IIt’s our pleasure to offer our Fall Semester D-Groups starting Wednesdays in September 2013. Our D-Groups are designed to equip God’s Church to serve one another and the world. For information on each D-Group peruse the material provided. 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. D-Groups are divided into three levels:
- Discover groups are designed to help anyone “discover” the foundational Biblical understandings of the Christian faith and life.
- Deepen groups are designed to give more in-depth study of the materials addressed in the Discover Group.
With a Biblical foundation in place, this series of classes is designed to further equip believers within a focused area of service.
- Deploy groups are opportunities for each of us serve God’s people through His equipping us to be His hands and feet.
For more information on any of our groups contact us at: email@example.com
D-GROUPS • September 4-December 11, 6:30-8:15pm * Click Title to Expand
This study offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form the invitation to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God. Materials needed: Available in the LRC.
Powerful…when was the last time someone used that word to describe you? God gave us His Holy Spirit so we could be known for our power in Him. Sadly, many believers are known for talent and intellect rather than living in God’s enabling power through their lives. Could it be that we have forgotten the One who distinguishes Christianity from every other religion and cult? Through solid Scriptural support and compelling video teaching, Francis Chan returns us to the Holy Spirit the Bible describes and living in His power daily. Materials needed: Forgotten God Interactive Study Guide is required. The Forgotten God book is recommended. Both books can be purchased at a discount in the LRC or purchased separately.
What Did You Expect? fights a much deeper war over the worship of our hearts. It’s only when we worship God as Creator, Sovereign and Savior that we will ever love as we should. Start working on a marriage of unity, understanding, and love. Materials needed: Available in the LRC.
The name Operation Timothy comes from the relationship the Apostle Paul had with a young man named Timothy. It is more than a curriculum or set of lessons. There are 3 books in the Operation Timothy series. Each book builds concept upon concept, and will take the disciple deeper and deeper into the truths of Scripture. By leveraging the natural connections that form in the trenches of day-to-day life, a man can make this investment in other men, and all will be impacted for eternity. Materials needed: Available in the LRC.
This series of 24 video lectures helps the new believer AND the experienced Bible student grasp the entire Bible as a consistent message. It shows that the 66 books, penned over thousands of years, are divinely inspired by God Himself! During this spiritual journey we will read the Bible, front to back. Each session will consist of a lecture by internationally renowned Bible teacher Dr. Chuck Missler, and discussions. Materials needed: Lecture notes (295 pages at cost), handouts.
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. Materials needed: Available in class.
As you surrender to the Lord and submit to Him evangelism, or sharing your faith, is a natural out-pouring of that surrendered life. Christ is working in our lives and providing us with opportunities to speak to others about Him. Sometimes we trust God and speak and sometimes we listen to our doubts and fears and remain silent. Like Isaiah and Jonah, we often answer God’s calling with words that don’t express trust. Often we listen to worries and start caring more about what people think of us than simply caring about people. Materials needed: Will be given in class.
If you want to learn more about missions and becoming a leader for a region or a mission trip, and working with our mission partners, then this is the class for you! Hoffmantown has a total of 30 local and global mission partnerships and is working on a model of leadership to include a structure for regional mission teams. The goal of Hoffmantown Missions Ministry is to present Christ through the work He is calling us to as we are witnesses of Him through Biblical discipleship, intentional outreach, faithful service and engaging locally and around the world. Materials needed: Will be given in class for the semester.
MOPS is a dynamic, inviting environment where women can come just as they are to build friendships, be encouraged by each other and gain practical parenting strategies. Moms get together to share food, laugh and hear inspiring speakers. In our MOPS group you experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible. To register you and your children, or for more information, contact Arianna Jared at firstname.lastname@example.org
CARE GROUPS • September 4-December 11, 6:15-8:15pm * Click Title to Expand
All the Care Groups are confidential groups and require your signature on a Statement of Understanding the first time you attend. Materials may be purchased in our 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 Groups. Some groups have a limited time to accept new participants to the class, so please contact Marietta Olson at 858-8624 or email@example.com for more information.
The C3T Course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the effects of Combat Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There are no special requirements or background needed to enroll in or benefit from this course. Anyone suffering with combat trauma, family members of sufferers, clinicians, or people with a heart to provide care will benefit from participating in this unique and powerful training program. Objectives: 1) The C3T course will give you a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding the post-combat experience of hundreds of thousands of active duty and veterans military members, 2) C3T will broaden professional and ministry-based skills, and 3) C3T will equip Christian pastors and lay ministers to reach out with sensitivity and relevance to military members, veterans, and families in their congregations and communities. Materials needed: Depends upon your desired level of participation! A) information only – bring paper for taking notes, B) Certificate Training Program – order C3T Certification Workbook from Military Ministry at 1-800-444-6006 or http://resources.militaryministry.org/products/care-counsel-for-combat-trauma-certification-kit
(allow delivery time), or C) 30 CE’s for state Licensed Counselors from American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) – order Stress & Trauma Care Workbook from AACC, must call 1-800-526-8673 to order workbook only (allow delivery time).
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, of peace, of wholeness, of sobriety, of self-control, of FREEDOM! It is not a self-help or a rehabilitation program, but is a paradigm shift. It shifts the focus from oneself to God. Materials needed: Available in the LRC.
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. Materials needed: Available in the LRC.
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. Materials needed: Available in the LRC.
This class is designed to take a Biblical approach to the issue of sexual abuse. The goal is to walk beside those who are hurting and encourage them on their journey toward healing and freedom. Materials needed: Handouts given in class as needed.
This is a caring sharing group who has walked with God through cancer. “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”. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NASB95) If your life has been touched at any time, in any fashion by cancer, come be a part of this group as we encourage each other in using God’s Word.