couples who have struggled and overcome openly and honestly share their stories of pain, loss, forgiveness and grace. Books available in bookstore.
Materials: Books available in the Bookstore.

Genesis Part 5 – Keeping Your Focus When Your Dreams Are Shattered – A Study on Joseph
Elena Brewer, April 5th – May 10th in B206
Have you ever been falsely accused or suffered from injustice? This study of Joseph is your manual for handling these painful situations. Learn how to rise above difficulties by trusting God.  For more information, contact elenab@hoffmantown.org or 858-8660.
Materials: Books available in the Bookstore.

Women’s Ministry: Hosea – Susan Taylor and Gwyn Hughes, April 5th – May 10th in B209
This is a 7-session Bible study by Jennifer Rothchild, “A love story begins.” Be amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people, and for all people. Hosea showers us with hope; hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.
Materials: Books available in the Bookstore.

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – Barb Mulvey B217
(This class is for women only) As Paul David Tripp explains, God’s plan can be summed up in a sentence: people in need of change helping people in need of change. He calls all His children to participate in ministry all the time. Through faithful ministry of every part, the Body will grow to full maturity in Christ. Don’t just sit on the sideline. Make ministry your life and life your ministry. Become an effective tool of change in the lives of others.


Tuesday Afternoons
2nd/4th Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm
Hoffmantown Church cordially invites both widows and widowers to a biweekly event called “Tuesday Afternoons”. Tuesday Afternoons is a place where you can come and study the Word of God, pray together and join each other in Fellowship and Fun. If you have any questions, contact Emma Drake at 858-8633 or Emmad@hoffmantown.org.


For D-Group and Care Group information, please contact us at Equip@hoffmantown.org


Summer 2017 Care Groups
Wednesday evenings, May 31- August 30
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The purpose of Hoffmantown Care Groups is to come alongside those who are hurting to provide hope, encouragement, the love of Christ, and strategies to help participants heal and grow. The bible verse most used by the Care Groups is II Corinthians 1:3-4, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Confidentiality is a cornerstone of Care Groups, and participants are asked to read and sign a Statement of Understanding, which outlines expectation of participants to ensure a safe classroom environment conducive to care, support and healing.

There is no charge for the Care Groups, but most have companion workbooks/materials available for purchase at a nominal fee. Materials may be purchased in the Bookstore, the Life Resource Center (LRC), unless otherwise noted. Some groups may have limited enrollment (restrictions on size of class) and pre-registration is highly recommended for all Care Group. Other groups are open groups and can be joined at any time during a semester.

For more information or to pre-register for a Care Group, you may contact Tabitha Baker at 858-8624 or TabithaB@hoffmantown.org for more information.


Freedom From Addiction – Ruben Cisneros, B104
This class is for men only. It takes courage to face an addiction. However, no matter how bad things have become, God offers a way out. Freedom from Addiction is a biblical approach to discovering a whole new life – a life of joy, peace, of wholeness, of sobriety, of self-control, of FREEDOM! It is not self-help or a rehabilitation program, but is a paradigm shift. It shifts the focus from oneself to God.
Workbook is available in the bookstore.

DivorceCare – Ron Marler, Room B214
Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful, stressful experiences they have ever faced. This can be a confusing time of isolation and painful, difficult questions about unknown challenges and experiences. Each weekly DivorceCare session covers a different topic that builds upon the prior week and has three distinct elements: a video seminar by Christian experts with personal stories, group discussion with focus, and a workbook-based personal Bible study and reflection to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Workbook is available in the bookstore.

Griefshare – Terry Heames Room B115
It may seem impossible to feel optimistic about the future. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may seem that people do not understand the deep pain you feel. This can be a confusing time of isolation and painful, difficult questions about unknown challenges and experiences. Each weekly Griefshare session covers a different topic that builds upon the prior week and has three distinct elements: a video seminar by Christian experts with personal stories, group discussion with focus, and a workbook-based personal Bible study and reflection to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Workbook is available in the bookstore.

For D-Group and Care Group information, please contact us at Equip@hoffmantown.org


MUSIC MINISTRY – Worship Center (WC)/B100
For those interested in or called to serve as lead worshipers to and for the Lord, at 6:30pm. Worship, Choir and Orchestra meet in room B100 for praise, devotion, and prayer. At 6:50pm, the Worship Orchestra rehearses in the WC (contact Terry Janow if interesed at terryj@hoffmantown.org). At 7:50pm, the Worship Choir and Orchestra combine in the WC for a run through of Sunday’s anthem and prayer time/groups. Come and be refreshed at the feet of Jesus as we worship Him in spirit and truth through music.

Like more information? Contact Michelle at 858-8649 or michellem@hoffmantown.org.


CHILDREN AND STUDENTS

Wednesdays, January 11 – May 10, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

Fishermen’s Club • BIRTH-6th GRADE, 6:15-7:45pm
For more information, contact Sarah Goodrich at 858-8601 or SarahG@hoffmantown.org

ROOTED • STUDENT MINISTRY
• 7th-12th Grade, 6:30-8:00pm
For more information, call 858-8630.

CONVERGE • COLLEGE, Thursdays at 8:00pm
For more information, call 858-8630.